The Opera Ladies Have Now Seen More Than 300 In a Row; Here are Their Recommendations for This Week

Marion Chalat and Carolyn Starry have found a life-enriching way to spend these difficult pandemic months. They've been watching and list … Read the rest of this entry >>

Art on the Ave Has a Kids Weekend With Free Hot Chocolate

This weekend, the group that's been putting art in the windows of vacant storefronts of Columbus Avenue is encouraging families to bring their … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mrs. Maisel Looking for ‘1960s Attractive Girlfriend Types’ as Extras

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the Amazon comedy about an Upper West Side housewife who becomes a comedian, is in the process of filming its fourth se … Read the rest of this entry >>

Floral Heart Placed in Central Park to Remember Covid Victims

It has been difficult to memorialize people who died from Covid-19, in part because of the restrictions on gathe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dance Has Thrived for Decades on the UWS; Will the Pandemic Break It?

Writing about the Upper West Side these days, it’s easy to focus on the absence of what once was and lose sight of what stil … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pandemic Views: A Cat’s-Eye View, A Construction-Site Infinity Pool; An Icy Gin and Tonic and a Book

Around five o’clock I’d climb out and sit on our escape, blissfully mask-free, with an icy gin and tonic and a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Outdoor Cylindrical Gallery on West 83rd Offers Paintings of Locals Doing Acts of Kindness

An art exhibit entitled “The Art of Kindness,” which was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is currently on view at the West 83rd S … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Upper West Side’s ‘Masked Hatter’ Makes Fashion Statements, and Public Health Ones Too

With nearly nine months of mask-wearing under our belts, most of us have experimented with the style, fabric, or pattern of this newly mandatory face accessory in some … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Square Is Lit! Two Light Shows Brighten the Night and Mood

For the past 20 years, the BID has hosted Winter’s Eve, a multi-block holiday party, featuring food and drink from local restau … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pandemic Views: Contest Winners (So Far)

Locked in by the pandemic, have you found yourself staring out a certain window, watching the world from your particular perspective: passing time, m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nutcracker Ballet is the Latest Holiday Classic to Go Online; Here’s How to Watch It and What It Costs

Few performances are more synonymous with a New York City Christmas than The Nutcracker. Set to the soul-stirring music of Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky, performed by the New York City B … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Traveling Jazz Band That’s Been Keeping UWS Restaurants Lively — and Sometimes Inspiring Spontaneous Dancing

You may have seen Victor Neufeld and his jazz band around the streets over the past couple of months. They've been at restaurants all ove … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rock Legend Trey Anastasio Plays to Empty Audience at Beacon Theatre, Raising More than $1 Million

Upper West Side local Trey Anastasio of the rock band Phish just capped off an 8-week concert series at the Beacon Theatre with a unique twist: there was nobody in attend … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artist Spotlight: Jan Lauren Greenfield, Mixed Media Artist

SPONSORED: Upper West Side resident and New York native, Jan Lauren Greenfield is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Her work was fea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Art Beautifies Vacant Storefronts Through Art on the Ave Project

Public art has found a new home on the Upper West Side -- in some vacant and occupied storefronts on Columbus Avenue. A project c … Read the rest of this entry >>

My Journey as a Musician With Hearing Loss — Betty Hauck, Violin, Viola, December 1, 6:00-7:30

SPONSORED: Please tune in for this captioned Zoom presentation of the NYC chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America on December 1. Former professional viola player Betty … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Artist Beautifies a Boarded-Up Storefront

The Pottery Barn on Broadway and 67th Street boarded up its storefront ahead of the election, and one resident figured she'd try to make the store … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Local Photographers Create the Fine Art Pet Portraits of Your Dreams

SPONSORED: Lonya Plotkin and Diane Bondareff, two celebrated artists and photographers, met while walking their dogs in Riverside Park on the west side of Manha … Read the rest of this entry >>

TV-Filming Returns to Central Park, as Ewan MacGregor Struts His Stuff in ‘Halston’

Ewan McGregor is starring in a five-part Netflix series about New York fashion designer Halston, and he was filming at The Mall in Central Park on Thur … Read the rest of this entry >>

After 60 Years Lost, An Important Painting Is Found Hanging in an UWS Apartment

In the 1950s, against the backdrop of McCarthyism, the Cold War and Jim Crow, the renowned 20th Century American artist Jacob Law … Read the rest of this entry >>