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 >>

Reconstructed Section of Riverside Park Opens With Playground, New Entrance and Other Amenities

A section of Riverside Park that had been closed for restoration for years reopened on Thursday. Riverside Park South from West 65th to 68th Streets inc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Delivery Workers Protest for More Protection After Robberies

Delivery workers protested at the intersection of 72nd Street and Broadway on Thursday, asking that more attention be paid to a series of e-bike t … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Reckoning’ Art Exhibit Coming to Central Park

An art exhibit about climate change and politics is coming to Central Park this Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. Reckoning: An Installation on Political … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Detours Cyclists on Another Section

Construction in Riverside Park has caused a new detour for bicyclists, forcing them to ride on the path right next to the Hudson River instead of … Read the rest of this entry >>

One More Block Added to Local ‘Open Street’ Restaurant Program

One more block will get traffic-free outdoor dining as part of a city program to give restaurants space to serve more people safely. Amsterdam Avenue from 110th to 111th S … Read the rest of this entry >>

We’re Not a ‘Sunsets-are-Pretty’ Website But We Had to Post This One

Is it cheesy to post sunsets on our news blog? Kind of. But 13-year-old Mia An Xiao Bin Stubner took these amazing shots from an Upper West Side rooftop lo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pet Owners Stress About Sharp Rocks in Newly Renovated Dog Run

Friends of the Bull Moose Dog Run have encountered a new and unexpected snag. Located along the north side of the American Museum of Natural History, the dog run … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>