UWS Mysteries: Political Teepee, Possum in a Van, Strange Blue Light, Naked on 72nd Street

Mysteries abound on the Upper West Side, even at a time when people are indoors. In fact, people seem to be contemplating even more mysteries than usual given that they...have the tim … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighbors Convene at a Distance, Using Liquor And A Tape Measure

Hallway drinking is a time-honored New York tradition, practiced for years by parents who need to listen for crying babies but also need a nigh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video of Two Cars Un-Coupling is Noisy and Messy

Our readers had great fun with a photo of an SUV that appeared to mount a sedan on Columbus Avenue and 74th Street (oh lord, the comments). Now so … Read the rest of this entry >>

Failure to Launch

An SUV attempted to mount a sedan on Columbus Avenue, or at least that's what it looks like in the photos we've been receiving from tips … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Sider Writes New Versions of Dayenu and The Four Children for Covid-Era Passover

Passover, like everything else, will be a little surreal this year. One Upper West Sider came up with a way to celebrate the holiday while also acknowle … Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Seeks ‘Coronavirus Girlfriend for ‘Germ-Free Monogamy’

A man has been posting signs in Central Park looking for a "coronavirus girlfriend" to get through these troubled times. He claims to be he … Read the rest of this entry >>

Across the Street, The Toilet Paper Tower of Her Dreams

Toilet paper has been in very high demand during the coronavirus outbreak, with some people snatching up dozens of rolls to ferret away in their bathr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Couple Sings Their Coronavirus Song: Send Us Your Demos

If these talented people aren’t Upper West Siders, they should be — honorary, at least. (Actually, they’re from Pittsburg … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Conjugal Confinement’ or ‘Couples Quarantining’: Reports From The Domestic Front

It is the 10th day of our couples quarantine. We are shut-in spouses, conjugally confined, wedlocked. Twenty four is a lot of hours of marital bliss; seven is a lot of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side Turning Into Bourbon Street: ‘Frozen Margs to Go’ are a Big Hit at The Heights Bar & Grill

In times of self-quarantine, The Heights Bar & Grill has figured out what people … Read the rest of this entry >>

Town Shop Closes Temporarily Except for ‘Bra Emergencies’; Online Discounts for West Side Rag Readers

The Town Shop, the bra and clothing store on Broadway between 81st and 82nd, has closed its doors temporarily to help slow the spread of the coronav … Read the rest of this entry >>

Funny Guys Love the West Side: Tracy Morgan and Larry David Spotted Around Town

If you want to be rich, you just have to be really funny, or maybe be born to someone really rich. Or create an app or somet … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wayward Chicken Rescued from Riverside Park, Sent to Sanctuary

A chicken that crossed the road to Riverside Park last month is off to a more hospitable home, the Wild Bird Fund said on Satu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Madonna Offers Her Central Park West Apartment to Meghan & Harry Because ‘Buckingham Palace Has Nothing on CPW’

Madonna is worried for her friends Meghan & Harry, the Royal couple who have lately been on the outs with the queen. She's sad about their decision to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Valentine’s Day Matchmaking Event Looking for ‘Golden Girls’

Valentine’s Day was chosen not only because it’s a day dedicated to romance, but because it can be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Chicken Roams Around Riverside Park, Watches Dogs

A chicken was seen clambering on the rocks around 84th street inside Riverside Park on Monday morning. The chicken did not appear to be with an owner, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Subway Storm Troopers Vaporize Prankster’s Jedi Mind Trick At 72nd Street

Someone just trying to have a little nerd-fun made posters poking fun at subway delays, replacing station names with Star Wars planet names. But their ef … Read the rest of this entry >>

Still Digesting That Christmas Meal? Fairway Has Moved On…To Valentines Day

The Christmas ham is still warm and the Hannukah candles will burn for three more nights, but Fairway has already moved on -- to mid-Febr … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Side Rag Jeopardy: 2019 Edition

You say you’re a devoted reader of the Rag? Let’s find out. Play “West Side Rag Jeopardy: 2019 Edition,” taken from some of the top stories of the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

Turkey Saved by an Art Student is Recuperating on the UWS; Headed for a 100-Acre Estate (Not to be Eaten!)

Tutu, a turkey of undetermined gender (too young to tell) was saved from a slaughterhouse last week by a stu … Read the rest of this entry >>