Westside Walker: Fido Rains on the Holiday Spirit

“Excuse me sir!” Nothing shocks you back to reality quite like a stranger shouting those three words at you, but, hey, maybe he’s got good … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Releases First Map Designed for People With ‘Limited Mobility’

The Central Park Conservancy has just released a map with much more information on it about how to move around the park, including for people … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbus Circle Holiday Market Opens Wednesday With New ‘Holiday Lounge’

The holiday market in Columbus Circle is set to open Wednesday, November 28 (today!) with more than 150 vendors, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square Delights Despite Downpour

Heavy rain and wind didn’t stop 87-year-old Helene Kushner — or hundreds of other stalwart Upper West Siders — from coming out Monday night to celebrate the start of the holiday s … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: Giving Thanks for the Mandarin Duck and My Fellow Birders

On October 10, 2018, I heard the first reports of an exotic duck in my backyard thanks to a tweet from Manhattan Bird A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: The Snow Was Also Beautiful

We covered some of the traffic tie-ups caused by the sudden snow on Thursday. But we also got some photos showing the fun and beauty of snow. And one cold pea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gusty Winds Follow Snow; City Advises ‘Stay Out of All Parks’

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until noon. The NYC Parks Department is advising people to … Read the rest of this entry >>

10 Upper West Side Halloween and Fall Photos

Fall is naturally colorful, but Upper West Siders add their own pizazz to the se … Read the rest of this entry >>

Stop Work Order Issued for 200 Amsterdam Avenue

On Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Buildings (DOB) slapped a “Stop Work Order” on the construction site at 200 Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nature’s Bounty is Revealed on the Great Squirrel Hunt

The hunt for the great Sciurus carolinensis, otherwise known as the Eastern Gray squirrel, is in its final week in Central Park. The folks b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Videos: New Spooky-Amazing Light Show Over the Hudson River Starts Wednesday Night

A very unique show called "Tear of the Cloud" opens tonight. The show by experimental artist Tony Oursler uses projected light cast against the Hudson … Read the rest of this entry >>

How a Citizen Scientist Found a Rare ‘Pumpkin Ash’ Tree Growing in Central Park

Broadway, the spine of the Upper West Side, is the neighborhood’s hydrological divide: water on the west side flows toward the Hudson, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Squirrel-Spotters Wanted for Special Census in Central Park

The Eastern gray squirrel is an integral part of Central Park's ecosystem, but we know so little about these cute varm … Read the rest of this entry >>

October Events in Central Park Are The Hot Fall Ticket

Central Park in October is a land of enchantment celebrated in romantic comedies and advertisements for pumpkin-based food prod … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPDATE: Young, Homeless Man “Stephen” Who Died in Riverside Park Identified; Family Found by Local Journalist

His name was Neil Harris, Jr., 32. He loved animals, cooking, video games, horror movies and reggae music. He hated crowds and feared cha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sickly Riverside Park Raccoon Tests Negative for Canine Distemper

A raccoon spotted stumbling around outside a playground in Riverside Park a couple of weeks ago has tested negative for canine diste … Read the rest of this entry >>

How the ‘Garden People’ of Riverside Park Grew a Community

It is always a joy and often a surprise to stumble upon a quiet place where nature abounds in the midst of New York City. Such is the 91st Street Community G … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sisyphus Stones Creator Pledges to Keep Building After ‘Taliban’-Like Destruction

Uliks Gryka, the artist who has been constructing stone sculptures by the Hudson River for the past year, posted a sign next to the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Councilman Wants to Evict Trump Organization from Central Park Attractions

Local City Council Member Mark Levine has been determined to get The Trump Organization out of Central Park ever since Donald … Read the rest of this entry >>

Creator of ‘Sisyphus Stones’ Says His Odyssey is Over

Uliks Gryka, the artist who has been building a series of stone sculptures along the edge of the Hudson River since last year, said he was sto … Read the rest of this entry >>

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