CAN BICYCLES AND CARS ‘SHARE’ ON COLUMBUS AVENUE?

We've noticed some early confusion about the protected bike lanes on Columbus Avenue, which are being extended from 110th street to 65th street after init … Read the rest of this entry >>

REMEMBERING BIG NICK’S IN PHOTOS, STORIES, POEMS AND VIDEOS

Big Nick's Burger & Pizza Joint closed on Sunday, July 28 (or to be precise Monday at 4 a.m.) and left about a million memories behind. We've collected a fe … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE MUSIC STOPS AS SASA’S LOUNGE CLOSES

Sasa’s Lounge, a restaurant, bar and music venue on Columbus Avenue between 105th and 106th street, closed its doors on Sunday. Our neighborhood tipster and an employee at the laundromat next door say the spot succumbed because of an all-too-familiar [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO NEW GROUPS AIM TO CONNECT LGBT UPPER WEST SIDERS

Two new groups are aiming to bring together LGBT people on the Upper West Side, a neighborhood that may be politically progressive but isn’t known for having a closely knit LGBT community. “Since there are no bars (OK, One– The [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: BANK ROBBER NABBED, REAL ESTATE BUZZ, A LOEHMANN’S BUSYBODY

We took a week off from the weekly news bulletin, but we couldn't stay away for long. Check out some recent news about crime, shopping, real estate and politics publ … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIP BIG NICK’S BURGER & PIZZA JOINT: 1962-2013

Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint closes forever today. Sunday, July 28, 2013. Mark it down, because someday it could be known as the day the Upper West Side changed forever. The restaurant on 77th and Broadway has been around [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK COULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE THIS

In 1857, the city held a contest for the design of a massive park called Central Park. The winner got $2,000, about enough to afford a month of rent in a studio apartment today. There were 33 en … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK ATTEMPTED RAPIST CLAIMED IT WAS A ‘PRANK’, SAY COPS

Police arrested 21-year-old Saul Alvarez for an attempted rape in Central Park last month, but he pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday. Investigators said that Alvarez told him he was playing a prank late at night on June 28 [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROACH INVASION: THREE LOCAL RESTAURANTS CLOSED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Three Upper West Side restaurants were recently shuttered by the city Department of Health after an invasion of little crit … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE LINCOLN CENTER OUTDOORS FESTIVAL STARTS WEDNESDAY

Starting Wednesday, Lincoln Center will host a free outdoor music and dance festival called Lincoln Center Out of Doors for two and a half weeks. The fes … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW RULES, NEW RAMPS AND A NEW NAME FOR RIVERSIDE SKATEPARK

The skateboarding park in Riverside Park on 108th street recently got a big makeover and is getting a new name to honor Upper West Side skating legend Andy Kessler. City skateboarding enthusiasts have … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER HELPS SAVE SENIOR CENTER AND FUND OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The seniors at Club 76, a center on 76th street run by the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), know how to push the right political but … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE COMES THE COLUMBUS AVENUE BIKE LANE EXTENSION

The Columbus Avenue protected bike lane will soon extend all the way from 110th street to 65th, instead of stopping at 96th and 77th streets. The extension was approved by Community Board 7 in February, and construction got started last [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BLOOMBERG SUES LIU OVER 95TH STREET SHELTER REJECTION

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is upping the ante in the battle over a homeless mega-shelter on 95th street. Bloomberg is suing comptroller John Liu for rejecting the shelter contract earlier this month on what the city says were unfair grounds, and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAN TREAT HOUSE MAKE RICE KRISPIE TREATS THE NEW CUPCAKES?

Watch your ass, cronut. There's a new trendy treat in town, if the owners of the new Treat House (452 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd) have any … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT OPENINGS: BARLEY & GRAIN, YOGURTLAND, BURKE & WILLS, CASA POMONA

A few restaurants are opening soon in locations that were recently vacated, and another spot is set to reopen after a long clo … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE NINETIES SUES CITY OVER 95TH STREET HOMELESS SHELTER

Neighborhood in the Nineties, a nonprofit organization representing residents, building owners and local businesses in the West 90's, has filed … Read the rest of this entry >>

OWNERS WANT TO BUILD LUXURY PENTHOUSES ON TOP OF THE HISTORIC APTHORP

The owners of the Apthorp, the historic building on 79th street and Broadway, want to build four penthouse apartments on top of the building. The 12-story building was constructed in 1908, and it’s had lots of famous residents, including Al [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BLOOMINGDALE LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL LATE AUGUST

The installation of new windows will force the closure of Bloomingdale Library branch on 100th street between Amsterdam and Columbus starting today through August 26. The branch released the following information on its website: “For the duration of the construction [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELP US HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHO TO VOTE FOR

As we've said before, this is a very big year for city politics, and not just because of the perversions of some of the candid … Read the rest of this entry >>

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