Catalytic Converter Gone — Who Ya Gonna Call?

We sometimes joke that WSR is an adjunct of 311 -- we get a remarkable array of questions, requests, and complaints. … Read the rest of this entry >>

For Five Days Ella Eluded Everyone — Except NY’s Bravest

My friend Amy believes In pet adoption like I do. When the time came for a new kitty, she cont … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Resale Offers an Enticing Introduction to Secondhand and Sustainable Shopping

Tanya Young Williams, sole proprietor of the recently opened Central Park Resale at 22 West 66th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Message to the Other Side…Fix the Uptown C!

I'm an avid dog walker with only limited experience with the oc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Where Once There Was Gold, Now There Is…Cheese?

On Wednesday morning, a German artist placed a cube composed of 400 pounds of pure 24-karat gold, valued at around $11.7 mi … Read the rest of this entry >>

What is Central Park West Doing on a Map of the Upper East Side?

Every 10 years, states change their Congressional district lines to reflect the new Census. Redistricting, as it's called, is a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Naming a Dog Is Easier Than Naming a Child, But Don’t Look For Fido or Rex

While there are exceptions, such as the names of children of celebrities -- Apple, Spa … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Snow Is As High As a Golden Retriever’s Thigh!

The storm has ended, but memories of the morning romp linger. There were children on sa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Losing the Rat Race, and Learning to Love the Bus

“Thank YOU and have a great day!” I tell the good driver as I descend the deep stairs of the MTA Express bus, knowing that without the ride from this behemoth vehicle and reliable p … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Probably Nothing

An enormous vortex opened up above the Upper West Side on Wednesday, as seen in the photo above taken by Nilo Mitra on Wednesday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Upper West Side Dog Cafe Will Indulge Humans and Their Best Friends

The Upper West Side has long been home to outdoor dog runs and indoor play spaces for children. But there's a new business coming that mixes … Read the rest of this entry >>

Three Lotto Jackpot Tickets Worth $8.3 Million Sold in Same Local Convenience Store

A narrow convenience store hidden by scaffolding on 72nd Street sold three winning lottery tickets this past week, together worth $8.3 mi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Human Christmas Tree Spotted on Amsterdam Avenue

A tipster who wishes to remain anonymous spotted this illuminated figure bicycling on Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street on Wednesday nig … Read the rest of this entry >>

SNL Asks the Big Question: What if There Were Dog Runs for Lonely Men in Riverside Park?

Saturday Night Live shot a video in Riverside Park that aired last weekend, imagining a place for men who have trouble making friends. That place is basically a dog … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trump Highway Sign at West 79th To Be Removed After 1,600 Sign Petition

The Donald J. Trump highway beautification sign -- on the southbound side of the Henry Hudson Parkway, just north of the West 79th Street exit -- is being re … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘True Ghost Stories’ Contest Winners; ‘When I Found His Tombstone, My Heart Stopped…’

Here are the winners of West Side Rag’s True Ghost Stories Co … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wedding Band Blues: Max Seeking Owner of Lost Ring

The picture he sent (above) does not reveal the full da … Read the rest of this entry >>

Contest! West Side Rag T-Shirts! All You Have To Do Is Tell Us a True Ghost Story

My mother had a print of a Degas ballerina. When she died, it was supposed to go to my dau … Read the rest of this entry >>

Chalupa Elected Riverside Park 2021 G.O.A.T.; Bo Peep Has Lost…

Chalupa, the goat representing the nose-to-the-grindstone Grand Old Goat … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bug Was a ‘Massive, Hairy-Legged Monster,’ So Why Did He Hesitate to Kill It?

I had the presence of mind to whisper-scream since my wife was a … Read the rest of this entry >>