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 >>

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 >>

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