Early Voting Line Stretches Around the Block on First Day of Early Voting

Clearly, Upper West Siders are pumped to register their votes. Some photos and videos we got early on Saturday showed substantial lines at the David Rubenstein A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Early Voting Starts Saturday; What You Need to Know

New Yorkers can vote early this year, hopefully shortening lines and keeping the risk of Covid-19 contagion down. Voting early is … Read the rest of this entry >>

After 60 Years Lost, An Important Painting Is Found Hanging in an UWS Apartment

In the 1950s, against the backdrop of McCarthyism, the Cold War and Jim Crow, the renowned 20th Century American artist Jacob Law … Read the rest of this entry >>

Legal Aid Suit Demands that City Give All Homeless People Solo Rooms During Covid

Homeless men and women were left to languish in packed hotel rooms and shelters as COVID-19 raged in New York City, putting them at heightened risk of serious il … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbia University’s Covid Rate Stays Low as Students Express Excitement About Eventual In-Person Meetings

Students and professors are well into the fall semester at Columbia University, and the school's testing regimen has shown promising res … Read the rest of this entry >>

Volunteer to Help a Senior Connect Online

SPONSORED: Do you know how to use FaceTime or Zoom? Can you spend a few hours (virtually) teaching a senior so that they can have that 'home for the holidays' fe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reconstructed Section of Riverside Park Opens With Playground, New Entrance and Other Amenities

A section of Riverside Park that had been closed for restoration for years reopened on Thursday. Riverside Park South from West 65th to 68th Streets inc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Halloween Will Go On, With Pregnant Bears and 6-Foot Poles

Halloween may look different this year on the Upper West Side, but many Upper West Siders are still getting in the spirit by decorating and pla … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Woman Dies After Being Hit by a Revel Scooter Near Lincoln Center in September

The 82-year-old woman who was struck by a Revel motor scooter on September 29th while crossing Broadway at 60th Street died hours … Read the rest of this entry >>

Home of Randy Mastro, Lawyer for Shelter Opponents, Vandalized With Red Paint

The home of Randy Mastro, lawyer for recently-formed nonprofit the West Side Community Organization, was vandalized with red paint and graffiti on Tuesday n … Read the rest of this entry >>

Target Opens its First Upper West Side Store; Check Out First Photos and Impressions

Target opened its store at 1863 Broadway and 61st Street, the first store on the Upper West Side, on Wednesday mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Former Hotel is One Step Closer to Becoming Senior-Friendly Affordable Housing Using ‘Fully Electric’ Energy

A developer has passed a key hurdle to building 77 new units of affordable housing at the former Park 79 Hotel, obtaining financing that will allow the building to be gut-renov … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Augustus Is A Swissy with A Penchant for Hand-Holding

One of my jobs is doing tricks. I can spin in circles and shake h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Rules UWS Shelter Residents Can Stay at The Lucerne Hotel

On the very morning when 235 homeless men were expected to be forcibly relocated from The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street to another hotel downtown, a judge blocked the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect, Schools Pass Early Test, Helping Artists Get Back to Work

Some good news on the education f … Read the rest of this entry >>

How the Bestselling ‘Fancy Nancy’ Author and a Rising Star Became BFFs

How did the author of a wildly popular children’s book series called Fancy Nancy and a girl from Washington Heights … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Paris Baguette, Flying Tiger, Vineyard Vines

A bakery and toy store are closing, but a clothing chain is on its … Read the rest of this entry >>

A New Way to Support the West Side Campaign Against Hunger’s Vital Mission

SPONSORED: The West Side Campaign Against Hunger has stepped up during the pandemic to ensure that all New Yorkers have access with dignity to a choice of healthy food and supportive serv … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Denies Attempt to Block Lucerne Move, Clearing Way for Homeless Men to be Transferred Downtown

The homeless men living at The Lucerne Hotel can start to be moved to a Radisson downtown after a judge denied a motion by opponents to stop the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Therapy Dogs Go to (Virtual) Prep School to Find New Ways to Help

The Good Dog Foundation, an organization that trains and certifies dog therapy teams and arranges for these teams to visit those in need, shifted its wo … Read the rest of this entry >>