BIKERS ATTACK SUV DRIVER ON WEST SIDE HIGHWAY AFTER CRASH; VIDEO CAPTURES VIOLENCE

A large pack of bikers surrounded an SUV on Sunday and eventually beat and slashed the driver, whose wife and daughter were also in the car, according to reports citing NYPD and a video of the incident. The disturbing video, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THIS WEEK AT JUILLIARD: JAZZ, FLUTISTS, AND A VIOLIN COMPETITION (SPONSORED)

Juilliard will host another packed week of free events on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: A FRUITFUL BIOBLITZ, TEARS FOR ‘AN UPPER WEST SIDE GIRL’, AND MORE

Check out some stories written about the neighborhood in other news outlets in the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: BARRY KLODA

Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the eighth installment in our Portrait of a Neighbor series. Portrait of Barry Kloda Where were you born? [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN SHOT AT DOUGLASS HOUSES SATURDAY NIGHT

A 29-year-old man was shot in the torso at the Douglass Houses at around 10:41 p.m. on Saturday night, and taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition, the NYPD told us. The shooting occurred outside 840 Columbus Avenue, one [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: SOME RESTAURANTS HAVE DOUBLE IDENTITIES

Editor's Note: Below, Stan Solomon takes a look at DBA's, the names that restaurants use that often differ from their legal names. And at the bottom, there's a … Read the rest of this entry >>

FINALLY, THE UWS GETS ITS CRONUT SPINOFF

We had been waiting for months to see if an Upper West Side bakery would catch onto the Cronut craze that has compelled people to wait in line for two hours to get into one West Village bakery. And now [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FARMER’S MARKET TO MOVE FROM TUCKER SQUARE TEMPORARILY

The farmer’s market in Tucker Square on 66th street off of Broadway will move two blocks south to Dante Park starting next week. The greenmarket is open on Thursdays and Saturdays. This is from the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District: [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHEN DOGS TAKE OVER CENTRAL PARK

Before 9 a.m. dogs are free to run without leashes in Central Park. Last week, Fred Balboni took some shots of his dogs Ralph and Stella enjoying the sprinklers in the park around 70th street. Below, check out the scene [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TRUCK FLIPS ON WEST END, SPILLING DIRT AND BLOCKING TRAFFIC

Photo by Scott Murphy. A truck on 60th street and West End Avenue on Thursday morning became so unbalanced that it flipped onto its side, spilling dirt all over the sidewalk until it piled up against the door of a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW BUILDING ON AMSTERDAM MAKES A STATEMENT; BUT WHAT STATEMENT?

Looking at the rendering for the new building on 68th street and Amsterdam Avenue, I thought "Gee, I wonder if Upper … Read the rest of this entry >>

PS 199 NAMED AS ONE OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY

PS 199 on West 70th street was named as one of 286 “Blue Ribbon Schools” this week by the U.S. Department of Education, meaning it stood out as one of the top academic institutions in the country. It was the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

YARD SALE THIS WEEKEND IS A BARGAIN-HUNTER’S DELIGHT

This Saturday, stop by and check out a yard sale that’s developed quite a reputation in the neighborhood. Caitlin Hawke sent the following description: On Saturday, the West 104th Street Block Association rolls out its 24th Annual Yard Sale.  And [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD IN RIVERSIDE PARK

A 30-year-old man was arrested for sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl in a bathroom stall in Riverside Park on Tuesday afternoon around 5:14 p.m., an NYPD spokesman tol … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAVE YOU NOTICED THE UPGRADE TO OUR EVENTS PAGE?

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For months, West Side Rag’s events page (“This Week’s Events” on the right hand side of the page) was put together in slapdash fashion, with events posted the day before they occurred or even that very morning. We heard from [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PATISERRIE SET TO REPLACE BIG NICK’S

Big Nick, meet Big Croissant. Big Nick's Burger and Pizza Joint will be replaced by a pastry shop, according to a consultant for the Hotel Belleclaire who presented … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN KILLED BY TRAIN AT 72ND STREET STATION

A man jumped onto the subway tracks and was hit by a 1 train Tuesday night around 9 p.m., police told us. The police did not have his age. Service on the 1, 2 and 3 lines was suspended but [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TUESDAY: MEETING TO DISCUSS BIG CHANGES TO UWS AVENUES, AND 96TH STREET

A community board transportation committee meeting on Tuesday night will address a hot-button issue: how should the Upper West Side change its major avenues to make them safer? The discussion is not specifically about bike lanes, but its likely to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK OPENS NEW TOTS PLAYGROUND, AND IT’S A LOT BIGGER

The Tots Playground, a small playground in Central Park around 67th street, has been rebuilt in a completely new circular format. The new playground is the first to be completed in a $40 million restoration project undertaken by the Central [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

OREN’S DAILY ROAST OPENS WITH DRINKS, FOOD AND EQUIPMENT

Oren’s Daily Roast opened a little over a week ago in the former home of L’Occitane on Broadway between 83rd and 84th street, selling coffee, pastries and coffee equipment. “Oren’s was established in 1986, and quickly developed a devoted following [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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