The Local WP Theater Celebrates 40 Years of Amplifying Women’s Voices

The WP Theater, located at Broadway and 76th Street, is celebrating its 40th anniversary season as the oldest and largest theater in the country … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Closing Day at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

“I’m on the list,” person after person told the ticket-takers at the farewell tribute to Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the man who co-founded it, Dan Talbot, held on Sunday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYC Ballet Gets Filled with Clusters of Colorful Balloons

Artist Jihan Zencirli has filled the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center with colorful arrays of balloons ranging in size from ten inches to ten … Read the rest of this entry >>

Heartbroken Employees Plan Sendoff for Lincoln Plaza Cinemas: ‘I Care About How Things End’

People went about their usual business at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on the morning after Martin Luther King Day. The ticket-seller sold tickets and the ticket-taker took … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nonprofit Opens an Art Gallery and Theater in Vacant Storefront

What to do with all these vacant storefronts? How about turning them into art spaces? A one-room storefront on Columbus Avenue has been transformed … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: Remembering Local Landmarks and Family Pain In ‘The Long Half Lives of Love and Trauma’

As with many European Jews in New York City after World War II, the family of veteran arts journalist Helen Epstein was able to move into progress … Read the rest of this entry >>

Oh No! Famed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Set to Close Next Month, Reports Say (Update)

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, the art-house theater on Broadway and 62nd Street, is set to close next month after 35 years, accordi … Read the rest of this entry >>

98th Street Potters Holding Open Studio Holiday Sale

SPONSORED: The artists of 98th Street Potters invite you to the third annual Holiday Pottery Sale Open House starting Thursday and running through S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thursday: Open House at Bard Graduate Center With Unique Discounted Gifts

SPONSORED: Join Bard Graduate Center for a holiday Open House in the Gallery on Thursday, December 14 and enjoy seasonal refreshments and the opportunity to visit the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Stone-Balancer Keeps Building, Even as People Keep Toppling His Creations

Uliks Gryka, the Albanian immigrant who has been building carefully balanced stone sculptures along the Hudson River since this summer, recently cr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Reward Your Kids With This Cool Interactive Storytelling Workshop at Bard Graduate Center

SPONSORED: Artist and educator Jeff Hopkins invites families to participate in an interactive storytelling workshop. Inspired by the life and work of John Lockwood Ki … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local 13-Year-Old Gives ACLU $11,635.83, Earned from Her ‘Everyday Superhero’ Drawings

Sasha Matthews, a local middle-schooler, handed a big check to the ACLU last week, the returns from a project she undertook after the 2016 ele … Read the rest of this entry >>

Festival At Bard Graduate Center This Week Explores South Asian Culture

SPONSORED: Lahore on my Mind is a public festival at Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan that moves between the past and the present to explore the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: In ‘Emerson Page’ You’ll Recognize the Neighborhood and the Struggles and Magic of Adolescence

There is something magical in recognizing local landmarks in a piece of literature or a film. For Upper West Siders it might be the exterior o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: One More Reason To ‘Harp’ On Our Great Neighborhood

While dudes with guitars still entertain people in Central Park, every once in a while we get a classier instrument. Harpist Sylvia Kowalczu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Central Park to Celebrate 50 Years of Public Art With Festival

The city is putting on a free festival in Central Park on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of public art, holding performances and … Read the rest of this entry >>

41st Annual Margaret Mead Festival Begins with a Bang; Over 40 Documentaries on Tap

This year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival opens Thursday night with cinematic fireworks! Brimstone and Glory, directed by Victor Jakovleski, document … Read the rest of this entry >>

Show Featuring UWS in the 50’s Gets Picked Up for Two Seasons; Shades of Lenny Bruce

Amazon released the pilot for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was set on the Upper West Side in the 1950's, earlier this year, and it … Read the rest of this entry >>

Another Artist Starts Placing Whimsical Sculptures Along the Hudson

An artist has been transforming everyday objects into whimsical sculptures in Fort Washington Park along the Hudson … Read the rest of this entry >>


The Bloomingdale Music School has been on the Upper West Side for 51 years and is dedicated to teaching people music, regardle … Read the rest of this entry >>