Little Hawk Perched On A Bank Awning Is Literally Stopping Traffic On Broadway

It takes a lot for Upper West Siders to slow their pace, but a little hawk perched on top of a Banco Santander awning on 82nd Street and Broadwa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Flag Football Games with NYC Pickup Sports Starting Soon on the UWS!

SPONSORED: Our winter programming slate on 101st and Riverside Drive is set to begin on December 1st, and includes Sunday morning pickup games for kids ages 9-16. Progra … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote Spotted in Central Park Near West 82nd Street; ‘He Followed Us.’

The wild animal that followed Terry Meehan through Central Park on Saturday night was almost certainly a coyote, he said. He spotted it around 9:45 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Small Businesses Struggle Under a Sidewalk Shed for Six-and-a-Half Years; ‘Enough is Enough’

The photographs above show how Hi Life Bar & Grill, on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 83rd Street, looks with and without scaffol … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park’s ‘Leaf Lift’ Lets You Volunteer and Pretend You Have an Enormous Lawn

Raking leaves is a meditative undertaking that can calm your soul and...who are we kidding, it's backbreaking! But leaf-raking is important and you can help out the Riverside Park Conser … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video of Dark Ride Through Riverside Park Shows Perils of New Bike Detour

A video of a ride through Riverside Park on a new bike path shows the perils of navigating the area at night -- particularly as the sun goes down ear … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Mercury Took a Trip Across the Sun Monday Morning and West Siders Caught a Glimpse

We have planetary news -- and, for a change, it's not bad. It is brought to you by three WSR re … Read the rest of this entry >>

Park Workers ‘Rescue’ Wayward 20-Pound Carp in Historic Bethesda Fountain; Passers-By Ask ‘Is It a Crocodile?’

A carp must have taken a wrong left turn at the lake in Central Park and ended up in Bethesda Fountain on Tuesday, turning a calm urban oasis into an episode of The Big C … Read the rest of this entry >>

Storm Tears Trees Out of the Ground in Riverside Park

Halloween was blissfully dry, but a nasty wind-storm whipped through the neighborhood overnight. Trees appear to have been ripped -- roots and all -- from the earth overnight in Riverside … Read the rest of this entry >>

Passers-by Gawk as ‘Goose Whisperer’ Stalks and Captures Bird in Central Park

It's not so easy to catch a goose -- not that anyone was suggesting it was. But Wild Bird Fund Director Rita McMahon made it look easy earlier this month when she gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Suspected ‘Lookout’ in Scaffolding Assault Arrested

The alleged “lookout” in the assault and attempted robbery of a 57-year-old woman, in a scaffolding tunnel on Amsterdam Avenue between 68th and 69th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fallen Leaves Create Evocative Still-Lifes in Riverside Park

What happens to the autumn leaves that drift from the beech, oak, and ginkgo trees that line the pathway entering Riverside … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Bronze Ceiling’ Broken; Design for First Monument to Real Women in Central Park Approved

The rendering pictured above is one step closer to becoming a reality — the first statue of historical women in Central Park, where around two dozen monuments to men, cartoons and ani … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Demon Dogs, Ghouls and Frankensteins Haunt the Upper West Side

Upper West Siders don't mess around on Halloween, and this year the decorations have been particularly over-the-top. Check out a few of our favorites b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pet-Spotting: Chicken on a Leash Takes a Walk in Central Park

We have seen a horse at Starbucks and a parrot perched on a table at Pier I Cafe. But a few days ago, a new animal strutted into view -- Sammi the Chicken, … Read the rest of this entry >>

How A Bountiful Garden Grew On the Upper West Side

Nestled between apartment buildings and in the middle of an ordinary city block lies a serene, colorful and momentary respite from the urban landscape of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Midwestern Grain is Latest Random Upper West Side Plant

For some reason, the Upper West Side has been particularly fertile this year, growing melons, poisonous weeds and other delights. The latest flora to take … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Workout Area and Half-Court Junior Basketball Court Open; Community Can Vote on More Projects Like It

A new recreation and fitness area intended for tweens and younger adults opened in Riverside Park at 76th Street this week, and it’s just what the neighborhood ordered — liter … Read the rest of this entry >>

Missing Parakeet ‘Bluu’ Responds to Kissy Noises

A parakeet has gone missing from 97th and Amsterdam and its owners have been circulating a poster about how to coax it … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mystery Cantaloupes Growing In Parking Lot Between 2 Dumpsters; ‘Nice to Have NYC Kids Get to See Plants Growing.’

Cantaloupes are growing in a weedy parking lot behind 792 Park West Village on the side of the building facing West 100th St … Read the rest of this entry >>