Even the Sunflowers are Shivering — But Spring is Just Around the Corner

The “real feel” temperature in NYC this morning is 2 degrees below zero, so here is a small photo bouquet of fl … Read the rest of this entry >>

You Can ‘Treecycle’ Your Tree and Help Spread the Chips; 2022 Mulchfest Is Saturday 1/8 and 1/15 in Riverside Park

If you are looking to dispose of your Christmas tree in an environmentally friendly way, or hoping to start off the new year with neighborhood volunte … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Snow Is As High As a Golden Retriever’s Thigh!

The storm has ended, but memories of the morning romp linger. There were children on sa … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Not On Our Watch!’ Hundreds Attend Vigil and Call to Action on Anniversary of Insurrection

A somber candlelight vigil was held on Thursday, January 6, in Verdi S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Candlelight Vigil in Verdi Square on Thursday, January 6th; Remembrance of Capitol Riot and ‘Call to Action’

Thursday, January 6th, is the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Insurrection, when armed demonstrators breached the halls of Congress in an attempt to overtur … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘A Mark Rothko Sky’: ‘Tonight Was Something Special’

"Tonight, a Mark Rothko sky, bands of dusty pink and purple that are an homage to the great pain … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Explain Animal Remains Found in Riverside Park

On Tuesday, December 28, after entering Riverside Park near West 83rd Street, a woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, happened upon a sight that "saddened and disgusted" … Read the rest of this entry >>

With NYC’s Positivity Rate ‘Off the Chart’; Mark Levine Says Ban Crowds Completely From Times Square Celebration

Just a week ago, on December 23rd, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced "scaled-back plans" for NYC's Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, adding protections such as full vaccination and … Read the rest of this entry >>

How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree — And Even Get a Bag of Mulch

What do you do with the Christmas tree you carefully chose and lovingly decorated now that the holiday seas … Read the rest of this entry >>

Winter Solstice 2021: ‘It Only Gets Brighter From Here’

Why do you think the Winter Solstice, which occurs this year in the northern hemisphere on Tuesday, December 21, at 10:59 a.m. EST, has the least amount of day … Read the rest of this entry >>

This 7th Generation Farmer Keeps the Neighborhood’s Greenmarkets Fruitful

Upper West Siders are very lucky to have access to wonderful greenma … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dock House Project Officials, Critics & CB7 Weigh In on Controversial Design

“We require from buildings two kinds of goodness,” the 19th century art critic John Ruskin once … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shakespeare in the Park’s Deteriorating Delacorte Theater Getting $77 Million ‘Revitalization’

The Delacorte Theater, best known for its free performances of Shakespeare's plays in the midst of Central Park, is getting a “much-needed revitalization” by The Public Th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thomas Spent 19 Years Cooking for Inmates on Rikers Island; I Just Knew Him as my Reservoir Running Pal

“I did it, Jeff! I’m free!” he shouted, raising his fist in the air. I knew instantly what he m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Vermont Tree Sellers Dish on Prices and Species

Colby Grant and his assistant Katherine Albright are hard at work bundling, wrapping and schlepping … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tree Lighting and Spirit Figures Will Illuminate Dante Park and Broadway Malls Monday Night At (Exactly) 5 PM

On Monday, December 6th, at 5 PM SHARP, the Lincoln Square Holiday Tree in Dante Park (64th and Broadway) will go aglow - be illuminated -- ligh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Teddy Roosevelt Statue Headed for North Dakota; ‘Farewell or Good Riddance Depends on Your Point of View’

The scaffolding makes it real. The process has begun. Whether you’re celebrating or mourning, fuming or couldn’t care less, the Equestrian S … Read the rest of this entry >>

How an Out-of-Work Tour Guide Created a Coffee Table Book About NYC’s ‘Streeteries’

I adore sidewalk cafes. So last year when Covid shut down indoor dining and Mayor de Blasio expanded outdoor dining under the Open Restau … Read the rest of this entry >>

Four Wayward Kittens Found by Community Garden Members Will Need ‘Forever Homes’ Soon

Four little kittens, recently rescued and currently being fostered on the Upper West Side, will soon need forever ho … Read the rest of this entry >>

Councilmember’s ‘Conversation’ on Controversial Dock House Disallows Public Comments

A meeting billed as a community discussion on a controversial new construction project ended up being a recap of what's already been presented, … Read the rest of this entry >>