AFTER BLIND LAWYER GETS HIT BY A BIKE IN CENTRAL PARK, POLICE PLAN TO CRACK DOWN

Blind lawyer Richard Bernstein was hit by a bicyclist last week, fracturing his pelvis and hip, bloodying his face, and causing him to have to drop out of the New York City marathon. He had been walking in the park [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NOTES ON TRAINING AND COMPETING FROM A LOCAL IRONMAN

Editor’s Note: Last weekend, Upper West Sider Thomas Hudson joined about 2,500 other people from all over the world in competing in the Ironman U.S. Championship Triathlon, which finished at 81st Street in Riverside Park. It included a 2.6-mile swim [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST SIDE SUMMER FAIR ON SATURDAY

West End Presbyterian Church will hold a Summer Fair on Saturday, closing off 105th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue from noon to 6 p.m. There will be kids’ events like a Bounce truck, as well as food and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CLEAR-CUT! BIG OLD TREES SUDDENLY CHOPPED (UPDATED)

We have a mystery on our hands. A local recently saw workers cutting down the trees that give shade to a parking lot and playground in front of Central Park Towers and Park West Village between 97th and 100th Street [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: AWFUL HORSE ACCIDENT, RAT ACADEMY CONVENES, IS BEN STILLER LEAVING?

August 17, 2012 Weather: Isolated Thunderstorms, High of 88 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY PICKS TAVERN ON THE GREEN OPERATOR; EATERY WILL BE ‘INFORMAL’, OPEN IN 2013

Tavern on the Green took its first step to becoming an actual restaurant once again, as the city chose a Philadelphia company to run the historic spot, it announced today. The Emerald Green Group and chef Katy Sparks are expected [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HOW EXTREMELY RICH AND EXTREMELY POOR PEOPLE MOVED TO THE UPPER WEST SIDE

August 16, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 85 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

TAXI-SUV CRASH ON 79TH STREET SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL

A taxi and a minivan collided in the southbound lane of Broadway at 79th Street tonight around 8 p.m., sending one person to Roosevelt Hospital with minor injuries, FDNY told us. Phil Vasquez, who took the photo above, told us [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS: SIX NEW EATERIES, INCLUDING TWO NAMED ‘SUGAR’

On Thursday, two new businesses are planning to open on the Upper West Side with the word "Sugar" in their title. But there are also restaurants and cafes opening that do not have the word Sugar in their t … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: JASON KIDD BUYING UWS HOME, AN OLD PHOTO CAN WIN YOU $10,000

August 15, 2012 Weather: Afternoon Thunderstorms, High of 82 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

NINE YEARS AGO TODAY, THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AND ZABAR’S FED THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Nine years ago today, the entire Northeast was cast into darkness because of a massive blackout. For some people it was frustrating, but most of the stories I’ve heard since then have been happy. The video below by Upper West [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: APTHORP OWNERS LOSE CONTROL, BEACON SCHOOL EXPANDS, POE HISTORY

August 14, 2012 Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, High of 91 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

SWEET SOAPY STORE TO BE REPLACED BY SWEET SOAPY STORE

The Body Shop closed about two weeks ago after about 30 years at the corner of 76th Street and Broadway. Already, signs for its replacement have gone up, and the smells emanating from the doors may be remarkably familiar. L’Occitane, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHOOTING NEXT TO HOMELESS SHELTER SPOOKS RESIDENTS; MAJOR CRIMES UP 25% IN 24TH PRECINCT

A three-block area on the Upper West Side has become quite a battleground. Two homeless shelters recently opened on 95th Street with little warning despite angry protests, there have been two fatal stabbings (on 95th and 93rd) blocks apart in [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: CHURCH SUED OVER PARTYING, A FIGHT OVER A FAMOUS ACTRESS’ ESTATE

August 13, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 86 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: CONTEMPLATING SENSELESS VIOLENCE ON 103RD STREET

By Katie Barry I’m called crazy a lot. Usually for costume choices or competing in bizarre contests. But my friend Eddie Spaghetti dubbed this “passionate crazy,” not “crazy-crazy” which is far freakier than my imagination can ever go. I was [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEIL YOUNG, FOO FIGHTERS, BLACK KEYS TO PLAY FREE CENTRAL PARK SHOW

A benefit concert to fight global poverty is scheduled for September 29 on the Great Lawn in Central Park. The free concert will feature Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Foo Fighters, the Black Keys and K’naan. But to get [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HUDSON SEWAGE, CAB HITS GIRLS, FOOD EMPORIUM FACES FORECLOSURE

August 10, 2012 Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, High of 80 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE SEEK MAN IN ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING OF GIRL

Police are looking for the man in the above sketch who they say tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl on 61st Street and Amsterdam Avenue around 4:45 p.m. on July 31. The man tried to grab the girl, but she [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BIKE-RACING DANGER, $95 MILLION APARTMENT, HAVE YOU SEEN THE GOOGLE TRICYCLE?

August 9, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 86 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

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