LEONARD NIMOY’S GIFT TO THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at age 83, was a talented actor and artist. He also was an important philanthropist, making a donation that helped Symphony Space rehabilitate an historic the … Read the rest of this entry >>

VERIZON OUTAGES STRETCH FOR WEEKS

Hundreds of Verizon customers in the West 70's and 80's have lost service on their copper Verizon lines over the past few w … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OP: BEACON PAINT & HARDWARE USES STEAMY ROMANCE TO SELL PAINT

Beacon Paint & Hardware, the beloved neighborhood hardware store at 371 Amsterdam Ave (78th street), is having some fun with Fifty Shades if Grey, the hit book and m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: Elegant Nights At The El Dorado

It’s Throwback Thursday, when Upper West Siders and formers UWSers send in their photos of life in the neighborhood back in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS UPDATES: DISCOUNT YOGA, HARDCORE GYM, VALLEY THRIFT, SPOT DAYCARE, BANK

There's more news on several Upper West Side openings and closings we've been writing about for the last few weeks. Without furthe … Read the rest of this entry >>

AN EXCITING NEW CD FEATURING PETER SCHICKELE, CREATOR OF P.D.Q. BACH (SPONSORED)

Morning Music is an exciting new CD featuring the never before recorded piano works by remarkable composer Peter Schickele and the one and only P.D.Q. … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPTOMETRIST CLOSES AFTER 48 YEARS (UPDATE)

Dr. Stuart Blankman, an optometrist who had occupied a storefront at 2472 Broadway between 91st and 92nd street since 1967, recently closed up shop for … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OP: TRAFFIC JAM ON 72ND AND BROADWAY

Harriet Flehinger sent in the photo above of police horses at the intersection of 72nd street and Broadway at noon on Wednesday, bringing to … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS MOVIE NEWS: PUTZEL NOW FREE ON HULU; AUTOMAT DOCUMENTARY PLANNED, RICHARD GERE MOVIE

The Oscars may be over, but there's plenty of buzz about movies on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEARNING HOW TO PREVENT FALLS AT SILVER STARS FITNESS STUDIO (SPONSORED)

Balance training is an important component of your fitness program at any age, but especially as you get older. Balance is required for many of life’s tasks, … Read the rest of this entry >>

STATS SHOW ROBBERIES, BURGLARIES DOWN SHARPLY IN 20TH PRECINCT

So far this year, burglaries, robberies and grand larcenies have been on the downswing in the 20th precinct, which covers the Upper West Side below 86th st … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW COMMUNITY-HOUSE AND CONDO DEVELOPMENT SET TO RISE ON WEST 70TH STREET

A long battle over a building next to an historic synagogue on West 70th street appears to be over. Congregation Shearith Israel plans to knock down a community … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘ELLA’ TO REPLACE CAFE RONDA; CHECK OUT THE MENU

Cafe Ronda, the South American restaurant on Columbus between 71st and 72nd, closed about a month and a half ago, promising to reopen … Read the rest of this entry >>

EUROPAN WORKER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: POLICE

A worker on the late shift at bakery and cafe Europan was robbed of his iPhone by a man with a gun early Mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘SNOW CIRCLES’ CROP UP MYSTERIOUSLY IN RIVERSIDE PARK

The Upper West Side has its very own version of crop circles: "snow circ … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: CANDLELIGHT WINES, RAIN, FURRY PAWS, JEANNIE’S DREAM, MORE

A longstanding wine and liquor store on the Upper West Side is closing, as a new bath and body shop opens. Check out the story behind those stores and more b … Read the rest of this entry >>

ABOUT THOSE %*^$# ICY GUTTERS

The gutters on the Upper West Side are an icy mess, with snow falling, melting and then freezing again. If you … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOMEONE SMASHED THIS TEACHER’S CAR AND DASHED; WHODUNIT?

A teacher was visiting a friend on Saturday night and parked her car on 81st street. When she returned, the car was severely dented, and the perpetrator … Read the rest of this entry >>

LIVING IN A ‘MICRO-APARTMENT’ ON THE UWS

We have written before about people who find creative ways to squeeze into tiny apartments on the Upper West Side. As space becomes ever-tighte … Read the rest of this entry >>

FROZEN SNAKE FOUND ON 75TH STREET

A snake on West 75th street met a very unfortunate end this weekend. Margot Meyerhoff came upon the animal on Saturday after it was run … Read the rest of this entry >>

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