We’re Honored! West Side Rag Receives Award From West Side Federation of Neighborhood & Block Associations

We'd like to thank our stylist, our publicist, Martin Scorsese and all the actors on this wonderful... Okay we didn't win an Oscar this year, but West Side Rag got an even more meaningful award … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum of Natural History Wins Lawsuit Allowing it to Proceed With Expansion

A judge ruled in favor of the Museum of Natural History on Monday, allowing it to proceed with construction of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innova … Read the rest of this entry >>

Now that Goodwill is Closing, Here’s Where to Donate and Shop for Secondhand Goods

As we reported earlier this month, the Curated by Goodwill location on 217 W 79th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam is closing on December 17. According … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why Ellen Jovin — Creator of The Grammar Table — Lives on the Upper West Side

Ellen Jovin is the founder of a communication skills training consultancy, creator of a language-learning website, and most importantly the creator of an Upper West Side instit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: An ‘Irruption’ of Owls, Madonna Loses to Her Co-Op, Manhole Fires, ‘Impeachable Offenses’

December 10, 2018 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 31 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Neighborhood Fixture Returns With Holiday Cheer and the Scent of Pine

After last year’s hiatus, Sebastien is back. He is a welcome holiday figure. Hailing from Quebec, he has brought the scent of pine to the Upper West Side neighbo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tweet of the Day: The Upper West Side Isn’t ‘Feeling the Bern’ Anymore?

Former New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman was at an Upper West Side comedy club last night, and noted the lack of enthusiasm for a certain Vermont Se … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Tenants Can Get Legal Help and Learn About New Rights at Free Conference

Renters can get free legal help and learn about new laws meant to help them stay in their homes at a conference on Saturday at Fordham Law Sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Roundup: Local Politicians Ready to Bring Change to DC and Albany, as Museum Fights ‘Scare Tactics’

Local politicians came to the Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday to update people about their plans for the coming legislative sess … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Tweaks Car-Share Parking Locations as Program Spreads Throughout the Neighborhood

Earlier this fall, sharp-eyed West Side Rag reader Brennan Szabo noticed something missing on West 111th Street between Broadway and Riverside. Two parking spaces tha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Says No to 94th Street Shelter, Questioning Council Member’s Support

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 7 passed a formal resolution against siting a NYC homeless shelter in The Alexander, a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Popeye’s Is Opening Its First UWS Location in Decades

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is opening at 2534 Broadway between 94th & 95th streets, formerly occupied by Longgrain and before that Lemong … Read the rest of this entry >>

Westside Walker: Fido Rains on the Holiday Spirit

“Excuse me sir!” Nothing shocks you back to reality quite like a stranger shouting those three words at you, but, hey, maybe he’s got good … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Releases First Map Designed for People With ‘Limited Mobility’

The Central Park Conservancy has just released a map with much more information on it about how to move around the park, including for people … Read the rest of this entry >>

Post Office Stops Sending Packages at an Inconvenient Time

The Park West Post Office at 700 Columbus Avenue near 95th Street has some unfortunate news for people planning to send packages this holiday season: It c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Chalait, Goodwill, Upper West Spa, Dunkin Donuts

A Goodwill store that served the Upper West Side for years is closing, as the neighborhood gets a new shop for tea and sandwi … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Rejects Attempt to Stop 775-Foot Tower on 66th Street, As Officials Try to ‘Close Loopholes’

The Department of Buildings has rejected an attempt by opponents of a proposed 775-foot tower at 50 West 66th Street to stop the pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: The Mandarin Duck’s Secret Hideaway, Loading Zone Controversy, Lou Reed’s Typewriter

December 3, 2018 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 55 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sunday: A Flea Market and a Crafts Fair are Chock Full of Gifts

There are some special fairs on Sunday in the neighborhood, with lots of gifts to consider for Hannukah (starts Sunday night!) and Chris … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Good Dogs’ Lift Spirits on the UWS

At Atria 86, an independent and assisted living apartment building for seniors on West 86th Street, residents spend … Read the rest of this entry >>