CITY GETS STRICT WITH DELIVERY BICYCLISTS; IS IT WORKING?

After an education campaign on the Upper West Side last year, the Department of Transportation is set to begin enforcing rules for delivery bicyclists this month. The crackdown comes after years of complaints that delivery bicyclists — many of whom [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDERS HELPED KIDS HIT HARD BY HURRICANE SANDY

Upper West Siders were particularly generous this year to children impacted by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island. Stationery & Toy Store at 125 West 72nd Street, whose owners sustained major damage to their Staten Island home and warehouses because of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TINY APARTMENTS UNVEILED; 2 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TO CLOSE AS 1 IS SAVED

January 23, 2013 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 22 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

REVIEWS: THE ART OF SPIEGELMAN AND CABARET-BERLIN AT THE NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

By Nancy Novick The Art of Spiegelman Early in the documentary about his work, artist Art Spiegelman lets us know that he isn’t very productive when he’s feeling good, for example, when he’s just had sex. Disaster is his self- [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE POO BUDDHA OF 98TH STREET: PILES OF DOG CRAP INSPIRE A CREATIVE CAMPAIGN

Few things get Upper West Siders as upset as the dog poo that discourteous canine owners leave on the sidewalk. Stepping in the crap can ruin your entire day and inspire all sorts of revenge fantasies (involving poo). But one [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BIG NICK LAUNCHES KIDS EAT FREE PROMOTION AS NICK DECLINES A ‘SAVE BIG NICK’S’ CAMPAIGN

Save Big Nick’s! We’ve heard those words again and again in the past couple of weeks since we reported that the 50-year-old neighborhood staple Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint on 77th and Broadway is likely to close. Owner Nick [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: THE GRACE TABERNACLE CHURCH OF LUXURY REAL ESTATE, HELPING ‘CANNERS’

January 22, 2013 Weather: Partly Cloudy/Wind, High of 23 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

COULD SHAKE SHACK REPLACE OLLIE’S NOODLES ON 67TH?

A juicy rumor started this morning after the Post said Shake Shack owner Danny Meyer has been sniffing around the location of the Ollie’s Noodles on 67th and Broadway that closed after a fire late least year. Meyer is just [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

IS THIS THE WORST PARKING JOB IN RECORDED HISTORY?

Sachin sent us the following pictures of a sedan “parked” on 73rd Street for at least a full day and night with a lock on the steering wheel and a ticket on the windshield. Was the person intent on making [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIVE EVENTS FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Upper West Siders have quite a few ways to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. … Read the rest of this entry >>

ABSOLUTE BAGELS SHUTTERED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: MICE, FLIES, ROACHES CITED

Absolute Bagels, the bagel spot at 108th and Broadway considered by many to be the best on the Upper West Side, was shut down by the health department this week, and it’s been doing a pretty good job hiding it. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS RESTAURANT NEWS AND NOTES: THE SMITH, SAY CHEESE, ELLINGTON INN, AMIGOS

Upper West Side restaurants are expanding their menus and a new spot is close to opening. The Smith, the new restaurant on 64th and Broadway (pictured above), will open for breakfast for the first time on Monday at 7:30 a.m. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SAIGON GRILL CLOSED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT; EVIDENCE OF ROACHES, FLIES, AND MICE

Saigon Grill, the Vietnamese restaurant on 90th and Amsterdam, was shuttered by the health department and will be closed until Tuesday. An inspector found all sorts of nasty critters creeping around during an inspection on Wednesday and closed the place [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LINCOLN SQUARE SYNAGOGUE GETS SUPERSIZED; OLD SPOT WILL BECOME A MASSIVE APARTMENT TOWER

The new four-story Lincoln Square Synagogue on 68th Street and Amsterdam Avenue is complete, replacing the squat spaceship-looking synagogue down the block. The new synagogue cost $50 million, with $20 million coming from an anonymous donor and $20 million more [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A RAVENOUS NIGHT AT CASA POMONA, ABSINTHE ON THE UWS

January 18, 2013 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 32 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW TD BANK’S BIG GLOWING SIGNS LITERALLY KEEP PEOPLE UP AT NIGHT

Upper West Siders complain a lot about banks, because frankly we have a ton of them here. People say the banks strip character from the neighborhood, and their well-lit but empty spaces are dead at night, leaving holes in the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: REAL ESTATE INTRIGUE, POLITICAL HERESY AT WHOLE FOODS?

January 17, 2013 Weather: Cloudy, High of 41 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

SENIOR CENTER COULD BE FORCED TO CLOSE AFTER CITY CUTS OFF FUNDING

By Shannon Ayala A senior center at 120 West 76th Street called Club 76 could close within months after the city decided not to fund it anymore. “As of June we’re dead,” said Stu Lahn, a volunteer with Friends of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS: ‘SHAKESPEARE IN A BAR’ AND PETER YARROW

Nicholas Cimato, the general manager and talent booker for The Underground on 107th Street, was in a car accident on Christmas Day that killed his brother and left him in critical condition. The Hudson Warehouse theater group and The Underground [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BIG RED COLUMBUS AVENUE BUILDING SELLS, EXAMINING A LACK OF SCHOOL DIVERSITY

January 16, 2013 Weather: Rain, High of 38 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

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