SECOND PERSON HIT BY TRAIN AT 72ND STREET (UPDATED)

A second person was hit by a 2 train at the 72nd Street Broadway-line subway station just before noon, after another man was hit early this morning, an NYPD spokesperson told us. The 33-year-old white male involved in the second [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A TEEN MUGGING WARNING, A NASTY SUBWAY ACCIDENT, THE LOCAL THAT BROKERS FEAR

February 29, 2012 (Happy Leap Day!) Weather: Rain, High of 42 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL TEACHER IS PHENOMENAL/AWFUL, OR WHY IT’S HARD TO TRUST CITY DATA

Even people who don’t agree with a court’s decision to release data rating individual teachers in New York City public schools probably took a peak at the scores for teachers at schools near where they live. How couldn’t they? Everyone [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: EARLY BLOOM COULD MEAN BLAND SPRING, THE BEST LOCAL MEATBALLS

February 28, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 46 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

32 UPPER WEST SIDE OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: CANDY, SHOES, WINE, RESTAURANTS, KIDS’ STUFF, MORE

The new year has brought lots of new stores and restaurants to the Upper West Side, as well as news about what could come in the next few months. New indulgences abound, including grilled cheese, chocolate, a trendy coffee spot, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: UPPER WEST SIDE GETS SNUBBED BY OSCARS, NEW FUTURISTIC SYNAGOGUE

February 27, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 54 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

LINCOLN CENTER SETTING ASIDE MORE “CHEAP SEATS”

It’s a not-so-secret secret among theater and opera fans: there are lots of inexpensive tickets available to see some great performances at Lincoln Center. In fact, it can be just about as cheap to catch a show at the Metropolitan [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW LOCAL GROUP FIGHTS CLIMATE CHANGE

There aren’t any coal plants on the Upper West Side (as far as we know), but we still contribute to global warming. A group called Carbon Squeeze has just formed to figure out ways to reduce our carbon footprint and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: STUPID CRIMINAL FILES, GETTING RICH OFF JEREMY LIN

February 24, 2012 Weather: Showers, High of 48 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WE’RE NO EXPERTS…BUT THIS SEEMS DANGEROUS

A reader sent us the above photo this week out of concern that the construction worker was in a wee bit of danger, standing so close to the edge of the building without any apparent harness or other safety equipment. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW TAVERN ON THE GREEN GETTING BIG GLASS APPLE-STORE-STYLE DINING ROOM

The new Tavern on the Green was supposed to be a casual eatery whose design would hearken back to its 19th century roots, restoring the majesty of its brick and cut stone facade and removing the gaudy Crystal Room. And [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WINE BAR AND NURSING HOME DRAW FIRE; ARE WE NIMBYS?

February 23, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 56 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST SIDE MARKET, 16 HANDLES PREPARING TO OPEN NEW LOCATIONS

West Side Rag columnist Laura Weiss of Food and Things was chatting up some merchants around 96th Street this week, and learned a few juicy bits of information. The long-awaited Westside Market at 2589 Broadway between 97th and 98th Streets [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MASSIVE LINE FORMS FOR BIG NICK’S BURGER FEST; “A FEW HUNDRED POUNDS OF EXTRA MEAT”

Big Nick’s is drawing an amazing crowd this afternoon as the restaurant celebrates its 50th anniversary by rolling back prices on some food to 1962 prices. That means burgers are 60 cents, french fries are 30 cents and grilled cheese [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: CRIME JUMPS IN 24TH PRECINCT, CENTRAL PARK SEX ASSAULT

February 22, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 55 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL FOOD FEST RETURNS WITH NEW TWISTS

New Taste of the Upper West Side is back this year, and it’s gotten even bigger and more ambitious. The festival, put on by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, will run from May 16 through May 19. This year, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: AN APPARENT SUICIDE FROM 71ST STREET BUILDING, AN HISTORIC BRUNCH

February 21, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 47 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAFE HONORING UPPER WEST SIDER EDGAR ALLAN POE TO BE REPLACED BY A HAIR SALON

Edgar’s Cafe, at 255 West 84th Street, paid homage to Edgar Allan Poe, who lived in a farmhouse on West 84th Street in the 1840’s. Poe wrote The Raven in that house in 1844. The Mediterranean restaurant had a large [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BIG NICK’S OFFERS 1962 PRICES FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION; 60-CENT BURGERS!

Upper West Side stalwart Big Nick’s Burger Joint is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Wednesday with a downright stunning deal: the place is rolling back prices to 1962 levels! That means fried egg sandwiches are 35 cents, quarter-pound beefburgers are [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A MANHOLE FIRE, A BUS CRASH, AN OBSCENELY EXPENSIVE APARTMENT

February 20, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 46 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

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