THIS WEEKEND: PHOENIX RISES, EL TALLER CELEBRATES

The weekend ahead is filled with great events, including two we'll highlight b … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIGOLETTO CLOSING AFTER 21 YEARS; NEW RESTAURANT COMING

Rigoletto, a pizza restaurant that thrived for years on Columbus Avenue, but had less success after moving to 72nd street, is closing its doors for good on Su … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONNECTION PROBLEMS: 911 CALLS GO TO JERSEY, VERIZON CUSTOMERS LOSE PHONE SERVICE

Verizon customers have been losing landline and Internet service on the Upper West Side, and say that they're experiencing long delays to get them f … Read the rest of this entry >>

SAL AND CARMINE’S CLOSED BY STATE (UPDATE: IT’S OPEN AGAIN)

Sal and Carmine's, the longtime pizza joint at 102nd and Broadway, was shuttered on Thursday because of nonpayment of taxes according to a notice on the door. … Read the rest of this entry >>

ON LOEHMANN’S LAST DAY EVER, AN EMPTY FEELING

Loehmann's on Broadway between 73rd and 74th streets closed its doors for good on Wednesday, selling its last items of clothing and most of its fixt … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT OPENINGS: ARCO CAFE, MORE ON BUSTAN

Amid the buzz about meatballs and parm sandwiches, several other Upper West Side restaurants are swinging open their d … Read the rest of this entry >>

PUBLIC ADVOCATE SAYS GYM ‘SEGREGATION’ IS ILLEGAL, VOWS ACTION

Politicians took up the cause of rent stabilized tenants on the ground floor of their building on West 97th s … Read the rest of this entry >>

PONCHO: A STRIKINGLY USEFUL WEATHER AND TRANSIT SERVICE FOR NEW YORKERS (SPONSORED)

It sounds audacious to say “this is the only service you’ll need,” but not when you’re talking about Poncho. This personalized weather service takes all the guesswork out of getting ready in the mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

POPULAR ITALIAN SANDWICH SPOT PARM TO MOVE INTO OLD LANSKY’S SPACE

Parm, a sandwich shop developed by some of the hottest chefs in New York, is coming to the old Lansky's space on Columbus Avenue between 70th and 71st str … Read the rest of this entry >>

93RD STREET CLOSED OFF AFTER STRAY ELECTRIC VOLTAGE DETECTED

The block of 93rd street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive was shut down on Monday after Con Ed found "energized objects" near 317 West 93rd street … Read the rest of this entry >>

RENT-STABILIZED TENANTS BARRED FROM BUILDING GYM

The great divide between rent-stabilized and market-rate apartment dwellers is playing out in a tiny gym on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

THIS WEEK ENTER THE CITY OF DREAMS AT JUILLIARD (SPONSORED)

Vienna: City of Dreams and several other free and inexpensive Juilliard programs grace stages this week. Check them out b … Read the rest of this entry >>

BIRD OF PREY DEVOURS PIGEON; HALF THE NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERS TO WATCH

A hawk devoured a pigeon in front of throngs of human onlookers on 72nd street Sunday, flying from tree to tree and stopping brief … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDERS REVEAL THEIR GRIPES…AND WE PICK ‘THE BEST’

The Upper West Side is to griping as the Netherlands is to Olympic speed skating. We are simply the best at it, and we don't even need to wear tight orange speed-skating uniforms to prov … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDER BUILDS TINY SNOWMEN TO CHEER EVERYONE UP

Benjamin Gross set us the video below about his tiny snowman project at 72nd street entrance to Central Park. It's meant "to cheer up all us freezing New Yorkers." … Read the rest of this entry >>

WITNESS: ELDERLY MAN HIT BY CAR ON 96TH STREET

A man was hit by a car on 96th street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue around 7:20 p.m. on Friday night, a witness tells us. We have inc … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD TURNS FOCUS ON SPEEDING AND FAILURE TO YIELD NEAR DEADLY CRASHES

The NYPD appears to be over its jaywalking blitz near the site of three deadly car crashes, and is refocusing efforts on corralling drivers who speed and fail to yie … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT OPENINGS: BUSTAN, THE MEATBALL SHOP, MACARON PARLOUR

Restaurants serving Mediterranean food, pastries and meatballs are the newest additions to the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

AND THE GOLD MEDAL FOR PARALLEL PARKING GOES TO…

To anyone who has tried to park on top of choppy snow and ice in the last few days, let this photo serve as inspirat … Read the rest of this entry >>

WIN 2 TICKETS TO WES ANDERSON’S NEW MOVIE ‘THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’

Hotshot director and screenwriter Wes Anderson's newest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel is coming out in theaters on March 7, but Symphony Space is screening it on February 25 at 7 as part of its Thalia Film Club. And we've got two tickets to give aw … Read the rest of this entry >>

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