A GUIDE TO THE BLACK EYED PEAS CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK

The Black Eyed Peas are expecting up to 60,000 people to show up tonight for their rescheduled concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park, and the fans and police were getting ready early on Friday. By noon, dozens of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PREPARE TO BE ANNOYED! SUBWAY CELL PHONE SERVICE COMING TO UPPER WEST SIDE

The experiment that began this week allowing people to use their cell phones inside four Chelsea subway stations (but not in the trains themselves, and only on AT&T and T-Mobile) will be spreading to every station on the Upper West [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TIME WARNER MIGHT LEAVE THE TIME WARNER CENTER

September 30, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 76 De … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW: SUSHI-A-GO-GO, BRIAN DELI SEIZED

The Sheriff of the Upper West Side has been awful busy lately taking care of the neighborhood's outlaws -- businesses that don't pay their rent or taxes. In the past few weeks, Sushi A-Go-Go at 1900 Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets, and Brian Deli & Food Plaza on the corner of 67th Street and Amsterdam Avenue have both been shuttered by the mar … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROACHES, MICE AND FLIES: PIZZA/COFFEE SHOP TURNS THE TRIPLE PLAY OF HEALTH VIOLATIONS

Jumbo Pizza Coffee Shop may be a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but it certainly is harboring a lot of small critters, according to a health inspector who visiited the place this week. The coffee shop on 964 Amsterdam Avenue bet … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WILL TAVERN ON THE GREEN BECOME THE NEW OLIVE GARDEN?

September 29, 2011 Weather: Rain, High of 74 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW CAFFE STORICO, MOMOFUKU MILK BAR, DOVETAIL ALL HIRING

Three Upper West Side restaurants are looking for workers, including Momofuku Milk Bar, Dovetail, and an exciting new restaurant that isn’t expected to open for more than a month. The New York Historical Society at 77th Street and Central Park [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: ROCK THE RAM’S HORN, CONTROVERSIAL CHICAGO DEVELOPER SETS UP SHOP

September 28, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 70 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

THREE STORES GET NEW TENANTS: SEX SHOP REPLACED BY EYEBROW SPECIALISTS

Lots of new stores are cropping up throughout the neighborhood, beyond the big names that get all the attention like Century 21 and Momofuku Milk Bar. I was even offered a slice of pizza from a new place called Primo [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE MAGIC MUSHROOMS OF WEST 88TH STREET

A group of grotesque white mushrooms growing in a planter on 88th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue are attracting large crowds, who constantly stop to gawk at the bulbous gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A YOUNG UPPER WEST SIDER’S TRAGIC DEATH

September 27, 2011 Weather: Afternoon Thunderstorms, High of 76 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BLOWOUT BLACK-EYED PEAS CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK AND OVER 40 MORE FREE & CHEAP LOCAL EVENTS

On Friday, the long wait for the Black Eyed Peas to play their big concert in Central Park will be over. The first date was rained out, but the weather looks clear (partly cloudy) for this Friday, so get ready to stomp around the Great … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE FOOD BUZZ: CHEFS DISH ON FALL MENUS AT LANDMARK FEAST

Some of the top chefs in the neighborhood served small plates, like the chopped fall salad by ‘Cesca above, last night at an event called Landmark Feast. The event, held at the Museum of Natural History, was a fundraiser for Landmark [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: GAWK AT THE ANCHORMAN IN HIS FISH BOWL

September 26, 2011 Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms, High of 79 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

GHOST-HUNTING ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Twilight has just settled in, enveloping the Upper West Side in a cool embrace. Even for a Sunday evening the streets seem emptier than usual, the roar of city traffic faded to a dull white noise. A yellow crescent of a moon hangs above to complete the portrait like the curve of a half smile before dissolving, Cheshire-Cat-style, behind a cloud. It’s the perfect night for a ghost … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO-STORY JAZZ-THEMED CAFE TALLULAH ON ITS WAY TO 71ST STREET

Cafe Tallulah, the cocktail lounge and cafe going into the long-vacant spot on 71st street and Columbus Avenue formerly occupied by the Malaysian restaurant Penang is now slated to open in 2012, a new sign in the window says. Owner [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND BULLETIN: MOMOFUKU, METROCARDS, AND RUNNING FROM THE RAIN

Momofuku Milk Bar, a savory snack and dessert spot, opened this morning on 87th Street and Columbus Avenue. The opening has gotten a ton of press (or free publicity) and we acknowledge our coverage has been a little over the top. But here's why I think people are going a little nuts over a small restaurant that sells pie and pork … Read the rest of this entry >>

GOODBYE, TAVERN ON THE GREEN FOOD TRUCKS; HELLO…SOMETHING NEW?

The city is planning some sort of “major capital project” at Tavern on the Green, but so far has been mum about what’s going there. Crain’s reported yesterday that the city has told the three food carts — Rickshaw Dumpling, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TYPOGRAPHY ALERT: STREET SIGNS ARE A-CHANGING

The city is moving ahead with a plan to change the signs in New York to make them more readable. Supposedly, signs with a mix of lower-case and upper-case letters are easier to read than signs that are in all-caps. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: NASTY BATTLE AT THE BOATHOUSE IS OVER, DISHWASHERS GET 80% RAISE

September 23, 2011 Weather: Thunderstorms, High of 71 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

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