NEW BIKE LANES TO CUT ACROSS CENTRAL PARK, REMOVING ONE LANE OF TRAFFIC

The city is planning to add two new bike lanes to the 72nd Street transverse in Central Park, reducing car traffic on the road from two lanes to one. The lanes, one traveling East and one traveling West, will stretch [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HERO FIREMAN SAVES WOMAN IN HUDSON, REMEMBERING MR. GEE

Photo by Avi. March 21, 2012 Weather:Partly Cloudy, High of 69 Degrees. Notices: William Anderson’s monthly work-from-home meetup at The Dead Poet Bar on 81st and Amsterdam is today at 2 p.m. Protesters will congregate in Verdi Square at 72nd [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ARTICLE CLAIMS UWS ZONING PROPOSAL WILL HURT MOM-AND-POPS; PROPONENTS DISAGREE, CITE ERRORS

The city has drafted a plan to rezone much of the Upper West Side to keep the neighborhood's storefronts small. The ambitious plan would make sure that most stores take up less than 40 feet of sidewalk space, thus keeping big box stores from gobbling up retail space and keeping the sidewalks vi … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SYNAGOGUE SECURITY TIGHTENED, HOMELESS GIFT BAN

March 20, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 68 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

GASTRONOMIE 491 PROMISES TO GIVE WEST SIDERS EVEN MORE GOURMET FOOD OPTIONS

The Upper West Side is bursting with phenomenal grocery stores and markets. From Zabar’s to Citarella to Fairway to Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods (not to mention Westside Market, Gourmet Garage and dozens of smaller specialty shops like Barney Greengrass [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO FREE EVENTS IN HISTORIC UPPER WEST SIDE CHURCHES THIS WEEK

This just in from Landmark … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: ANOTHER MAN HIT BY TRAIN AT 72ND, A LOCAL REDISTRICTING MESS

March 19, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 71 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANSONIA GETS A MAKEOVER AS “999 PARK AVENUE” FOR FILM SET

The historic Ansonia on Broadway between 73rd and 74th got recast as a Park Avenue hotel last week, for a TV pilot starring Vanessa Williams and Terry O’Quinn of Lost. The show, called 666 Park Avenue, is about a young [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS CHEAP EATS: ISLAND BURGERS & SHAKES

Upper West Sider Kara Rota will be reviewing inexpensive local restaurants for the West Side Rag. This is her first review for the site. By Kara Rota While some of us were still in a mild daze from the lost [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PAPER SOURCE, WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE COMING TO COLUMBUS AVENUE

Columbus Avenue, which is gradually morphing into the Madison Avenue, is getting two new stores in the coming weeks. Therapie, the gifts and cosmetics store on Columbus between 74th and 75th Streets, closed after a liquidation sale a couple of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A NEW INNOCENCE PROJECT, KEFI AND RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE SUED

March 16, 2012 Weather: Scattered Storms, High of 61 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

LIBERAL FIREBRAND MICHAEL MOORE GETS INVOLVED IN UWS CITY COUNCIL RACE

Helen Rosenthal kicked off her campaign to replace Gale Brewer as the City Council representative for the Upper West Side with an event last week attended by labor leaders, parents, and Ronnie Eldridge, who is a local activist and the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CELEBRATE IRISH HISTORY AND CULTURE WITH BOOK GIVEAWAY, MUSEUM EVENT

Lots of local bars and restaurants are offering specials for St. Patricks’ Day, but there are other ways to celebrate the holiday in the neighborhood. The Irish Arts Center will be handing out books by Irish authors starting at 7:30 [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: EXPECT MORE SCHOOL OVERCROWDING, MATT DAMON OUTBID ON APARTMENT

March 15, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 55 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW WILDLIFE CENTER OPENING TO HELP SICK AND INJURED BIRDS

By Melissa Oaks There are over 355 species of birds that migrate through or live in New York City.  Many of these birds are injured in the course of their travels by buildings, cars, humans, and other wildlife.  The Wild [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER DISASTROUS FIRE, GEORGIA’S CAFE LOOKS DONE FOR GOOD

It looks like Georgia’s Cafe & Bakery on 89th Street and Broadway won’t be reopening after a fire last year that injured three people, at least not anytime soon. We’ve heard in the last day from two readers who said [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: DANGER ON THE SIDEWALKS AND THE STREETS

March 14, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 68 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

GROUP FORMS TO ADVOCATE FOR DISABLED UPPER WEST SIDERS

A new group is looking for ways to make the Upper West Side more accessible to disabled people. Citizens for an Accessible West Side, or CAWS, has set up a website and is soliciting suggestions for improvements, including reviews of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: GOODBYE RED-TAILED HAWK, PUBLIC HOUSING EVICTION HITS HOME

March 13, 2012 Weather: Morning Showers, High of 72 De … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 CLOSINGS (BAKERY, SWEDISH CLOTHES) AND AN OPENING (MEN’S CLOTHES)

We’ve gotten quite a few tips about openings and closings in the low 70’s in the past week, but didn’t get a chance to post. Here are four recent closings and an opening: Red Velvet bakery on 72nd Street between [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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