SCHOOLS CLOSED ON MONDAY; TUESDAY CLOSURE POSSIBLE

The mayor announced this morning that schools will be closed on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy, but the city has not yet decided on whether they will reopen Tuesday. The city has announced a mandatory evacuation for Zone A, which [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MTA SUBWAY AND BUS SERVICE TO SHUT DOWN STARTING AT 7 P.M. SUNDAY; COULD BE CLOSED FOR DAYS

Governor Cuomo has decided to shut down MTA subway, bus and commuter train service starting at 7 p.m. as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Subways will start shutting down at 7, and buses will start shutting down at 9. Service could be [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: ALL PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, GREENMARKETS TO CLOSE AT 5 P.M. SUNDAY AS HURRICANE SANDY APPROACHES

The city is closing every park, greenmarket, playground and beach in New York on Sunday at 5 p.m. in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit Sunday night. All activities scheduled after 2 have been cancelled. Among the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHEN CONFRONTED WITH UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY

Last night’s tragedy is palpable today on the streets. Upper West Siders are walking around in a daze. I’ve heard from numerous people who say they are “paralyzed” by the news that two children were killed last night in their [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SANDY, FOOD TRUCK TERRORISM

October 26, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 66 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO CHILDREN STABBED TO DEATH ON 75TH STREET; NANNY IN CUSTODY (UPDATED)

A 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl were stabbed to death at the La Rochelle on 75th Street and Columbus Avenue today and their nanny was arrested for the crime. Their mother found the children dead in the bathtub when [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

21 UPPER WEST SIDE HALLOWEEN EVENTS 2012

The neighborhood will be brimming with Halloween events in the next week. Check out what's in … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: UWS BARNES & NOBLE WAS HIT IN CREDIT CARD SWIPE SCAM; ACCOUNT AND PIN NUMBERS AT RISK

Hackers planted bugs in a credit card reader at the Barnes & Noble on 82nd Street and Broadway, along with 62 other Barnes & Noble stores around the country, potentially stealing customers’ card and pin number data. “We have detected [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BIG CENTRAL PARK LOOP ROAD CHANGES BEGIN, ‘SWEATSHOP’ RESTAURANTS PROTESTED

October 25, 2012 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, High of 62 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE PARK RAPE REPORT ‘WASN’T CREDIBLE’; POLICE DROPPED CASE

A 19-year-old woman who said she was raped last month in Riverside Park around 95th Street “wasn’t credible,” said Deputy Inspector Nancy Barry, the commander of the 24th Precinct, at a community meeting on Wednesday night. The NYPD’s Special Victims [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEMONS IN THE CHURCH: ST. JOHN’S FAMOUS HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA RETURNS

It’s rare for a church to allow demons into the sanctuary. But the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is no ordinary church. And this Friday it will once again treat visitors to its annual Halloween extravaganza, when it turns [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TOWN HALL, RECYCLING, TEST FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS STIFLES PARENTS

October 24, 2012 Weather: Showers, High of 60 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR GIVES $100 MILLION TO CENTRAL PARK

Hedge fund manager and Queens native John Paulson wrote the biggest check ever made to a public park today: $100 million to the Central Park Conservancy. Part of the donation will go to support the park’s endowment, and part will [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SMALL UWS AREA IS LOUDEST IN CITY; HOUSING PROJECT GETS SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

October 23, 2012 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, High of 65 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS OPENINGS AND RUMORS: PIZZA, BAGELS, SHOES, TEA, PINKBERRY

Our inbox has been filling up with news and rumors of openings and closings on the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL LAWSUITS: WOMAN SUES TRADER JOE’S AFTER TUNA CAN HITS HER, MAN SUES ST AGNES FOR ‘SMELLY’ CLAIM

Two octogenarians have filed colorful lawsuits against beloved Upper West Side institutions that constitutional scholars will be poring over centuries from … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: GOLDMAN SACHS’ LOCAL TURNCOAT, MORE SUBWAY CHANGES, FINAL DEBATE PARTY

October 22, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 66 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND SCENES: RENEGADE SKATEBOARDERS, HIGHWAY BICYCLISTS

On a beautiful weekend, Upper West Siders got a glimpse of some scenes we don’t often encounter — hundreds of skateboarders racing down Broadway and a bikeathon on the West Side Highway. Check out some photos below. The skateboarders were [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIGOLETTO PIZZA REOPENS; PLANS TO SELL EMPANADAS, BAKED GOODS TOO

Rigoletto Pizza, a favorite spot for Upper West Side families that was located on 69th Street and Columbus Avenue for about 20 years, shut down a few months ago to make way for El Mitote, a new Mexican restaurant from [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ELIE WIESEL, JOHN TURTURRO TO SPEAK AFTER FORDHAM FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING

Fordham is holding its seventh annual Forum Film Festival through October 25, and this Sunday at 3 p.m. John Turturro and Elie Wiesel will make a special appearance to speak about the film “The Truce,” starring Turturro. “Based on Primo [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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