WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: REAL ESTATE, LAWSUITS, A VERY PRICEY FINGER-PAINTING

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GEE, I WONDER WHY WE HAVE A RAT INFESTATION?

This weekend, the city took away garbage cans around West 72nd street and Columbus, just as tens of thousands of people flocked to the area to watch a concert in Central Park on Saturday and the triathlon on Sunday. The [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MONDAY: PHILHARMONIC TO PLAY CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK WITH FIREWORKS

One of the great Central Park traditions is back. The New York Philharmonic will play a concert on Central Park’s Great Lawn on Monday night at 8  followed by fireworks. Led by Alan Gilbert, the philharmonic will play Dvorak’s cello [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AMC LOEWS ON 84TH STREET IS NOW THE CITY’S HOTTEST ‘MAKE OUT’ MOVIE THEATER

There is a new hotspot for heavy petting on the Upper West Side. The AMC Loews movie theater on 84th street and Broadway was recently renovated. Among the new amenities are cushy reclining seats, that have already been drawing couples [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

GREENFLEA MARKET CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST

The Greenflea market, which is held in the playground on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th streets on Sundays, will be closed until August 4, because of construction in the playground. Say the organizers: “Due to a renovation project at [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MANHOLE EXPLOSIONS CAUSE POWER OUTAGES ON 72ND

Four manholes exploded on Wednesday night on 72nd street near Riverside Drive, with at least one witness claiming she saw flames leap out. The explosions caused power outages to several buildings in the area, according to NBC News.  A Con [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RITE AID ON AMSTERDAM COULD BE PUSHED OUT SOON

The landlord of the Rite Aid on Amsterdam Avenue between 69th and 70th street appears to want the drug store out of the space — and fast. The asking rent on the space was decreased from $175 to $130 per [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘MOVIES UNDER THE STARS’ RETURNS AT PIER 1 STARTING THIS WEEK

Riverside Park will once again host Movies Under the Stars, its outdoor movie series on Pier 1 at 70th street. The series kicks off on Wednesday night starting around 8:30 p.m. with the showing of Gold Diggers of 1933. Here’s [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CORVO BIANCO FINALLY SET TO OPEN WITH HOTSHOT CHEF; CHECK OUT THE MENU

Corvo Bianco, the Italian restaurant taking over the former home of Calle Ocho on Columbus Avenue and 81st street, is set to open its doors to the public next Monday, July 15. The opening is already generating quite a bit [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PLAYGROUND BATTLE ON 89TH GETS NASTY; ANOTHER VOTE TUESDAY NIGHT

Community board 7 will meet on Tuesday night to decide the fate of a playground on West 89th street between Amsterdam and Columbus. Some parents want the city to pave over Playground 89 because its bumpy stones are tripping their [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ORCHESTRA PERFORMING ANNUAL CONCERT AT NAUMBERG BANDSHELL TUESDAY

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert on Tuesday night at 7:30 at the Naumberg Bandshell in the middle of Central Park around 72nd street. The concert, which is part of a series that’s been going on for [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT NEWS & NOTES: ARTEPASTA, JOANNE TRATTORIA, FAMIGLIA, SUSHI YASAKA, CHIPOTLE, MORE

There's quite a bit of recent news about Upper West Side restaurants to whet your appe … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORE THAN HALF OF CENTRAL PARK WILL BE CAR-FREE THIS SUMMER

The city is blocking cars from driving on the loop road North of 72nd street starting today through the end of the summer. Before the change, cars could drive on the West Drive from 8 to 10 a.m., and on [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: A COLD WINNEBAGO, AN ODDLY-SHAPED APARTMENT, POLITICS AND MORE

A writer in a cold Winnebago, a campaign to raise money for a sick child, and some political twists highlight our news bulletin this … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT TWO NEW OUTDOOR THEATER PRODUCTIONS

Two outdoor theater productions are just starting up, and both are free to the public. One performance is a series of three short Bertolt Brecht plays, performed by the Elephant Run District company at the southeast corner of the Great [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOOK OUT! FREE BREAKING BAD MARATHON COMING TO FILM SOCIETY

Better call Saul! Heisenberg and the rest of the gang are coming to the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a Breaking Bad marathon at the end of this month. The first five seasons of the AMC television show will [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOW TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY IN AND AROUND THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Happy Fourth everyone! We have the good fortune of seeing another fireworks show over the Hudson River this year, and it could be the last for awhile if some of those Brooklyn politicians have their way and the show gets [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ACTRESS FIGHTS OFF ATTEMPTED RAPIST IN CENTRAL PARK NEAR 64TH: POLICE

A 30-year-old woman fought off a man who she said attempted to rape her in Central Park around 64th street early on Tuesday morning. Police released minimal official details about the crime. The Daily News and DNAinfo say the woman, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREAKING: COMPTROLLER REJECTS 95TH STREET HOMELESS SHELTER CONTRACT

Comptroller John Liu rejected a contract between the city and the Aguila corporation for a controversial homeless shelter on West 95th street, Liu’s office just told us. It’s a very big win for opponents of the shelter. Aguila and the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RETAIL OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: CUTTING-EDGE RADIO SHACK, MAJE, LAILA ROWE, BÖC, KATE SPADE

There's been some hot news in the world of Upper West Side electronics, clothes and accesso … Read the rest of this entry >>

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