California Girl Is Upper West Side Dreamin’

Monday, Monday...a bit of a gloomy one at that. But lest you forget what lies beneath the clouds, here’s a comment received by WSR … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: Missing the Marathon

With the air now cool and crisp and the leaves changing colors, the Upper West Side usually has the New York City Maratho … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Modest Proposals

Ideas spring forth like spring blossoms in the West Side Rag comments. Some have the potential to fully flower, others look more like w … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Maggie Reports On Life In Exile, Holiday Mischief

I've spent my entire life as a city dog, but these days I'm living in exile. In the country, no less! Call me Napoleon because it is positively frightening out … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: A 100th Birthday Reunion, ‘Dr. Doom’ Lightens Up, Ribbon of Love Meets Resistance

An Upper West Side man celebrated his 100th birthday by seeing his family for the first time since the coronavirus close … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Food for Thought

There are 2 UWS’s. The “Original” one with a mix of races and cultures, and economic diversity, and the “New” one where the UWS … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Laina is a Horror Movie Aficianado and a Bideawee Devotee

You'd never guess, based on my sweet face, but I'm a big fan of horror mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Buzzkills

”A cynic is a man who when he smells flowers looks around for a coffin,” wrote a WSR commenter this week.  We know … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Layla (AKA ‘Love Pirate’) Shares Her Favorite Things for Fall

There's a common misconception that French Bulldogs can be standoffish or low energy, but I'm the proof that that's un … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: One Liners

This week, we're publishing very short comments, in celebration of bre … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Strudel Loves Barney Greengrass

If I'm wearing the cone of shame, I'll use it to my advantage as a shovel for street tr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Moderating the Madness

A WSR commenter asked, “Who screens these comments? What criteria do you have given some of the incendiary nonsense that … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Fiona Loves Biscuits, Bicycling, and Sir Patrick Stewart

I love riding in my backpack and feeling the breeze in my whiskers as we glide a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: The Street-Sweeper Cometh, or An Ode to Alternate Side Parking

On Friday July 24th at 9:00 am, thirty-two residents on my Upper West Side block exited their buildings to participate in a peculiar rite of New York l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: On Conflict, Food and Returning from Vermont

Thank you for sharing your journey back. I’m so glad what made you love NYC is alive and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: 30 Years of Adventures on the Upper West Side

In these challenging times of the pandemic, I reflect back on what life was like for me on the Upper West Side, my favorite place in the wo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Join Seymour for a Gourmet Picnic in Central Park

When we're not planning decadent picnics, occasionally boredom will strike and I'll spend an afternoon chewing up socks and under … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Pop-Up Philharmonic Concerts, Parole Denied, Library’s Pandemic Project, School Inequities

August 31, 2020 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 74 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Forgotten Voices, Goldfish Exercise, Ban All of This

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held up to a standard like NO other parade in the world. Do it right, or don’t do it at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Smidge Is a Squirrel-Hunting, Novel-Reading Scholar

I'm a young pup, but my eyebrows and beard make me look older, wiser, more scholarly - wouldn't you a … Read the rest of this entry >>

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