2011: BIGGEST UPPER WEST SIDE STORIES OF THE YEAR

What will New Yorkers remember about 2011? I suspect we will remember the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the 10th anniversary of September 11, and Hurricane Irene. But on the Upper West Side in particular, a handful of stories stood … Read the rest of this entry >>

2011: UPPER WEST SIDE PHOTOS OF THE YEAR

With 2012 just around the corner, we decided to post some of our favorite photos from the past year on the Upper West Side. They aren’t necessarily the most newsworthy shots, but they do capture some of the drama of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TAVERN ON THE GREEN TO SERVE SWEATY PEOPLE

December 30, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 49 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN SURVIVES FALL ONTO SUBWAY TRACKS AT 66TH

A man fell onto the train tracks at the 66th Street subway station this morning, and was trapped there for half an hour as rescue crews extricated him. The man, who news agencies said was “disheveled” and possibly homeless, survived [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UPPER WEST SIDE NIGHT RIDER: WHEELS SPIN ON THE ROAD AND IN THE MIND

By Katie Barry In the wee hours of the morning, the bike pilgrimage home can be a little daunting from my bar job in Chelsea to the Upper West Side. But on my three-speed red Huffy built more like a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HEARTLESS ROBBERS HIT BOOKSTORE, CENTRAL PARK CRIME PLUMMETS

December 29, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 37 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORE RETAIL SADNESS: THERAPIE CLOSING BY END OF FEBRUARY

Therapie, the “luxury lifestyle emporium” on Columbus Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street that sells everything from makeup to toys and gifts, is closing by the end of February. The owner’s assistant told me that the lease was up [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

Q&A: WHERE WILL THE UWS REAL ESTATE MARKET GO IN 2012?

One massive record-breaking sale — the $88 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West — drew most of the headlines in the New York real estate world in the fourth quarter of 2011. But for the rest of us non-billionaires, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES AND THE HERO DOORMAN

December 28, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 44 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

A YEAR AGO, TODAY

Remember when it used to snow in the winter, big heaps of white fluffy snow that later became gray and yellow? A year ago today it snowed 20 inches in Central Park and the city mostly came to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 WAYS TO ROCK NEW YEAR’S EVE ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE, AND OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK

For those of you who don’t want to squeeze in with the hordes in Times Square this year, there are some great events right here in the neighborhood to ring in the New Year. Bars and nonprofits are hosting New [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: CRIME KEEPS DROPPING, RUSSIAN SECURITY GETS $8 MILLION APARTMENT

December 27, 2011 Weather: Afternoon Rain and Wind, High of 56 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: THE VLADIMIR PUTIN SANDWICH

December 26, 2011 Weather: Sunny, High of 45 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND BULLETIN: CHRISTMAS AND CHINESE FOOD

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah everyone! We have some Hannukah and Christmas events listed on our calendar, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

BE VIGILANT AGAINST THE UWS BASEMENT BURGLARS: “DON’T LET THE BAD GUYS WIN!”

Burglars recently struck at 2 buildings on West 74th Street, busting into the metal doors that lead to the basements of the buildings in the middle of the night. They were foiled by a light-sleeping neighbor who woke up and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

GOURMET GARAGE CLOSEOUT SALE FRIDAY: EVERYTHING 50% OFF

The Gourmet Garage at 2567 Broadway between 96th Street and 97th Street tells me that everything in the store is now 50% off and will be until the store shuts for good on Friday night. Shoppers have been feasting on [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: IS GLOBAL WARMING PUSHING BIRDS OUT OF CENTRAL PARK?

December 23, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy (Chance of Rain), High of 48 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROUGH YEAR FOR SHOPS AROUND 96TH STREET; GOURMET GARAGE GOES AWAY CHRISTMAS EVE

Commercial rents around 96th Street have boomed in the past year or so, and many local businesses in the area have shut their doors. Store owners tell us that rents have been rocketing higher in the past year, and they hold their breath every time they have to sign a new lease. One rumor floating a … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: NOISE, POLLUTION, AND LADY GAGA’S AIR MATTRESS

December 22, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 55 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

A STRANGE PAST AND AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR 2 SAD TOWNHOUSES

By Maria Gorshin What if you learned that two townhouses on West 74th Street were slated for demolition? What if you knew that a 35-story hotel would soon rise in their place to loom over Broadway and tower over Fairway? [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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