CHANGES COMING TO DANGEROUS UWS INTERSECTIONS AS CROWD DEMANDS ACTION

By Emily Baer Upper West Siders demanded action on Thursday night to make the blocks around West 96th street and Broadway safer following the de … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO LONG-AWAITED RESTAURANTS MAKING PROGRESS

Launching a restaurant in New York almost always takes longer than the owner initially estimates; two local spots that we've been anticipating for months are finally making progress toward ope … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHOP LOCAL EVEN WHEN IT’S BITTERLY COLD!

A brief reminder from the West Side Rag: support local businesses! Lately we've been hearing from some owners and employees at local stores that business has been slow becaus … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD SAYS PEDESTRIANS AT FAULT IN 20TH PRECINCT CRASHES; PLANS TO ADD SIGNS

The NYPD is casting blame on pedestrians for recent crashes in the 20th precinct, and indicating that the police department will be focusing its safety efforts on educating pedestrians, accordi … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS NANNIES OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE

A photo show called Substitutes on display in SoHo turns the lens on the nannies who take care of children on the Upper West Side. Local photographer Ellen Jacob … Read the rest of this entry >>

R.I.P. PETE SEEGER; WATCH VIDEO OF HIM LEADING UWS PROTEST

The world lost one of its great musicians and activists when Pete Seeger died on Monday at the age of 94. Seeger had several connections to the Upper West Side … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: DISTURBING CRIMES, LOEHMANN’S GOSSIP, APTHORP BLUES AND MORE

This week's bulletin includes stories of disturbing crimes, a perplexing arrest, a woman's lament about Loehmann's, and lots more Upper West Side … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY BEGINS MAKING TRAFFIC SAFETY CHANGES ON 97TH STREET

After three pedestrians were hit and killed in the West 90's within a week of each other, the city has begun to put in place some initial changes to make the area safer. In particular … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANOTHER KOREAN DELI SET TO CLOSE AFTER DECADES

Another Korean deli is getting ready to close after nearly 30 years at the corner of 92nd street and Broadway. The landlord raised the rent for K&S Market a … Read the rest of this entry >>

APPLY NOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY BOARD

Community Board members receive very little fame and adulation, but they're an important of New York City democracy. From deciding how to make the intersec … Read the rest of this entry >>

JUILLIARD’S FOCUS! FESTIVAL PRESENTS SEVERAL EXCITING CONCERTS (SPONSORED)

This year’s FOCUS! festival commemorates the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his c … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOMAN RUNS INTO ICY CENTRAL PARK LAKE WHILE CHASING DOG

A woman chased a dog into the icy lake at the Harlem Meer in Central Park at around 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, witn … Read the rest of this entry >>

WATER GUSHES FROM THE GROUND ON 103RD STREET; POWER SHUT DOWN (UPDATED)

Water gushed out of the ground on 103rd street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive around 10 p.m. on Saturday night, flo … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT NEWS & NOTES: BARNEY GREENGRASS, JACOB’S PICKLES, REDFARM, FAIRWAY, MORE

When it comes to food on the Upper West Side, there's a lot to talk a … Read the rest of this entry >>

HISTORIC BLOCK COULD GET A MODERN TOWNHOUSE

The Landmarks Preservation Commission appears to be okay with a developer building a more modern townhouse on an historic block of the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

8 IDEAS TO MAKE THE 96TH STREET AREA SAFER FOR PEDESTRIANS

Three pedestrians have died this year near West 96th street, and several leaders have talked about changing the stree … Read the rest of this entry >>

DELICIOUS FRIVOLITIES: MORE FRO-YO, MACARONS, AND JUICE COMING

If you're a meat and potatoes kind of person, this post may not appeal to you. The Upper West Side is ge … Read the rest of this entry >>

SNOW GALLERY: POOR LITTLE GEESE, ICE SCULPTURES AND FRIGID HUMANS

Tuesday's snowstorm was lovely, wasn't it? A perfect day to go to your favorite restaurant, order some soup and sit by the window. Here are … Read the rest of this entry >>

FATE OF BURNED CITIBANK STILL UNCLEAR AS DAMAGED BUSINESSES BOUNCE BACK

Questions remain about the fate of a Citibank at 111th street and Broadway following the fire there that started the morning of January 11 and l … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY MADE FAKE SNOW WHILE BLIZZARD APPROACHED

Why pay to make fake snow, when the real thing is on its way? As seen in the photos above and below, snow machines were making artificial … Read the rest of this entry >>

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