Restaurant Closings: Santa Fe and 8th Hill

Santa Fe, the Southwestern restaurant at 73 West 71st Street, has closed "for now" because they can't come to terms on rent … Read the rest of this entry >>

Closing Now at The Marbury! A Historic Boutique Building with a Private Courtyard Garden.

SPONSORED: Nestled between Central Park and Riverside Park, The Marbury at 164 West 74th Street is a completely renovated and restored 1901 boutique bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Pop-Up Philharmonic Concerts, Parole Denied, Library’s Pandemic Project, School Inequities

August 31, 2020 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 74 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Parent Council Wants City to Delay Public School Opening

The parent council for the Upper West Side and parts of Harlem has sent a letter to the mayor and governor asking them to delay the planned reop … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Sider Who Broke Her (Rent-Stabilized!) Lease to Flee to Vermont Finds Rural Bliss Didn’t Last

Before you head for the hills or suburbs, you might want to read this cautionary tale, shared by Upper West Sider Maureen … Read the rest of this entry >>

People Make Art and Sleep Outside Homeless Shelter to Show ‘The Upper West Side is a Compassionate, Welcoming Place’

A group trying to make people experiencing homelessness feel welcome gathered outside The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street on Saturday starting around 6 … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD 24th Precinct Commander DI Yaguchi Talks Shootings, Homelessness and the “Slowdown”

Since becoming commanding officer of the 24th Precinct in January, Deputy Inspector Naoki Yaguchi has led policing between West 86th and 110th Streets amid protests, a pandemic and an unnerving increase in shootin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Forgotten Voices, Goldfish Exercise, Ban All of This

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held up to a standard like NO other parade in the world. Do it right, or don’t do it at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amsterdam Avenue ‘Restaurant Street’ Will Now Operate on Both Saturday and Sunday

Amsterdam Avenue from 97th Street to 110th has been closed off to traffic on Saturdays for the last few weeks as part of the city's open streets pr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local NYCHA Leader Claims She Was Misled Into Appearing in Pro-Trump Video, Report Says

Carmen Quiñones, a leader at the Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side, told the New York Times that she appeared in a video without kn … Read the rest of this entry >>

City to Open Fields to Permitted Play, With Safety Restrictions

Pressure from parents, sports leagues and some politicians looks like it paid off -- Mayor de Blasio has reversed a policy that made fields in city parks avai … Read the rest of this entry >>

Revel Returns, With Safety-Selfies and More Requirements

The electric moped company Revel has worked out a deal with the City of New York to operate again after suspending operations last month following the deaths of two ri … Read the rest of this entry >>

Volunteers ‘Adopt’ UWS Blocks To Clean; 70 Have Already Stepped Up

One Texas native turned Upper West Sider is on a mission to clean up trash in the neighborhood — one block at a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Outdoor Exhibit at NY Historical Society Captures Loneliness and Courage of New Yorkers

The New-York Historical Society, on 77th Street and Central Park West, has opened a free outdoor exhibit called, Hope Wanted, highlig … Read the rest of this entry >>

City May Face Dueling Lawsuits, as Shelter Opponents and Legal Aid Both Threaten Action

The fight over the Upper West Side's homeless hotels may end up in the courts, as an opposition group has demanded the mayor produce a tim … Read the rest of this entry >>

Deadline to Apply For an Absentee Ballot is October 27; Here’s How to Get Your Ballot On Time and Online

The New York City Board of Elections has posted a link to allow you to apply for an absentee ballot for the November elections o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Local Museums Opening This Week

Museums are starting to open throughout the city, and two on the Upper West Side are set to open their d … Read the rest of this entry >>

First Statue of Real Women is Unveiled in Central Park on Woman’s Equality Day

There could not have been a more invigorating blue New York sky under which to break the bronze ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

Janovic Buys Metropolitan Window Fashions and the Longtime Owner Writes Goodbye Letter to the UWS

Bruce Heyman, the owner of Metropolitan Window Fashions at 469 Amsterdam Avenue, shared the following letter to Upper West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sports Leagues and Parents Push Back after City Says Field Access Will be First-Come First-Served

A new city policy about reserving fields in public parks threatens the ability of local sports leagues to play this fall … Read the rest of this entry >>