Updated: Dog Runs Will Reopen ‘Sometime This Week’; Here’s Where to Find Them on the UWS

Some readers went to the 87th Street Dog Run in Riverside Park on Monday morning, June 6th — the start of Phase 3, when dog runs and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amsterdam Avenue Restaurant Closes for Good Because the Space Made Social Distancing Too Difficult

The Ellington, a neighborhood bar and restaurant 936 Amsterdam Avenue and 106th Street, has closed for good, with a for rent sign on the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lack of Guidance Leaves Columbia Students and Professors Unsure About The Fall

Columbia University’s administration has yet to announce whether it will hold fall classes in-person or remotely due to pandemic concerns, leaving students and profe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Images and Video from a Unique Independence Day

July 4th was strange this year for all sorts of reasons, including that Upper West Siders have been hearing and seeing fireworks for weeks in advance of the celebra … Read the rest of this entry >>

Four Injured in Fire on Columbus Avenue; People Had Been Setting Off Fireworks Nearby

A fire that broke out around 2 a.m. on Sunday resulted in four injuries at an apartment building on Columbus Avenue and 95th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Hailstorms and Politics

Here is a sampling of memorable comments on this past week’s sto … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: More Matchbooks Take Us Back to Patzo, La Cocina and Docks

Our post on matchbooks from old restaurants inspired more people to send in their matchbooks from the area and even from around the coun … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ready-to-Barbeque Food for Fourth of July to be Distributed by Teens at Food Pantry

Teenagers from The Imagine Society, a not-for-profit organization that unites youth groups and community service projects, will distribute ready-to-bar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Black Lives Matter to Be Written on Street Not Far From the Upper West Side on Friday

New York City is painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on streets in all five boroughs, and the Manhattan mural is set to be painted on Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hundreds of Fish Die in Hudson River, But It’s Not an Ominous Sign, State Agency Says

In the last week, large numbers of dead fish were seen floating in the Hudson River alongside the Upper West Side. On Wednesday, A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: Matchbooks Bring Back Memories

Our tipster Debra was throwing some old matchbooks out when she decided to line them up and snap a photo. "Remember these?" she wrote in an email to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Stay Safe, Stay Connected, Stay Active With Dorot

SPONSORED: Are you looking for a new source of conversation, inspiration and friendship during this time of social distancing due to COVI … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Pizza Meal Kits Now Being Handed Out at City Sites

The city has been giving away grab-and-go meals since early in the pandemic, and it has lately offered a new option. While most of the lunches con … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Strand Upper West Side Plans to Open This Month

The Strand got unlucky with the opening of its Upper West Side branch at 450 Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets -- it had planned to start oper … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Will Delay Reopening Bars and Restaurants Inside; 4 of 5 Restaurants Didn’t Pay June Rent

Restaurants were expected to open for in-person dining on July 6, this coming Monday. But mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo said on Wedn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: The OG Pupper West Sider Talks Travel, Self-Care, and Da Capo Espresso

I should point out that I'm the OG Pupper West Sider. The inspiration for this column, if you will. My Mom writes Pupper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Gym Openings Get Pushed Back; Here’s What They’re Offering Online

While restaurant patrons are cautiously returning to their favorite neighborhood spots, fitness enthusiasts will have to wait a bit longer to return to th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video and Photos: Hail Storm Rat-a-Tat-Tats the Neighborhood, Knocks Down Trees

A hail storm on Monday a little after 6 p.m. was the latest shock to hit the … Read the rest of this entry >>

With City Budget Cuts Looming, Riverside Park Conservancy ‘Will Do Our Very Best to Fill in the Cracks,’ Director Says

New York City faces a $9 billion dollar loss in tax revenue this year, which will result in massive cuts to city services in fiscal year 2021 when the … Read the rest of this entry >>

With a Little Help From Her Friends, a Community Artist Crochets a ‘Yarn Bomb’ For a John Lennon Tree

There’s not much to smile about these days, but the John Lennon Tree on 79th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway brings smiles to a … Read the rest of this entry >>