BRAND NEW WILDLIFE REHAB CENTER HOLDS OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND

The Wild Bird Fund will swing open the doors to its brand new wildlife rehab center on Columbus Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets this weekend, and it wants you to come inside. A two-day open house will feature tours [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL SKATEBOARDING DOG “BEEFY” HITS THE BIG TIME

Some dogs just have that special glow, that star quality achieved by every member of the Kardashian family but by few others. Beefy is one of those … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: CENTRAL PARK’S CO-ED TOPLESS BOOK CLUB; BIKE TICKETING “BLITZ”

May 31, 2012 Weather:Sunny, High of 79 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 GREAT SHOTS OF MANHATTANHENGE

New Yorkers clogged major East-West arteries on Wednesday night hoping to get a clear shot of Manhattanhenge, the rare celestial-spiritual phenomenon that occurs when the sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan’s East-West grid. Some of them came away with great [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

IRVING FARM CAFE OPENS ON 79TH STREET, SERVING FANCY COFFEE & CRAFT BEER

Artisanal coffee roaster Irving Farm Cafe opened its first Upper West Side cafe today at 224 West 79th Street. The spacious cafe (1,300 square feet) can hold 74 people and will serve some very fancy-shmancy coffee indeed — the Kalita [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TEACHER ACCUSED OF KISSING HER STUDENT, BIKE-SHARE FACES DELAYS ON UWS

May 30, 2012 Weather: Morning Showers, High of 80 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIVE LAMPS ABOUT TO LIGHT UP ON BROADWAY WITH OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN

A new upscale gastropub called Five Lamps Tavern is set to open on 106th Street and Broadway in the old space of Italian restaurant Meridiana — and it’s going to have a beer garden! The restaurant is expected to have [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MANHATTANHENGE APPROACHETH! GORGEOUS PHENOMENON APPEARS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

According to the geniuses at the Museum of Natural History, we are in for another round of the phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge in the next two days. The photo above by Upper West Side photographer Michael Huitt is of Manhattanhenge [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AS UPPER WEST SIDE REZONING GAINS STEAM, LOTS OF BANKS SET TO OPEN

Maybe it’s a coincidence, but landlords have been renting space to banks in a hurry in the past few months ahead of new rules that will limit the size of banks on the Upper West Side. Some of the banks [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: RUSSIAN PARENTS WANT NEW SCHOOL, TOWNHOUSE WITH 7 FIREPLACES SELLS FOR RECORD

May 29, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 88 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MEMORIAL DAY AT THE SOLDIERS’ AND SAILORS’ MONUMENT

Mayor Bloomberg and other officials gathered at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument off Riverside Drive at 89th street Monday morning at 10:30 to commemorate Memorial Day. “The New York Scottish Pipes and Drums, the Sons of Union Veterans of the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WIND-POWERED BAKERY WILL OFFER DISCOUNTS IF YOU ARRIVE BY SKATEBOARD

There’s sustainable food, and then there’s sustainable food. We noted last week that a new bakery called the Birdbath, run by the owners of City Bakery, was expected to open on 85th Street and Columbus. Tipster Sarah Andress sent in [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE LION BREWERY, WHERE BEER WAS MADE ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Each month we choose an object from the N-Y Historical Society Library’s collection that relates to the history of the Upper West Side and use it as the focus of an article.  The topic for this month’s column, the Lion [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SAILBOATS AND A MAURICE SENDAK TRIBUTE

Photo by Ryan Mahoney. May 25, 2012 Notices: In lieu of a traditional morning bulletin today, we bring you the picture above of a sailboat from the Parade of Ships sailing up the Hudson on Wednesday. Also, there is a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

GET YOURSELF SOME VEGGIES THROUGH NEW UWS FARM-SHARE PROGRAM

Jewish Home Lifecare, a nursing home on 106th Street, is offering local residents the chance to buy into a “community-supported agriculture” program that will allow Upper West Siders to get fresh vegetables every week during the summer. (By the way, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEG BROKEN IN UWS ACCIDENT, ACTOR MICHAEL MCKEAN PRONOUNCES HIMSELF “LUCKY”

Actor Michael McKean broke his leg and was seriously bloodied in a nasty accident on 86th Street and Broadway on Tuesday. On Wednesday night, he pronounced himself “lucky” on twitter. Lucky man: best wife, great kids, awesome docs and nurses, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: LOCAL PARENT ACTIVISTS GET POLITICAL, BLOOMBERG VIOLATES ‘COPTER BAN

May 24, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 73 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE HOTTEST DISHES AT NEW TASTE OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE FOOD FEST

Some of the finest food in the city filled a white tent at 76th Street and Columbus this weekend as Whole Foods presented "A New Taste of the Upper West Side," a two-night celebration of local restaurants and food culture. Celebrities … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: CRASH VICTIM “STABLE”, MOTHER’S DAY THIEF SMASHES CAR WINDOWS

May 23, 2012 Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms, High of 73 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARADE OF MASSIVE SHIPS, SAILBOATS FLOATS UP THE HUDSON WEDNESDAY

A parade of ships will float up and down the Hudson this morning, sailing up from the Statue of Liberty and turning back around at the George Washington Bridge. There are expected to be military ships and sailboats, and they [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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