A WORD ABOUT COMMENTS

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Comments can be one of the best things about West Side Rag, but they can also go off the rails. And lately they've been going off the r … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: THE FAT MONK, MAMA’S TOO, PAPA JOHN’S, EFFY BOUTIQUE, FOOD EMPORIUM RUMOR, & MORE

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The Upper West Side is getting some very savory food in the coming days and weeks. New gastropub, Italian and dry pot Chi … Read the rest of this entry >>

POPULAR FOOD-CART VENDOR STABBED ON 86TH STREET; ALLEGED ASSAILANT SURRENDERS

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Sameh (pronounced Sammy) Bules, a vendor whose food cart has been a fixture on Central Park West and 86th Street for nearly four years, was stabbed in … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN SHOT HIMSELF NEAR SKATING RINK IN CENTRAL PARK, POLICE BELIEVE

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A man appears to have shot himself in the chest on Tuesday night around 8 p.m. while he was in the woods near Lasker Rink at the nor … Read the rest of this entry >>

COOPER STOCK REMEMBERED 3 YEARS AFTER TRAGIC CRASH

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A group of friends and family gathered on Tuesday morning to remember Cooper Stock, the 9-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a cab d … Read the rest of this entry >>

RUSTY CITI BIKE HUBS GET REPLACED

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Just before the snowstorm, Citi Bike replaced several stations on 78th Street and Riverside Drive that had gotten rusty. No, it's not ex … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE UPCOMING AMAZON BOOKSTORE

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As we first reported last week, Amazon is preparing to open a bookstore called Amazon Books in the Shops at Columbus Circle a … Read the rest of this entry >>

SILVER STARS FITNESS: COME TO THE OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18

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SPONSORED: Silver Stars Fitness is dedicated to helping women and men over the age of 50 improve their health and fit … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: COPS SAVE MAN FROM HUDSON RIVER, 3 BUILDINGS SOLD, SUBWAY WIFI

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January 9, 2017 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 28 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN SLASHED ON 3 TRAIN AT 72ND STREET

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A 26-year-old man was slashed in the face on Sunday night around 9:30 p.m. after jostling another rider, according to rep … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOMICIDE VICTIM SAVION ZABAR WAS ICON OF CLUB SCENE

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Savion Zabar, who died on Wednesday in what police say was a homicide at his apartment on 81st Street, was an icon of gay New York nightl … Read the rest of this entry >>

RENDERING REVEALED FOR NEW 33-STORY BROADWAY TOWER

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The American Bible Society at 1865 Broadway (61st street) has been demolished and the architect has released the first official renderi … Read the rest of this entry >>

MOMENTUM FITNESS: SKIP THE RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017 AND SET SOME PROPER GOALS

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SPONSORED: Another New Year is upon us and, like most people, you will probably have a brand new resolution to lose weight, get stronger, or just be healt … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE ON 81ST STREET (UPDATED)

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A 54-year-old man was found dead in an apartment on 81st street late Wednesday morning and police have classified his death as a homi … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: GAMBLERS AND URBAN COWBOYS OF THE 1980’s

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Stephen Harmon sent us more of his fine photos of the Upper West Side in the 1980's. See if you can spot old landmarks, … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCAFFOLDING BUCKLES AT THE ‘LA ROCHELLE’ AFTER BEING HIT BY TRUCK

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A truck backed into the scaffolding at the La Rochelle apartment building at 57 West 75th Street, causing it to buckle and dr … Read the rest of this entry >>

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 ROUND-UP: NO PARKING, SAFE PASSAGE, BROADWAY MALLS, AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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The Upper West Side's Community Board 7 talked parking, street safety, and medical marijuana at the board's first meeting of 2017 on Tue … Read the rest of this entry >>

NICK & TONI’S CAFE IS CLOSING AFTER 20 YEARS

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Nick & Toni's CafĂ©, the restaurant at 100 West 67th Street, is closing after 20 years on the Upper West Side. The owners sent an … Read the rest of this entry >>

2017 UWS STREET FAIR SCHEDULE RELEASED; EVEN MORE DATES THAN 2016

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The community board has approved street fairs for 2017, and the first one is just a few months away. Despite efforts to reduce the numb … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: MAISON PICKLE, SPIGA, AMAZON BOOKSTORE, ROMA LIQUORS

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One restaurant opens, another closes, and Amazon is apparently ready to join the Upper West Side bookstore renaiss … Read the rest of this entry >>

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