New UWS Restaurant Will Let You Pay With Bitcoin, And Only Uses Pink Himalayan Salt

La Sirene, the new restaurant at 416 Amsterdam Avenue (West 80th Street), just opened, and the menu posted outside highlights some unique characteris … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mom Speaks Out About ‘Hissing’ Raccoon’s Intrusion Into Her 8th Floor Apartment

Roxanna Sherwood was at work on Tuesday morning when she got this t … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Home Decor Is Both Tasteful and Terrifying

A home on 87th Street between Columbus and Central Park West lures you in with lovely seasonal plants and gourds and then -- Bam! -- hit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Raccoon Climbs into 8th Floor Bedroom of West End Avenue Apartment

A raccoon somehow scrambled into the window of an 8th floor apartment at 680 West End Avenue on the corner of 93rd Street on Tuesday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Grandma Eileen Gives Advice to Upper West Siders From 2,851 Miles Away

Mike Matthews' grandma Eileen has accumulated great wisdom in the past 100 years, and she wants to share it with Mike's neigh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Don’t Eat The Random Melons Growing In The Middle Of Amsterdam Avenue

Some random melons are growing in the pedestrian median next to the bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue at 104th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

INFLATABLE ‘TRUMP RAT’ LANDS ON 72ND STREET

A giant inflatable balloon landed on 72nd Street and Riverside Drive on Sunday, drawing gawkers to the block. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

SORRY, THIS CENTRAL PARK TENNIS COURT IS TAKEN…BY ROGER FEDERER!

A slightly better-than-average tennis player practiced on Wednesday on tennis courts in Central Park. Roger Federer, pe … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘BAGEL SQUIRREL’ HAS A CARB-FILLED WEEKEND

This squirrel lugged a bagel up a tree by the stairs at 79th Street in Riverside Park. Kristina, who was dragged to the … Read the rest of this entry >>

LIVE LIKE YOU’RE BARACK OBAMA’S FORMER NEIGHBOR

When Barack Obama became president, brokers used his celebrity to advertise an apartment he once lived in on 109th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAN THE HOT DOG BARBER MAKE THE UPPER WEST SIDE FUNKY AGAIN?

An entrepreneur found a popular corner to set up shop last … Read the rest of this entry >>

NO UTENSILS ALLOWED AT RESTAURANT’S ‘GAME OF THRONES’ MEATFEST

White Gold, the butcher shop and restaurant on 78th and Amsterdam Avenue is hosting Game of Thrones dinners, where they'll be feeding you large "hunks of m … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: TRIATHLETES SPEED THROUGH CENTRAL PARK IN THEIR UNDERWEAR

Hundreds of triathletes prepared for Sunday's big race by running 1.7 miles through Central Park on Friday -- in their under … Read the rest of this entry >>

CLOTHING STORE STUCK IN THE SHADOWS FOR YEARS CELEBRATES WITH ‘NO MORE SCAFFOLDS’ SALE

Scaffolding drives business owners batty because it casts their storefronts into shadow and makes it hard to draw customers. Some even … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANOTHER BIRD RENTS OUT SPACE IN A SIGN ON BROADWAY

It's springtime and the birds are doing their thing. And increasingly, they're doing their thing inside signs with the letter O on Broa … Read the rest of this entry >>

PURSE THIEF JUMPS INTO HUDSON RIVER TO ESCAPE, BUT IS CAUGHT ANYWAY: POLICE

A purse thief figured he could shake the cops by making a run...er, swim... for it. But his plunge into the Hudson River ended with him back on shore in handc … Read the rest of this entry >>

THURSDAY WAS UNOFFICIALLY MANHATTANHENGE, AS FAR AS WE’RE CONCERNED

The phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge was supposed to happen on Monday and Tuesday, but cloudy weather ruined the occasion. Still, the suns … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: THE JOYS OF FILMING A SHOESTRING-BUDGET TV SHOW ON THE UWS

I'm Alex Spieth, a writer and actor, who has lived in the Upper West Side for the past 4 years (109th….home of the Obama and currently some dudes selling dr … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: A BIRD’S NEST IN AN UNUSUAL PLACE

Real estate is tight on the Upper West Side, but one bird found a cozy nest on Broadway to settle in for the Sp … Read the rest of this entry >>

A MAN WALKS HIS TURTLES AND OTHER PHOTOS FROM A SPRING SUNDAY

The full urban animal kingdom had a nice day at the park on Sunday as the temperature rose; some humans even removed their sh … Read the rest of this entry >>

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