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 >>

Sign of the Times: Fully Protected, On Earth or Any Planet

A bicyclist took the state's requirement to wear a mask to the next level last week on a ride through Central Park. Perhaps it was a sly referen … Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Arrested for Threat To Blow Up Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park

Kevin Fallon, 30, was charged with "making a terroristic threat", along with other crimes, after police say he texted friends and family members that he pl … Read the rest of this entry >>

There’s a Raccoon Baby Boom in Riverside Park

Little raccoons have been clambering around a wall in Riverside Park at 108th Street , evidence that the spring raccoon baby boom is in full s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Signs of the Times: Masks, Music and Strange Boots

Upper West Siders are documenting the strange new world around them in photographs and sending them to us. Here are some of the intriguing photos we've rece … Read the rest of this entry >>

Possum and Raccoons Find Comfortable Spots Near Museum of Natural History

There's some evidence that the stay-at-home restrictions imposed around the world have led to the reemergence of nature in some areas. On the Upper West Side, it' … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pier i Reopens for Takeout, A (Restrained) Sign of Spring

Pier I, the cafe in Riverside Park around 70th Street that's always bustling in the summer and spring, has reopened, but without the large gatherings … Read the rest of this entry >>

Teddy Roosevelt Park Awash in Colorful Flowers, and A Couple of Shirtless Men

Theodore Roosevelt Park was blooming big-time on Wednesday morning, with thousands of flowers lining the walkways. Some people re … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Startling New Sight In Central Park: Hospital Tents

Hospital tents began going up in the East Meadow of Central Park on Sunday, as a volunteer group working with Mount Sinai gets ready to open an overflow hospital in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Clap Because You Care Tonight and Every Night at 7 PM; Global Movement Reaches New York City

Neighboring Westsiders, for you who are still in town, tonight at 7 p.m. and all nights going forward are your chance to pay back some moral sup … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Staying Fit and Limber in the Lockdown

The gyms are closed, and running in high-traffic areas can feel too close for comfort. So West Siders are finding other ways to get sw … Read the rest of this entry >>