A Local Podcast Finds Its Voice in Troubled Times, and Will Pass the Mic to the Community

Forty years ago, Upper West Siders Rebecca McKean and Alan Winson became partners in marriage. One hundred episodes ago, they b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pastrami Queen Will Replace Fine & Schapiro on 72nd Street

Fine & Schapiro, the classic Jewish deli at 138 West 72nd Street, closed just before the Covid-19 crisis hit after 93 years. But it's being replac … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Debates How to Help Restaurants Handle Outdoor Dining and Stay Safe, But Comes to Few Conclusions

At the Community Board 7 Business and Consumer Issues Committee meeting on July 8, the committee discussed the current safety hazards posed to communities by resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

Budget Cuts Make Rangers an Endangered Species in City Parks

As calls to “defund the police” hit a fever pitch last month, the city’s Urban Park Rangers — unarmed peace officers who focus on education — suffered a far greater workforce cut than the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hudson River Fish Die-Off Was Exacerbated by Climate Change, Scientist Says

It was hard to bear: the sight of hundreds, maybe, thousands, of dead fish floating in the Hudson River for the past week, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police and Neighborhood Kids Square Off On Newly Reinstalled Basketball Court

Despite the 87-degree afternoon heat, officers from the 24th Precinct were grinning through their sweat. Sporting their blue jerseys and T-Shirt, embla … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Strand on Columbus Avenue to Open Next Week

A day after a 50-year-old bookstore closed, a new store announced its opening date in another location. The Strand will open its Upper West Side sto … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park West Bike Lane Will Be Expanded to 110th in the Coming Weeks, City Says

A bike lane stretching from 59th to 110th Street on Central Park West currently stops at 77th Street, but the Department of Transportation expects to extend it to 110 … Read the rest of this entry >>

29-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed on Columbus Avenue and 105th Street

A 29-year-old man named Nayquan Garden was found after 3 a.m. on the corner of 105th Street and Columbus Avenue with a gunshot wound to his … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bank Street Bookstore to Close After 50 Years

Bank Street Bookstore, in operation since 1970, is closing its doors at 2780 Broadway at 107th Street for good at the end of August, the store's manager announced on Wedne … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s School Plan Will Mix In-Person and Remote Learning; Local Parents See Challenges to Making it Work

The city released the first details of its public school reopening plan on Wednesday, and made it clear that most students will get a mix of remote and in-person learn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Silver Stars Fitness: Online Training to Guide and Motivate You at Home; A Two-Week Deal for $47

SPONSORED: Silver Stars Fitness is the premiere NYC fitness studio that caters and specializes in working with the baby boomer & beyond fitness enthus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Opening This Week on a Retired Aircraft Carrier at 125th Street

A restaurant that its owner calls "practically pandemic proof" is opening on the upper Upper West Side on Thursday, July 9th, and it’s taking an aircraft ca … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fairway’s Liquidation Sale on 125th Street Is In Full Swing

Fairway announced in legal papers that it expected to start closing its store on 125th Street and 12th Avenue last month, and now the liquidation sale is in full s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Taxi Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

On Tuesday morning at approximately 2:35 a.m. a gunman robbed a taxi driver of $500 and an iP … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why Are Sidewalk-Blocking NYPD Barricades Still Up on West 82nd Street?

For over a month, multiple NYPD metal barricades have blocked pedestrian access to the sidewalks lining West 82nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Av … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amy Cooper Charged with False Report for Calling Police on Black Birdwatcher

Amy Cooper, who called police on a Black birdwatcher named Christian Cooper in Central Park on May 25, was charged on Monday with filing a false report, a misdeme … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Remote Learning Option in the Fall, Suspected Child-Slasher Arrested, Home Renovation Pandemic Style

New York City public school families can opt for full-time remote learning for their children in the fall, with no medical requireme … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Dog Runs Will Reopen ‘Sometime This Week’; Here’s Where to Find Them on the UWS

Some readers went to the 87th Street Dog Run in Riverside Park on Monday morning, June 6th — the start of Phase 3, when dog runs and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amsterdam Avenue Restaurant Closes for Good Because the Space Made Social Distancing Too Difficult

The Ellington, a neighborhood bar and restaurant 936 Amsterdam Avenue and 106th Street, has closed for good, with a for rent sign on the … Read the rest of this entry >>