‘Giddy’ Gardeners Spot Bald Eagle in Riverside Park

Bald eagles were absent from New York City for a century, and have only begun popping up in the city in the last few years. So when Riverside Park gard … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Committee Approves Sidewalk Cafes, Agrees to Hold Forum on Small Business Challenges

Community Board 7’s Business & Consumer Issues Committee met earlier this month to review some recent business changes, and announce an upcoming meeting on the struggles of small busine … Read the rest of this entry >>

Three Local Papyrus Stores Will Close Soon, as Retail Chain Folds

Changing consumer habits, the rise of e-cards, and the decline of correspondence sent by “snail mail” are all possible reasons why three neighborhood Pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Morninghenge, MLK Events, School Mental Health, Hot Milkman

January 20, 2020 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 32 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bus Driver Runs Over Citi Bike Station

An MTA bus crashed into a Citi Bike station at 95th Street and Columbus Avenue on Sunday, smashing several of the bikes and the information kiosk attached to the sta … Read the rest of this entry >>

Train Service Restored After Water Main Break on Central Park West; MTA Chides City’s ‘Aging System’

Subway service was restored shortly after noon on the A, C and D lines from 125th to 59th Street after those lines were forced to shut down early S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Another Water Main Bust Floods UWS, Closes Subway and Streets

A water main broke at 102nd Street, flooding the subway below and causing the MTA to shut down the tracks. Citizen videos showed water bursting th … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Dumping Too Much Salt Ahead of Snowstorms, Local Committee Complains

Community Board 7 is concerned about the large amount of salt that the city appears to be spreading throughout the neighborhood whenever there's a forecast for … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Ashoka, Fresh, Benefit Brows, Cafe 86, Calaveras Cafe

A beloved Indian restaurant has retu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Do You Want to Volunteer With Your Dog? Become a Therapy Dog Team

SPONSORED: You know how much your dog means to you. Now you can bring that support to others in the commu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Culture Remains Closed as Finger-Pointing Continues

Book Culture's Columbus Avenue location between 81st and 82nd Streets was seized by a city marshal last week because of unpaid rent. It remained closed this week as the various parties inv … Read the rest of this entry >>

Flooded Theater Could Take a Year to Repair; Independent Film Group Finds New Space for Gala

The New York Institute of Technology's auditorium on Broadway between 61st and 62nd was completely destroyed in Monday's flood, and it now … Read the rest of this entry >>

48-Year-Old Upper West Sider Reported Missing (Update: Found OK)

Julia Donohue, 48, was reported missing late on Thursday after leaving her Upper West Side apartment around 10 a.m. on Thursday mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Women’s March Will Start at 72nd Street

The Women's March is back this Saturday and it starts on the Upper West Side. People can enter the march area at 72nd Street and Central Park West at 10:30 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Despite ‘Impressive’ Flood Response By City, Five Businesses (And Tequila) Still Closed

Say what you will about this city and its administration, the response to the water main break that flooded Broadway between 61st and 65th Stree … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Seize Guns and Drugs in Bust in Apartment Building

The party is over at 207 West 102nd Street, where police said they saw ganja and guns galore when officers showed up last … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thursday Night: Law & Order SVU Will Feature Local Restaurant

An episode of Law & Order: SVU was filmed last year at 208 West 70th Street, now the home of new restaurant Tavola Della Nonna. And that ep … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Spa is Expanding; West Side Rag Readers Get a Discount!

SPONSORED: After only a little over a year since opening its doors, Upper West Spa quickly became a favorite, highly-ranked spa in the neighborh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Used MTA Posters to Make Swastika at 96th Street Subway Station

Police are looking for a man who arranged MTA service advisory notices in the shape of a swastika at the 96th Street 1-2-3 station on New Year's … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Space Show Opening at the Hayden Planetarium; Most Cutting-Edge Projection System in the World to be Unveiled

From the dusty surface of Mars to the scalding surface of Venus, through the rings of Saturn to the moons of Jupiter, to the Big Bang that created it all, it … Read the rest of this entry >>