HOME OF “THE BEST BURGER ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE” CLOSED FOR HEALTH VIOLATIONS

A tiny Upper West Side restaurant with critically acclaimed burgers racked up so many health violations last week that the city stepped in and shut the place … Read the rest of this entry >>

EXPLOSION, FLOODING DISRUPT A PEACEFUL UPPER WEST SIDE WEEKEND

The Upper West Side has had its taste of mayhem this weekend. On Friday night, a manhole exploded on West 76th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue around 9:20 … Read the rest of this entry >>

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD THINGS: ANOTHER UPPER WEST SIDE ANTIQUES SHOP SHUTTERS

Estelle’s Antiques, a shop on Broadway between 93rd and 94th Streets that had operated for nearly 20 years, has closed its doors, the latest antiques store casualty in the neighborhood. Estelle’s sold crystal glasses and other bric-a-brac, as well as [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE PARK, RENEWED

By Maria Gorshin Is Riverside Park Manhattan’s best park, or is it forever second to New York’s fabled Central Park? The answer depends on whom you ask. But what is certain is that there always seems to be something more [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

OUT AND ABOUT: I’M IN LOVE, ALAS UNREQUITED

By Malcolm Carter In the course of my open house rounds, I see properties that are listed for as little as $300,000 and as much as many millions, well into the double digits. You might expect me to go gaga [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY

For everyone sweating through the hot New York days and nights in late July and early August, Lincoln Center is putting on one hell of a festival over the next three weeks to cure your summertime blues. The Lincoln Center [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UPPER WEST SIDE’S GRAND HISTORIC HOSTEL

By Marjorie Cohen Imagine I.M Pei designing a homeless shelter. Or Frank Lloyd Wright drawing plans for a community center. Not likely. But in the 1880’s, when the women who ran the Association for the Relief of Respectable and Indigent [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE NEIGHBORHOOD SHOWS OFF FOR THE TOURISTS

By Maria Gorshin Living in a boredom-free zone is one of the perks of city living that I’m especially grateful for when friends and relatives come to visit. In a quieter setting I have to rely on my iffy skills [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOFTBALL AND THE SINGLE WOMAN: “SHENANIGANS ARE CERTAIN TO HAPPEN”

By Katie Barry Five years ago, I joined a softball team called the Consenting Adults. They were in their 23rd year of existence, with colorful characters who were writers, psychologists, teachers, and gifted softball players. They gave me a much [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: THE COLUMNISTS ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM

July 25, 2011 Weather: Isolated thunderstorms, High of 82 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND BULLETIN: ANOTHER SCORCHER

Temperatures in the neighborhood should hit at least 99 degrees on Saturday, and although the mercury is supposed to dip on Sunday there will also be thunderstorms throughout the weekend. If you’re one of the lucky couples having a gay [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BORDERS LIQUIDATION BEGINS; GET IT WHILE YOU CAN, OR DON’T

The liquidation sale at Borders has begun, and the store on the second floor of the Time Warner Center Columbus Circle will be offering “up to 40% off” on all sorts of items, from books to puzzles and games. In [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A DRUG STORE COULD MOVE INTO THE BORDERS SPOT, AND OTHER FRIGHTENING RUMORS

July 22, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High of 99 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

RAW SEWAGE SPILLING INTO THE HUDSON: SKIP KAYAKING, SWIMMING FOR A FEW DAYS

A fire on Wednesday shut down one of the city’s sewage treatment plans, and now millions of gallons of raw sewage are being pumped into the Hudson River. The health department has issued a warning not to go into the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE END OF THE ERA OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE BOOKSTORE, AGAIN

With the imminent closing of Borders in the Time Warner Center less than a year after the shuttering of the huge Barnes & Noble on 66th Street, the Upper West Side has lost about half of the square feet in [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: OF LOCAL HEROES AND VILLAINS

July 21, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 95 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

GET FOLKSY THIS SUMMER: MUSEUM OFFERS FREE MUSIC EVENTS

The American Folk Art Museum sadly closed its midtown location a few weeks ago. But the museum’s smaller second location in Lincoln Square is still open and will now become the museum’s main home. Even better, it’s offering a bunch [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A SMELLY PLACE TO HIDE AWAY

July 20, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 88 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO: PULLED PORK, BURRITOS, SUSHI, HUMMUS, TEA, SPICES AND MORE

Amid all of the recent high-profile businesses closing (H&H! Borders! Cafe Con Leche!) on the Upper West Side, a bunch of new restaurants are preparing to open up shop or have just opened in the neighborhood. So don’t despair. One [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAFE CON LECHE CLOSES SUDDENLY (UPDATED – KOSHER PLACE COMING?)

Cuban joint Cafe Con Leche has closed its location at 726 Amsterdam Avenue between 95th and 96th Street, and a new restaurant will open in its spot. It’s unclear what that new restaurant will serve: according to a message on [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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