Crime is Up in the 24th Precinct, As New Commander Comes Aboard

Crime is up in the northern half of the neighborhood since the first of the year, according to Deputy Inspector Naoki Yaguchi, the new comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: One of the Classic Upper West Side Movie Theaters

The New Yorker Theater at 2409 Broadway at 88th Street was one of the great Upper West Side movie houses of the 20th century. Woody Allen … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Announces Expansion of Protected Bike Lanes and Electric Citi Bikes Return

Electric Citi Bikes were pulled off the streets last year after some were found to have malfunctioning brakes that caused some people to launch over the handle … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Penny Is An Entrepreneur Who Loves Listening to NPR

For a while I was listening to French poetry while my parents were away, but now it's nothing but … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video Shows Beating on Broadway and 103rd Street; Police Seek Help Finding Assailant

An assault took place on Broadway and 103rd Street on Wednesday, February 5, at approximately 2:40 p.m. An unidentified 55-year-old man told police he was wal … Read the rest of this entry >>

Single-Use Plastic Bags Will be Banned Starting March 1; Why It Might Be Tougher for Men

If you don’t own reusable shopping bags, now is the time to invest in some. You may also want to stockpile your favorite take-out plastic … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Big Gay Ice Cream, Forty Carrots, Le Gourmand Update

Big Gay Ice Cream opened on Monday afternoon at 516 Columbus Ave (85th Street), the former home of Birdbath Ba … Read the rest of this entry >>

Building Opponents Celebrate Victory on Amsterdam Avenue: ‘Off With Those Floors!’

There was a celebration next to the shadow of 200 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street on Monday morning -- because that shadow may soon get sma … Read the rest of this entry >>

Beacon Paint & Hardware Closes After 120 Years

After 120 years on Amsterdam Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets, Beacon Paint & Hardware, is closing its doors for good at the end of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Homicide Arrest, Garage-Elevator Frustration, Folk Art Exhibit

February 17, 2020 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 47 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Spring Natural Kitchen Replaced by Thyme and Tonic; ‘It All Feels Very Westville, In a Good Way.’

Thyme and Tonic just opened in the former home of Spring Natural Kitchen at 474 Columbus Avenue (at the corner of 83rd). It's a new resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Harry Belafonte, A Suggestion for Seinfeld, and Grey’s Anatomy?

Decades ago, my sister Joany and I were looking for an affordable UWS apartment. The realtor took us to a building on West End Avenue in the 70s. The mi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Arthouse Hotel Hosting Free Night of Music and Art on Thursday

SPONSORED: The Arthouse Hotel is holding a special event with live painting and music that's open to the public on Thursday, February 20 from 6 to 8 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Rules Permits for 200 Amsterdam Avenue Should Be Revoked, and Building Reduced in Size

New York State Supreme Court Justice W. Franc Perry ruled on Thursday that the building permits for 200 Amsterdam Avenue … Read the rest of this entry >>

Billions is Shooting on the UWS, So ‘No Parking for You Plebes’

The world of hedge funds and expense accounts is setting up shop on the Upper West Side on Friday, as the Showtime series Billions shoots in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: A Photographer Captured That 70s and 80s Vibe

Mark Futral has photographed Upper West Siders for decades, and he sent us some of his shots from the 1970s and 80s, along with … Read the rest of this entry >>

20th Precinct Commander Malin Honored and Razzed as He Moves On

Dressed in civilian duds, flanked by his family, former Deputy Inspector Timothy J. Malin walked through lines of cheering off … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Updates: New ‘Food Pharmacy’ Opening And Other Spots Expanding

Le Botaniste, Sushi Nonata and Calle Ocho won approvals from the community board, and Bodrum is expan … Read the rest of this entry >>

CB7 Pushes Back On Plans To Close Cherry Walk For Hurricane Sandy Repairs

Community Board 7 is pushing back on possible plans to temporarily close Cherry Walk, a section of Riverside Park and a major thoroughfare for cyclists along the Hudson River Gree … Read the rest of this entry >>

New French-English Preschool Opening on Riverside Boulevard

SPONSORED: La Maternelle is a bilingual preschool set to open this April at 80 Riverside Boulevard, between 63rd and 64th Streets. The new French and English s … Read the rest of this entry >>