AS OLD STORES CLOSE, ONE MAN GETS THE ‘COLUMBUS AVENUE BLUES’

The Upper West Side isn't quite the Mississippi Delta, but we get the Blues too. Local Cullen Oliver Johnson even put tog … Read the rest of this entry >>

OKAY, TIME TO FLEE NEW YORK BRIEFLY

This rat was just casually sipping from a dog bowl last weekend on 88th and Riverside. When the rats start acting like dogs, it's time to go to to the w … Read the rest of this entry >>

CLOSINGS: DING DONG LOUNGE, A CHILDREN’S PLACE, ZALES, TOY STORE

The Ding Dong Lounge, a beloved Manhattan Valley dive bar, is closing, as are a few other local busine … Read the rest of this entry >>

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR 79TH STREET DEVELOPMENT

The development proposed for 207 West 79th street between Broadway and Amsterdam received a cold reception at the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS ‘POOR DOOR’ APPROVED; MAYOR’S OFFICE, BREWER VOW TO CHANGE RULES

Someone reopened the poor door this week. News broke that the De Blasio administration has approved the application by Extell Development to create separate entrances for market-rate and affordable-ho … Read the rest of this entry >>

14-YEAR-OLD STABBED IN NECK AT DOUGLASS HOUSES

A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck while playing dice outside the Douglass Houses around West 103rd street on Friday, July 18 at about 11:30 p.m., accor … Read the rest of this entry >>

CATHEDRAL-HENGE RETURNS

We are all familiar with Manhattanhenge, the twice-a-year event when the sun aligns with Manhattan's street grid. But Scott Matthews has begun to track Cathedral-henge … Read the rest of this entry >>

A WORRY-FREE MOVE WITH FLATRATE MOVING (SPONSORED)

Moving tends to be one of life's more stressful events, and my family's move a few weeks ago was no exception. Just finding a new place on the Upper West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

TEEN BICYCLIST HIT BY CAB ON LIFE SUPPORT; HOW YOU CAN HELP

The 13-year-old boy who was hit by a cab on Sunday afternoon at 108th street and Manhattan Avenue is on life support at Harlem Hos … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIVE LAMPS TAVERN SHUTTERED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Five Lamps Tavern, a bar and restaurant with outdoor seating at 106th street and Broadway, was closed by the health depar … Read the rest of this entry >>

RETAIL OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: THE PAINT PLACE, CURE URGENT CARE, LA-DI-DA, MORE

New businesses, including an interactive art studio, are popping up on the Upper West Side as a few others c … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UPPER WEST SIDE BECOMES ‘GOTHAM CITY’ FOR TV SHOOT

Gotham, a TV series that attempts to portray Gotham City before the arrival of Batman, was filming on West 73rd street near Broadway on Tuesday. The Ansoni … Read the rest of this entry >>

DON’T MISS THE LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS FESTIVAL

New Yorkers generally flee the city in late July and August. Maybe it's the humidity, or the reeking garbage, or the mosquitoes, or did we mention the humidity? But there's at … Read the rest of this entry >>

COMMUNITY BOARD REJECTS NEW DEVELOPMENT ON 79TH; PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETS TUESDAY

A Community Board 7 committee voted against recommending a permit for a new 16-story development at 207 West 79th street, which sits in a landmark district. The new bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

TEEN BIKE RIDER IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER GETTING HIT BY CAB

A 13-year-old boy was hit by a taxicab on 108th street and Manhattan Avenue on Sunday, and went to the hospital in critical condi … Read the rest of this entry >>

PROPERTY DAMAGE REPORTED IN CENTRAL PARK; GAZEBO PUSHED INTO LAKE (UPDATE)

We haven't gotten the chance to confirm how this happened, but a tipster tells us that vandals hit Central Park late on Saturday, damaging gazebos at the Lake and doing other acts of mischief/id … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT OPENINGS: THE HALAL GUYS, CRAFTED, WHISPERS LOUNGE

There are three new restaurants planned for the West … Read the rest of this entry >>

CROWD GATHERS ON DEADLY CORNER TO REMEMBER VICTIM, DECRY ‘EPIDEMIC’ OF PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES

A crowd of at least 100 people gathered at the corner of 95th street and West End Avenue, spilling into the street where local resident Jean Chambers was hit by a … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUPPORTERS CHEER OBAMA MOTORCADE AS IT WINDS THROUGH THE UWS

Yes, lots of people complained about the hassle of closed streets and diverted traffic, but others were excited to see the president wind his way through the Upper West Side en … Read the rest of this entry >>

BUY A SWANKY PLACE IN THE BERESFORD, WITH OR WITHOUT THE WILD ANIMALS

An apartment that recently hit the market at the Beresford on Central Park West and 81st street offers apartment-buyers an added bonus: they can negotiate to buy the vast collection of taxidermy hanging from the w … Read the rest of this entry >>

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