Children’s Museum of Manhattan Reopening, Promising ‘Safe, Socially Distanced and Educational Activities’

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), on West 83rd Street between Amsterdam and Broadway, is reop … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos of the Day: New York Through the Drops

Stephen Harmon loves to go out in the rain and -- behind his car window -- take pictures of the neighborhood through the d … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Center Starts Holding Performances Outside With Social-Distance Circles and Pods

Lincoln Center is not holding any indoor performances this year, and some venues like the Metropolitan Opera have canceled concerts until next … Read the rest of this entry >>

Smoke Jazz Club Reopens, With Music Inside and Seating Outside

Smoke Jazz Club has reopened on 106th and Broadway, with a unique setup -- people can eat outside and on the weekends even listen to live jazz perf … Read the rest of this entry >>

RBG Exhibit Will Open at New-York Historical Society in a Year

Going by pandemic time, a year isn’t so long to wait to see a museum exhibition, especially one memorializing the late Ruth Bader Gins … Read the rest of this entry >>

Met Opera Start Date Pushed Back to September 2021; Streams Will Continue

The Metropolitan Opera's 2020-2021 season has been fully cancelled "based on the advice of health officials who advise the Met and Lincoln Center," the opera said in an email this … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Cardboard-Cutout Opera About A Building on 66th Street Is A Youtube Hit

Creative Upper West Siders have been stuck inside for months, and their brains have been whir-whir-whirrrring away. Upper West Sider Mary Birnbaum wrote an … Read the rest of this entry >>

The UWS Was Once the Center of the Movie-Going World; Learn That History on Tuesday

The Bloomingdale History Group is holding a Zoom session on Tuesday explaining the history of movie theaters on the Upper West Side -- there were once a whopping 17 thea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Locals Watch 176 Met Operas in a Row, Write Book Reports on Them, Then Celebrate With Burgers and Onion Rings

People in the neighborhood have spent the pandemic engaging in all sorts of hobbies. Some, who we all secretly hate, have crunched their way to six-pack abs or learned a lang … Read the rest of this entry >>

Vacant Storefronts on Columbus Avenue Will Display Local Art in October: Artist Applications Due Sept 30th

There are many empty storefronts between 67th and 77th Streets on Columbus Avenue. While most of us bemoan their demise, one Upper West Sider saw in … Read the rest of this entry >>

Enjoy Some ‘Little Bites’ of Theater in Central Park — Free and LIVE!

The show will go on — if not on the Great White Way, then on the Mall in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Philharmonic in the Streets

A crowd gathered around violinists from the New York Philharmonic playing for the public on Broadway and 65th in front of Bed Bath and Be … Read the rest of this entry >>

See Shakespeare in the Parks This Weekend Like You’ve Never Seen It Before — Masked and Socially Distanced

William Shakespeare lived through his own pandemic -- the bubonic plague -- so he would understand the precautions … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Outdoor Exhibit at NY Historical Society Captures Loneliness and Courage of New Yorkers

The New-York Historical Society, on 77th Street and Central Park West, has opened a free outdoor exhibit called, Hope Wanted, highlig … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Local Museums Opening This Week

Museums are starting to open throughout the city, and two on the Upper West Side are set to open their d … Read the rest of this entry >>

First Statue of Real Women is Unveiled in Central Park on Woman’s Equality Day

There could not have been a more invigorating blue New York sky under which to break the bronze ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

Phish Lead Singer Trey Anastasio Spotted Jamming (Privately) in Central Park

Trey Anastasio, the lead singer of Phish and an Upper West Sider, was out and about in Central Park on Sunday, and Bobby Panza snapped some shots of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: One Last Knish Goodbye to The Landmark Theater, An Upper West Sider’s Half-Empty Hideaway

57th Street between 11th and 12th, with its minimal pedestrian traffic and austere high-rises, is an inhospitable block for commercial enterp … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>