Riverside Park Free Summer Activities Going Virtual: Yoga, Pilates and Even Shakespeare Workouts

Summer on the Hudson, Riverside Park's signature festival of free outdoor fitness, kids and art events, will become Summer in Your Living … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattanhenge ‘As Beautiful As Ever’, Without the Crowds

Normally, dozens of people congregate for Manhattanhenge to snap photos of the sun setting in formation with the street grid. On Saturday, the c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Orphaned Ducklings Learning to be Ducks in UWS Apartment

The five Mallard ducklings who lost their mother in a snapping turtle attack last Wednesday in the pool at the northwest corner of Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Than 700 Social Distancing Complaints Made on the Upper West Side, But No Summonses or Arrests

Not everyone is following social distancing and mask-wearing rules, and that's clearly upset a lot of other people who are being more car … Read the rest of this entry >>

Deer Reported Running Through Riverside Park Before Being Hit on the Highway

West Side Rag reader Jeff Cohen was walking his dog in Riverside Park before 8 a.m. on Wednesday when he said he saw something surprising -- a … Read the rest of this entry >>

White Woman Called Police on Black Birdwatcher in Central Park, ‘Weaponizing White Fragility’

A confrontation in the Ramble in Central Park between a white woman walking her dog and a black man watching birds became the hottest topic on social media over the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Bagpiper, A Cantor, Dancers, and Sky-Writers are Bringing Life Back Outside

Musicians and other creative people are bringing new life to the sometimes-empty streets of the Upper West Side in the coronavirus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sunset Paints the Sky Above the Hudson

Only some sunsets are truly newsworthy and Wednesday night's was a doozy. Check out these photos from Mildred Alpern looking out over the Hu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snapping Turtle Attack Leads to Duckling Rescue Effort in Central Park (Update: Ducklings Saved!)

On Tuesday, local birders shared reports of an adorable mallard duck family swimming around the Central Park Pool, a pond on the park’s northwest end at 102nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Getting the Weekend Started Early

A section of West End Avenue has been closed to traffic and two neighbors took advantage of the change to set up a pool in the middle of the block on Fr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Will Limit Crowds at Sheep Meadow, Mayor Says

The weather is expected to be beautiful this weekend and that's good and bad news in the age of the coronavirus. The city wants to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tree Falls on Riverside Drive; Traffic Closed for Seven Blocks

A tree next to a construction site on 100th Street and Riverside Drive came tumbling down, falling across the avenue and sma … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Masks in Central Park Run Out in Less Than an Hour After Line Stretches At Least Half a Mile

The city gave out masks inside Central Park on Saturday at Tavern on the Green, which is around 67th Street. Demand was so high … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: A Guide to Birding from Home

For those of us able to work remotely, each day can feel monotonous and draining—hunched over our computers, staring at screens, and stuck on endless streams of back-to-back Zoom meet … Read the rest of this entry >>

In Ultimate Show of Patriotism, 2 Bald Eagles Fly Over UWS Before Military Flyover

Two bald eagles who apparently wanted to upstage a military flyover drifted over the UWS prior to the big show on Tue … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Mysteries: Political Teepee, Possum in a Van, Strange Blue Light, Naked on 72nd Street

Mysteries abound on the Upper West Side, even at a time when people are indoors. In fact, people seem to be contemplating even more mysteries than usual given that they...have the tim … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: The Tulip Festival Was Canceled, But Nobody Told the Tulips

The West Side Community Garden on 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus would have had its annual Tulip Festival this weekend. But be … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Neighborhood Is In Bloom for Earth Day; Where to See The Blossoms

It's Earth Day and the Upper West Side is in bloom, even if most of us don't get out often enough to see it. Photos from hotspots in the neighborhood … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lonesome Coyote Spotted Again in Central Park, Serves as Muse to Another Inspired Writer

David Garden was walking through Central Park when he spotted a coyote -- likely the same one that has been living there for the past year. Perhaps because this coyote is … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Renovations Discussed at Zoom-ed Community Board Meeting

During the Community Board 7 (CB7) Parks & Environment Committee’s April meeting, representatives from Central Park Conservancy (CPC) convened over video confe … Read the rest of this entry >>