Openings & Closings: New Magnolia Bakery, Paper Source, Earth Cafe, Pastrami Queen

New cupcakes and pastrami are coming in as a nice coffee shop cl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurants Can Reopen Indoor Dining on Wednesday; Here’s How Some Local Spots are Preparing

Restaurants city-wide are gearing up for the start of indoor dining, which can begin this Wednesday at 25% capacity. Many Upper West Side restaurant owners and man … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s Unaudited ‘Homeless Hotel’ Program Is Nearly Four Times as Expensive as First Estimated

The City’s contract with the Hotel Association of New York City [HANYC] to provide emergency housing to people experiencing homelessness during the Covid-19 crisis has grown to $299,79 … Read the rest of this entry >>

RBG Exhibit Will Open at New-York Historical Society in a Year

Going by pandemic time, a year isn’t so long to wait to see a museum exhibition, especially one memorializing the late Ruth Bader Gins … Read the rest of this entry >>

82-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured When Struck by a Revel Motor Scooter

An 82-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a Revel motor scooter at West 60th Street And Broadway on Tuesday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Anar, Discount Mart, Macaron Parlour, New Kosher Grocery Store

Indian food, discount goods and more are co … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Residents Are Supposed to Move Downtown, But Residents There Are Starting to Push Back Too

The homeless men living at The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street are expected to be moved to a Radisson near Wall Street by October 5. For many of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Frankie the Doorman Has 26 Years of Stories, and He Even Told Us One About De Niro

And then there was this time when Sting told Robert De Niro that Frankie does comedy at the Stand Up NY … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dog Run in Riverside Park at 72nd Street Closed for Six Months for ‘Reconstruction’ to the Dismay of Some Pet-Lovers

Once again, a lack of communication by the city has caused a kerfuffle on the Upper West Side. Recently, the Riverside Park Conservancy anno … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Garbage Story, Nerd from the Neighborhood, Trader Joe’s Meltdown

A "nerd" from the neighborhood is in charge of the election decision desk at Fox … Read the rest of this entry >>

Apartment Tower on 66th Street Loses Lawsuit Over ‘Blatant Jacking-Up’

A state judge ruled against Extell Development in a lawsuit that challenged the developer's use of "mechanical voids" that helped lift the proposed building to 775 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Residents Will Be Moved to Wall Street Hotel, But Another Shelter Is Coming

There's been another twist in the saga of The Lucerne, the boutique hotel on 79th Street that became a controversial homeless shelter in late … Read the rest of this entry >>

Outdoor Dining Will Continue In the Winter and Beyond; Heat Lamps Allowed Too

Mayor de Blasio said the city will allow restaurants to set up seating outside year-round, and the policy will continue indefinitely. De Blasio … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Target Store Set to Open Next Month

The Target at 1865 Broadway at 61st Street is planning to open next month, according to a person working at the store this … Read the rest of this entry >>

Met Opera Start Date Pushed Back to September 2021; Streams Will Continue

The Metropolitan Opera's 2020-2021 season has been fully cancelled "based on the advice of health officials who advise the Met and Lincoln Center," the opera said in an email this … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction in Full Swing of 22-Story Building at 96th and Broadway, and Could Take 2 Years

A new apartment building is under construction at 2551 Broadway at the corner of 96th Street, a high-traffic corner that was previously occupi … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Ways to Get Food Assistance: A ‘Community Fridge’ and a Lincoln Center Giveaway

Unemployment is high and lots of people are struggling. There are several organizations in the neighborhood that have pantries or weekly food givea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Street Could Be Named ’RBG Way’ if Councilman Has His Way

City Councilman Mark Levine is introducing legislation to co-name the street where Ruth Bader Ginsberg lived when she was a Col … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cherry Walk Section of Riverside Park to Be Closed for Weeks

A heavily-used section of Riverside Park will be closed for weeks starting this coming Monday to repair damage from Hurricane … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated (Again): Yes, Virginia, There Will be Xmas Trees on the Sidewalks of the UWS This Year

One of the sensual delights of the upcoming season is the scent of pine as you pass through rows of Christmas trees on the sidewalks of the Upper … Read the rest of this entry >>

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