‘Quarantunes’: Original Pandemic Songs by (Mostly) Local Musicians

Ask and ye shall receive. My West Side Rag mug runneth over. We posted that wonderful video of Mel and Claire Vatz from Pittsburgh, si … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Universal Basic Goodness, Quarantines Gone By, A Revelation

Two neighbors I knew offered to shop for me and a third I didn’t know. I was reassured of the universal basic goodness of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Clap Because You Care Tonight at 7 PM When Global Movement Reaches New York City

Neighboring Westsiders, for you who are still in town, tonight at 7 p.m. and all nights going forward are your chance to pay back some moral sup … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fire in Subway Car at 110th Street Station Kills Conductor and Injures 16; Arson Not Ruled Out

Fire erupted early Friday morning in the second car of a northbound No. 2 train as it pulled into the West 110th Street station. Garett Goble … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trader Joe’s on 72nd Closes for Cleaning After Employee Tests Positive for Virus

Trader Joe's has temporarily closed its store at 72nd Street and Broadway for cleaning after an employee tested positive for the coronav … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Staying Fit and Limber in the Lockdown

The gyms are closed, and running in high-traffic areas can feel too close for comfort. So West Siders are finding other ways to get sw … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: Renewing the New York Spirit at a Surreal Moment

This is not the sixtieth birthday I had in mind. Maybe that’s not the worst thing. The pandemic is far worse. But one positive side-effect is we’re starting to be warmer to each other a … Read the rest of this entry >>


SPONSORED: At the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and JCC Harlem, so much of the work is about bringing people together and providing pathways to innovative programs, classes, and support for your daily li … Read the rest of this entry >>

Virus Rules Updates: Construction Halt Considered, Basketball Courts Closed, UWS Gets No Traffic-Less Streets

The city is tweaking its policy response to the coronavirus as residents remain in a near-lockdown to try to slow the sp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mount Sinai West Nurse Dies of COVID-19; Hospital Grieves And Says ‘We Must Carry On’

Kious Kelly, an assistant nurse manager at Mt. Sinai West, has died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the corona … Read the rest of this entry >>

Couple Sings Their Coronavirus Song: Send Us Your Demos

If these talented people aren’t Upper West Siders, they should be — honorary, at least. (Actually, they’re from Pittsburg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shoprite-Owner Buys Upper West Side Fairway Store in Auction

The original Fairway at 74th Street and Broadway was sold on Wednesday to Village Supermarket, the owner of the Shoprite and Gourmet Garage ch … Read the rest of this entry >>

Kids Leave a Message for the Spring They Will Miss

Some young people posted the poem above to a fence at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at 89th Street just inside Riverside Park. I … Read the rest of this entry >>

Where are the Open Restaurants? Generous Geniuses Convert Our List Into a Handy Map

Two enterprising and philanthropic readers each had the same idea this week -- to turn our list of restaurants that are still offering delivery and takeout into a map. … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Local Culture Goes Online: Lincoln Center Musicians Rock Out in T-Shirts, Children’s Museum Engages Kids

Lincoln Center's temporary closure has left a hole in the neighborhood, but it's starting to be partially filled by a new set of online tools and s … Read the rest of this entry >>

66-Year-Old Reported Missing from 72nd Street

The NYPD sent out a missing person alert on Tuesday night about a 66-year-old man named Robert M … Read the rest of this entry >>

20-Year-Old ‘Just Sam’ From Douglass Houses is an American Idol Star

Samantha Diaz, a 20-year-old from the Frederick Douglass Houses, is making big waves on the show American Idol, winning praise from the judges and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Silver Stars Fitness- Need Motivation & Accountability to Help You Stay Fit At Home? Get Fit On- Line Now & Save!

SPONSORED: Silver Stars Fitness is the premiere NYC fitness studio that caters and specializes in working with the baby boomer & beyond fitness enthusiast. At Silver Stars, our priority is to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Midge Met Joel Maisel, Encourages Support of Local Businesses

I was lucky to meet Michael Zegen, aka Joel Maisel, at a Skidmore College alumni event last su … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction Continues on 200 Amsterdam Avenue; ‘It’s the Height of Arrogance’ Says Opponent

Construction continues on residential buildings on the Upper West Side even as most other activity has stopped due to coronavirus-related r … Read the rest of this entry >>