Upper West Siders Stage ‘The Soap Myth’, A Play About the Holocaust with Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh

A powerful play written and directed by Upper West Siders and starring Upper West Siders will be performed as a staged reading here in the neighbo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: A Heated Central Park Debate, Leonti Gets a Strong Review, Early Voting Approved

January 21, 2019 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 17 degrees. The "feels like" temperature is bel … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: The Blood Wolf Moon Really Howled Last Night

For those willing to brave the cold, or maybe just peek their heads out the window in the right direction, last night's lunar eclipse did not disapp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Research Brings New Light to the Lost ‘Seneca Village’ in What is Now Central Park

In advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Central Park Conservancy historian Marie Warsh led the West Side Rag and colleagues from New York Amsterdam … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Astronomers Prepare for Super Blood Moon Eclipse Sunday Night; Where to Watch

An eclipse is coming on Sunday night, and is expected to turn the moon into a super blood moon for one night only. Astronomers … Read the rest of this entry >>

SAVED! Westsider Books Fundraiser Hits the Crucial $50,000 Mark!

As small businesses die out all over New York City, the Upper West Side just staged the ultimate comeback story. A fundraiser for Westsider Books on Broadway between 80th and 81st St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dog Owner Says Her Siberian Huskies Were Stolen From Outside of Plant Shed on 96th Street (UPDATE: FOUND!)

Two Siberian Huskies were stolen from outside Plant Shed at 209 West 96th Street on Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m., according to the dogs' o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Has Anyone Seen This Pigeon?

A sign taped to the fence outside of Spector Playground inside Central Park at 86th Street features Yudy, a two-year-old pigeon that has apparently been "missing" … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Making Tracks Through a Light Snow

Ira Schwarz had the bird's eye view of people and animals walking through the snow at Riverside Drive and Cathedral Parkway on Friday. I … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Pizza Joint Becoming a Foodie Destination After Glowing Review; Owner Vows That It’s ‘Worth the Hype’

Mama’s Too, a small pizza shop on Broadway at 106th Street, has joined the ranks of Levain Bakery on West 74th and Barney Greengrass on Amsterdam near 87th -- a New … Read the rest of this entry >>

Learn About The JCC’s Annual Day Of Kabbalah

SPONSORED: Join us for the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Annual Day of Kabbalah: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times, co-hosted By Rabbi Naftali Citro … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Increases UWS Patrols to Combat Gang Animosity Following Homicide

Longstanding tensions between two rival gangs on the Upper West Side have heated up following last week's stabbing murder of Tony McClain, 20, causing NYPD's 24th Precinct to increase pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: One of Two NYC Women’s Marches Starts on UWS

The third annual Women's March in New York City -- one of two being held -- will begin on the Upper West Side on Satu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Struck by Vehicle Wednesday Evening

A 52-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in stable condition after being struck by a vehicle at Broadway and 97th Street around 5:20pm on Wednesday ev … Read the rest of this entry >>

Da Capo Brings CBD to the Neighborhood; ‘It’s Becoming the Prozac of the Upper West Side’

In December, Da Capo, an espresso bar and restaurant on Columbus Avenue and 75th Street, began offering CBD-sweetened coffee and cocktails, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Find Your Place at the JCC

SPONSORED: Over 60 and wondering how to spend your time, or looking to discover new ways to enhance your life? The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Permit for Upper West Side’s ‘Tallest Tower’ Rescinded by Department of Buildings

The 775-foot-tall development planned for 50 West 66th is on hold, and possibly squashed for good, after the Department of Buildings announced i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighborhood Library to Close for 15 Months to Add ‘Teen Room’ and Make Structural Improvements

The Bloomingdale branch of the New York Public Library at 150 West 100th Street is closing on Feb. 16 for a long term renovation pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fundraiser for Westsider Books Raises $13,000 in First 19 Hours; If It Gets to $50,000, Owner Says He’ll Stay

A fundraiser that began after West Side Rag's latest post about Westsider Rare & Used Books' plans to close has already raised nearly $13,0 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Suspected Grab-n-Go Thief Hits Key Food

A man allegedly reached into a cash register at Key Food, 530 Amsterdam at 86th Street, and took $344 before fleeing the s … Read the rest of this entry >>