Comments of the Week: Moderating the Madness

A WSR commenter asked, “Who screens these comments? What criteria do you have given some of the incendiary nonsense that … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Fiona Loves Biscuits, Bicycling, and Sir Patrick Stewart

I love riding in my backpack and feeling the breeze in my whiskers as we glide a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: The Street-Sweeper Cometh, or An Ode to Alternate Side Parking

On Friday July 24th at 9:00 am, thirty-two residents on my Upper West Side block exited their buildings to participate in a peculiar rite of New York l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: On Conflict, Food and Returning from Vermont

Thank you for sharing your journey back. I’m so glad what made you love NYC is alive and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: 30 Years of Adventures on the Upper West Side

In these challenging times of the pandemic, I reflect back on what life was like for me on the Upper West Side, my favorite place in the wo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Join Seymour for a Gourmet Picnic in Central Park

When we're not planning decadent picnics, occasionally boredom will strike and I'll spend an afternoon chewing up socks and under … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Pop-Up Philharmonic Concerts, Parole Denied, Library’s Pandemic Project, School Inequities

August 31, 2020 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 74 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Forgotten Voices, Goldfish Exercise, Ban All of This

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held up to a standard like NO other parade in the world. Do it right, or don’t do it at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Smidge Is a Squirrel-Hunting, Novel-Reading Scholar

I'm a young pup, but my eyebrows and beard make me look older, wiser, more scholarly - wouldn't you a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: One Last Knish Goodbye to The Landmark Theater, An Upper West Sider’s Half-Empty Hideaway

57th Street between 11th and 12th, with its minimal pedestrian traffic and austere high-rises, is an inhospitable block for commercial enterp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: False Dichotomies, Emboldened Criminals, Angel Librarians

You think that block is bad now? You should have been around in the 60’s. Superman and Batman would not have ventured … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Homeless Hotels Cont’d, Skateboarding, Waiting for Target, The Fruitman Stayeth

I pay a ridiculous cost to live on the UWS (barely can afford) and these beautiful hotels/locations are giving rooms away. Does … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Museums, Dry Cleaners, Bookstores, Schools, Bars, Corn, Cookies

Why do people from NJ and CT pay what they want, even nothing? If I go to the beach in NJ or CT, I have to pay for a beach … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Right-Wing UWS? ‘Homeless Hotels,’ Mopeds Cancelled

Are UWS residents really as right wing as the comments imply? I know very few people like this in real life. There are some … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: When Olivia de Havilland Visited the Upper West Side

Olivia de Havilland died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the age of 104. She made a personal appearance at the Broadway and West 67th Street Regency The … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Miracle Larry, La Caridad, The Lucerne

I am so going to miss that restaurant. Home to my pork ribs in black bean sauce and fried plant … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Supporting Small Businesses, Car Windows Smashed, Religious Grammar

This article prompted me to bring a pile of shoe and handbag repairs to my terrific cobbler on Broadway between 99th and 100th. (I think it’s an Andrade s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comment of the Week: A Public School Teacher Asks the Tough Questions About Reopening

I am a public school teacher. Although I miss being in a school building and teaching my students – and recognize that remote learning … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why the West Side (Pandemic Edition): Eve Yohalem

Eve Yohalem, pictured here with her faithful companion Magnolia, is a children’s book author (Cast Off and Escape Under the Forever Sky) and Podcast creator who … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Hailstorms and Politics

Here is a sampling of memorable comments on this past week’s sto … Read the rest of this entry >>

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