FAIR HIGHLIGHTS NYCHA EFFORTS, FROM TECH HELP TO CARE-GIVING

NYCHA recently hosted the NextGen Resource Fair at the Wise Towers Courtyard (90th between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue), an upbeat event feat … Read the rest of this entry >>

MACHETE-SWINGER CHARGED AND CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE

Louis Roman, the man arrested after swinging a machete in a fight that was caught on video Wednesday morning, was charged with attempted assaul … Read the rest of this entry >>

BARBIE-DOLL DIORAMAS DRAW GAWKERS TO LOCAL CLEANERS: ‘IT’S BECOME AN OBSESSION’

Summer is in full swing in the windows of Apthorp Cleaners on Amsterdam Avenue, between 78th and 79th streets, but it's all happening at one-sixth the scale of huma … Read the rest of this entry >>

DAMN’S IT’S HOT! HERE’S WHERE THE AC IS ON FULL-BLAST

It's sweat-drippingly hot today and the city has designated a bunch of places as "cooling centers" where you can chill out if you get too … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELP FILL BACKPACKS FOR KIDS IN NEED

Operation Backpack has helped kids whose parents struggle to get them school supplies since 2002. This year they want to get 2 … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW RESTAURANTS, AND THE CIRCUS, WIN APPROVAL FOR LIQUOR LICENSES

New restaurants are on their way to the Upper West Side and the circus is coming back. Community Board 7 accepted, postponed, and denied several … Read the rest of this entry >>

VIDEO: TWO MEN FIGHT ON BROADWAY USING MACHETE, TRASH CAN AND FISTS (UPDATED)

Two men fought each other early Wednesday morning on the corner of 94th Street and Broadway using a variety of weapons, as well as their fists. One ma … Read the rest of this entry >>

SURPRISE: THE UPPER WEST SIDE HAS MORE ARTISTS THAN ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD

The Upper West Side has been gentrified, mall-ified, and lux-ified, but we've held onto one important distinction: we have more artists than any other neighborhood in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRIED ELECTRICAL CABLES PULLED FROM THE WRECKAGE BELOW 71ST STREET; GENERATORS POWERING 2 BUILDINGS

The cables that burned under 71st and Broadway last week, causing hundreds of people to lose power, were piled on the street nearby on Tuesday mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

JING FONG OPENS: SEE SOME FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND THE SOFT-OPEN MENU

Upper West Siders lined up before 4 p.m. on Monday to get a first taste of the new dim sum restaurant Jing Fong on 78th and Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: A LARGE LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT WILL COAST OVER THE HUDSON ON TUESDAY

A 777 will be flying over the Hudson River around 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday as part of a commemoration -- a commemorati … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY PRICES FOR SOME UWS TWO-BEDROOMS ARE RISING FAST, WHILE OTHER APARTMENT PRICES AREN’T

Rent on the Upper West Side is still too damn high, but it actually hasn't been rising much over the past year, according to brokerage MNS Re … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: DESEGREGATING UWS SCHOOLS, BILLIE HOLIDAY’S LAST HOME IS SOLD

July 17, 2017 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 84 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW PROJECT LETS LOCAL STATUES ‘TALK’

A new project tries to answer the question: "What would statues say if they could talk?" Several statues on the Upper West Side now have signs … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL HERO: KIRSH BAKERY OWNER PINS DOWN THIEF

On Sunday, July 9th, Dan Kirsh of Kirsh Bakery and Kitchen became a neighborhood hero when he took down a purse thief that came into his restau … Read the rest of this entry >>

SEE THE STREETS (AND HIGHWAY) THAT WILL BE CLOSED FOR SUNDAY’S NEW YORK CITY TRIATHLON

The New York City Triathlon will come through the neighborhood on Sunday, and several streets will be shut down while athletes com … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: HARMON FACE VALUES, WEST SIDE LAUNDRY, GRAND SICHUAN, SUBWAY, DOUGHNUT CAFE

We're getting a little dirtier but more beautiful too. Another laundromat shut its doors, but we're about to get stocked with beauty supp … Read the rest of this entry >>

COME PLAY WITH US AT STEPHEN WISE FREE SYNAGOGUE THIS FALL!

SPONSORED: Seeds of Wonder at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue’s Early Childhood Center is a “grown-up and me” morning class that gives your … Read the rest of this entry >>

SEVERAL BLOCKS CLOSED AS CON ED WORKS TO RESTORE POWER AND FIX DAMAGE FROM FIRE

Several streets -- including all Northbound traffic on Amsterdam from 65th to 72nd Street -- remained closed on Friday morning after a major underground … Read the rest of this entry >>

HUNDREDS LOSE POWER AFTER SMOKY UNDERGROUND FIRE AT 71ST STREET

Dark smoke billowed from manholes at 71st Street and Broadway starting around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday because of an underground fire, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

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