WHAT’S A ZABSTER? ZABAR’S CHOOSES ODD NEW NAME FOR ITS LOBSTERLESS LOBSTER SALAD

Zabar’s finally landed on a new name for the Lobster Salad that wasn’t. As we reported a few weeks ago, Zabar’s was selling a seafood salad made with crayfish as “lobster salad”, charging more than $15 a pound. A columnist [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SERAFINA 77, ITALIAN PIZZA AND PASTA JOINT, TO OPEN AT SITE OF TOM VALENTI’S WEST BRANCH

A new Italian restaurant known for excellent pizza is slated to open in the spot vacated last year by The West Branch, the restaurant run by noted chef Tom Val … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HOWLING FOR JUSTICE

August 31, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 85 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAXILLA & MANDIBLE CLOSES ITS DOORS FOR GOOD: “GONE DIGGING”

After 27 years on 81st Street and Columbus Avenue, Maxilla & Mandible closed its doors for good on Sunday night, stuffing brown paper into the display window where skulls and fossils used to sit and slapping a tiny sign on the front saying simply "Gone Digg … Read the rest of this entry >>

A MAGICAL MOMENT IN CENTRAL PARK JUST AFTER THE STORM

"The Central Park Lake flooded Bethesda Terrace during hurricane Irene. Although the park was still officially closed, we took a 4 hour hike through it and were happy to see there was no major damage. Here and there some tree limbs down, and we saw a few trees down, but nothing seri … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: MAKE MONEY JUST FOR BEING GOOD AT FINDING PARKING SPOTS

August 30, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 83 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

37 FREE UPPER WEST SIDE EVENTS THIS WEEK: OUTDOOR OPERA IN HD, HUMAN CHESS AND MORE

This week, there are lots of free events on the Upper West Side, including the Metropolitan Opera's outdoor screenings of some of its most popular operas in HD. The operas will show right in the middle of Lincoln Center. Also, this week marks the beginning of Human Chess in Riverside Park, where you can dress up as a chess piece every Thursday and play as a team on a massive board. Slightly nerdy, but kind of awesome too. Read on for more great ev … Read the rest of this entry >>

IRENE ATTACKS MTA: AFTER TURNSTILES BREAK, THE B AND C FROM 86TH ARE FREE!

Even if you don't need to go anywhere today, it might be worth hopping on the B or C train from 86th Street just for this unique experience: you can actually ride the New York City subway for … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SHE LET US DOWN EASY

August 29, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 78 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT JUST HIT US? UPPER WEST SIDER’S VIDEO SHOWS WRATH OF HURRICANE IRENE, MINUTE BY MINUTE

The sad/happy thing about Hurricane Irene is that the worst of it hit while almost everyone was sleeping. So we all woke up and thought “Did we miss it?” But luckily, one Upper West Sider with a great view of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

GOLDEN RETRIEVERS SWIM THROUGH UPPER WEST SIDE HURRICANE FLOOD WATERS

The mayor was still warning people to stay away from the Hudson River this morning because it had crested its banks. But one dog walker couldn’t resist letting her two golden retrievers frolic in the floodwaters right next to the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HURRICANE BLOWS OVER: FLOODING, TREES DOWN, BUT MOSTLY PEOPLE WANT SOME COFFEE

During the hurricane, the wind reached as high as 60 miles per hour in Central Park and a few trees were down there. The park is still closed. The Hudson River also crested the bank in a few spots in Riverside Park. Check out some pictures by Upper West Siders of the hurricane and the immediate aftermath below. For a nice series of shots, (a couple of of which we posted below), see Richard Robbins' set on pi … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE SHE COMES! UPPER WEST SIDERS GET FRESH AIR, THEN BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES

The front edge of Hurricane Irene is here, the rain is starting to come down in sheets, there’s a tornado warning, and the wind has really been picking up. But some people were still out drinking after 10 p.m. Saturday [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE WILDLIFE SCURRY AS STORM APPROACHES

By Melissa Cooper No animals are visible on today’s late afternoon dog walk in Riverside Park on the eve of Hurricane Irene’s arrival. Well, actually many animals are out, but only two species: humans and canines.  No wildlife. Not a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A-ROD, ROBIN WILLIAMS LIVE IN UPPER WEST SIDE’S ONLY HURRICANE EVACUATION ZONE

The luxury apartment buildings along the Hudson River from 63rd to 72nd Streets offer wonderful views, concierge-like service, and even a special lane for limousines. But the Riverside South buildings, originally developed by Donald Trump, also offer one disadvantage right about now: they sit on the only residential block on the Upper West Side that is in one of the city's evacuation zo … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UPPER WEST SIDER’S HURRICANE IRENE SURIVIVAL GUIDE

Hurricane Irene is whirling its way up the East Coast, destined for an intimate date with New York City late Saturday and into Sunday (the worst of the storm is expected to hit between about 7 a.m. and noon on [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SPEEDING LEXUS DRIVER MOWS DOWN 2 WOMEN ON BROADWAY, RACES AWAY

A black Lexus slammed into two women walking across Broadway at West 70th Street at around 11:24 p.m. Thursday night, sending both to the hospital, the FDNY tells us. Then the driver sped away. The Post has more on the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE: MUGGER TARGETING ELDERLY MEN STRIKES ON UPPER WEST SIDE

William Gibbs, a suspect in a string of Chelsea muggings targeting elderly men, is thought to have struck on the Upper West Side on Wednesday, assaulting and robbing an 85-year-old man at the B/C station on 72nd Street. The mugger [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: THIS HURRICANE THING IS APPARENTLY FOR REAL

August 26, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 85 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT SHUTTERED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR CRITTER PROBLEM

Bettola, an Italian restaurant at 412 Amsterdam Avenue near 80th Street, was closed down by the Health Department a couple of days ago because inspectors found live roaches and flies in the restaurant, a week after finding evidence of mice [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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