Top West Side Rag Comments of 2018: Celebrating Heart, Rage and Humor

Commenters are an integral part of West Side Rag, passing along knowledge, comfort, humor and (too often) vitriol. Commenters … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Mulchfest, Uber Driver Accusation, Shingles Vaccine Shortage

December 31, 2018 Weather: Cloudy then rainy, with a high of 46 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Story Behind the Neighborhood’s Most Charming ‘Grotesques’

Look up as you pass a building on 110th Street and you'll see some of the most charming decorative architecture in the entire neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

The New King of Late-Night Drops into UWS Comedy Clubs, Cracks an Anne Hathaway Joke

John Oliver made a surprise appearance at the Westside Comedy Club on 75th Street on Saturday night, slipping in before the openin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hawk Rescued from Central Park Reservoir After Having ‘Too Much to Eat’ and Given ‘Rigorous Blow-Dry’

A hawk that appears to have eaten too much on Christmas Eve ended up in the Central Park Reservoir, where he was fished out by police and taken to a bird rescue organiza … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top Stories of 2018: A Shuttered Cinema, Sick Raccoons, and a $10,000 Surprise

It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Con Ed Explosion Causes Sky to Glow Blue

An apparent transformer explosion and fire at a Con Ed substation in Queens caused the sky over New York to glow blue on Thursday n … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: The Brilliant Christmas Trees of West End Avenue, With Flying Pig

Strung in neat array from varicolored non-recyclable bottle caps and jar tops, two ingenious Christmas trees take shape on West End Avenue be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Joe & the Juice, Chocolate Works, Billy’s Bakery

More joe, more juice and lots of baked goods are on their way as a chocolate shop gets ready to c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Big Milk Spill, School for Blind Musicians Faces Eviction, Lawsuit Against Local McDonald’s

December 24, 2018 Weather: Rainy, with a high of 47 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cyclists Say Plan to Reconstruct Key Area of Riverside Park Puts Them in Danger

A plan to reconstruct the rotunda over Riverside Park at 79th Street does not include a protected bike lane, a factor that angered some residents who att … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Christmas Miracle! Upper West Sider Finds, Returns Bag Containing $10,000

Ho, ho, holy Good Samaritan Santa! He saw something – something that could stuff a whole lotta stockings – and said someth … Read the rest of this entry >>

Goodwill to Park Van Outside Shuttered 79th Street Store for Donations on Saturdays

The Goodwill store at 217 West 79th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam West closed on Monday. But Goodwill plans to park a van in front o … Read the rest of this entry >>

After Many Fateful Journeys, An Upper West Sider Prepares for the Next One With Hope and Sorrow

It happens every time I take a shower. As I climb over the bathtub rim, holding on to the grab bar on the back wall of the tub, I find my … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos of the Day: The Gift-Wrapped Trees of 73rd Street

An artist got her block into the holiday spirit by decorating the trees on 73rd Street between Broadway and West End A … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s Plan to Park Construction Equipment on Little League Fields Booed by Community Board

There will be no joy in Mudville if the city moves forward with a plan to use the baseball fields at 77th Street in Riverside Park as staging grounds for the pl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Imposes Partial Restraining Order on Relocated City Homeless Shelter

After winning the support of Community Board 7 earlier this month, opponents of the new homeless shelter being opened on West 94th Street be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum Construction Halted Again After Judge Intervenes

Just a week ago, the Museum of Natural History appeared to be in the clear to construct its new educational c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Price Cuts and Growing Inventory: Is Upper West Side Real Estate Finally a Buyer’s Market?

The Upper West Side has gone from unaffordable to borderline ridiculous in the past five years, as sellers have benefited from high demand and low inve … Read the rest of this entry >>

Start Your Strongest Year Yet at the JCC New Year’s Day Free Fitness Fair

SPONSORED: Join us at the JCC on Tuesday, Jan 1 to start 2019 off right! Begin your resolutions for the year and enjoy a free day of fitness and wellness cl … Read the rest of this entry >>