Floral Heart Placed in Central Park to Remember Covid Victims

It has been difficult to memorialize people who died from Covid-19, in part because of the restrictions on gathe … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Done’ Graffiti Sprayed Throughout Riverside Park, Even on a Tree

Graffiti scrawls of “Done” and “Done with Life” have increasingly appeared in Riverside Park over the past few … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trump Sign Defaced Again With ‘Final Days’ Message

It’s happened again. The Donald J. Trump highway beautification sign, located just before the West 79th Street exit on the West Side Hi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gargantuan Snowman With Teal Scarf Refuses to Melt

An extremely tall snowman is standing sentry in the middle of Central Park around West 70th Street, resisting the gradual melt-off that's taken hold throu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Snow Was What We Needed

The snow did not disappoint on Thursday, and Upper West Siders sent in some good shots. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sledding Spots In Central Park, Riverside Park and Morningside Park

The first major snowstorm of the year is sticking, and that means that local hills could be sufficiently covered on Thursday for some solid sled … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Changes One Key Rule When Snowfall Is Over 6 Inches

The snow's a-falling and forecasters think it could pile up to more than a foot. That's good news for people who like to play in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Square Is Lit! Two Light Shows Brighten the Night and Mood

For the past 20 years, the BID has hosted Winter’s Eve, a multi-block holiday party, featuring food and drink from local restau … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pandemic Views: Contest Winners (So Far)

Locked in by the pandemic, have you found yourself staring out a certain window, watching the world from your particular perspective: passing time, m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Northern Lights May Be Visible from New York on Thursday

New Yorkers may have the rare pleasure of seeing the Northern Lights -- a phenomenon usually seen at higher latitudes -- on Thursday, t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Snowfall Was Breathtaking But Didn’t Stick Around Long

The first snow of the winter was only here briefly, like a "flakey" friend who always says they'll show up but then finds something better t … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Traveling Jazz Band That’s Been Keeping UWS Restaurants Lively — and Sometimes Inspiring Spontaneous Dancing

You may have seen Victor Neufeld and his jazz band around the streets over the past couple of months. They've been at restaurants all ove … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Trump Sign Is Back — But a Petition Has Begun to Banish It

The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of never-ending sagas. The latest involves the Donald J. Trump West Side Highway beautification … Read the rest of this entry >>

Large Groups of Fish Found Dead in Hudson River Again; Scientists Testing Samples

Last July, large numbers of fish were turning up dead in the Hudson River alongside Riverside Park. The New York State Department of Environmental Conserv … Read the rest of this entry >>

Donald J. Trump Highway Beautification Sign Disappears

West Side Rag readers are so vigilant they don’t only see what is there, but what is not there — like the Donald J. Trump highway beautific … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Vermonters are Back; Their Christmas Trees Will be Here Thursday

Colby, the masked man on the right in the photograph, is back, ready to sell Christmas trees on 90th Street and Columbus Avenue. He has brought with … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Barred Owls are Now Competing for Attention

Birdwatchers have been flocking to Central Park to see the Barred Owl of The Loch, which sounds like something invented by Shakespeare and Edgar Allan … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trees and Scaffolding Fall in Storm

The nasty storm on Sunday night did damage to trees in the parks and tore some scaffolding in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Local Restaurants Fire Up the Heat Lamps

The temperature has dipped into the 40s in recent days, and local restaurants are keeping diners toasty with a wide variety of heat l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Join the Riverside Park ‘Leaf Lift’

Do you envy those suburban people with their big piles of leaves in the yard? This weekend, you can emulate them, raking the leaves in Riverside Pa … Read the rest of this entry >>