Comments of the Week: Buzzkills

”A cynic is a man who when he smells flowers looks around for a coffin,” wrote a WSR commenter this week.  We know … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Residents Will Be Moved to Wall Street Hotel, But Another Shelter Is Coming

There's been another twist in the saga of The Lucerne, the boutique hotel on 79th Street that became a controversial homeless shelter in late … Read the rest of this entry >>

Outdoor Dining Will Continue In the Winter and Beyond; Heat Lamps Allowed Too

Mayor de Blasio said the city will allow restaurants to set up seating outside year-round, and the policy will continue indefinitely. De Blasio … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Target Store Set to Open Next Month

The Target at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street is planning to open next month, according to a person working at the store this … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Perfect Home

SPONSORED: Just up the street from Riverside Park and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument sits this lovely Prewar 2 bedroom and 2 full bath home plus home of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Met Opera Start Date Pushed Back to September 2021; Streams Will Continue

The Metropolitan Opera's 2020-2021 season has been fully cancelled "based on the advice of health officials who advise the Met and Lincoln Center," the opera said in an email this … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction in Full Swing of 22-Story Building at 96th and Broadway, and Could Take 2 Years

A new apartment building is under construction at 2551 Broadway at the corner of 96th Street, a high-traffic corner that was previously occupi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thursday: Mini-Food Fest Planned in the People’s Garden to Support 15 Restaurants

The "People's Garden" on 111th Street and Amsterdam Avenue is hosting a unique food festival on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. It's … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Ways to Get Food Assistance: A ‘Community Fridge’ and a Lincoln Center Giveaway

Unemployment is high and lots of people are struggling. There are several organizations in the neighborhood that have pantries or weekly food givea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Layla (AKA ‘Love Pirate’) Shares Her Favorite Things for Fall

There's a common misconception that French Bulldogs can be standoffish or low energy, but I'm the proof that that's un … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Cardboard-Cutout Opera About A Building on 66th Street Is A Youtube Hit

Creative Upper West Siders have been stuck inside for months, and their brains have been whir-whir-whirrrring away. Upper West Sider Mary Birnbaum wrote an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Street Could Be Named ’RBG Way’ if Councilman Has His Way

City Councilman Mark Levine is introducing legislation to co-name the street where Ruth Bader Ginsberg lived when she was a Col … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cherry Walk Section of Riverside Park to Be Closed for Weeks

A heavily-used section of Riverside Park will be closed for weeks starting this coming Monday to repair damage from Hurricane … Read the rest of this entry >>

The UWS Was Once the Center of the Movie-Going World; Learn That History on Tuesday

The Bloomingdale History Group is holding a Zoom session on Tuesday explaining the history of movie theaters on the Upper West Side -- there were once a whopping 17 thea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated (Again): Yes, Virginia, There Will be Xmas Trees on the Sidewalks of the UWS This Year

One of the sensual delights of the upcoming season is the scent of pine as you pass through rows of Christmas trees on the sidewalks of the Upper … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cafe du Soleil’s Space-Age Seating Is a Hit: ‘People Want Their Bubbles’

Big, plastic bubbles, with tables and chairs and happy diners inside them, line the sidewalk in front of Café du S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Remembering RBG, Marching Band Disbands, Condo Woes, Murph the Surf

Professor Ginsburg asserted that she felt that her selection by Columbia is ‘a sign of an awakening of the law s … Read the rest of this entry >>

A ‘Rideout’ Rides Up Amsterdam

Hundreds of bicyclists rode up Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon, doing tricks as they went. Jeff Baehr got these shots on Amsterdam and 86th around 1 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Beauty Box, Mighty Bowl, Vino Levantino, Broadway Pizza

A new spa is opening, and a pizza spot was saved, but two restaurants appear to have closed up … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Say Man Threw Object in Officer’s Face on Columbus Avenue

Police are looking for the man in the surveillance images above and below for allegedly throwing an object in an officer's face in … Read the rest of this entry >>