2 Local Restaurants Make List of City’s Most Pet-Friendly Spots

With outdoor dining having expanded throughout the neighborhood, there's more space for your pooch to join your al fresco p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Zabar’s Lox Slicer Len Berk Crowned ‘Mr. Getting Back to Normal’

Len Berk, an accountant-turned-lox-slicer at Zabar's, was given special recognition from the city and state on Monday. Both Manhattan Bo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Winners of the West Side Rag Poetry Contest: ‘There Once Was a T-Shirt I Needed’

Our West Side Rag T-Shirt-for-a-poem contest taught us several things. Number one, people like our T-shirts … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Mysterious Band-Aid Appears on Local Blue Whale

What’s the story with the giant bandaid they’ve put on the blue whale at the Museum of Natural Hi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Look Who’s Baaaaa-ck

The Riverside Park Conservancy says it will be making an announcement on Thursday, and the announcement of the announc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Funny Comment T-Shirt Contest Winners, and Another Chance to Win One!

National Humor Month started -- when else? -- on April Fool's Day, coinciding with our "five-funniest-comments-of-the-week contest," in which we asked WSR commenters to be … Read the rest of this entry >>

People are Drafting Episodes of ‘Seinfeld’ for the Vaccine Era and They’re Hilarious

Seinfeld has been gone for over two decades, but the show still resonates, and there's a parlor game on the Internet where p … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Zabar’s Shoes are as Fresh as the Rugelach (Which Are On the Shoes)

Zabar's is known for savory delicacies, but one new item branded with the legendary grocer's logo is not for tasting -- unless you're the kind of p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Eyewitness Account: The Great Parrot Rescue of West 87th Street

With falling rent prices, parrots are making the move to NYC’s Upper West Side, bringing vibrancy and color to the neighborhood. Residents and tourists alike strolling around 87th Street and Colum … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: FDNY Makes Daring Parrot-Rescue on Columbus Avenue

Firefighters delighted onlookers as they scaled a ladder truck to capture an escaped exotic bird on 87th and Colu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hundreds of Vignettes About Former ‘Notable’ Neighbors Collected in a New Book; Hear More at 5:30 Tuesday

At the age of 34, in her Lockheed Vega, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic without stopping, a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video: Modern-Day Sisyphus Tries to Roll a Mega-Snowball

Some people like big challenges, even if it means they break their backs. This guy in Central Park on Sunday was determined to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Jerry Nadler Brought a Zabar’s Bag Into the Impeachment Hearing; Here’s What Was In It

Congressman Jerry Nadler is a leader in the latest impeachment of President Trump. And as he entered the House floor on Wednesday, he brough … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gargantuan Snowman With Teal Scarf Refuses to Melt

An extremely tall snowman is standing sentry in the middle of Central Park around West 70th Street, resisting the gradual melt-off that's taken hold throu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos and Video of the Day: Pastrami Line is Now Longer than CityMD Line

At least 70 people were waiting in line around lunchtime to visit Pastrami Queen, the new restaurant on 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Paris on the Hudson

"We can’t go to Paris so Paris came to us!" wrote Tom Fedorek, in an email with this photo. An "untitled art film" shoot on 116th and Riverside Drive inc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Poster Demands that Upper West Siders Listen to a Lot of Fiona Apple Music

Upper West Siders received an ultimatum in a notice posted to a window on East 9th Street, where all important laws are posted in the City of New … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video of the Day: Urban Cowboys Hoof It Down West End Avenue

A couple of cowboys moseyed down West End Avenue on Thursday in a section that has been closed off to automobiles. Mike Orsini … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Cardboard-Cutout Opera About A Building on 66th Street Is A Youtube Hit

Creative Upper West Siders have been stuck inside for months, and their brains have been whir-whir-whirrrring away. Upper West Sider Mary Birnbaum wrote an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Locals Watch 176 Met Operas in a Row, Write Book Reports on Them, Then Celebrate With Burgers and Onion Rings

People in the neighborhood have spent the pandemic engaging in all sorts of hobbies. Some, who we all secretly hate, have crunched their way to six-pack abs or learned a lang … Read the rest of this entry >>