OPENINGS, CLOSINGS AND MOVES: PLOWSHARES COFFEE, UPPER BREAST SIDE, HSBC, VOILA CHOCOLAT

If you like coffee, chocolate, and breasts, you will enjoy our latest edition of Upper West Side openings and closi … Read the rest of this entry >>

DRIVER SMASHES INTO NEWLY INSTALLED WEST END AVENUE PEDESTRIAN ISLAND

On Wednesday night around 6, a driver smashed into the pedestrian island that the Department of Transportation just installed on West End Avenue and 97th st … Read the rest of this entry >>

CYCLISTS HIT AT LEAST 35 PEDESTRIANS IN CENTRAL PARK THIS YEAR

Bicyclists have hit at least 35 pedestrians in Central Park this year; two of the pedestrians died and three have sustained skull fractures, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

PUSH-TO-CROSS BUTTONS FOR INTERSECTIONS DISCUSSED AT CENTRAL PARK MEETING

By Howard Freeman With pedestrian safety in Central Park getting lots of attention in the past few weeks, Monday night’s Community Board 7 Parks & Environment Comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLITICIANS ASK UPPER WEST SIDERS FOR IDEAS ON HOW TO SPEND $1 MILLION

Upper West Side city council members are drumming up ideas for how to spend $1 million in each of their districts on capital proje … Read the rest of this entry >>

GOODBYE ALLMAN BROTHERS, AND YOUR PARTY-HARDY FANS

The Allman Brothers say they will play their last shows ever over the next week at the Beacon Theatre on 75th and Broadway, where they have played 232 sol … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: TEN BELOW, MILLING ROOM, EARTH CAFE, HALAL GUYS, BLINDS, MORE ON MUSTARD STORE

Coffee, mustard, seasonal American food, Middle Eastern fare and more are on the menu at the new and upcoming Upper West Side businesses we feature b … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAGNOLIA BAKERY, IGNAZIO’S PIZZA AND MORE SET TO OPEN IN COLUMBUS CIRCLE SUBWAY MALL

The new mall set to open next year in the Columbus Circle subway station has already signed tenants for more than half of the 30 spaces, incl … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW POOR DOOR BUILDING WILL BE ‘FIRST CLASS,’ DEVELOPER PROMISES

Despite a backlash against poor doors, a second building has been proposed on the Upper West Side with a separate entrance for tenants in affordable hou … Read the rest of this entry >>

THURSDAY: GET A PEEK INSIDE THE ILLUSTRATOR’S CABINET OF WONDERS (SPONSORED)

Steven Heller moderates a panel discussion this Thursday at the Bard Graduate Center about the art and business of illustration with illustrators George Bates, Peter de Sève and Barbara Ne … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS ‘FAVORITE MUSIC’ LIST CONFIRMS ALL YOUR STEREOTYPES

Pandora put together a neighborhood-by neighborhood map of musical tastes, and the Upper West Side's top musical genres will probably confir … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: CAROL FOSTER

Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the 17th installment in our Portrait of a Neighbor se … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUNDAY: BROADWAY STREET FAIR, AVON WALK

Broadway will be closed starting at noon from 86th to 96th street for the 23rd annual Broadway Fall Festival, a street fair. The Avon Breast Cancer Walk will … Read the rest of this entry >>

RCI APPLIANCES SET TO CLOSE AFTER 80 YEARS ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

RCI, an appliance store on 98th street and Broadway that first opened 80 years ago, is set to close in the next few weeks after losing its le … Read the rest of this entry >>

DRIVER CHARGED IN CRASH THAT KILLED COOPER STOCK; MOM CALLS LENIENCE AN ‘INSULT’

Cab driver Koffi Komlani was charged with "failure to exercise due care" in the January crash that killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock … Read the rest of this entry >>

FLORIST CREATES SPOOKY BIKE LANE PUMPKIN MAN

Nick Bazos of Q Florist made the display above in the median that separates the bike lane from the street on Columbus Avenue and 82nd st … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS SENIORS TEND A ROOFTOP GARDEN WITH A VIEW

The Hamilton Senior Center on 71st street off of Columbus has a hydroponic garden on its roof, growing lettuce, cucumbers, basil and m … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS OPENINGS: MYSTERY BANK, MUSTARD STORE, COFFEE SHOP, PACHUTE, LINCOLN SQUARE STEAK

We've got some eclectic Upper West Side openings to tell you about, from a bank, to an electronic store, to a store selling a spicy condi … Read the rest of this entry >>

PROPOSALS FLOATED TO DECREASE COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC ON WEST END AVENUE

Commercial vehicles are not supposed to travel on West End Avenue. But they do anyway, because the drivers are either confused or f … Read the rest of this entry >>

ONE BEAUTIFUL MOMENT BETWEEN A BICYCLIST AND AN SUV DRIVER

We have chronicled too many tales of anger and frustration between bicyclists and drivers on the Upper West Side. But a "Dear Diar … Read the rest of this entry >>

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