Video and Photos: Hail Storm Rat-a-Tat-Tats the Neighborhood, Knocks Down Trees

A hail storm on Monday a little after 6 p.m. was the latest shock to hit the … Read the rest of this entry >>

With City Budget Cuts Looming, Riverside Park Conservancy ‘Will Do Our Very Best to Fill in the Cracks,’ Director Says

New York City faces a $9 billion dollar loss in tax revenue this year, which will result in massive cuts to city services in fiscal year 2021 when the … Read the rest of this entry >>

With a Little Help From Her Friends, a Community Artist Crochets a ‘Yarn Bomb’ For a John Lennon Tree

There’s not much to smile about these days, but the John Lennon Tree on 79th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway brings smiles to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

One Set of UWS Tennis Courts Has Reopened, Before Others in the City

Tennis courts are expected to start opening next Monday, but one set of courts on the Upper West Side got a head start. The Riverside Clay Tennis Association, … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYC Reconsidering Whether to Open Restaurants for Indoor Service Next Week

New York City is on track to start its Phase 3 reopening on July 6, as Covid-19 case numbers and deaths have remained low in recent days. But offi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Angel Calderon, Hero Doorman of 595 West End Avenue: In Memoriam

Late last Monday night, June 22, Angel Calderon, 54 years old, was leaving his shift as a doorman at 595 West End Avenue. A man who prided him … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Racism in Private Schools, Milton Glaser Dies, Two Couples ‘Do It,’ Pandemic Style, Cantilever Controversy

Revelations on Instagram of systemic racism within some of NYC’s most elite private schools have led to an apology and attempts at reconcili … Read the rest of this entry >>

Website Matches Students With Gap-Year Opportunities to Work on Political Campaigns Remotely

SPONSORED: More college-bound students, uncertain about their schools’ plans for the fall and not wanting to attend on-line, are opting to take a “gap ye … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Big Day for Rainbows

Rainbows stretched across the city on Sunday night, and Upper West Siders got shots from some nice vantage po … Read the rest of this entry >>

Protesters Face Off In Front of Controversial Teddy Roosevelt Statue

A group of protestors bearing signs such as "Teddy Deserves Better" and "Trump 2020" gathered outside the Museum of Natural History on 79th Street and Central Park … Read the rest of this entry >>

Paintings by Puerto Rican Artist Become an Amazing Stoop Discovery on 90th Street

One person's trash is another person's treasure, the old adage goes. In some cases, however, the "trash" isn't trash at all, but a suite of paintings by an Upper West Side based a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Raises Alarm About Child and Youth Programs ‘Falling Through the Cracks’ of NYC’s 2021 Budget

Committee Co-chair Catherine DeLazzo kicked off Thursday's virtual Community Board 7 Health and Human Services meeting with a call to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Meetings Meant to ‘Reestablish Communication’ Between Police and Public Have a Limited Guest List

NYPD leaders addressed hot topics, like fireworks and homelessness, at meetings with small groups of community members, held simultaneously in every pre … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Creates Map To Show Which Restaurants are Open; 201 Options on the UWS

Restaurants have been opening for outdoor dining throughout the neighborhood in recent days, and the city now has an easy way to track who is … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Siders Fight To Restart Composting as Budget Deadline Looms

The city is treating its composting program like garbage, and many New Yorkers won’t stand for it. Upper West Siders and others throu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fairway Set to Start Closing 125th Street Location As Soon As Today

Fairway was able to sell most of its stores -- including the flagship store at 74th and Broadway -- as it dealt with debt issues earlier this year. But the store on 125th Street and 12th A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Flamboyant Performer and Longtime Upper West Sider Margarita Pracatan Dies

Margarita Pracatan, a performer who lived in the same Upper West Side apartment for 52 years, died on Tuesday at the age o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nadler Declares Victory in Congressional Primary, But Thousands of Ballots Still to be Counted

Rep. Jerry Nadler declared victory in the primary election for the 10th congressional district, but the announcement may be prema … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Restaurants Get Creative About Outdoor Seating

Restaurant owners are improvising to find ways to seat people outside during the Phase 2 reopening in New York. On the Upper West Side, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Mimi Cheng’s, Moscot, Brooks Brothers

The Upper West Side is starting to see some new leases get signed even as the city is just emerging from the coronavirus. The leases are a good … Read the rest of this entry >>

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