Openings & Closings: Hello Marinara Pizza and its MVP Pie, Goodbye Amir’s Grill After 47 Years

A new pizzeria is getting ready to open, as a longtime Middle Eastern spot closes its d … Read the rest of this entry >>

Goddard Riverside Seeks Donations for Annual Christmas Meal

Community social service organization Goddard Riverside is putting on its annual Christmas meal and is asking for donations of food or m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighbors Fret as the Dedicated ‘Newsie’ of 86th Street is Hospitalized

Ram Badan Singh, who has been selling newspapers on 86th Street and Central Park West for more than 30 years, has been gone from his corner this … Read the rest of this entry >>

Roving Indie Film Group Finds New Screening Venue on 62nd Street

New Plaza Cinema, a group of indie film lovers formed after Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed earlier this year, is partnering with a new organization to screen f … Read the rest of this entry >>

Who Murdered Damian Ramirez? A Year Later, Family & Friends Remain Baffled

A year has passed since a still-unidentified gunman shot and killed Damian Ramirez, 48, as he left his bar/restaurant, Manhattan Brew & Vine [MBV], at 109th Street and Columbus Avenue. A video surveillance camera captured the hooded murd … Read the rest of this entry >>

Devoted Waitress at Kosher Legend Signs a Bittersweet Letter to Customers; With Love to America and Pastrami!

Signing her name with a flourish, Rose Paris said goodbye to her customers at Fine & Schapiro, the 91-year-old kosher deli on West 72nd Street, be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local 12-Year-Old Nikki Bidun Wins Top Chef Cooking Contest

A 12 year old Upper West Sider was crowned the winner of reality show Top Chef Junior’s Season 2 earlier this month, winning a prize of $50,000. Nikki Bidun … Read the rest of this entry >>

Changes to Stuyvesant and Other High School Admissions Would Have Big Local Impact; CEC3 Considering Position on Wednesday

The de Blasio administration wants to change the admissions process for the city's specialized high schools like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science in order to make those schools more div … Read the rest of this entry >>

Silver Stars Fitness: Over 50 and Feel Like You’re Not as Flexible as You Once Were? Plain Old stretching exercises might not be enough! Move Feel and Look Better with these Research-Based Tips.

SPONSORED: Along with balance training, flexibility is the most overlooked area of any fitness pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

A ‘Mrs Maisel’ Star Likes to Hang at UWS Hardware Store

Tony Shalhoub, who plays Mrs. Maisel's father in the hit Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is a longtime Upper West Sider. And like many locals, he … Read the rest of this entry >>

24-Story Building Planned to Replace Starbucks and Offices on 60th Street

Developers are planning to build a 24-story residential building with commercial space on Broadway and 60th Street, the current home of a 12-story building … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Siders Grill Public Advocate Wannabes

Now that New York City Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James has become the first woman and the first African-American elected State Attorney General in New … Read the rest of this entry >>

We’re Honored! West Side Rag Receives Award From West Side Federation of Neighborhood & Block Associations

We'd like to thank our stylist, our publicist, Martin Scorsese and all the actors on this wonderful... Okay we didn't win an Oscar this year, but West Side Rag got an even more meaningful award … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum of Natural History Wins Lawsuit Allowing it to Proceed With Expansion

A judge ruled in favor of the Museum of Natural History on Monday, allowing it to proceed with construction of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innova … Read the rest of this entry >>

Now that Goodwill is Closing, Here’s Where to Donate and Shop for Secondhand Goods

As we reported earlier this month, the Curated by Goodwill location on 217 W 79th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam is closing on December 17. According … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: An ‘Irruption’ of Owls, Madonna Loses to Her Co-Op, Manhole Fires, ‘Impeachable Offenses’

December 10, 2018 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 31 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Neighborhood Fixture Returns With Holiday Cheer and the Scent of Pine

After last year’s hiatus, Sebastien is back. He is a welcome holiday figure. Hailing from Quebec, he has brought the scent of pine to the Upper West Side neighbo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tweet of the Day: The Upper West Side Isn’t ‘Feeling the Bern’ Anymore?

Former New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman was at an Upper West Side comedy club last night, and noted the lack of enthusiasm for a certain Vermont Se … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Tenants Can Get Legal Help and Learn About New Rights at Free Conference

Renters can get free legal help and learn about new laws meant to help them stay in their homes at a conference on Saturday at Fordham Law Sc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Roundup: Local Politicians Ready to Bring Change to DC and Albany, as Museum Fights ‘Scare Tactics’

Local politicians came to the Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday to update people about their plans for the coming legislative sess … Read the rest of this entry >>