Weekend Column: Amsterdam Avenue, Frank Sinatra, and Me

I was 12 years old when I first visited New York City. It helped to have an adventurous, glamorous Aunt and Uncle introduce me to its … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Local Wine Shop Featured in ‘Fake Bourbon’ TV Sting

Acker Merrall & Condit, better known as Acker to Upper West Siders, at 160 W 72nd Street, touts itself as “the oldest and most resp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Real Estate Update: The ‘Covid Discount’ Disappears

SPONSORED: Last month we couldn't believe the pace of contracts being signed. Well, it has accelerated and market activity continues to … Read the rest of this entry >>

A City Council District’s ‘Carve-Out’ Has a Fascinating History Involving Race and Class

There is a small section of the Upper West Side separated from the rest of it by its City Council district. Located in the northeastern c … Read the rest of this entry >>

First Look: Lincoln Center Reimagined With Grass and New Performance Spots

Lincoln Center is preparing for weeks of outdoor concerts and performances in a prpgram called Restart Stages, and artist Mimi Lien has co … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Invests $348 Million to Rehabilitate Riverside Park’s Flood-Weakened Core

Riverside Park is getting a $348 million investment from the city to shore up its infrastru … Read the rest of this entry >>

Meet the Mayoral Candidates: Scott Stringer Counts on his Record, Roots and ‘Political Skill Set’ to Carry Him

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has represented the Upper West Side in some capacity for nearly 30 years, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: The Cottage, Chi’s Cleaners, Studio Ix, Barnacho

The Cottage Restaurant, a Chinese spot that closed last year after decades  at 77th and Amsterdam, appears to be coming … Read the rest of this entry >>

Winners of the West Side Rag Poetry Contest: ‘There Once Was a T-Shirt I Needed’

Our West Side Rag T-Shirt-for-a-poem contest taught us several things. Number one, people like our T-shirts … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Gifted and Talented Program to Stop Admitting New Students; Parents Question Public Notice

One of three Upper West Side schools with a district-level Gifted and Talented program has decided to shutte … Read the rest of this entry >>

3 UWS Restaurants Honored as Best Cheap Eats by Michelin

Michelin has its fancy-shmancy awards and then its awards recognizing places where the hoi polloi eat. The Bib Gourmand a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: The Owner of Sprint Sports Says ‘You Have To Be Awake 24/7 To Survive’

Dany Ghatan knew nothing about sneakers when he and his brother-in-law and business partner opened Sprint S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Block Associations and Community Groups Form Coalition to Tackle UWS Issues; Candidate Forums Coming

Now, a nonprofit group has been formed to support and connect the many existing block associations and community groups on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

May Covid Reopening Dates: Bar Seating, Libraries, 24/7 Subway, and More

Gov. Cuomo announced that the state plans to lift all capacity restrictions on businesses on May 19, though that doesn't … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Upper West Side’s First Modern Residential Building Transforms into 126 Condominium Residences, With New Interiors by CetraRuddy

SPONSORED: Ideally located at the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway, overlooking Verdi Square, 212 West 72nd Street, an iconic modern Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Homeless Tent Controversy; Stringer’s Support Slips; Watching the Warblers

Several NYC mayoral candidates were on the UWS on Saturday, offering and rescinding endorsements, in the wake of sexual as … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Updates: Milk Bar, Patsy’s, Tavern on the Green, Chick Chick

Tavern on the Green just reopened and now its takeout window is open … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Teens Shot Sunday Morning

At around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a man in his 20s stepped out of a white sedan and began sho … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: 18th Century Bloomingdale Residents Before the American Revolution

New York City’s colonial history provides a context for Bloomingdale’s history before the American Revolu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Curbside Composting is Coming Back This Fall; Where to Drop Food Scraps Until Then

A popular composting program that was cut from the city budget is coming back, but people will have to opt-in to … Read the rest of this entry >>