City Dumping Too Much Salt Ahead of Snowstorms, Local Committee Complains

Community Board 7 is concerned about the large amount of salt that the city appears to be spreading throughout the neighborhood whenever there's a forecast for … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: A Peaceful Snow Day

Finally, we got the decent snowfall we've been waiting for on Saturday, and some Upper West Siders got good s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Asks City to Improve Crosstown Bike Routes Following Cyclist’s Death

The community came together to discuss opportunities for safer crosstown pedestrian and cyclist routes through Central Park during a January joint me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Commander Cites ‘Disturbing’ Rise in Crimes in Central Park by Young People

An increase in thefts and robberies led to a 33% jump in overall major crimes in Central Park last year, and many of those crimes appear to have been committed by young people, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community, Police Voice Concerns About ‘Homeless Encampment’ on 73rd Street and Broadway

Local residents and NYPD representatives are speaking out about a group of people camping out on the street at 73rd Street and Broad … Read the rest of this entry >>

Northeast Corner of Central Park Will Change Dramatically, New Renderings Show

The Central Park Conservancy released new renderings of its $150 million plan to redesign the northwest corner of the park, including the pool and ice sk … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Planning $90 Million Project to Expand Boat Docks Near 79th So More People Can Live There

The city is planning to fix and expand the 79th Street Boat Basin, where dozens of Upper West Siders live on boats docked in the river. The project will allow for the popul … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hawk Keeps Coming Back to the Same Central Park West Porch

A hawk keeps coming back to Jennifer Johnston Stern's porch on 97th Street and Central Park West, just casually hanging out on the wooden railin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote Spotted Again in the Same Section of Central Park, But ‘This Time It Came Closer’

Terry Meehan is a little “unnerved” after his second encounter with what he believes is the same coyote he saw about a mont … Read the rest of this entry >>

Year’s End Column: A Bird’s-Eye View of ‘The Golden City’ from a Lucky Terrace

Several days ago, the world, as viewed from my West 80s terrace, disappeared, wiped away by a fierce snow s … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>