2012: BIGGEST UPPER WEST SIDE STORIES OF THE YEAR

What will you remember about 2012 (other than the song “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, which never seemed to stop playing)? Luckily, you don’t have to wrack your mind for the answer, because we’ve got a list of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TEACHER PULLED FOR CHEATING, RENTS SLIPPING, JOIN COMMUNITY BOARD

December 31, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 36 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOMAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER FIRE AT THE NARRAGANSETT SRO

A fire at the Narragansett Hotel, an SRO on 93rd Street and Broadway, left one woman in critical condition early Sunday morning, according to the … Read the rest of this entry >>

REMEMBERING LENORE NORMAN, AN ADVOCATE FOR THE UPPER WEST SIDE AND THE CITY

By Mark Diller The historic preservation movement, the Upper West Side, and indeed the City of New York, lost a determined and gracious leader with the passing on December 21st of Lenore Norman. Lenore’s professional career was remarkable and inspiring. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN PUSHED IN FRONT OF TRAIN HAD JUST OPENED AN UPPER WEST SIDE STORE

Queens resident Sunando Sen was pushed in front of a 7 train and killed on Thursday night in Sunnyside. Sen had opened Amsterdam Copy & Graphics at 908 Amsterdam Avenue (between 104th and 105th) earlier this year. The shop sold [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: ANOTHER UWS RENTAL BUILDING SELLS, PARENTS TRY TO SAVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

December 28, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 36 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOUR UNIQUE WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Unless a friend is throwing a party, making New Year's Eve plans tends to be a nightmare. What the hell are you going to do this year? You have no idea! Here are four ideas that might spark your inte … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE, MURDER RATE HITS NEW LOW

December 27, 2012 Weather: Few Showers, High of 39 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

IS THIS WOODY ALLEN’S TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE UPPER WEST SIDE?

Aside from one movie, Woody Allen has forsaken New York for nearly a decade, preferring to make movies in places like London and Spain. Who can blame him? (We can!) But Woody recently came back. It wasn't for o … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: KOREAN RESTAURANT SHUTTERED, NEW HOTEL GETTING OLD DECOR

December 26, 2012 Weather: Rain, Snow Showers, Wind, High of 37 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE JOY OF NEW YORK’S HOLIDAY WINDOWS: A GALLERY

Department store windows in midtown become over-the-top art shows during the holidays, and are some of New York's most beloved attractions. One blogger de … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BIRD COUNT, CHRISTMAS EVE MUSINGS, FIRE ON 84TH

December 24, 2012 Weather: Cloudy, High of 39 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND MAYHEM: CAR EXPLODES IN FLAMES ON WEST SIDE HIGHWAY, SUBWAY CAR DERAILS

There was quite a bit of mayhem on the Upper West Side over the last few … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW TURKISH CAFE AND MEXICAN RESTAURANT OPEN

Simit & Smith, a small cafe, just opened at 124 West 72nd Street on Thursday night, selling simit, the pretzel-like pastries shown above, as well as coffee, tea and sandwiches. Simit comes in various flavors: original with sesame, whole wheat [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NADLER CALLS NRA ARMED SCHOOL GUARD PLAN ‘LUDICROUS AND INSULTING’

Congressman Jerry Nadler continued to bash the NRA in the wake of the shootings in Newton, Conn. The NRA today proposed sending armed guards to  schools throughout the country to stop future shootings. Here’s Nadler’s response: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: EXPENSIVE TYPOS, DEPARTED AMBASSADORS AND ‘TRASH TREES’

December 21, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy/Windy, High of 48 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER BIG PURCHASES, LANDLORDS COULD TURN UWS RENTALS INTO CONDOS

With the high demand for pre-war condo and co-op apartments on the Upper West Side, real estate companies are always trying to buy rental properties that can be turned into co-op or condo apartments and sold at a nice premium. Owners of the Apthorp … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: DOORMEN RALLY, FARE HIKE, VERDI SQUARE HISTORY

December 20, 2012 Weather: Cloudy, High of 42 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

DETAILS EMERGE ABOUT MASSIVE TOWER RISING ON 61ST STREET: PRIVATE WINE BAR, HOT TUB, DOG GROOMING

As we first reported a couple of weeks ago, the first building in the massive Riverside Center development on Riverside Boulevard has broken ground. Now the developer has released a slew of details about the property on 61st Street, whose [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BAD TIDINGS OVER CHRISTMAS TREES, CHAIN STORES PROLIFERATE

December 19, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny with Wind, High of 46 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

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