Weekend Column: The Vaccine That Wasn’t

I was on my way to get my first vaccine dose. And my buoyancy made me realize what a burden this has all been for the past few months, and even if I am “oka … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Alice Embraces Her Wanderlust, Daydreams of Future Travel While Sunbathing

Mom was a college student living in Dallas when she adopted me. I should pause here and say that Mom and I both … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Fung Lee’s Last Week; Hundreds of Happy Faces Will Travel With Her

Inside P & K Laundromat at 432 Amsterdam Avenue off of 81st Street, a massive mosaic of cheerful photos spreads over the entirety of one long … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Beauty of Small Gifts or The Mae Tannenhauser Approach to Philanthropy; Plus You Can Get a Special Tax Deduction This Year

Until she died at the age of 98, Mae Tannenhauser, my mother-in-law, gave to charity in a memorable way. Especially at this time of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Coconut Is a Canoe-Paddling, Treasure-Hunting Fox (…Or Dog?)

When the pandemic hit and they began working from home, it seemed like the perfect moment to dedicate themselves to raising a pup prop … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side, Adoption Edition: Melinda Loves Belly Rubs, Endures Taunting by Local Squirrels

I was brought in to the ACC as a stray, but my foster mom thinks that I likely was given up by an individual or family who no longer had the ability to take care o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Contest: Send Us Your ‘Pandemic View’

I watch the crows regularly try to invade the pigeons nesting in the rooftop eave across the street from my “covid-window” … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Winnie Volunteers with NY Therapy Animals, Dishes on Dessert

I find meaning and fulfillment in helping others and I've had incredible opportunities to volunteer at places like Ronald McDonald House and Mount S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Another Perspective: Reflections on Thanksgiving Eve on the UWS 2020

I have been lucky enough to live right in the center of the excitement, or mayhem, of Thanksgiving festivities on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Doctor Is In: Guidelines and Suggestions for a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will surely be like no other in U.S. history. We are drifting increasingly into unprecedented terr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Gobi Is An Ivy League Alumnus With a ‘Fullbark Fellowship’

Apparently the researchers told my parents afterward that I had impressive powers of concentr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Rosie Helps Edit a Dissertation, Loves Holiday Window Displays

There's nothing quite like the gentle sounds of a 75 pound dog zooming and ker-plonking around a 750 square foot apartment … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Mousse Has An Independent Streak, Loves Interval Training

As it happens, "independent" translates to strong-willed rather than actually, you know, happy doing things on my … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Ella Provides Backup Vocals, Encourages Neighbors to Vote

When it's time for bed, I'll trot into the bedroom, paw at the bed, and bark at my parents to let them know that it's time for someone to tuck m … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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