Photos of the Day: Outdoor Worship on Yom Kippur

The continuing threat of Covid-19 has made many people wary of gathering in enclosed spaces for extended periods, but one synagogue found a way to … 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 >>

A ‘Rideout’ Rides Up Amsterdam

Hundreds of bicyclists rode up Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon, doing tricks as they went. Jeff Baehr got these shots on Amsterdam and 86th around 1 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Socially Distanced Outdoor Concerts Planned for This Weekend

The Chamber Music Center of New York is holding a concert by the CMC Youth Outdoor Orchestra at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday beside the Ellington in the Park Cafe around 106th S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Vacant Storefronts on Columbus Avenue Will Display Local Art in October: Artist Applications Due Sept 30th

There are many empty storefronts between 67th and 77th Streets on Columbus Avenue. While most of us bemoan their demise, one Upper West Sider saw in … Read the rest of this entry >>

Enjoy Some ‘Little Bites’ of Theater in Central Park — Free and LIVE!

The show will go on — if not on the Great White Way, then on the Mall in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

See Shakespeare in the Parks This Weekend Like You’ve Never Seen It Before — Masked and Socially Distanced

William Shakespeare lived through his own pandemic -- the bubonic plague -- so he would understand the precautions … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Hawk Watches Over the Rainy Neighborhood

Madeleine B. snapped the evocative shot above on the edge of Riverside Park on this rainy Wedne … Read the rest of this entry >>

City to Open Fields to Permitted Play, With Safety Restrictions

Pressure from parents, sports leagues and some politicians looks like it paid off -- Mayor de Blasio has reversed a policy that made fields in city parks avai … Read the rest of this entry >>

Volunteers ‘Adopt’ UWS Blocks To Clean; 70 Have Already Stepped Up

One Texas native turned Upper West Sider is on a mission to clean up trash in the neighborhood — one block at a … Read the rest of this entry >>

First Statue of Real Women is Unveiled in Central Park on Woman’s Equality Day

There could not have been a more invigorating blue New York sky under which to break the bronze ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sports Leagues and Parents Push Back after City Says Field Access Will be First-Come First-Served

A new city policy about reserving fields in public parks threatens the ability of local sports leagues to play this fall … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side Corn Gardener Figures Out the Trick to Growing Ears in A Sidewalk Plot: ‘Lord Be Praised’

The corn growing in a plant bed on 101st Street started as an experiment by local resident Racey Gilbert, who may be a resident of the concrete j … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bull Moose Dog Run Is Dry Again; No Problem With Renovations, Parks Says

The “flooding issue” that beset the Bull Moose Dog Run, beside the Museum of Natural History, last Friday has been resolved, while the run remained … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Opens New Basketball Courts and Bathrooms

Riverside Park has completed work on a new basketball in the park at 102nd Street, alongside a field house with new bathrooms … Read the rest of this entry >>

Newly Renovated Bull Moose Dog Run Floods, But Remains Open

Jill Weinberg couldn’t believe it when she and her dog Ellie arrived at the Bull Moose Dog Run, next to the Museum of Natural History at 81st S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Check Out the New Riverside Park Skate Park in Action

Young people are already flocking to the new skate park at 108th Street inside Riverside Park to ride rails and all sorts of other features. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amusement Park in Central Park May Shut Down for Good

Victorian Gardens, the amusement park that sets up inside Wollman Rink every summer, will not be able to open this year and may have to cease operations ent … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Riverside Skate Park Opens ‘Street’ Section as Construction Continues on Pool-Style Bowl

The Riverside Park Conservancy said this week that the steps, rails and low ramps at its new skate park on 108th Street are open. The skate … Read the rest of this entry >>