COMING TO VACANT FILENE’S BASEMENT SPACE: SHOES, SHOES SHOES!

The huge space on Broadway between 79th and 80th Streets that housed Filene’s Basement for almost 20 years will be filled by a new retailer come June: DSW. A rumor brought to us by our talented local sleuth Emily Baer [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TAVERN ON THE GREEN GOING RETRO, WHERE DO THE DUCKS GO IN WINTER?

Confused winter hummingbird, by Ed Gaillard via flickr. “She’s on the wrong coast, and a couple of thousand miles north of where she ought to be this time of year. Well, how’re you gonna keep ’em down on the farm [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

OCCUPIERS MAKE $1,600 RESTITUTION AS THEY LEAVE WEST-PARK; PASTOR UNDETERRED (UPDATED)

Occupy Wall Street protesters were forced to leave West-Park Presbyterian Church on Saturday after a series of disturbing incidents at the church, including two major thefts. The sign above was hung from the side entrance where the Occupiers used to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DISABLED UPPER WEST SIDERS STRUGGLE TO NAVIGATE DETERIORATING, POORLY-BUILT CURBS

By Stan Solomon It was a most ‘dark-and-stormy-night,’ and there we were, headed up Columbus Avenue, running late for a dinner date. “We” means myself — attempting to hold an umbrella and steer my aging-but-trusty mobility scooter — and my [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SOAP ACTOR CHOOSES SUICIDE AFTER DOG DRAMA, CHINESE/PERUVIAN HOTSPOT SHUTTERED

January 30, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 40 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

A DAZED OWL ON 74TH STREET DRAWS A CROWD, THEN DISAPPEARS

By Karen Farber Early on Friday I was coming home from walking my dog and as I passed by 151 West 74th Street I did a double-take.  What I had originally thought was a small dog sitting outside the building [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HUNTING CENTRAL PARK’S ELUSIVE BLACK SQUIRREL

A fellow nature lover recently told me of seeing a black squirrel repeatedly in the northern end of Central Park. So I ventured out to fin … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE ASK FOR HELP FINDING MISSING TEEN ALEXANDER ROSARIO (UPDATED)

Alexander Rosario, a 17-year-old, left St. Luke’s Hospital on 114th Street on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and hasn’t been seen since, according to the NYPD. He is in good physical condition, but “poor mental condition.” Police are asking for the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE REPLACEMENTS: TWO NEW RESTAURANTS OPENING

Two new restaurants are planning to open in place of two spots that recently closed. Thai Nam, an unloved Thai restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue between 80th Street and 81st Street, was closed by the Department of Health at the beginning [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK’S NEW TRASH PLAN SPARKS “THE POO-BAG REBELLION”

The Central Park Conservancy has been moving trash cans in the park, trying to get them out of landscaped areas where people congregate and push the cans to the periphery. The decision is meant to make the park more attractive, make trash-pickup … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: H&H OFFICIALLY HOMELESS, CENTRAL PARK SUMMER PLAYS REVEALED

January 27, 2012 Weather: Rain, High of 55 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

ORGANIC AVENUE OPENS ON UWS, PROMISES TO CLEANSE YOU “DEEP”

Organic Avenue opened a location on 82nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue today, and the new store is offering a 20% discount on something called a LOVE “deep cleanse” to celebrate. Personally, I tend to celebrate with alcohol or chocolate, rather [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: LOCAL COP FED UP WITH QUOTAS, ESTEEMED CONDUCTOR SLUGS A MUGGER

January 26, 2012 Weather: Rain/Snow, High of 43 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANGRY ALASKAN CONSERVATIVES WANT CENTRAL PARK TAKEN OVER BY FEDS

You don’t want to get Alaskans angry. No one can live that close to grizzly bears and Sarah Palin and stay calm and collected for long. Just recently a few Alaskan politicians got angry, and they did something kind of…crazy! [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A-ROD SELLS OUT, ANOTHER NEW COFFEE BEAN

January 25, 2012 Weather: Partly cloudy, High of 44 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

CB7 VOTE COULD SLOW APPROVAL PROCESS FOR NEW NURSING HOME

Editor’s Note: We asked Nick Prigo, a member of Community Board 7, to update us on  a development proposal for a 20-story nursing home planned for 97th Street in Park West Village. Jewish Home Lifecare is currently located at 106th [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SPRING NATURAL KITCHEN OPENS, BURSTING WITH ORGANIC FLAVOR

Spring Natural Kitchen, a spinoff of longtime SoHo restaurant Spring Street Natural, just opened on Columbus Avenue between 82nd and 83rd Streets with a robust menu full of organic ingredients. While there are lots of options for vegetarians and vegans, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: STUDENT WRANGLES A SHAKE SHACK DEAL, HITLER’S SILVERWARE COMING

January 24, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 50 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

OCCUPY PROTESTERS AGREE TO LEAVE LOCAL CHURCH AFTER RELIGIOUS OBJECT STOLEN

About a week ago, Reverend Robert Brashear entered West-Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th Street, where he is the pastor, and found that the cover and basin of the bronze baptismal font was gone. Occupy Wall Street protesters have been [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NADLER TAKES A “WAIT-AND-SEE” APPROACH TO CONTROVERSIAL INTERNET LAWS

As you can imagine, Congressman Jerry Nadler, who represents the Upper West Side and other parts of  Manhattan and Brooklyn, heard a lot from his constituents about new legislation in Congress meant to curb online piracy. Two bills with the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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