Openings & Closings: Capezio, Calle Ocho, Spectrum, Mobile Barber, More on Tiki Chick

A dance apparel store closed, but new food options are co … Read the rest of this entry >>

Science Teacher From the Upper West Side Will Start the Ball Dropping on New Year’s Eve

Jared Fox, an Upper West Sider who teaches environmental and climate science at a NYC public school, will be helping to push the “crystal button” that will … Read the rest of this entry >>

The 3 Businesses That Closed in the 2010s That We Miss the Most

As we say goodbye to the 2010s, we look wistfully back on businesses that were once important gathering places for generations of Upper West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

Kiosk on 83rd Street Now Showcasing Paintings of the Lost Synagogues of Europe

A poignant public art project is being showcased in a unique spot -- an outdoor kiosk on 83rd Street near Broadway. Andrea Strongwater's colorful pain … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Engagement Ring Crisis, Developer Turns the Tables, A Restaurant Manager’s Heart

December 30, 2019 Weather: Rainy, with a high of 45 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

E’s Bar Closes Uptown Location

E's Bar expanded a year ago to Morningside Heights, opening a bar on Broadway between 112th and 113th. But that location closed sud … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Philip Roth, Illegal Antics, and a ‘Major’ Neighbor

A friend and I were walking through Theodore Roosevelt Park on the path from Columbus to CPW, and as we passed the dog … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Tiki Chick, Au Jus, Sneaker Pawn, Joie

A tiki bar is about to open, and an Oklahoma BBQ spot is on its … Read the rest of this entry >>

Greek Restaurant Elea Has Unique Wines With Surprising Quality

SPONSORED: The newest trend in high-end white wines is coming from an unexpected location. Old world, old-vine, complex white wines at a fraction of the cost of their Italian and French counter … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Planning $90 Million Project to Expand Boat Docks Near 79th So More People Can Live There

The city is planning to fix and expand the 79th Street Boat Basin, where dozens of Upper West Siders live on boats docked in the river. The project will allow for the popul … Read the rest of this entry >>

Still Digesting That Christmas Meal? Fairway Has Moved On…To Valentines Day

The Christmas ham is still warm and the Hannukah candles will burn for three more nights, but Fairway has already moved on -- to mid-Febr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Three Restaurants Burglarized Through Back Entrances; Thieves Take Modems Too

Three local restaurants were burglarized on Monday, with thieves stealing cash -- and in two cases ripping off the restaurants' modems … Read the rest of this entry >>

Burglary Spree Hits the West 80s; Police Searching for Team of Four Who Travel On Rooftops

A rash of burglaries has spread through one section of the neighborhood in recent days, and police sent out images of people wanted in connection with the crime s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hawk Keeps Coming Back to the Same Central Park West Porch

A hawk keeps coming back to Jennifer Johnston Stern's porch on 97th Street and Central Park West, just casually hanging out on the wooden railin … Read the rest of this entry >>

86-Year-Old UWS Man Reported Missing on Christmas Morning

An elderly man from West 71st Street is missing, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cleopatra’s Needle and Its Glassed-In Outdoor Cafe Demolished Immediately After Closure

Cleopatra's Needle announced it was closing on Monday. On Tuesday, the interior and exterior of the restaurant and jazz club at 2485 Broadway between 92nd and 93rd … Read the rest of this entry >>

Famous “Virginia,” as in “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” was an Upper West Side Girl

This neighborhood never ceases to amaze. It turns out that “Virginia,” as in, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clau … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cleopatra’s Needle, Jazz Club and Restaurant, Closes After 30 Years ‘With a Heavy Heart’

Cleopatra's Needle, a jazz club and restaurant on Broadway between 92nd and 93rd Streets, closed on Monday after 30 years. The spot as one of the few remaining restaurants … Read the rest of this entry >>

Real Estate Update: Manhattan – 2020 Vision – Are You Focused?

SPONSORED: By now everyone knows that falling prices have created a buyer’s market. That downward pressure on pricing has been driven primarily by policy, which has stolen value from all sel … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Side Rag Jeopardy: 2019 Edition

You say you’re a devoted reader of the Rag? Let’s find out. Play “West Side Rag Jeopardy: 2019 Edition,” taken from some of the top stories of the past … Read the rest of this entry >>