THE BACK YARD AT 160, SAVANN RESTAURANTS CLOSE SUDDENLY

Two restaurants closed without much warning in the past few … Read the rest of this entry >>

ZEN MEDICA HEALTH & MEDICINE STORE REPLACES OTB

The OTB on the North side of 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues has been replaced by a business whose purpose couldn’t be more different: an East Asian health and wellness shop that sells vitamins and offers hot stone [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HISTORY, FROM THE APTHORP MANSION TO ANNIE HALL AND RAINN WILSON

July 31, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 82 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

JEWELRY STORE OPENING ON COLUMBUS, NEW CAFE REPLACES PECAN ON AMSTERDAM

KTCollection, a handmade jewelry business started by designer Katie Thompson, will  open its first New York store in September in the space at the corner of 75th and Columbus recently vacated by a Verizon dealer (at right). KTCollection has sold [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD ‘BOMB SQUAD’ ACTIVE IN CENTRAL PARK

A tipster tells us that the NYPD’s bomb squad taped off an area in Central Park just West of the Great Lawn this afternoon and has been telling people to avoid the immediate area. An officer  yelled “Bomb Squad” at [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DESPITE LAW, LOCAL STORES CONTINUE TO BLAST AC ONTO THE SIDEWALKS

A few years ago the city passed a law that makes stores close their doors when they have the air conditioning on. Leaving the doors open wastes energy and puts the city at higher risk for a blackout. But stores [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WILD BLUEBERRIES, PRICEY FORECLOSURE AUCTION, OLYMPIAN HOPES DASHED

July 30, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 78 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOROUGH PRESIDENT, CITY AND STATE OFFICIALS FIGHT UWS HOMELESS SHELTERS

We reported a few days ago that the Department of Homeless Services has approved a plan to place homeless shelters in two buildings at 316 and 330 West 95th Street. The community had no opportunity to review the plans, and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANOTHER MAN STABBED TO DEATH IN THE MID-90’S

A week after the manager of a shelter on West 95th Street was stabbed and died, a resident of a nearby SRO on Broadway has met a similar fate. An unidentified 56-year-old resident of 2508 Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUPPORT NICOLE ROSS AND OTHER UPPER WEST SIDE OLYMPIANS!

Upper West Side native and Columbia University student Nicole Ross is representing the United States on the fencing team at the Olympics in London, which start tonight. She’ll be fighting in the women’s foil competitions. Ross, who went to Columbia [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: GHOSTBUSTER STORM PASSES, MORE ON 95TH STREET HOMICIDE

July 20, 2012 Weather: Afternoon Thunderstorms, High of 88 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WESTSIDE MARKET ADDS A ‘MAN AISLE,’ RESPONDING TO STUPIDITY OF MALE SPECIES

By Cheryl Wischhover There are all sorts of innovations in retail now—flash sales sites, special shopping apps, JC Penney trying to become cool — but a grocery store on the Upper West Side is targeting that much-maligned, mostly-ignored demographic : [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY USES EMERGENCY RULE TO INSTALL 2 HOMELESS SHELTERS WITHOUT REVIEW; LOCALS OUTRAGED (UPDATED)

A company run by the city's former Commissioner of Homeless Services is planning to put homeless shelters into two buildings on West 95th Street, but nearby residents are fighting to keep the shelters out. Using a rule that allows emergency shelters to be placed in communities without a full public review, Hou … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SEINFELD’S UWS STANDUP RETURN, BRAZEN IDENTITY THEFT

July 26, 2012 Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, High of 91 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER WANTS NEW POWERS TO GO AFTER LAW-BREAKING DELIVERY BIKE RIDERS

Delivery bicyclists want to get you your food fast, because you demand speedy sustenance. But in the process a lot of them are breaking the law by riding in the wrong direction down the street, not wearing proper gear, or [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: STRINGER ‘ANGRY’ ABOUT NURSING HOME DEVELOPMENT, H&H BAGEL KNOCKOFF?

July 25, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 86 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

JCC TO PRESENT NORA EPHRON DOUBLE FEATURE ON THE ROOF

Nora Ephron, the writer and filmmaker who died last month, was an Upper West Sider. She was born here, lived much of her life here, and made the neighborhood the setting for some of her most acclaimed films. The JCC [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ENORMOUS LINE FOR ‘INTO THE WOODS’ PREMIERE; IS AMY ADAMS MORE POPULAR THAN ANNE HATHAWAY?

The line for the first showing (technically a preview) of Into the Woods stretched almost to the Central Park Reservoir on Tuesday. Some of the hundreds of people who waited outside on a hot day said it was the longest [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WILD RACCOONS AND NAKED MAN SPOTTED; A DELICIOUS KNISH RUMOR

July 24, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 90 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BODY SHOP CLOSING AFTER DECADES ON 76TH; EVERYTHING 30% OFF

The Body Shop on the corner of 76th Street and Broadway is closing on Saturday after being open for decades. It’s not clear why the shop is shutting its doors — an employee there didn’t know the details when we [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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