RETAIL OPENINGS: FRANCESCA’S, BRA BAR, RITUALS, DR. GARY TRACY

Alert, Upper West Side shoppers! Here are some recent and upcoming openings in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

REDFARM POSTS JOBS NOTICE, EXPECTS SEPTEMBER OPENING

RedFarm, the Chinese restaurant moving into Fatty Crab's old spot on Broadway between 77th and 78th, is getting closer to opening, and they'r … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW BARLEY & GRAIN WILL PLY YOU WITH WHISKEY AND COMFORT FOOD

A new restaurant and bar called Barley & Grain just opened on 80th street and Amsterdam, and people keep asking us “what is that place?” (Also, one person pointed out that barley is a grain, so the name is slightly [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW UWS DEVELOPMENT COULD HAVE SEPARATE ENTRANCE FOR POORER PEOPLE

You know that show Downton Abbey? Where the servants have to come and go through separate entrances and bow their heads when they see a noble? Well, there could soon be a version of Downton Abbey right here, on the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: BIG REAL ESTATE DEALS, MUSIC SCHOOL SEX BUST, THE MAYOR OF 71ST STREET

Check out some real estate, crime, arts and other news below from other outlets over the past couple of w … Read the rest of this entry >>

KEFI OWNERS ‘BUILDING A BRAND-NEW RESTAURANT’ AFTER FLOOD

Kefi, the popular Greek eatery on Columbus Avenue between 84th and 85th street, has been closed for almost the entire year because of a busted water pipe. The water pipe broke on January 26, flooding the restaurant’s basement level over [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: EILEEN MARZOLA

Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the sixth installment in our Portrait of a Neighbor series. By Michelle Hill Eileen Marzola, born in Cleveland. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RELIVE THE BAD OLD DAYS WITH ‘NEEDLE PARK’ SCREENING

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening a classic Upper West Side film, The Panic in Needle Park, on Monday night and director Jerry Schatzberg will be there to discuss the film afterward. Needle Park was the nickname of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

INDIAN CAFE CLOSES AFTER 27 YEARS

It’s been a rough month for Upper West Side eateries: Indian Cafe, which opened in 1986, is the latest restaurant to close its doors after Amsterdam Diner and Big Nick’s shut down in the last couple of weeks. Indian Cafe [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

KAYAKING RETURNS THIS WEEKEND AFTER SANDY-DAMAGED DOCK IS REPAIRED

A dock in the Hudson River at 72nd street that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy has been repaired, and the city and Downtown Boathouse are reopening free kayaking to the pubic starting this Sunday. The Riverside Park Conservancy hasn’t listed [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOOTLIGHTS SHOES TO CLOSE, BOYOUNG KIM TO OPEN ON COLUMBUS

Footlights Shoes, a store on the corner of 74th street and Columbus Avenue, is closing down with a liquidation sale. The store, which sold mid-price shoes and had frequent sales, could be replaced by a restaurant — we saw a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FORMER STEAK RESTAURANT BECOMING URGENT MEDICAL OFFICE

Where cooks once tenderized beef, people will soon be sitting around in their underwear waiting for a do … Read the rest of this entry >>

LADYBUGS AND SNAPPY RACCOONS CAUSE A STIR IN CENTRAL PARK

Critters were making news in Central Park this … Read the rest of this entry >>

AMSTERDAM DINER (FORMERLY EJ’S) CLOSES ITS DOORS

Amsterdam Diner, which replaced longtime diner EJ's Luncheonette on 81st street and Amsterdam Avenue, closed its doors for good this … Read the rest of this entry >>

ABANDONED CAR BURSTS INTO FLAMES ON 78TH

An abandoned car burst into flames on 78th street near Columbus Avenue at about 2 a.m. this morning. No on … Read the rest of this entry >>

A RESTAURANT RENAISSANCE IN MANHATTAN VALLEY?

We often get emails that say things like “there is no good food above 96th street.” To which we say “We’ve lived in rural Virginia. You don’t know from bad restaurants.” Thankfully for the food-starved, new restaurants have been sprouting [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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