Pupper West Side: Gary is a New Yorker with Southern Roots

I’m a Catahoula Leopard dog - the distinguished state dog of Louisiana! I’m mixed with a dash of a few other things, just like a nice jambalaya or étouf … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: Artist Nicolas Holiber on Building ‘Birds on Broadway’

It's late on a brisk Wednesday evening in May and an eight-foot-tall Double-Crested Cormorant is making its way across the interse … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Answer Column: Why Has a Sidewalk Shed on 86th Street Been Up for 18 Years?

Scaffolding! It seems to obscure every other building in the neighborhood. Why is there so much of it, and why does it stay up for so … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Bailey Loves Attention and Volunteering as a Pet Partner

I can often be found outside Lenwich when Mom and Dad are grabbing morning cof … Read the rest of this entry >>

Westside Wednesdays: Modern Bread & Bagel

SPONSORED: Modern Bread and Bagel is taking gluten-free and kosher cuisine to a whole new level. Offering high quality fresh dishes, fresh squeezed j … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Bean Loves the Ladies, Not the Lads

Love ladies. On the flip side, I’m not crazy about men. Especially tall … Read the rest of this entry >>

Help Us Crowdsource the Best Rainy Day Activities on the Upper West Side!

It's been a very rainy weekend, and some of us are feeling stir crazy! So we thought we'd crowdsource some ideas about how to o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: A Hound With Political Ambitions

I hope to one day be just as beloved by my Upper West Side friends as Duke was by his fellow townspe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Westside Wednesdays: PlantShed

SPONSORED: PlantShed has been a part of the Upper West Side community for years. When it comes to plants and flowers, it cont … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Luna is Passionate About Literacy and Dental Hygiene

When mom takes my toothbrush out, I get so excited. Proper dental care helps my breath stay fresh and vanilla-m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tax Prep and Glasses in One UWS Storefront? How A Genius Partnership Helped Two Women Beat the Odds and Make the Rent

What are an optical store and a tax preparation service doing sharing an awning, an address — 2662 Broadway at 101st Street — and a rent … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Artie Loves Being Chased, Salmon-Based Treats, and His Friend Sergeant Pepper

I love sleeping, lounging, and maintaining my lifestyle as a gentleman of lei … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: eBird, D-Bird, and How You Can Become a Community Scientist

In January, birders around the globe shared their final contributions to the world’s longest-running wildlife census: the A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Calvin Enjoys Sports and Training His Foster Siblings

I love walking along the Hudson, taking in the beautiful views and colors, and stopping at the Boat Basin for a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Hamilton is Stressed Out About Vacant Storefronts

I’m just not cut out for the hot, humid New York summers. Phew. Everyone’s excited about spring and summer these days, but not yours t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Springtime PSA: How to Be a Helpful WSR Commenter and Support Our Site

At the risk of being downright schmaltzy, you are why we write these stories. We want you to feel informed about and connected to the community we s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Harley Was Discovered on Instagram

I also enjoy lovingly ripping apart my stuffed animals and pulling out their stuffing and squeakers. I honor my toys by destroying … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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