Photos of the Day: Al Franken Bumps Elbows Outside Fairway

Al Franken stopped by Fairway on Friday for a nosh, but couldn't escape "a steady stream of politically passionate Upper West Side well-wishers," tipster Amy tell … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Siders Come Through Big-Time for Local Bar and Injured Worker

Upper West Siders once again opened their wallets for people and places that are facing big challenges amid the pand … Read the rest of this entry >>

Join DOROT’s Intergenerational Volunteer Community!

SPONSORED: Volunteers 65+ are needed to share wisdom and friendship with local high school and middle school students looking for intergenerational connec … Read the rest of this entry >>

Vaccine Update: NYC Temporarily Closes Sites and Postpones Appointments Due to Shortage; Biden Authorizes Wartime Law

New York City has closed 15 vaccination sites through Sunday, and postponed, for exactly one week, 23,000 appointments sche … Read the rest of this entry >>

Inauguration Scenes: Flags, Cheering and a Bernie Meme

Upper West Siders celebrated Inauguration Day on Wednesday in simple pandemic-appropriate ways. There were flags in windows, and Best Bottle … Read the rest of this entry >>

Need Help Signing Up for a Vaccine? A Young Tech-Savvy Person Can Help You

The city and state's vaccine websites can be difficult to use, and they're particularly tricky for people who didn't grow up in a 24-7 plugged-in cul … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Openings: El Fish Shack, Noi Due Cafe, Mimi Cheng’s

The neighborhood is getting new food opt … Read the rest of this entry >>

Vaccine Update: Mt. Sinai to Resume Vaccinations on Wednesday, as City Warns It’s Running Out

Mt. Sinai Hospital will resume giving Covid-19 vaccinations across its health system, including second doses, on Wednesday, January 20th, after rece … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cherry Walk in Riverside Park Reopens After Extended Closure

The Cherry Walk section of Riverside Park from 100th to 125th Street has reopened after being closed since late September. The area had … Read the rest of this entry >>

Help a Neighbor With DOROT’s Package Delivery Service

SPONSORED: Upper West Side nonprofit DOROT is looking for volunteers to drop off gift packages for seniors and talk with them over the phone this month. To learn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pedro Aguilar Recovering Slowly After Getting Shot During Food Delivery; GoFundMe Launched

Pedro Aguilar, an employee of the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, is navigating a new and devastating normal after he was sev … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Abject Anti-Semitism; Cutting the Line; Proposed Central Park 5 Exhibit

The father of a family he describes as “conspicuously Jewish,” writes of their encounter with anti-Semitism on the way to the Barnes and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why One Address Seems to Be a Crime Hotspot, and More News from NYPD’s 24th Precinct Commander

Shootings, public pooping and pedestrians’ fears of reckless drivers were among the issues discussed at Saturday’s 24th Precinct Community Council meeting held at the Firemen’s Memorial at 100th Street in Riverside Pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Starbucks to Close Multiple Stores on Sunday Out of Caution Over Possible Protests

Starbucks is closing multiple stores in Manhattan on Sunday, according to an employee and two customers who spoke to employees at different stores over the past two … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Emotionally Disturbed Man Electrocuted in West 110th Street Subway Station Following Fight on the Tracks, Police Say

A naked "emotionally disturbed" man shoved someone onto the trackbed at the West 110th Street Central Park North subway station on Saturday in … Read the rest of this entry >>

Congressman Espaillat Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Getting Vaccine; Here’s What a Doctor Makes of It

Representative Adriano Espaillat, the Democratic congressman who represents much of upper Manhattan and part of the northwest Bronx in New York’s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Vaccine Update: Mt. Sinai Cancels Some Appointments ‘Due to Sudden Changes in Vaccine Supply’

Mt. Sinai Hospital has cancelled all vaccination appointments from Friday, January 15th through Tuesday, January 19th -- a sudden and surprising change for … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings: Virgil’s Real BBQ, Vanessa’s Dumpling House

Virgil's Real BBQ, which has a popular Times Square location, has opened at 2452 Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Covid Inspires a New Tradition: High School History Teacher Cooks for Dozens of Shelter Residents Every Week

Lisa Greenwald, a public high school teacher and Upper West Sider, started a new tradition last spring. Every Wednesday she cooks and delivers … Read the rest of this entry >>

Enormous Lines Form Outside Michaels for Liquidation Sale; Here’s What’s Already Sold Out

The Michael's liquidation sale at 808 Columbus Avenue near 99th Street is in full swing and arts and crafts lovers are flocking to the store on a daily b … Read the rest of this entry >>