Covid Cases Raise Concern at Local Trader Joe’s; Company Brings in Special Cleaning Crew

Covid cases among employees at the Trader Joe's on 93rd Street and Columbus Avenue have raised concerns among the staff, according to a report in Gotha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Winter Super Soccer Stars Classes Are Back!

SPONSORED: Super Soccer Stars is BACK on the Upper West Side! The industry leading soccer education program is open for the ​Winter Soccer Season​ at the Soccer Stars C … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Opens New Temporary Covid Testing Sites, Including Near the UWS

There are some new temporary sites to get Covid tests in the city, and they'll be open through Friday, according to Councilmember Mark Levine, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday: Hear from the Author of a Book on Notable Upper West Siders

Local historian Jim Mackin has written a book on famous Upper West Siders -- from Humphrey Bogart to Thurgood Marshall -- including stories about 600 l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Rapper’s Gift to Shelter, Sushi Chefs Will Travel, The Owl and The Crows

On Thanksgiving eve, Grammy-nominated rapper A$AP Rocky donated and personally delivered 120 dinners to an Upper … Read the rest of this entry >>

10-Year-Old Boy Slashed Inside Apartment on 104th Street

On Saturday, at around 2 p.m., the NYPD got a call about a “child assault” inside 60 West 104th Street, a police spokesperson … Read the rest of this entry >>

How a Toy Store Stayed Afloat During Covid By Expanding Its Product Line — Even to Toilet Paper

Donna Schofield never imagined that hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes would show up on her order sheet for new inventory, much less to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Public Schools to Reopen Starting Dec. 7 for Younger Grades; Moving to 5-Day-a-Week In-Person Learning

Mayor de Blasio announced on Sunday that NYC school buildings for grades 3-K, Pre-K and grades K-5 will reopen on Monday, Decembe … Read the rest of this entry >>

2 Local Restaurants Get $5,000 Grants to Boost Dining Setups as Winter Arrives

Upper West Side restaurants are struggling to attract customers as the weather gets colder, and two of them now have some extra cash to make their setups more invi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Barack Obama’s Old Rent-Controlled Apartment is on the Market for $1.45 Million

An apartment once inhabited by the 44th president of the United States is on the market, but you;'ll have to pay a wee bit more than Barack Obama did in … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Upper West Siders Set Up Thanksgiving Tables Outside, With Multiple Candelabras

With Covid-19 raging, many families put off Thanksgiving gatherings until next year. Some, however, tried to make it work this year by eating out … Read the rest of this entry >>

Donald J. Trump Highway Beautification Sign Disappears

West Side Rag readers are so vigilant they don’t only see what is there, but what is not there — like the Donald J. Trump highway beautific … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: Photos of the Thanksgiving Parade in 1953

Macy's started holding a Christmas parade through the city starting in 1924, and switched it to a Thanksgiving parade three years l … Read the rest of this entry >>

My Journey as a Musician With Hearing Loss — Betty Hauck, Violin, Viola, December 1, 6:00-7:30

SPONSORED: Please tune in for this captioned Zoom presentation of the NYC chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America on December 1. Former professional viola player Betty … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Rules Men Living at Lucerne Can Be Moved Downtown

State Supreme Court Judge Debra James dismissed a lawsuit against the city brought by residents of The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street, allowing th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Another Perspective: Reflections on Thanksgiving Eve on the UWS 2020

I have been lucky enough to live right in the center of the excitement, or mayhem, of Thanksgiving festivities on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fundraiser Started for Victims of Fire on 75th Street

A neighbor of the rowhouse at 54 West 75th Street where a fire broke out on Tuesday morning has started a fundraiser to help those displaced in the b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Inflation Deflation — Covid Cancels a Classic Upper West Side Event

In a normal year, the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving marks a (literally) buoyant neighborhood tradition: the blowing up of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day P … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Vermonters are Back; Their Christmas Trees Will be Here Thursday

Colby, the masked man on the right in the photograph, is back, ready to sell Christmas trees on 90th Street and Columbus Avenue. He has brought with … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Artist Beautifies a Boarded-Up Storefront

The Pottery Barn on Broadway and 67th Street boarded up its storefront ahead of the election, and one resident figured she'd try to make the store … Read the rest of this entry >>