Reopenings: Sushi Yasaka, Lilly’s, Pearl’s, The Dead Poet, Gebhard’s Beer Culture, 16 Handles

When Zagat’s called this Upper West Side spot “beloved by locals,” they knew their stuff. We got several excited tips about its reopening last … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Philanthropist Richard Gilder Dies; Historical Society’s Art Bonanza; 94th Street Townhouse ‘Repositioning’

Richard Gilder, the philanthropist who supported some of the Upper West Side’s most treasured institutions, died on May 12th, at the age of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Traditional Memorial Day Ceremony is Canceled, But A Covid Memorial Vigil Will Be Held

On Memorial Day every year, veterans and political leaders gather at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Riverside Park on 89th Street for a cere … Read the rest of this entry >>

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 22 Rental Units Next to the Hudson River; $901 for a Two-Bedroom

The city has opened a lottery for 22 income-restricted units at Waterline Square, a luxury development between 59th and 61st Streets along the Hudson River. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Young Quarantined Artist Draws the View Outside His Window, Then Imagines the Same View in 1940

A 21-year-old Upper West Side artist named Benjamin M. has been home during the quarantine and he decided to draw the view outside his bedroom wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Il Violino, Elea, Spiga To Go, Moonrise Izakaya, Bodega 88, Kirsh, Beacon Hardware

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a waitress, a bartender, a manager, even the owner. We all have the same roles now. We’re all working togethe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Covid-19 Testing and Antibody Test Center Opens Up on UWS

For the first several weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, city officials urged people who had relatively mild symptoms of the virus to stay home and not get tested. That advice has cha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Proposed 22-Story Building at 96th and Broadway Will Have One Affordable Unit, Developer Says

The public got a first look at a major development project planned for 96th Street and Broadway at a Community Board 7 meeting held on the Zoom video conferencing platform on Wedne … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snapping Turtle Attack Leads to Duckling Rescue Effort in Central Park (Update: Ducklings Saved!)

On Tuesday, local birders shared reports of an adorable mallard duck family swimming around the Central Park Pool, a pond on the park’s northwest end at 102nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Parents are Delaying Normal Childhood Vaccines Amid Pandemic, Raising New Concerns

Many people have understandably been staying away from hospitals and medical offices during the coronavirus pandemic. But in some cases that could be leading to other prob … Read the rest of this entry >>

New City Stats Show 258 Upper West Siders Have Died of Covid-19; Overall Case Rate is Relatively Low

The Upper West Side has suffered devastating losses during the Covid crisis, new city statistics show. In the neighborhood's four zip codes, a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Magnolia Bakery Installing a ‘Cleanse Portal’ and ‘Troffers’ to Keep UWS Store and Facilities Clean

Magnolia Bakery on Columbus Avenue and 69th Street is instituting a new technology to try to reduce the risk of employees and customers contracting Covi … Read the rest of this entry >>

As Alternate Side Parking Returns, Doctor Urges Street-Sweeper Appreciation

After the longest suspension of alternate-side parking regulations in memory, the city reopened the street to street-sweepers this week, and some resi … Read the rest of this entry >>

JCC’s Tikkun Leil Shavuot Brings a Night of Learning and Community to Your Computer Screen

SPONSORED: Since 2005, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has celebrated the Jewish holiday of Shavuot with its Tikkun Leil Shavuot, opening its … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watching ‘Just Sam’ Win It All on American Idol from a Douglass Houses Community Room

It was a moment of ecstatic joy on Sunday night at the New York City Housing Authority’s Frederick Douglass Houses, when Samantha “Just Sam” Di … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Ella Kitchen & Bar, Metro Diner, Osteria 106, Amsterdam Ale House, Wok City

Business is “lousy,” Frank the owner told us, glumly. We told him to wait until Rag readers got word he is … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Trump = Plague’ Graffiti Shows Up on More Boarded-Up Buildings

A graffiti phrase that landed a writer in jail is showing up in more spots in the neighborhood and beyond. 'Trump = Plague' was spray-paint … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Star ‘Just Sam’ of Douglass Houses Wins American Idol

Just Sam, a 21-year-old local musician who got started by singing in the subway, has won American Idol, the nationwide talent search to find undiscovered supers … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Nursing Home Reversal, Restaurant Relief, Sidewalk Samaritans, Jerry Stiller’s ‘Best’ Seinfeld Moments

May 18, 2020 Weather: Mostly cloudy, with a high of 69 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Pizza Collective, Chipotle, Duane Reade

Pizza Collective, a restaurant at 71st and Broadway that was in the works before the coronavirus hit, has opened. The menu incl … Read the rest of this entry >>