WEEKEND HISTORY: VIDEO OF THE BLIZZARD OF ’96

Last week’s blizzard may have fallen far short of expectations, but the city has been walloped with the real thing before. In 1996, Central Park got 20 inches of snow and the MTA kept running subways and buses. Check out [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOOK REVIEW: ‘BLAUSTEIN’S KISS’ TELLS STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS AND NEW BEGINNINGS

By Nancy Novick You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Judith Felsenfeld’s collection of short stories about mainly Jewish characters—but you might relate to the stories better if you're in the right age demogra … Read the rest of this entry >>

WORKING THE SYSTEM: HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE (SPONSORED)

Small business owners on the Upper West Side, just like business owners in the rest of the country, are looking for solutions that help them both retain and look after their employ … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: RICKY’S, DANSKIN, TANI, POULETTE

Openings and closings this week include lingerie, shoes, French-inspired food, and party clothes. A weekend involving all of those things would be quite wonde … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITIBIKE COULD ROLL OUT DOZENS OF UWS STATIONS AS SOON AS THIS SUMMER

The city started a process on Thursday night that could bring dozens of CitiBike stations to the Upper West Side as soon as late summer, extending the bike-sharing program as far North as 130th str … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: TWO KIDS ON BROADWAY IN THE 50’S

We're trying a new feature out today, called Throwback Thursday. It's named after a feature on Facebook in which people post old photos of themselves. But on West Side Rag we're hoping … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREAK-INS AND A VIOLENT BURGLARY AT UWS BUSINESSES

There have been a few recent break-ins in the neighborhood and one violent robbery; it's not clear if they're rel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARKING RULES CHANGE SUDDENLY NEAR RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD

Parking signs near Riverside Boulevard in the 60's and 70's have been removed, suddenly making large stretches of the area off-limits to parking … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOMEN DISCUSS UNEASINESS AT RUNNING ALONE IN WINTER

By Maya Dangerfield Winter’s dark mornings and early-afternoons have many of the city’s runners logging more and more hours in the dark. For ru … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘CAT UP A TREE’ WINS MOST CLEVER AWARD

Someone created this mini-masterpiece on a tree in Riverside park at 105th street. It's pretty damn special, and thus wins our unofficial "most clever use of snow" a … Read the rest of this entry >>

JCC HEALTH CLUB OFFERS $150-OFF SPECIAL THROUGH JANUARY 31 (SPONSORED)

Still considering whether to join a gym this year? You're in luck! For the next few days, the JCC Health Club has a very special of … Read the rest of this entry >>

ONE INJURED IN WEST END AVENUE FIRE

A fire at 949 West End Avenue on Wednesday morning drew 60 firefighters and sent one person to the hospital with minor inju … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO GALLERY: THE ‘BLIZZARD’ OF 2015 ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Winter Storm Juno may have been somewhat less dramatic than meteorologists predicted, but it sure made for some gorgeous ph … Read the rest of this entry >>

BLIZZARD 2015: WHAT’S OPEN & CLOSED ON THE UWS

As we've done in past weather emergencies, we're trying to crowd-source a list of businesses and institutions that are open and closed in the great blizzard of … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIRST UWS CITIBIKE MEETING SET FOR THIS WEEK

After years of teasing, CitiBike appears to actually be coming to the Upper West Side. In two sessions this Thursday (at 6 and 7 p … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALL ANGELS CHURCH OPENS DOORS TO HOMELESS, ASKS FOR HELP

A local church is taking in homeless people amidst the blizzard tonight and is looking for help. From All Angels Ch … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN HIT BY TRAIN AT 103RD STREET

A man was hit by a subway train at the 103rd street 1 train station around 12:50 a.m. on Monday, according to police and fire offic … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: MARIJUANA FOOT DOC, TENANT BATTLE, TOUGH TIMES FOR OSCAR-WINNER

An entrepreneurial local podiatrist, some feisty tenants and the lovely and talented Dianne Wiest all made our weekly bulletin of Upper West Side stories published in other out … Read the rest of this entry >>

A FEW NOTES ABOUT SNOW-POCALYPSE 2015

Snow-mageddon is upon us, and we hope you stocked up on water, flashlights, medicines, guacamole and other essential items. We all know that Upper West Siders … Read the rest of this entry >>

PINKBERRY VANQUISHED IN FROYO WARS

Years later, the boy would ask him "Grandpa, were you there for the Froyo Wars?" "Yes, little Billy, I was th … Read the rest of this entry >>

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