A Museum Exhibit That Says ‘Please Do Touch’

At the “What Is the Object?” exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center, I was making the guard nervous … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dom Flemons & Guests Explore Music of the American Songsters; April 28-30 at Symphony Space

SPONSORED: GRAMMY award-winning musician Dom Flemons returns to Symphony Space at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Three-Month Summer Festival Set to Kick Off at Lincoln Center on May 14; More Than 300 Free Events

Lincoln Center's "first annual" Summer For The City, a three-month-long festival, running from May 14 to August 14, fe … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘The Patsy’ at the Abrons Art Center Through April 30th

SPONSORED: The Patsy premiered on Broadway in 1925 becoming an instant success. The hit play was then immediately immortaliz … Read the rest of this entry >>

Happy Easter

If you could drown yourself in tulips, What a swim that would be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side Arts Festival Is As Good As Gold

The Gold Standard Arts Festival comes by its name honestly. Not only is there gold in this extravaganza of … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Side Rag Poetry Corner: ‘Connection’

WSR has received a number of poetry submissions recently. The latest … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hope Springs Eternal, A Love Letter to Central Park

Every year for hundreds of years against all odds, despite torrential rai … Read the rest of this entry >>

Let’s Fill the Rag With Cherry Blossoms!

We have the best readers! Yesterday, we received the above photograph with the note below … Read the rest of this entry >>

Have You Seen the Etching Man? He’s Been on Broadway and 80th for 30 years

Time was if a man asked a woman to come up and see his etchings, he might (rightly) be regarded with suspicion. But if … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Nivola Horses Restored and Returning; The Ultimate Jewish Deli Tour; What is 352?

In March 2021, 18 concrete modernist sculptures known as the Nivola Horses disapp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Children’s Picture Books Tell the Story of the Civil Rights Movement at the New-York Historical Society

Andrea Davis Pinkney, award-winning children’s book author, editor, publisher, and daughter of civil rights foot soldiers, m … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Man Who Gave Us The Masterpieces

The demise of the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas four years ago left a huge hole in the hearts of Upper West Side movie lovers. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Richard Gilder Center Will Open Next Winter and Transform Experience of American Museum of Natural History

What you see above is not a rendering. It is a current photograph of the evolving Richard Gilder Center for Sci … Read the rest of this entry >>

People Before Buildings! There’s a ‘Plaque Lack’ on the Upper West Side

You would think there would be hundreds and hundreds of plaques honoring the notable people who lived in New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rag Photographer Stephen Harmon On the Mend

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. The photographer, Stephen Harmon, has … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mother and Son Run Unique Gallery Where Artists Can Work and the Neighborhood Can Watch

On Amsterdam Ave at 82nd Street, tucked in between the Richard Corman Photography Ga … Read the rest of this entry >>

Metro Theater Deal Is Real, Manhattan Borough President Confirms

Levine said the magic words: "I spoke to the owners of the entity and they have signed a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: ‘I Actually Love Being Old’; Bistro Owner Nabs Belter; Desperate Cheese

It is hard to focus on neighborhood news with descriptions and images of the horrors in Ukraine seepi … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPDATED: Metro Theater Will Be a ‘Community Entertainment Center’ With Multiple Restaurant-Theaters and Much More

The Metro Theater on Broadway between 99th and 100th Streets, which has been closed for 17 years, is coming … Read the rest of this entry >>

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