BACON-WRAPPED SCALLOPS AND GREEK FOOD HIGHLIGHT SOIREE IN THE PARK

By Emily Baer On Thursday night, Soirée in the Park was held in Theodore Roosevelt Park next to the Museum of Natural History, and served as a lively kick off event for this year's The New Taste of the Upper West Side food fest … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO MEN PUMMEL ‘COMPLETELY DEFENSELESS’ VICTIM ON WEST 93RD AFTER GUNSHOT (UPDATED)

Two men beat another man in front of a building on West 93rd street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive around 9 p.m. on Thursday foll … Read the rest of this entry >>

MANHATTANHENGE RETURNS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

The celestial phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge returns on Thursday and Friday night, so expect people to stand in the midd … Read the rest of this entry >>

BICYCLING TICKETS RISE ON UWS; CENTRAL PARK ALSO TARGETED

Police officers in the 24th precinct (above 86th street) have increased the number of tickets they give to bicyclists in the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

R.I.P. MAYA ANGELOU, ONE-TIME UPPER WEST SIDER

Maya Angelou, the activist and writer who died on Thursday, lived for part of her life, on the Upper West Side. She moved into an apart … Read the rest of this entry >>

PROFILE OF A DOORMAN: RALPH AMADEO

Editor’s note: Tessa Abrahams profiles the Upper West Side’s doormen for the West Side Rag. This is the second in her se … Read the rest of this entry >>

MANNES COLLEGE IS OFFERING CLASSES FOR MUSIC-LOVERS THIS SUMMER (SPONSORED)

Calling all music lovers! Mannes College The New School for Music on West 85th street has announced a series of vibrant summer classes and events through its Extension divi … Read the rest of this entry >>

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS WEEK’S ‘NEW TASTE’ FOOD FESTIVAL

The New Taste of the Upper West Side, the largest local food festival, kicks off on Thursday, and there are still tickets available for each of the three ni … Read the rest of this entry >>

FOOD OPENINGS: KEY FOOD, ITALIAN RESTAURANT, KOSHER DAIRY, SZECHUAN GOURMET, MEATBALLS

Several new restaurants and food stores have just opened or are close to opening on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

22 ROUNDED UP IN BUST AT CONTROVERSIAL HOMELESS SHELTER

Police raided the Freedom House homeless shelter on West 95th street on Friday, rounding up 22 people with outstanding arrest warrants. The raid follows a spi … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK TO HOST FREE FITNESS CLASSES

Free fitness classes will start in Central Park next week, with a series of classes designed to help anyone trying to get in … Read the rest of this entry >>

A SPECIAL JUILLIARD OPERA PLAYS THE MET MUSEUM (SPONSORED)

Juilliard is presenting a very special opera called "A Pig Tale" this week at the Metropolitan Museum of … Read the rest of this entry >>

MILES DAVIS BLOCK PARTY MONDAY TO CELEBRATE STREET NAMING

Miles Davis' family will celebrate a street naming on the Upper West Side Monday with a block party. Miles Davis, who died in 1991, lived at 312 West 77th street for about 25 … Read the rest of this entry >>

A DRAMATIC STORM LIGHTS UP THE UWS

The thunderstorm on Friday night caused flash foods throughout the city, and made for some dramatic views on the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

CRAFTS FAIR SHOULD OPEN FOUR TIMES A YEAR, SAYS COMMUNITY BOARD COMMITTEE

The Columbus Avenue crafts fair should get a permit to operate four weekends a year, a community board committee decided on Thursday night, reve … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT REVIEWS: VINO LEVANTINO, BUSTAN AND TAVERN ON THE GREEN

Some local restaurants have been getting some generally strong reviews over the past week or so, while one was criticized for its decor. Check them out b … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAB DRIVER WON’T BE CHARGED FOR HITTING AND KILLING 9-YEAR-OLD ON WEST END

Taxi driver Koffi Komlani won't be charged for hitting and killing 9-year-old Cooper Stock and injuring his father Richard in a January crash at 97th street and West End Avenue, even though the pedestrians had the Walk … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDER CERTIFIED AS WORLD’S OLDEST MAN

Upper West Sider Alexander Imich has triumphed in the most important game of all: li … Read the rest of this entry >>

JEWELRY DESIGNER DIES AFTER JUMPING FROM 97TH STREET BUILDING: POLICE

Jewelry designer Robin Rotenier jumped from the window of his apartment on 97th street and West End Avenue on Tuesday afternoon around … Read the rest of this entry >>

THURSDAY: MEETING ON CRAFTS ON COLUMBUS AND PLAYGROUND REDESIGNS

At a meeting on Thursday night, a Community Board 7 committee will revisit its controversial decision to recommend that Crafts on Columbus be shut down, and plans will be revealed to restructure three playgro … Read the rest of this entry >>

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