UWS Encounters: Robin Williams, Subway Sharing, Dr. Shoe, and a Benevolent Bus Driver

He was big all right, and plenty mean looking. So, when he parked himself in front of the crowd watching the prize f … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: It’s Taking Too Long to Fix the City’s Curbs, and Vulnerable People Deserve Better

I never gave curb cuts a thought until I fell off my bike several years ago, broke my leg and wound up in a wheelchair for a few months, pretty miserable and houseb … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Phoebe Olive Is A Devoted Patron of Lincoln Center

Previously, I'd spent some time living on the streets in North Carolina until I was rescued. Now I live on the Upper West Side - hands down, New York's best neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: Fighting Fear and Finding Joy in a Local Pool

It took many more than those first ten lessons for him to make me believe that if I lay back in the water and relaxed, if I trusted the transparent, un-solid stuff, I would f … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Alan Alda, Whoopi Goldberg, and a Good Kid

On a recent evening after Christmas, my husband and I were walking home along Broadway to our corner at 64th when we crossed paths … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Quincy Is An Adoption Advocate Who Loves Zabar’s Gefilte Fish

Countless purebred pups end up in shelters for various reasons - their families give them up, an elderly owner passes away, and so … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Peter Jennings, a Central Park ‘Star,’ and The Happy Bus

They heard a train rumble underground near a grate and dropped to their stomachs over the grate, staring … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Ugo Brings His Italian Heritage to the UWS

I like to stop by the Muffins Cafe on Columbus Avenue for coffee. I give my sweetest smile to the barista and say, "Vorrei ordinare un espresso, per fav … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro, and a Fellow Human

We were entering Central Park at 81st Street. Couple walking towards us. Man pushing double stroller. Boy and … Read the rest of this entry >>

On the Positive Side…Three Top Store Openings of the Past Decade

Christine Elbert contacted us to point out that our post on the three saddest closings of the past decade had been kind of...a bummer. So she put together her … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Philip Roth, Illegal Antics, and a ‘Major’ Neighbor

A friend and I were walking through Theodore Roosevelt Park on the path from Columbus to CPW, and as we passed the dog … Read the rest of this entry >>

Year’s End Column: A Bird’s-Eye View of ‘The Golden City’ from a Lucky Terrace

Several days ago, the world, as viewed from my West 80s terrace, disappeared, wiped away by a fierce snow s … Read the rest of this entry >>

(More) UWS (Celebrity) Encounters: John and Yoko, Ruth Gordon, and Elton John

In the distance I saw two people walking toward me. All I could see were these two iden … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Pumpkin Loves The Great Hill in Central Park

I love wandering the path that circles The Pool in Central Park. It's very calming -- we'll see ducks and snowy egrets somet … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Mick Jagger, The Hawk Lady, Julia Child, and a Unique Take on Traffic Lights

Years ago, I lived on the UWS and there was an exclusive men's clothing store — can’t remember the … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Appreciation: Bob Dylan Keeps Coming Back to the Beacon Theatre and I Haven’t Had Nearly Enough

It seems that autumn in NYC is a performance rite of passage for Bob Dy … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Landyn Loves Reading, Cheese, and All Her Boyfriends

During our walks, I also have a chance to socialize with my friends and my many boyfriends including, but not limited to: Oscar, Crosby, Will, Boomer, and Duncan. Hi g … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Bob Dylan, A Subway Save, and a Not-So-Lovely Meter Man

On Friday, 11/29, I went to the Beacon Theater to try and snag some last-minute Bob Dylan tic … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Three Chihuahuas, Two Coffee Orders, One Big Family

I'm Mochi and I'm a three-year old Chihuahua Pug mix. This is Maki, a four-year old long-haired Chihuahua, and this interesting critter is … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS (Close) Encounters: Glenn, Jackie Mason, and God

Every now and then I think of the old H&H Bagel shop across the street from Zabar's (RIP). Fondest me … Read the rest of this entry >>

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