STATE LAW BANS POOR DOORS IN NYC

New buildings that get special tax or zoning breaks in return for affordable housing will have to build a single entrance and common spaces for tenants of all o … Read the rest of this entry >>

COUPLE CLAIMS THEIR APARTMENT BASICALLY FEELS LIKE INSIDE OF A FRESH BAGEL

Some people apparently don't like the warm, fresh scent of bagels in their apartment, at least not when it causes their apartment to hit “105 degrees, even in the win … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEGISLATURE BARKS TWICE TO PASS DINING WITH DOGS BILL

A bill allowing dog owners to dine with their pooches at outdoor tables has passed both the state assembly and state senate and is now sitti … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAYBE UPPER WEST SIDERS AREN’T A BUNCH OF SOCIALISTS AFTER ALL

Upper West Siders have for years been used as boogeymen for conservatives from other parts of the country -- barely a day goes by when a conservative do … Read the rest of this entry >>

CARS BANNED FROM CENTRAL PARK ABOVE 72ND STREET STARTING MONDAY

The mayor's new rule banning cars from the loop road in Central Park above 72nd street begins Monday. The transverse roads cutting through the … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL BOOKS: UPPER WEST SIDE STORY AND GETTING THERE: A BOOK OF MENTORS

What would you do if a beloved child was accidentally responsible for the death of another? What if issues of race, a corrupt judge … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAB DRIVERS WHO DOUBLE-PARKED WHILE PRAYING FOR RAMADAN HIT WITH ‘TICKETING BLITZ’

Dozens of cab drivers who had parked near the Islamic Cultural Center at the corner of Riverside Drive and 72nd street to conduct Ramadan prayers were hit with pricey double-pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

FIREFIGHTERS RACE TO CONTROL MAJOR FIRE ON RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD

A massive fire broke out Saturday around 12:20 p.m. on a 21st-floor terrace at 100 Riverside Boulevard, a luxury apartment building at 65th street overlooking the Hudson R … Read the rest of this entry >>

COMPLAINT ABOUT CREEP WHO LURED KIDS WAS ‘UNFOUNDED,’ SAYS PRINCIPAL

School officials now say that there does not appear to have been a creep parked outside PS 87 offering kids candy to lure them into his black … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY INSPECTORS SAY WHOLE FOODS IS MISLABELING AND OVERCHARGING; COMPANY FIGHTS BACK

City inspectors with the Department of Consumer Affairs say Whole Foods is ripping off customers by mislabeling pre-packaged foods to make them seem hea … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: SOUL CYCLE, GLOBAL TABLE, WILLOW, UPS, MORE

A new workout spot and restaurant have opened, while a longtime clothing store closes its doors so the owners can drink "frozen margaritas." Read about several local openings and closings b … Read the rest of this entry >>

BUS DRIVER ATTACKED BY PASSENGER ON THE M72

A passenger cut a bus driver on the M72 early Thursday morning as he struggled to steal the driver's chain. The driver, Timothy Fox, had stopped at 66th and Freedom Place, when the assai … Read the rest of this entry >>

SILVER STARS FITNESS: THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS OF SITTING ALL DAY (SPONSORED)

If you’re like most people, you spend the vast majority of your day sitting down -- in your office, commuting to and from work, watching TV in the evening and if you’re retired … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BEFORE THE WEST SIDE RAG, THERE WAS…

Wisdoms Child was "the original rag-a-muffin of West Side news" back in the 70's, says longtime Upper West Sider Arlene Kurtis, who edited the paper and sold ads … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEER FOUND NEAR UWS LIBRARY

An injured deer was found behind a building on West 100th street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue near the Bloomingdale Libra … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY: THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WHO NEVER SWEAT

Let us know your bright shining ideas in the comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONTROVERSIAL DEVELOPMENT GETS PERMITS APPROVED JUST BEFORE RECEIVING HISTORIC STATUS

Talk about getting it in under the wire! A controversial proposed development at 711 West End Avenue received building permits just before the Landmarks Preservation Commission … Read the rest of this entry >>

WINDOW SMASHED AT CANDLE BAR ON ITS LAST NIGHT

One person was arrested and charged with criminal mischief after police said the person smashed the front window of Candle Bar, the gay bar at 309 Amsterdam Av … Read the rest of this entry >>

LPC APPROVES SLIMMED-DOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT, UPSETTING SOME LOCALS

The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved an extension to the Riverside-West End Historic District Tuesday that will give more than 300 buildings lan … Read the rest of this entry >>

R.I.P. MOLLY, ‘AN AMAZING DOG’

Sad news everyone: Molly, the Upper West Side dog who got spooked and ran away from her owners last week, was hit and killed by a ve … Read the rest of this entry >>

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