Meet the Subway Musicians Who are Still Playing Even as Tips Fall Flat

Each weekday, Lamont Stokes and his brother, Antwon, pop open a violin case listing a PayPal address and park themselves nea … Read the rest of this entry >>

72nd Street Condo Built on Site of Dorothy Parker’s Childhood Home Will Bear Her Name

“I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large...” Dorothy Parker, poet, writer, critic, civil rights activist, known for her biting wit, was wrong … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Police Explain Their Limits, Bette Midler Says Hello Ducky, Shooting on 94th, Farewell Robby Browne

Dozens of community members attended a meeting last Friday with NYPD officers to “sound off about safety concern … Read the rest of this entry >>

Iconic ‘I ❤️ NY’ Logo Renews Its Vow, and Creator Milton Glaser Lives On

When he sketched his famous “I ❤️ NY” logo on the back of an envelope in a taxi cab in 1977, the late, great graphic designer and Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Branch Hits Waitress, Monumental Change in Central Park…and Farming?

August 10, 2020 Weather: Rain expected in the evening, with a high of 93 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artist Who Had Planned Soho Opening Moves it To Riverside Park Because of the Pandemic (Update: Postponed)

Artist Michael Stewart will be showing an art project in Riverside Park on Friday after he was forced to relocate it from down … Read the rest of this entry >>

Incredible ‘Flower Flash’ Fills Trash Can at 78th Street and West End Avenue, And Quickly Disappears

Ellen Joy snapped the photo above of a "flower flash" created by florist Lewis Miller Designs on 78th Street and West End Av … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Center Plazas Partially Reopen, With a Special Soundtrack

Lincoln Center's performance halls have been shut down since early in the pandemic, and most of the plazas on the campus have been blocked off too -- the one exce … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘The Building: Under Lockdown’ is a New Show Set on the UWS, With Some Storylines Ripped from the Headlines

The fictionalized travails of a group of people quarantined in a building on 84th Street and Riverside Drive are the subject of a new web series starring actors and actresses wh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free, Virtual, Summer Art and Culture Classes Taught by ‘Masters’ Available to All Public School Children

Art and culture will never be extinguished in New York City, especially if it’s fostered in the young. ALL NYC public school students now have a … Read the rest of this entry >>

With a Little Help From Her Friends, a Community Artist Crochets a ‘Yarn Bomb’ For a John Lennon Tree

There’s not much to smile about these days, but the John Lennon Tree on 79th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway brings smiles to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Paintings by Puerto Rican Artist Become an Amazing Stoop Discovery on 90th Street

One person's trash is another person's treasure, the old adage goes. In some cases, however, the "trash" isn't trash at all, but a suite of paintings by an Upper West Side based a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Missing Shakespeare in the Park? It Will Become a Serialized Radio Drama This Summer

Shakespeare in the Park was canceled this summer, but the production of Richard II will live on as a radio drama, WNYC and the Public Theater announced this … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Center Cancels Fall Performances

Lincoln Center has canceled performances that were expected to run this fall, joining other performing arts organizations in shutting down their 2020 seas … Read the rest of this entry >>

Children’s Museum Wins Key Vote to Turn Church Into New Museum With a Playful Roof Terrace

An empty, gutted, 117-year-old landmark church on 96th Street and Central Park West will get new life as the home of the Children’s Museum of Manha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Art in Motion: Singers, Dancers and Musicians Keep the Rhythm

All of the Upper West Side's great performance halls are closed, but art continues anyway in the neighborhood. At the Boat Basin on 79th Street, da … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Philanthropist Richard Gilder Dies; Historical Society’s Art Bonanza; 94th Street Townhouse ‘Repositioning’

Richard Gilder, the philanthropist who supported some of the Upper West Side’s most treasured institutions, died on May 12th, at the age of … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Bagpiper, A Cantor, Dancers, and Sky-Writers are Bringing Life Back Outside

Musicians and other creative people are bringing new life to the sometimes-empty streets of the Upper West Side in the coronavirus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watching ‘Just Sam’ Win It All on American Idol from a Douglass Houses Community Room

It was a moment of ecstatic joy on Sunday night at the New York City Housing Authority’s Frederick Douglass Houses, when Samantha “Just Sam” Di … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Star ‘Just Sam’ of Douglass Houses Wins American Idol

Just Sam, a 21-year-old local musician who got started by singing in the subway, has won American Idol, the nationwide talent search to find undiscovered supers … Read the rest of this entry >>