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DOG RUN UPGRADES? AUTOMATED BUS STOP SIGNS? YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW TO SPEND MILLIONS ON THE UWS

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Locals get to decide this week if the 72nd Street Dog Run gets an upgrade, local auxiliary police officers get a new van or schools get new technology. (Or all of the ab … Read the rest of this entry >>

AT UWS HATE CRIME FORUM, AUDIENCE LEARNS HOW TO DEFINE HATE CRIME IN THE FIRST PLACE

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If ever an action defined the term “hate crime,” it was that of a white man from Baltimore who came to New York City last … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT YOU GET AT THIS $100,000-A-MONTH UPPER WEST SIDE RENTAL

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You think your rent is high? One Upper West Side property just hit the market for $100,000 a month! Nope, not a misprint. The mansi … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEVASTATING FIRE ABOVE JACOB’S PICKLES LEAVES FAMILY HOMELESS: ‘DON’T GO TO A SHELTER. YOU HAVE US.’

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It was Friday February 24, just before 6 p.m. Nadja Johnson, 45, and her daughters, Lila, 6, and Yasmin (Yaya), 4, were in their second-floor r … Read the rest of this entry >>

OLD UWS ASTROLOGY SIGN UP FOR AUCTION

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An old sign advertising an astrologist named Lauren on 74th and Columbus who promises to "solve all problems of life" is up for auction … Read the rest of this entry >>

LARGE YOUTH GROUP CANCELS UWS STAY AFTER TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

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A large youth group cancelled plans to stay at the New York Hostel on Amsterdam Avenue and West 103rd Street because of the Trump administrat … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO IMAGES THAT SHOW WHY IT’S TOO COLD TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL

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It's been awful cold in the past few days and it doesn't figure to let up for at least a week. Mildred Alpern took these photos … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY STORM-HOARDING IS REALLY ABOUT LOVE (AND HERE’S WHAT EVERYONE BOUGHT)

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You can look at a big snowstorm as a natural disaster or a new kind of holiday. Helen Gurrera, president of Citarella on 75th and Broadway, who w … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: THE GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN RESTAURANTS OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY NEW YORK

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Restaurants are a crucial part of Upper West Side history, and the Bloomingdale History blog recently posted an intriguing piece on the neighborhood's early dining his … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL JCC JOINS LETTER EXPRESSING FRUSTRATION AT PACE OF FEDERAL THREAT INVESTIGATION

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Joy Levitt, executive director of the JCC at 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street, signed onto a letter from more than 140 JCCs around the count … Read the rest of this entry >>

COMMUNITY TO RALLY AROUND VANDALIZED CHURCH ON FRIDAY

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Community leaders will rally Friday outside the 4th Universalist Society at the corner of 76th Street and Central Park West, on Friday at 5:30 … Read the rest of this entry >>

10-YEAR-OLD UPPER WEST SIDER NIKKI BIDUN TO APPEAR ON ‘CHOPPED JUNIOR’

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Upper West Side native, Nikki Bidun, a fifth grader at P.S. 9, will make her television debut on Food Network, Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. as … Read the rest of this entry >>

AMID MASSIVE AMSTERDAM AVENUE FIRE, HEROIC BAR EMPLOYEES RACED TO FIND A BOY UPSTAIRS

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The FDNY arrived at last Friday night’s four-alarm fire on Amsterdam Avenue, between 84th and 85th streets, in roughly three to five minutes, but … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIGHT THE SCOURGE OF DOG POOP WITH NEW SIGNS

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Dog poop is one of the scourges of the neighborhood, and the number of complaints about it has been rising. According to Renthop, complaints t … Read the rest of this entry >>

VEEP TO FILM ON UWS NEXT WEEK

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Veep, the hilarious HBO comedy featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will be filming on 79th and 80th Streets between Amsterdam and Columbus … Read the rest of this entry >>

GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW FOR NEW TASTE OF THE UWS FOOD FESTIVAL

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It's the 10th year of one of our favorite community events -- the New Taste of the Upper West Side food festival -- and we've got a special code you can use to get discounted tic … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: GINA LA FORNARINA, DAN JAPANESE, SZECHUAN GARDEN, NEW ITALIAN SPOT

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Several restaurants and stores on the Upper West Side have closed in recent … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: MAILLE, TOAST, THE LITE CHOICE, T-MOBILE, NEW HOTPOT SPOT

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A mustard emporium is closing, as a new Asian restaurant is opening. See more Upper West Side openings and closings b … Read the rest of this entry >>

NOT MY PRESIDENT’S DAY PROTEST STRETCHES UP CPW; SOME PRO-TRUMP RALLIERS SHOW UP

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Thousands of people demonstrated against the president on Monday, with a rally stretching several blocks up Central Park West starting at 61st St … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEMOLITION REVEALS OLD BROADWAY BOOKSTORE SIGN

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The building on the Southwest corner of 81st street and Broadway is in the process of being demolished, and as the facade is being removed an old sign has peeked thr … Read the rest of this entry >>

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