Raccoon ‘Suspect’ Was Napping When Officers Approached; Critter Allowed to Remain Wild Following Police Surveillance

After a raccoon was accused (falsely, it seems!) of attacking humans on Columbus Avenue between 71st and 72nd Street around brunch time on Sunday, we had many quest … Read the rest of this entry >>

Counterpoint: Alleged ‘Attacker’ Raccoon Was Peaceful Even as Humans Freaked Out Unnecessarily

I left my apartment around 9 a.m. to procure a bagel at Muffins Cafe on Columbus Ave between 70th and 71st Streets. Upon exiting the premises of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cynthia Nixon’s Order at Zabar’s is the Talk of the Town; Cinnamon Raisin with What?!?

Cynthia Nixon is hoping New Yorkers are looking for someone with new ideas to come in and change the corruption and stagnation in Albany. Bu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Don’t Call 911 If You See Nude People Being Painted on Saturday, Says NYPD

The NYPD has an important message for people who may be upset at seeing nude bodies while they are simply trying to walk to the bus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comedy Gone Wild on the UWS: Roseanne Sings Hava Nagilah, Seinfeld Goes Clubbing

The Upper West Side has a few comedy clubs, but it's never quite been the center of the New York scene. On Tuesday night, though, local … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mannequins Want Tips for Promoting Unrealistic Body Shapes

It's tough to make a living these days, even if you're a piece of plastic trying to dangle clothes effortlessly off of your extremely skinny … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Gets Flower Flashed With Huge Garbage Can Bouquet

A huge floral bouquet magically appeared Thursday morning, plunked into a trash can on the southwest corner of 73rd Street and West End Avenue, delighting passersby who wondered:  What? … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: A Perfect Picnic Spot in Riverside Park, With Its Own Chandelier

A tree in Riverside Park has a fancy accoutrement: a chande … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Week: Egg Fries on the Pavement

A raw egg or two fried into a street omelette on Tuesday on West End between 73rd and 74th this Tu … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Underground Shower on 96th Street

Water poured into the 96th Street subway station on Thursday during a fierce thunderstorm, adding a new adventure to the subway experi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Not So Easy Rider

This cello was strapped to a chopper at 84th Street and West End Avenue on Tuesday. It epitomizes the artistic brilliance, casual coolness, and remarkable balance of the Upper West Side, or maybe just … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Famiglia Pizza Restaurants Shut Down Temporarily for Unrelated Reasons

Both Upper West Side branches of Famiglia’s Famous Pizza have been temporarily closed, for completely unrelated rea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Avocado Squirrel is the Upper West Side’s New Rodent Spokesmodel

Pizza Rat was a hero to New Yorkers, but pizza rat now lives in Hoboken after writing one of those sad "Why I Left New York" columns. In his … Read the rest of this entry >>

Seriously, What the Hell?

The top photo is Central Park on Monday and the bottom photo is Central Park on Tuesday. I mean, what the … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Roseanne’ Makes a Bus Bench Fake-Cozy

The TV show Roseanne is coming back and the marketing team came up with a fun way to generate buzz -- and yes we're biting by giving them publi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Caption Contest: Somebody Lose Their Shoes?

Everyone loses their shoes once in a while, but this is quite a place to lose them. Or, is this just a picture of an invisible person waiting for the su … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Perfect Weather to Walk Your Lizard

Wednesday's unseasonably warm weather led many Upper West Siders to wear short-sleeve shirts and take the family pet out for a nice … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side Kid Gets ‘Reverse Mugged’: Loses Wallet and Finds It With MORE Money Inside

Just how safe has the Upper West Side become? When you lose your wallet these days, people find it and stuff more mone … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: ‘Big Sales’ Just Ain’t What They Used to Be

That's okay Fairway, you keep the p … Read the rest of this entry >>

At Women’s March, Supergirl Steals Underwear Guy’s Thunder

The Women's March wound through the Upper West Side on Saturday, expanding well beyond the original route on Central Park West. As marcher Frank L … Read the rest of this entry >>

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