The Answer Column: Do Landlords Get Tax Breaks For Vacant Retail Space?

Readers email WSR all the time with tips, problems and questions. Commenters regularly offer opposing views and versions of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Charlie Thinks He’s the Dog Mayor of the Upper West Side

Mom and Dad joke that I’m always dragging them into all the wine stores on Broadway and making them look like l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Marlon and the Three-Hour Walks

We walk all the way down to Midtown to meet up with another Australian Shepherd pup friend and then we come … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Duke Loves Jazz and His Special Spot in Central Park

There’s a particular corner near the Pinetum in Central Park with a hot dog stand that I enjoy visi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Libby Has That Jersey ‘Tude

I'm originally from New Jersey and it shows in my attitude. Now I'm a ride-or-die Upper West Sider and I love city … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Enzo Can’t Stand Kale

I was born in Puerto Rico and the living conditions there were tough. I was lucky enough to be rescued and brought to New York before being adopted … Read the rest of this entry >>

Owner and Donors Toast the Rescue of Westsider Books; ‘It’s a Big Deal,’ Gale Brewer Says

On Saturday, January 26th, family, friends, and donors gathered to celebrate the revival of Westsider Books. Guests sipped rosé champagne, ate bacon-wr … Read the rest of this entry >>

I Eat from UWS Dumpsters and So Should You

Now before you turn away in disgust or dismiss me as looney tunes, take a look at the boun … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top Stories of 2018: A Shuttered Cinema, Sick Raccoons, and a $10,000 Surprise

It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other h … Read the rest of this entry >>

After Many Fateful Journeys, An Upper West Sider Prepares for the Next One With Hope and Sorrow

It happens every time I take a shower. As I climb over the bathtub rim, holding on to the grab bar on the back wall of the tub, I find my … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why Ellen Jovin — Creator of The Grammar Table — Lives on the Upper West Side

Ellen Jovin is the founder of a communication skills training consultancy, creator of a language-learning website, and most importantly the creator of an Upper West Side instit … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Neighborhood Fixture Returns With Holiday Cheer and the Scent of Pine

After last year’s hiatus, Sebastien is back. He is a welcome holiday figure. Hailing from Quebec, he has brought the scent of pine to the Upper West Side neighbo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Westside Walker: Fido Rains on the Holiday Spirit

“Excuse me sir!” Nothing shocks you back to reality quite like a stranger shouting those three words at you, but, hey, maybe he’s got good … Read the rest of this entry >>

Embracing the Madness of Thanksgiving Eve, for a Moment at Least

I was trying to walk my dog, fighting a torrent of tourists who had come to my block to view the inflation of the Thanksgiving Day parade bal … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighbors Rally Around Beloved Tailor Who is Losing Her Shop

Loyal customers are mobilizing to help a local tailor whose lease is not being renewed after 14 years at 200 West 89th Street, between Amsterdam and Broa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Halloween Lifehack: How to Declutter While Making a Kid’s Day

Local dad and photographer extraordinaire Scott Matthews contacted us with some life advice that we thought was worth sharing with fellow West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: Mystery Doorman Becomes International Sensation

The entrance to my apartment building was awash with morning light. The June sun streamed through the filigreed cast iron door and spl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nature’s Bounty is Revealed on the Great Squirrel Hunt

The hunt for the great Sciurus carolinensis, otherwise known as the Eastern Gray squirrel, is in its final week in Central Park. The folks b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: Anya Brodsky, DDS

It’s never a good time to chip a tooth, but a front tooth on a Friday afternoon at the start of a three-day weekend is particularly … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: Getting Back on the Vespa After a Brush With Death on 96th Street

I drive in New York City like everyone is trying to kill me, scanning the road "Mission- Impossible" style. It has this illusion of fearlessness when really, fear is my mental … Read the rest of this entry >>