CITY BEGINS FLUSHING MOSQUITO-INFESTED SEWERS BUT WON’T TAKE 311 CALLS

Residents on 84th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive have been plagued by mosquitoes for more than a year. The city did just about nothing when they complained, until West Side Rag reporter Leonora Desar wrote about the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE RENTS KEEP RISING WITH A VENGEANCE

Overall, Manhattan rents dipped slightly in November from the month before, but not on the Upper West Side, according to a new report. Rentals are getting much more expensive, even eclipsing prices during the height of the real estate boom. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: “RATS AS BIG AS CATS” ON 93RD, PRETTY SCAFFOLDING COMING?

November 30, 2011 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 52 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WINTER’S EVE ROCKED, BUT NEXT TIME LET’S PLEASE SHUT DOWN BROADWAY

By Emily Baer Throngs of people turned out for the annual Winter’s Eve Festival at Lincoln Square. The unseasonable balmy late November evening began with folk legend Arlo Guthrie singing classic songs like “This Land is Your Land” and “Rudolph, The Red [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HOW MUCH TO TIP YOUR DOORMAN, WHERE TO EAT WITH KIDS

November 29, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 64 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

JAZZ, FREE FLAMENCO, JOAN DIDION: A WEEK’S WORTH OF HOPPING EVENTS ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

This could be the last week of Fall, so make it count. I don’t know what that means, but maybe it will inspire you to do that thing you were going to do. This week, there are jazz events, a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANONYMOUS CRUSADER FIGHTS BLIGHT ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

It’s no secret that the Upper West Side has been rocked by the Recession, at least in relative terms (we’re not Florida or Las Vegas). Dozens of stores have closed, and some entire blocks have the air of ghost towns. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: CENTRAL PARK BICYCLIST HITS PEDESTRIAN, THEN SUES HER

November 28, 2011 Weather: Morning Clouds, Afternoon Sun, High of 65 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WINTER’S EVE FESTIVAL HITS LINCOLN SQUARE: MUSIC, JUGGLERS, FOOD, ICE SCULPTURES, AND MORE

On Monday starting at 5:30 p.m., the Upper West Side will be brimming with entertainment and food for the Winter's Eve festival, a celebration put on every year by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. The festival starts with a Christmas tree lighting and continues for hours with musical performances, jugglers, and lots of food to sa … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND BULLETIN: THINK GLOBALLY, SHOP LOCALLY

Today is something called “Small Business Saturday,” which is supposed to encourage people to spend money at small businesses. We wholeheartedly support the sentiment and hope that it can be extended to Sunday and, you know, every day after that. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LADY GAGA PLUGS DAD’S NEW UWS RESTAURANT TO MILLIONS, BUT OPENING STILL WEEKS AWAY

Lady Gaga gave her father the best advertising a restaurant owner can possibly receive — she mentioned his new Upper West Side restaurant to millions of people in a televised special on ABC with Katie Couric on Thursday. “My dad, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CALHOUN’S “TOO MUCH STUFF” PROJECT SHINES A LIGHT ON OUR RAMPANT CONSUMERISM

Thousands of people mobbed stores to get their hands on cheap Black Friday merchandise today, with one shopper in L.A. even pepper-spraying other people to get to the goods first. Does that mean Americans are insane? Yes! But the students [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP, PEE WHERE YOU WANT

November 25, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High of 59 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

A STREET-LEVEL PHOTO ESSAY OF THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

I took these photos on 70th street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Click to enl … Read the rest of this entry >>

THANKSGIVING GUIDE: SECRET PARADE-WATCHING SPOTS, FREE DONUTS AND HOT CHOCOLATE

Thanksgiving officially happens on Thursday, but it’s really a three-day affair — or six days if you eat turkey leftovers for as long as I do. Here’s a day-by-day guide to celebrating on the Upper West Side: Wednesday: Watching Macy’s [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: ANTI-SEMITISM ON THE WEST SIDE HIGHWAY?

November 23, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 51 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS CHAIN STORES DISAPPEARING FAST: MASSIVE GAP ON 86TH TO CLOSE

The Gap store on the corner of 86th Street and Broadway won’t be renewing its lease, according to the realtors now advertising the 12,300-square-foot space for rent. That means it could close anytime between now and February, when the lease [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: DISTURBING CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

November 22, 2011 Weather: Afternoon showers, High of 49 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

TOWN HALL DEBACLE: LOCALS LOCKED OUT OF COMMUNITY MEETING

Dozens of Upper West Siders trying to attend a meeting with city, state and national politicians at the JCC on Monday were turned away at the door because the meeting room was already too packed. People started lining up for the 6 p.m. meeting at 5 … Read the rest of this entry >>

30+ UPPER WEST SIDE EVENTS: BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is special on the Upper West Side, if only because the first scene of Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters is set in an Upper West Side apartment on Thanksgiving (depicted above). Oh, and there’s also your family, turkey [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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