Monday Bulletin: Rapper’s Gift to Shelter, Sushi Chefs Will Travel, The Owl and The Crows

On Thanksgiving eve, Grammy-nominated rapper A$AP Rocky donated and personally delivered 120 dinners to an Upper … Read the rest of this entry >>

10-Year-Old Boy Slashed Inside Apartment on 104th Street

On Saturday, at around 2 p.m., the NYPD got a call about a “child assault” inside 60 West 104th Street, a police spokesperson … Read the rest of this entry >>

How a Toy Store Stayed Afloat During Covid By Expanding Its Product Line — Even to Toilet Paper

Donna Schofield never imagined that hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes would show up on her order sheet for new inventory, much less to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Public Schools to Reopen Starting Dec. 7 for Younger Grades; Moving to 5-Day-a-Week In-Person Learning

Mayor de Blasio announced on Sunday that NYC school buildings for grades 3-K, Pre-K and grades K-5 will reopen on Monday, Decembe … Read the rest of this entry >>

2 Local Restaurants Get $5,000 Grants to Boost Dining Setups as Winter Arrives

Upper West Side restaurants are struggling to attract customers as the weather gets colder, and two of them now have some extra cash to make their setups more invi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Barack Obama’s Old Rent-Controlled Apartment is on the Market for $1.45 Million

An apartment once inhabited by the 44th president of the United States is on the market, but you;'ll have to pay a wee bit more than Barack Obama did in … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Upper West Siders Set Up Thanksgiving Tables Outside, With Multiple Candelabras

With Covid-19 raging, many families put off Thanksgiving gatherings until next year. Some, however, tried to make it work this year by eating out … Read the rest of this entry >>

Donald J. Trump Highway Beautification Sign Disappears

West Side Rag readers are so vigilant they don’t only see what is there, but what is not there — like the Donald J. Trump highway beautific … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Rules Men Living at Lucerne Can Be Moved Downtown

State Supreme Court Judge Debra James dismissed a lawsuit against the city brought by residents of The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street, allowing th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fundraiser Started for Victims of Fire on 75th Street

A neighbor of the rowhouse at 54 West 75th Street where a fire broke out on Tuesday morning has started a fundraiser to help those displaced in the b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Inflation Deflation — Covid Cancels a Classic Upper West Side Event

In a normal year, the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving marks a (literally) buoyant neighborhood tradition: the blowing up of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day P … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Vermonters are Back; Their Christmas Trees Will be Here Thursday

Colby, the masked man on the right in the photograph, is back, ready to sell Christmas trees on 90th Street and Columbus Avenue. He has brought with … Read the rest of this entry >>

Firefighter Injured in Fire on 75th Street that Drew More Than 100 Responders

A fire in a rowhouse at 54 West 75th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West on Tuesday morning has escalated to a third alarm, drawing 138 firefighters to the s … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Vietnamese Spot Already So Popular It’s Turning Some Orders Away

Banh Vietnamese Shop House at 942 Amsterdam Avenue, between 106th and 107th Streets has been "soft-opened" for about three weeks, just serving food on the week … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Decision Delayed; ‘Judge Is Still Working On It’

Judge Debra James was expected to rule by 5 p.m. on Monday whether the men living in The Lucerne hotel on West 79th Street will be moved to another “homeless hotel” dow … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Siders are Waiting Hours for Covid Tests; Assemblymember Wants More Testing Sites to Open

Lines to get tested for Covid-19 at CityMD locations have been stretching around the block in the past few days, with some people reporting waits of several h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Politician’s Covid Controversy, Frozen Levain Cookies at the Grocery Store, Subway Attack

Brooklyn Borough President and 2021 mayoral candidate Eric Adams is the latest politician to be caught in a compromising corona … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fairway’s New Self-Checkout Kiosks are the Buzz of the Neighborhood; Some Approve While Others are ‘Flummoxed’

Fairway Market’s flagship location on 75th Street and Broadway has installed a fleet of self-checkout kiosks— and they are already a hot topic on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Openings: Broadway Family Mart, Miss Saigon, Chick Chick, Anar, Pastrami Queen

Just in time for winter, we got a new restaurant serving … Read the rest of this entry >>

Flying Tiger Sale Still Attracts Droves as Prices Fall to 50 Cents and Customers Start Petition

Upper West Siders are clearly obsessed with Flying Tiger, the gift, household item and trinket shop on Columbus and 81st that's been having a going-out-of-bus … Read the rest of this entry >>