WANT TRAFFIC TO SLOW DOWN ON YOUR STREET? APPLY FOR A ‘SLOW ZONE’

The city is taking applications for “neighborhood slow zones,” which are sections of a neighborhood where the speed limit will be reduced to 20 mph from 30 mph at the community’s request. Applications are due by May 31. The zones [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE MOVIEHOUSE REVEALS MENU, FROM BRUNCH TO BOOZE

The Alamo Drafthouse is just starting to get the permits necessary to build a new movie theater at 2626 Broadway between 99th and 100th street. But they’ve already revealed their new menu, and it’s filled with a wide array of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT NEWS AND NOTES: BEACON BAR, KEFI, BIRCH COFFEE, CHINA FUN, RIVERSIDE LIQUOR

A new bar named the Beacon Bar is opening in between the Hotel Beacon and the Beacon Theater on Broadway between 74th and 75th streets. An employee at the hotel sa … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOWZER: IT’S FREE MACARON AND ITALIAN ICE DAY!

It’s Macaron Day, and however you feel about that, know this: stores are giving away free macarons! Among the stores is Epicerie Boulud on Broadway between 63rd and 64th streets. Thanks to Gothamist for the tip. Now go enjoy a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LANDLORD HANGS ‘FOR RENT’ SIGN AT RITE AID ON 70TH

Another day, another ominous sign for a Lincoln Square store catering to middle class people. The Rite Aid at 210 West 70th street on Amsterdam Avenue now has a “for rent” sign on it. Upper West Sider Michael Vooss took [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RETAIL OPENINGS, RENOVATIONS, AND RELOCATIONS: BIKES, CLOTHES AND SHADES

The Barney's Co-op on 76th street and Broadway is about to morph into a more upscale women-only shop, and drop the co-op from its name. More designer clothes … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOOD EMPORIUM ON BROADWAY TO CLOSE IN MAY

The massive Food Emporium on the northeast corner of 68th street and Broadway is planning to close in early May. It’s a sudden end for a store that has been a stable presence in the neighborhood for well over a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PETITION LAUNCHED TO STOP LUXURY DEVELOPMENTS AT HOUSING PROJECT

A movement to stop the New York City Housing Authority from unilaterally adding new market-rate housing developments on public housing land on the Upper West Side is picking up steam, as a new petition has been launched asking the city [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: DOG-FIGHT BECOMES HUMAN FIGHT, BIG BET ON RENT-STABILIZED APARTMENTS, & MORE

People fight tooth-and-nail to live on the Upper West Side. Sometimes they fight tooth and nail over their dogs too. That and other news from the past week is in our bulletin this … Read the rest of this entry >>

BLOOMINGDALE: AN OLD NAME RESURFACES, BUT WILL IT STICK?

By Marjorie Cohen The members of a local history group think that the name of the area from 96th street to 110th, from the river to the park, should be known as Bloomingdale. They want to differentiate this piece of the island from the rest of the Upper West Side, to give the area its own name to evoke its unique past. The first step i … Read the rest of this entry >>

MULTIPLE CENTRAL PARK PLAYGROUNDS CLOSED DURING PARADE

Central Park closed down multiple playgrounds late Saturday morning during the St. Patrick’s Day parade, because on previous St. Patrick’s Days people have left the playgrounds strewn with broken glass, a parks employee told us. He was in the process [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHOOTING REPORTED AT AMSTERDAM HOUSES

A man was shot in the leg at a playground in the Amsterdam Houses project around 63rd street late Friday night. The circumstances behind the shooting were unclear, but the Daily News reported that witnesses saw the man fall after [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO GORGEOUS PRE-WAR APARTMENTS FOR RENT; DEALS AVAILABLE NOW! (SPONSORED)

Two apartments just hit the market on the West side, and they're filled with exposed brick and other charming details. Check them out b … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERTZ GARAGE ON 77TH COULD BECOME APARTMENT TOWER

A parcel of land at 206-210 West 77th street that now holds a Hertz garage and rental office is being sold, and brokers expect it will eventually become a new apartment tower that could rise as high as 185 feet. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST SIDE RAG MEETUP SUNDAY: COFFEE’S ON US

Hi Upper West Siders. We’re looking for people interested in writing, taking pictures, or otherwise helping out with the Rag. If you’re interested, or just want to have a cup of coffee and chat about the neighborhood, we’ll be at [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE PARK HOSTS CLEAN-UP DAY SATURDAY

The Riverside Park Conservancy plans to will do some spring cleaning on Saturday, and it needs your … Read the rest of this entry >>

NUMEROUS RESTAURANTS APPLY TO OPEN NEW SIDEWALK CAFES

Six local restaurants have applied for permits to open new sidewalk cafes. That means you have lots of new places to grab a bite outside, but also lots of sidewalks that will get more crowded i … Read the rest of this entry >>

ARTIE’S DELI FORCED TO CLOSE FOR 2 DAYS; OWNER IS LIVID (UPDATED)

Artie’s Delicatessen on 83rd and Broadway was closed down by the city for two days this week. The restaurant was forced to¬† close by the Department of Consumer Affairs because it paid its franchise fee a couple of weeks late, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOUSING PROJECT RESIDENTS PUSH BACK AGAINST PLAN TO INSTALL PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS; NYCHA ISSUING ULTIMATUMS?

Residents of the Frederick Douglass Houses and neighboring buildings came out in force on Monday night to learn about a plan to lease land in the housing project to private developers interested in building market-rate apartments. The three buildings built [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RENTS FALLING IN UWS BUILDINGS WITHOUT DOORMEN: REPORT

In February, rental rates at one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms in Upper West Side buildings without doormen fell, according to a report put out by real estate firm MNS. Listings for one bedrooms without doormen were 10.3% less expensive on a month-over-month [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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