Avast Ye Maties! Barnacle-Covered Citi Bike Parked on UWS is Mysterious and ‘Gross’

A Citi Bike parked on 73rd and Riverside over the weekend was encrusted with so much sea life that it was being held together with "rust and barnac … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ocasio-Cortez Staffer Disses Upper West Side-Bred ‘Careerists’…But No Neighborhood Gave More to Her Campaign

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has upended Washington D.C., criticizing Democrats and Republicans a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos and Video: Jonah Hill Directs Vampire Weekend Music Video at Zabar’s as Shoppers Keep Shopping (and Griping)

Zabar's shoppers got a surprising show early Wednesday evening when some rockstars and a celebrity actor showed up at the fish counter. Jonah … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Upper East Side Gets a Hip Hop Anthem, and We Get…Kate McKinnon and Her Cat

Leslie Jones blessed the Upper East Side with a new anthem over the weekend: "The U. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tree-Couch Becomes Citywide Celebrity Just Before It Is Removed Forever

The story of the wicker couch that ended up lodged in a tree, first reported in West Side Rag, ended up on the evening news on NBC, ABC and CBS, along with 1010 WINS r … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Mysteries: How Did This Couch End Up In This Tree?

Somehow a couch has become lodged some 20-25 feet up in the branches of a tree on West 95th Street near Amsterdam Avenue. Ed … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Has Anyone Seen This Pigeon?

A sign taped to the fence outside of Spector Playground inside Central Park at 86th Street features Yudy, a two-year-old pigeon that has apparently been "missing" … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Free Roller Skating in the World’s Largest Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is building a temporary roller-skating rink in the nave of the cathedral to host a roller-skating party on Sat … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sunday Rush at Both Trader Joe’s Locations is Enormous; ‘Are We Selling Crack?’ Asks Employee

Trader Joe's has always drawn large crowds, but the lines on the first Sunday of 2019 showed just how badly Upper West Siders need their … Read the rest of this entry >>

Squirrel Answers Age-Old Question: How Does a Rodent Eat an Oreo Cookie?

A squirrel outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine binged Thursday on one of the great human inventions: an Oreo co … Read the rest of this entry >>

The New King of Late-Night Drops into UWS Comedy Clubs, Cracks an Anne Hathaway Joke

John Oliver made a surprise appearance at the Westside Comedy Club on 75th Street on Saturday night, slipping in before the openin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hawk Rescued from Central Park Reservoir After Having ‘Too Much to Eat’ and Given ‘Rigorous Blow-Dry’

A hawk that appears to have eaten too much on Christmas Eve ended up in the Central Park Reservoir, where he was fished out by police and taken to a bird rescue organiza … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top Stories of 2018: A Shuttered Cinema, Sick Raccoons, and a $10,000 Surprise

It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other h … Read the rest of this entry >>

A ‘Mrs Maisel’ Star Likes to Hang at UWS Hardware Store

Tony Shalhoub, who plays Mrs. Maisel's father in the hit Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is a longtime Upper West Sider. And like many locals, he … Read the rest of this entry >>

Westside Walker: Fido Rains on the Holiday Spirit

“Excuse me sir!” Nothing shocks you back to reality quite like a stranger shouting those three words at you, but, hey, maybe he’s got good … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: Giving Thanks for the Mandarin Duck and My Fellow Birders

On October 10, 2018, I heard the first reports of an exotic duck in my backyard thanks to a tweet from Manhattan Bird A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Embracing the Madness of Thanksgiving Eve, for a Moment at Least

I was trying to walk my dog, fighting a torrent of tourists who had come to my block to view the inflation of the Thanksgiving Day parade bal … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Mystery: Who is the Ice Cream Tagger of Columbus Avenue?

Someone has been spray-painting a ice-cream-looking shape on buildings throughout Columbus Avenue in recent days. What's the deal? … Read the rest of this entry >>

Funniest Costumes: Fake Domino’s and the Seven Ginsburgs

Upper West Siders went big for Halloween this year, and two costumes we saw were particularly … Read the rest of this entry >>

Uh-Oh, Part of the Upper West Side is a Now a ‘Top-Trending’ Millennial Destination

Millennials have long shunned the Upper West Side because it's both un-hip and too expensive. But that may be changing, according to … Read the rest of this entry >>