Reopenings: Fred’s, Leyla, Tacombi

This first reopening made our hearts leap because it is such an important Upper West Side spot and unexpected comeback. Fred’s, the dog-t … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Giving Out Face Coverings; Where to Get One on the UWS

The city will be giving out 100,000 free cloth face coverings at various outdoor spots over the next few days. And more city workers … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Central Park Wedding Now Feels Like a Miracle

In normal times (ha!), seeing a just-married couple in Central Park can seem lovely but unoriginal. Brides and grooms stroll through these parts day afte … Read the rest of this entry >>

Help Save Bettola Rock & Roll Kitchen

SPONSORED: I came to this country 20 years ago with $200 in my pocket. I wanted to have my American dream so I worked very hard to achieve it. After … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Answer Column: Is A Hallway Soirée Okay?

On Monday, we posted the story of three couples who met in their common hallway — six feet apart as verified by a tape measure — for a nig … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rutgers Church Requests Donations as It Continues Feeding Hungry People

Hungry people continue to come through the doors at Rutgers Church at 236 West 73rd Street, and a small remaining crew of volunteers has been se … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 p.m. Singalongs Will Include Symphonic Chorus (Wednesday) and Stand By Me (Thursday)

These 7 p.m. singalongs for essential workers are getting more elaborate. Musicians are preparing for a special symphonic event on Wednesday that … Read the rest of this entry >>

Alabama Nurses Helping With Covid Crisis Get Warm Upper West Side Welcome — Magnolia Pudding and ‘Northern Hospitality’

Two Alabama nurses arrived on the Upper West Side earlier this month to help treat Covid-19 patients in NYC. Chelsei Ward Kumar, 35, an ICU nurse, and Skylar Killebrew 32, an ER nu … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: A Guide to Birding from Home

For those of us able to work remotely, each day can feel monotonous and draining—hunched over our computers, staring at screens, and stuck on endless streams of back-to-back Zoom meet … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here are Some City Resources for Free Meals, Counseling and Dealing With Isolation

Police precincts have sent around the following list of city resources to help out in tough times. Thanks to Robert for the l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Gennaro, The Consulate, Thai Market, Bodrum, Lenwich, Kouzan, New Kam Lai

Thanks mostly to our readers, we have seven more restaurant reopenings to report. Such a hopeful s … Read the rest of this entry >>

In Ultimate Show of Patriotism, 2 Bald Eagles Fly Over UWS Before Military Flyover

Two bald eagles who apparently wanted to upstage a military flyover drifted over the UWS prior to the big show on Tue … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why the West Side (Pandemic Edition): Victoria Clark

Tony Award winner Victoria Clark has graced the Broadway stage and the small screen too -- taking on memorable roles on shows like the dramatic series “Homelan … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: Patriotism is Tricky Sometimes, But I’ll Salute the Thunderbirds

I won't go much into my complicated relationship to my patriotism. Except to say, while I could have done without all the lapel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Mysteries: Political Teepee, Possum in a Van, Strange Blue Light, Naked on 72nd Street

Mysteries abound on the Upper West Side, even at a time when people are indoors. In fact, people seem to be contemplating even more mysteries than usual given that they...have the tim … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Will Fly Over the City Tuesday In Show of National Unity

The Navy and Air Force will put on a show over New York City on Tuesday around noon, doing a flyby meant to inspire national unity -- and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Francesco Pizzeria, Starbucks (63rd Street), Chirping Chicken, Telio/Perfecto Pizza, La Sirene

Introducing a wonderful new feature: Reopenings! We’ll post them as soon as we get word of them. Right now, restaurants fill the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Open Restaurants, Laundromats and Delivery Services Listed on Senior Resource Site

Bloomingdale Aging in Place is a volunteer-led organization that serves seniors primarily in the Bloomingdale section of the neighborhood (gene … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Crowds Flock to Park, Public Schools Debate Fall Plans, Rents Could Rise 3.5%

Saturday’s beautiful weather brought sun-and-fresh-air-starved New Yorkers out in droves to city parks and beaches, even though the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighbors Convene at a Distance, Using Liquor And A Tape Measure

Hallway drinking is a time-honored New York tradition, practiced for years by parents who need to listen for crying babies but also need a nigh … Read the rest of this entry >>