BOAT BASIN DOCK SMASHED BY HURRICANE SANDY WILL FINALLY BE REPAIRED; PICNIC TABLES COMING

It's been nearly three years since the 370-foot pier at the 79th street Marina was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, but the structure hasn't been repaired in that time. The "A-dock" was sm … Read the rest of this entry >>

KAYAKING RETURNS THIS WEEKEND AFTER SANDY-DAMAGED DOCK IS REPAIRED

A dock in the Hudson River at 72nd street that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy has been repaired, and the city and Downtown Boathouse are reopening free kayaking to the pubic starting this Sunday. The Riverside Park Conservancy hasn’t listed [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOOK OUT, YOU MAY BE IN A NEW UWS HURRICANE EVACUATION ZONE!

The city has just updated its hurricane evacuation zones, and they now cover quite a bit more area than the old zones. Upper West Siders who live near the Hudson River are covered in evacuation zones, and in the event [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SANDY DAMAGE FORCES CITY TO STOP HUDSON RIVER KAYAKING

We reported last week that free kayaking on the Hudson was back. Lo and behold: we were wrong! Although kayaking was still listed on the Riverside Park Conservancy’s calendar as of this morning, it’s not actually happening, because the dock [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS VOLUNTEER AND DONATION NEEDS: SCHOOL TENNIS EQUIPMENT DESTROYED, CATS NEED HOMES AND MORE

Below, check out some notices we've recently received from Upper West Siders, including public school students whose tennis court and equipment were severely damaged in Hurricane S … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TINY APARTMENTS UNVEILED; 2 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TO CLOSE AS 1 IS SAVED

January 23, 2013 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 22 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

2012: BIGGEST UPPER WEST SIDE STORIES OF THE YEAR

What will you remember about 2012 (other than the song “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, which never seemed to stop playing)? Luckily, you don’t have to wrack your mind for the answer, because we’ve got a list of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP SANDY VICTIMS THIS WEEKEND

We recently received the following updates about volunteering from Councilwoman Gale Br … Read the rest of this entry >>

GRATEFUL TOY STORE OWNERS START DRIVE FOR STATEN ISLAND KIDS

The community has rallied to help the owners of the Stationery & Toy store on 72nd Street off of Columbus, whose home and warehouses on Staten Island were wrecked by Hurricane Sandy. Since we wrote about how the owners needed [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHERE YOU CAN STILL DONATE ITEMS TO HELP SANDY VICTIMS; PLUS THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We recently received another note from Gale Brewer's office identifying places on the Upper West Side that are still accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy vic … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY: CENTRAL PARK AND RIVERSIDE PARK HOLD VOLUNTEER DAYS

Roll up your sleeves and get ready: Central and Riverside Parks need your help. On Saturday, both parks will be holding service days where volunteers can help clean up. More than 550 trees were damaged or destroyed in Central Park [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

STORM-BATTERED CENTRAL PARK HOLDS ITS FALL GLOW

This shot was taken by Upper West Sider Sachin Sarnobat today from a fancy-shmancy office just South of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: PEACE SIGN IN WINDOW LEADS TO LAWSUIT, TAKING IN A SANDY EVACUEE

November 8, 2012 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, High of 40 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

OWNERS OF BELOVED TOY STORE DEVASTATED BY STORM; HOW TO HELP

Stationery & Toy World, on 72nd Street just west of Columbus, is one of the great little shops on the Upper West Side. If you have a child, you know how helpful they are there, how they love to joke [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AS THE HURRICANE HIT, LOCALS SOUGHT COMFORT IN FOOD

It's Sunday afternoon. Sandy is looming. I haul out the flashlights and batteries, consider filling up the bathtub with water. I make a mad dash to Westside Market to get a bag of chocolate chips. If the electr … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: ANOTHER NASTY STORM COMING, VIGIL DRAWS LARGE TEARFUL CROWD

November 5, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 46 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

CARS WAITED IN LINE 6 BLOCKS LONG FOR GAS; EVENTUALLY THEY RAN OUT

Cars waited in a line that stretched from 101st Street and West End Avenue to 96th Street and around the corner to get gas on Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. The line stretched so far, that gas station attendants had [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCENES FROM CENTRAL PARK’S REOPENING: MARATHONERS RUN ANYWAY, DESTRUCTION, AND LEVITY

The marathon may have been called off, but the folks who came here to run in it are clearly still in the mood to stretch their legs. The park was packed on Saturday and Sunday, with runners passing between the flags that had bee … Read the rest of this entry >>

A RUNNING LIST OF VOLUNTEER AND AID NEEDS

Because we continue to get more requests for volunteers and supplies, we'll try to use this post as a place to list current volunteer opportunities that locals are sendin … Read the rest of this entry >>

MARATHON CANCELLED

Amid growing pressure from the public not to run the New York City Marathon while New Yorkers continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the mayor's office just announced that the race is cance … Read the rest of this entry >>

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