Barnard Researcher Has Studied The Minds of Upper West Side Dogs, and They’re Way More Complicated Than You Think

Meet Alexandra Horowitz, long-time Upper West Sider, professor and senior research fellow at Barnard College, director of the Horowitz Dog Cognitio … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Guide to Upper West Side Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets

Holiday craft fairs are happening now and for the next few weeks from one end of the neighborhood to the o … Read the rest of this entry >>

City to Spend $11.5 Million Towards Fixing Riverside Park Flooding Problem

Riverside Park has been awarded $11.5 million by Mayor Bill de Blasio to address current and future drainage and flooding pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: First Snow of the Year Leaves a Light Dusting

The city got only about an inch of snow but it did the job to cover the parks, and give a nice preview of wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Tree-Sellers Return, And Explain The Tricks of Their Trade

Colby and Hank are back, putting together their annual Christmas tree station at the corner of 90th Street and Columbus Avenue adjacent to St. Martin’s … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: ‘Friendly Glass’ Bill Aims to Reduce a Gruesome Statistic

Thirty-eight residences rise above the northwest end of Central Park, glimmering and gleamin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Inflated Balloons and Spirits on Thanksgiving Eve

The annual balloon inflation drew enormous crowds on Wednesday night, and Leslie Faranucci got some great s … Read the rest of this entry >>

High Wind in Forecast Could Mean No Big Balloons at Thanksgiving Day Parade

Now for some deflating news: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade could be forced to ground its large balloons on Thursday due to high w … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Tis The Season for An Origami Tree and Several Holiday Tree Lightings Around the Neighborhood

On Monday morning, November 25th, the American Museum of Natural History kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of its annual Origami Holiday T … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>