Starbucks Window Smashed and Apple Store Boarded-Up as Protests Spread

A rock was thrown into the front door of the Starbucks on 81st and Columbus, smashing the glass. It's not clear who threw it, but it comes as busin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Family Aches for Answers as Victims Identified in Double Murder

On Saturday afternoon, Tayllor Torres stood outside 868 Amsterdam Avenue, staring at the makeshift memorial for two men who were stabbed to death there on Thursday evening. “We just want somebody to tell us what happene … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Free Summer Activities Going Virtual: Yoga, Pilates and Even Shakespeare Workouts

Summer on the Hudson, Riverside Park's signature festival of free outdoor fitness, kids and art events, will become Summer in Your Living … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Removes Decayed Tree That Fell on 4 People in Riverside Park; Group Was Celebrating a Birthday

The city has removed the remainder of a tree whose massive branch fell on four people in Riverside Park on Wednesday. Multiple people suf … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattanhenge ‘As Beautiful As Ever’, Without the Crowds

Normally, dozens of people congregate for Manhattanhenge to snap photos of the sun setting in formation with the street grid. On Saturday, the c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Brutality Protests Spread Over Several Blocks on the UWS, Shut Down West Side Highway

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked protests across the country, and some protests occurred on Saturday on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Releases Photos Related to Thursday’s Double Homicide

NYPD detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the two individuals pictured here. According to NYPD, the individuals were in the vicinity of 868 Amsterdam Av … Read the rest of this entry >>

Orphaned Ducklings Learning to be Ducks in UWS Apartment

The five Mallard ducklings who lost their mother in a snapping turtle attack last Wednesday in the pool at the northwest corner of Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Teenager and 36-Year-Old Man Die After Stabbing on 102nd Street

A teenager and a 36-year-old man were found on Thursday night with stab wounds in the hallway of 868 Amsterdam Avenue, an apartment bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Zabar’s Employee Manuel Chavez, Who Died of Covid-19, Remembered as Kind and Diligent Man

Manuel Chavez, a longtime Zabar's employee known for his friendly and humble nature, died last month of Covid-19. Chavez, who most … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bicyclist Injured in Crash on Central Park West

A cyclist was hit by a small SUV Thursday night around 5:05 pm on Central Park West and 103rd. A woman living at 425 Central Park West said she heard … Read the rest of this entry >>

Belnord Hotel Becomes Temporary Emergency Men’s Homeless Shelter

The Belnord Hotel, at 209 West 87th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway, has become a 149-bed “temporary emergency men’s homeless shelter,” according to a city off … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Supports Temporary Outdoor Restaurants, But the Details Could Get Tricky

If local leaders have their way, an expanded version of al fresco dining may be coming to the Upper West Side. After discussion and debate, the Busi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Setting the Bar for Distance Learning at Schechter Manhattan

SPONSORED: Join Schechter Manhattan at a Virtual Info Session for prospective parents to speak with and hear from administrators, alumni, and parents of current students on June 4th at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tree Falls On a Group of People in Riverside Park, Causing Multiple Injuries

A tree fell in Riverside Park around 92nd Street on Wednesday around 6 p.m., hitting at least three people and causing serious injuries, according to two witnesses and the … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Than 700 Social Distancing Complaints Made on the Upper West Side, But No Summonses or Arrests

Not everyone is following social distancing and mask-wearing rules, and that's clearly upset a lot of other people who are being more car … Read the rest of this entry >>

One Small Business Owner Gets Loan After a Confusing Struggle; Program’s Expansion May Help

Many local business owners are struggling financially after being forced to close in March due to Covid-19. With the loss of income, some applied for l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Is It Time to Move Restaurants Outside? Wednesday Meeting Will Consider Options

Covid-19 can spread quickly in crowded indoor spaces, making it difficult for restaurants to create safe spaces for nervous customers. But some people in the industr … Read the rest of this entry >>

North Miznon Offering Friday Dinners for 4

SPONSORED: North Miznon on 72nd St. just launched their newest offering, Friday dinners for 4. With these packages, you choose your main (chicken, beef, fish or vegetarian … Read the rest of this entry >>

Deer Reported Running Through Riverside Park Before Being Hit on the Highway

West Side Rag reader Jeff Cohen was walking his dog in Riverside Park before 8 a.m. on Wednesday when he said he saw something surprising -- a … Read the rest of this entry >>