The Tangled Vine Closes after Nine Years

The Tangled Vine on Amsterdam and 81st Street was called "manna from heaven" by New York Times reviewer Eric Asimov in 2010 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Events: Free Classical Concert, Central Park Festival, and Stargazing

This weekend is chock full of local events, several of which are on our calendar. But see below for more details on three unique … Read the rest of this entry >>

Carranza Speaks about Diversity, Technology and Those Who ‘Aren’t as Enlightened’ at Upper West Side Town Hall

Parents, students, educators, staff, and politicians packed the auditorium at PS 163 on 97th Street Wednesday night, where New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Acts of Faith’ Film Series Screens at Bard Graduate Center

SPONSORED: The film series Acts of Faith showcases films that depict a wide variety of religious rituals across cultures, from individual acts of dev … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: Getting Back on the Vespa After a Brush With Death on 96th Street

I drive in New York City like everyone is trying to kill me, scanning the road "Mission- Impossible" style. It has this illusion of fearlessness when really, fear is my mental … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Compost Kid: ‘I’ve Found a Way to Make My Own Impact’

Composting — recycling food waste — is having a tough time catching on in New York City. In May, 2018, the city announced it was curta … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Rennie Condominiums are Filled With Amenities and Charm

SPONSORED: The Rennie brings a medley of brand new Harlem condominiums to the city’s most vibrant neighborhood. Replete with a rare 25-year tax abat … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Warns of Theft at Trader Joe’s and Other Businesses

The NYPD is asking local residents and businesses to stay vigilant following a number of reported thefts at establishments throughout the 20th pre … Read the rest of this entry >>

What Are You Reading These Days? Join Dorot for an Afternoon of Book Talk!

SPONSORED: What are the books that have made a difference in your life? And what have you read lately that’s got you thin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Oath Pizza, Birdbath Bakery, Nexa, Turkuaz

A new UWS pizza joint grows vegetables inside the st … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPDATE: Young, Homeless Man “Stephen” Who Died in Riverside Park Identified; Family Found by Local Journalist

His name was Neil Harris, Jr., 32. He loved animals, cooking, video games, horror movies and reggae music. He hated crowds and feared cha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Raccoon ‘Suspect’ Was Napping When Officers Approached; Critter Allowed to Remain Wild Following Police Surveillance

After a raccoon was accused (falsely, it seems!) of attacking humans on Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd Street around brunch time on Sunday, we had many quest … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sholom Sprouts: Beautiful, New UWS Space with Classes for Very Young Children!

SPONSORED: Sholom Sprouts is the Upper West Side’s newest and most beautiful space with art, storytelling, yoga, music classes and more. Visit us at Congregation Rodeph S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Seek ‘Cop Impersonators’ in Robbery That Started at Columbus Circle

Police are looking for three men who they say first approached their victim while on the D train at Columbus Circle before two of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Talking with Anna Quindlen About Her New, Very UWS Novel and Why the Neighborhood Suits Her Down to the Ground

Stepping into Pier 72 diner, Anna Quindlen seems much like any other work-from-home writer on break. Eager for news, a laugh, some rice pudding … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tweens Can Change the World at the JCC; Empowering 6th-8th Graders to Make a Difference

SPONSORED: In this program, tweens will have the opportunity to explore, connect to, and more deeply understand the issues that affect our city and our w … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Marine Stabbed, Local Grocery Files for Bankruptcy, Politics Ruin First Date

September 24, 2018 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 68 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Counterpoint: Alleged ‘Attacker’ Raccoon Was Peaceful Even as Humans Freaked Out Unnecessarily

I left my apartment around 9 a.m. to procure a bagel at Muffins Cafe on Columbus Ave between 70th and 71st Streets. Upon exiting the premises of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Blue Bottle Coffee, Friedmans, Design Within Reach, The Bar Method, Gong Cha

Aew high-end cafe and an all-day diner just opened on the Upper West Side, along with some other busine … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: ‘We Are Staying’ Captures a Flashpoint in Upper West Side History and the Evolution of the Neighborhood

In the summer of 1977, New York City was about as far from the tourist mecca it is today as can be imagined. The Bronx was burning, a serial kille … Read the rest of this entry >>