Excitement Builds for the New ‘West Side Story’ as First Trailer is Released

Steven Spielberg took on a daunting -- maybe even foolhardy -- task in attempting to remake West Side Story, the classic … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Old Church Has a New Life as a Theater; Shows This Weekend!

Unbeknownst to many, that beautiful church building on the corner of West 86th and Amsterdam is being used as a theatre and artist space … Read the rest of this entry >>

Performers Will Put on a ‘Cabaret’ in the Street This Weekend; Bring Your Own Seat

The city's "Open Culture" program allows performers to stage shows in the middle of the street, as a way to continue New York's artistic vibe wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Center To Be Filled with Grass-Like Carpet That People Can Chill Out On

Lincoln Center is slowing reopening to the public, even if most of its famous indoor performance spaces remain closed until the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Essay: The City Has Turned the Corner

I had a magnificent 4 mile run in Riverside Park last evening. The park was literally bursting with thousands of blooming daffodils and jonq … Read the rest of this entry >>

HBO Filming ‘The Gilded Age’ In Central Park, Written by Downton Abbey Creator

Film production is back, and a new HBO show set in the 1880s is shooting in Central Park. The show 'Gilded Age' was filming a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Open Your Windows! Broadway Violinist Suzy Perelman Will Play an Open Concert for the Neighborhood Tonight at 6 PM

From her courtyard at 149 West 85th Street, Suzy Perelman, who has played in numerous Broadway shows, including My Fair … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: A Painting Reunion; Affordable Housing On Its Way; Robberies; A Babka Birthday

A retrospective of Alice Neel's paintings is showing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and some of those paintings were done in "a large apartment on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ode to a Neighborhood Trumpeter

Every evening Sharply at seven A single trumpet toots tiny n … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Art on the Corner’ Takes a Creative Idea to a New Spot; Artists Needed

Inspired by Art on the Ave NYC’s pop-up art installation in vacant storefronts along Columbus Avenue last fall and winter, a group of neig … Read the rest of this entry >>

Suffragette Statue Celebrated as Increasingly Vital Symbol

With voting rights a central issue in Congress and the nation … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Return of Indie Movies: Film at Lincoln Center to Reopen

Movie theaters were allowed to reopen a few weeks ago, but Film at Lincoln Center had initially held back. On Thursday, the organiz … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Art Galleries on Amsterdam; The Stories Within the Stores (What’s Barbra Streisand Got to Do With It?)

In February, 2020, the Richard Corman photography gallery, on Amsterdam Avenue, between 81st and 82nd Streets, o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shakespeare in the Park Will Return This Summer With ‘A Celebration of Black Joy’

A key element of a normal New York summer is coming back in just a few months. Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer, with an adaptation of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Six Local Streets to Come Alive With Performances, as City Launches ‘Open Culture’ Program

Six streets on or near the Upper West Side are about to become outdoor, socially distanced performance venues as part of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Natural History Museum Theater Reopens at Limited Capacity, Featuring Fiery Volcano Film

The Lefrak Theater at the American Museum of Natural reopened yesterday, March 10th, at limited capacity, as pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sculptures and Other Installations Coming to Riverside Park Starting June 5th

Beginning on June 5th, the Riverside Park Conservancy will host a summer-long event celebrating its 35th annive … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Local’s ‘Covid Stories’ Show the Neighborhood Throughout the Pandemic

Bob Leonard is a street photographer who lives on the Upper West Side and is a member of the Soho Photo Gallery. He's been taking pic … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Live Jazz Concerts to Start Back Up in Front of Duke Ellington’s House

A jazz quartet will be gathering starting this weekend to play music outside Duke Ellington's former home at 106th Street and Riverside Drive and 106th S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Center to Start Holding Outdoor Events With a Unique Format

The biggest performance spaces at Lincoln Center won't be holding indoor performances until at least the Fall, but the performing arts c … Read the rest of this entry >>