LORD SAVE US! MONSTER SNAKEHEAD SPOTTED IN CENTRAL PARK, ‘DEVOURS EVERYTHING’

Lock up the women and children! Take the pooch out for one final walk! Run to Trader Joe's and buy all of the frozen pad thai! Because the demonic northern snakehead has allegedly been spotted in Central Park, and it's not happpppy … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT NEWS & NOTES: BIRCH COFFEE, PINKBERRY, TELEPAN, FOOD EMPORIUM, CASA POMONA, MORE

Birch Coffee has been planning to open a new cafe on Columbus Avenue between 96th and 97th streets for months now, but got delayed by “issues…completely out of our control.” Well, those issues have clearly been solved, because Birch began [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE PARK REMOVES TRASH CANS; WANTS PEOPLE TO CARRY GARBAGE OUT

Riverside Park has been taking away garbage cans and asking people to carry their trash out of the park with them, even if that means carrying around their steaming dog poop bags until they leave the park. The movement and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RAISE A FINAL GLASS TO THE EMERALD INN BEFORE THE BIG MOVE

Historic Upper West Side bar The Emerald Inn will be closing this week after 70 years in the same spot on Columbus Avenue between 69th and 70th street. In that bar, … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEWTOWN DAD, JERRY NADLER TO TALK GUN VIOLENCE MONDAY

We just received an update about a forum tonight on gun violence. Mark Barden, the father of one of the children who was slain in Newtown Conn., will be at Stephen Wise synagogue tonight for a forum on gun violence [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT A PACKED WEEK OF EVENTS AT JUILLIARD (SPONSORED)

This week, there's a very full lineup of unique events at Juilliard. Some famous conductors will be here and local groups perform music and dance pieces. Check out the events b … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: TOXIC DEVELOPMENT FIGHT, CALIFORNIA’S BIG LOCAL BUY, AN ILLICIT BED-AND-BREAKFAST?

This week, there was lots of news about development controversies, real estate, and lawsuits in other publications. We read it all so you didn't have to! Check out a summary b … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: PIETER KRAMER

Editor's Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill will interview and paint/draw an Upper West Sider. This is the first in that se … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOST DOG ALERT: MUTT NAMED ‘LUCKY’ IS MISSING

While you’re out gallivanting about today, keep your eyes open for this lost dog. Notice courtesy of Neighborhood in the Nineties. We’ll try to get a photo up too. “LOST DOG: Please look out for a dog that got lost [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS ARCHAEOLOGY: A FORMER CLOTHING STORE PEEKS OUT

This week, an old sign popped out as workers rehabilitated a building at 376 Amsterdam Avenue, between 77th and 78th streets. Rue St. Denis is a funky clothing store that opened on the Upper West Side in 1990, but left [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THIS WEEKEND: CRAFTS ON COLUMBUS FAIR

This weekend, the sidewalk next to the Museum of Natural History from 77th to 81st will be teeming with shoppers and artisans for the Crafts on Columbus fair. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., you can [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FAMOUS CROONER MICHAEL BUBLÉ PERFORMS ‘IMPROMPTU’ UWS SUBWAY PERFORMANCE

Canadian singer Michael BublĂ© performed a song in the subway station at 66th street Thursday morning, had it filmed, and then advertised it as an impromptu event on YouTube. He’s using it to promote his new album, “To Be Loved.” [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROBBERIES, ASSAULTS ON THE RISE IN 24TH PRECINCT

The 24th police precinct, which covers 86th street to 110th from the park to the river, has seen a spike in the number of assaults and robberies as compared to one year ago, according to NYPD stats. In the past [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WI-FI AND CELL SERVICE COMES TO MORE UWS SUBWAY STATIONS; FREE ACCESS FOR NOW

The future is here, whether you like it or not. Wi-fi is now available at every Upper West Side subway station from 96th street south, on both the B, C lines and the 1, 2, and 3 lines, the MTA [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NO CONTRACT, NO PROBLEM FOR CONTROVERSIAL HOMELESS SHELTER

Forget about no-bid contracts, the homeless mega-shelter (400 adults) on West 95th street has no contract at all, and it hasn’t had one for more than two months! The city Department of Homeless Services simply hasn’t submitted a contract to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOOD EMPORIUM NOW A GHOST TOWN

Yikes! That liquidation sale at Food Emporium on 68th and Broadway certainly looks like it was successful. We just received this photo of the aisles at the store, which is set to close on May 4. Kind of eerie, isn’t [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE SCOOTER BURSTS INTO FLAMES IN CENTRAL PARK

A police officer’s scooter burst into flames on Tuesday at around 5 p.m. on the West 86th street transverse road in Central Park, forcing the officer to flee the vehicle, according to Geoffrey Croft of watchdog group NYC Park Advocates. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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NEW RETAIL DEVELOPMENT UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON COLUMBUS AND 92ND; ‘PARTY’ STORE COMING

A new retail strip is being built on Columbus Avenue between 92nd and 93rd street, and the neighborhood is likely to get some new stores in the not-too-distant fu … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE STREET FAIR CALENDAR: FIRST FAIR IS THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend marks the first street fair of the season on the Upper West Side. It stretches from 96th to 106th streets on Broadway. Check out the full list, courtesy of Comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

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