TWO EXHIBITIONS TO CHECK OUT BEFORE THEY CLOSE: MARSH PAINTINGS AND AIDS RETROSPECTIVE

By Nancy Novick Looking for something different to do as summer draws to a close? The New-York Historical Society at 77th and Central Park West is home to two noteworthy exhibits for just a short time longer. Swing Time: Reginald [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

7-ELEVEN ON 93RD CLOSES SUDDENLY

The invasion of 7-Eleven into New York reversed course this week when a branch of the convenience store chain on 93rd street and Amsterdam Avenue closed suddenly and without explanation. Notes on the doors directed 7-Eleven fans to the company’s [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOCIAL HOUSE REVEALS A MEATY MENU

Liverwurst anyone? Social House, the new eatery on Amsterdam and 82nd street that replaced the Amsterdam Diner, just opened and the menu posted outside indicates that carnivores are likely to be satisfied. It’s clearly more upscale than a diner, but [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP DETAILS LEGAL COMPLAINT AGAINST HOMELESS SHELTER

Nonprofit group Neighborhood in the Nineties said in a state court filing this week that the city is breaking its charter and blighting the neighborhood by putting in a 400-bed homeless shelter on West 95th street against the community’s wishes. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A RARE NEW DEVELOPMENT ON WEST END AVENUE STARTS SELLING APARTMENTS

Much of West End Avenue between 70th and 109th streets is now part of a historic district, and the parts that aren’t yet in the district will likely be landmarked within the next couple of years. But one new project [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A LOCAL SHELTER THAT HELPS FILL A GAPING NEED

We’ve spent a lot of time on this site pointing out problems with the city’s homelessness policies, and the homeless shelters on 95th street in particular. But it’s also important to note that other shelters have been embraced by Upper [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOTEL GETS A ROARING 20’S MAKEOVER, A NEW BAR AND A GLOWING SIGN

The On the Ave hotel on 77th street and Broadway has gotten an upgrade and is rebranding itself as a “Roaring 20’s” themed hotel, with an imported French elevator from the 1920’s, an original fireplace, and a hotel bar that [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: HEROIC EMPLOYEE STOPS GUNMAN, BAG CHARGES AND BABY BIKINIS

Below, we've compiled some stories published about the neighborhood in other media outlets over the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANOTHER LEGEND FALLS: CHINESE RESTAURANT CLOSED ON EVIDENCE OF RATS, ROACHES

When Legend, a popular Chinese restaurant that started in Chelsea, opened its first location on the Upper West Side last year, we boldly declared that it was part of the Second Great Age of Upper West Side Chinese Food. The [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HEPATITIS VACCINE LINE STRETCHES AROUND THE BLOCK AFTER WESTSIDE MARKET SICKNESS

People who ate cut fruit at the Westside Market on Broadway and 97th street, where a worker was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis A, aren’t messing around. They are clearly listening to the city Health department’s recommendation that anyone who bought [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER A ROUGH YEAR, CHINA FUN CLOSES

China Fun, a Chinese restaurant on Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd streets, closed its doors this week, months after a fire forced it to close tempora … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: WESTSIDE MARKET CUSTOMERS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO HEPATITIS A

The city Health Department is warning customers of Westside Market on Broadway between 97th and 98th streets that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. A food handler at the store has contracted the disease and anyone who ate [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCALS STILL WAKING UP TO THE SWEET SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION, ALL DAY EVERY DAY

Michele Wucker started hearing construction trucks pulling up to the site across from her apartment on 94th street shortly after 6 a.m. last week. It was the latest intrusion in what she says has been an almost nonstop racket for [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE CENTRAL PARK FILM FEST STARTS THURSDAY

Central Park is once again holding its summer film festival on the lawn between Sheep Meadow and 72nd street cross drive starting on Thursday, and this year viewers got to choose all of the films. So, if you don’t like [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOW WEST SIDE RAG’S ‘POOR DOOR’ STORY WENT NATIONAL, THEN INTERNATIONAL

Well, whaddya know. A week ago, West Side Rag broke a story about Extell’s new building at 40 Riverside Boulevard, whose affordable apartments could be in a separate segment from its luxury ones. We ran it along with a somewhat [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: WINNING THE RAT FIGHT, A PHALLIC ART COLLECTOR, AND MORE

Come with us, and let's peruse some of the stories written about the neighborhood in other media outlets in the past week. Let's just say there has been quite a bit of "news of the we … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE GRIPES: HELICOPTERS, DOG POO, BICYCLISTS VS. DOG-WALKERS, MORE

We often receive emails about quality of life complaints that people have about the neighborhood, and we thought we'd list some of them to see if others are having the same problems. "Gripes" may sound … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONTROVERSIAL PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IDEA MOVES FORWARD

The city's quest to build market-rate apartment towers on public housing land -- including three possible new buildings at the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side -- moved forward on Friday. The New York City Housing Authority rel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PEOPLE FLOCK TO ‘LOVE’S LABOUR LOST’ DESPITE MIXED REVIEWS

Shakespeare in the Park’s latest show Love’s Labour Lost remains a very hot ticket, as evidenced by the line stretching almost to the Reservoir this morning at 9 a.m. The play is a musical that modernizes Shakespeare’s play about four [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A FIRST LOOK AT WOODY ALLEN’S UPCOMING MOVIE, PARTIALLY SHOT ON THE UWS

Woody Allen stars in a movieĀ  called Fading Gigolo that will premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival. Parts of the movie were shot at Westsider Books on Broadway and 80th street. Woody Allen fans have been waiting for [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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