Thursday: Mini-Food Fest Planned in the People’s Garden to Support 15 Restaurants

The "People's Garden" on 111th Street and Amsterdam Avenue is hosting a unique food festival on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. It's … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Ways to Get Food Assistance: A ‘Community Fridge’ and a Lincoln Center Giveaway

Unemployment is high and lots of people are struggling. There are several organizations in the neighborhood that have pantries or weekly food givea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Layla (AKA ‘Love Pirate’) Shares Her Favorite Things for Fall

There's a common misconception that French Bulldogs can be standoffish or low energy, but I'm the proof that that's un … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Cardboard-Cutout Opera About A Building on 66th Street Is A Youtube Hit

Creative Upper West Siders have been stuck inside for months, and their brains have been whir-whir-whirrrring away. Upper West Sider Mary Birnbaum wrote an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Street Could Be Named ’RBG Way’ if Councilman Has His Way

City Councilman Mark Levine is introducing legislation to co-name the street where Ruth Bader Ginsberg lived when she was a Col … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cherry Walk Section of Riverside Park to Be Closed for Weeks

A heavily-used section of Riverside Park will be closed for weeks starting this coming Monday to repair damage from Hurricane … Read the rest of this entry >>

The UWS Was Once the Center of the Movie-Going World; Learn That History on Tuesday

The Bloomingdale History Group is holding a Zoom session on Tuesday explaining the history of movie theaters on the Upper West Side -- there were once a whopping 17 thea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated (Again): Yes, Virginia, There Will be Xmas Trees on the Sidewalks of the UWS This Year

One of the sensual delights of the upcoming season is the scent of pine as you pass through rows of Christmas trees on the sidewalks of the Upper … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cafe du Soleil’s Space-Age Seating Is a Hit: ‘People Want Their Bubbles’

Big, plastic bubbles, with tables and chairs and happy diners inside them, line the sidewalk in front of Café du S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Remembering RBG, Marching Band Disbands, Condo Woes, Murph the Surf

Professor Ginsburg asserted that she felt that her selection by Columbia is ‘a sign of an awakening of the law s … Read the rest of this entry >>

A ‘Rideout’ Rides Up Amsterdam

Hundreds of bicyclists rode up Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon, doing tricks as they went. Jeff Baehr got these shots on Amsterdam and 86th around 1 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Beauty Box, Mighty Bowl, Vino Levantino, Broadway Pizza

A new spa is opening, and a pizza spot was saved, but two restaurants appear to have closed up … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Say Man Threw Object in Officer’s Face on Columbus Avenue

Police are looking for the man in the surveillance images above and below for allegedly throwing an object in an officer's face in … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos of the Day: Crowds Gather for Shofar-Blowing on Broadway

Rosh Hashanah was rocking on the Upper West Side this weekend. Several synagogues signed up volunteers to blow the shofar on Sund … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: One Liners

This week, we're publishing very short comments, in celebration of bre … Read the rest of this entry >>

All Homeless Hotel Relocations Are on Pause Until September 30th; New Services Go Into Effect At The Lucerne

The men experiencing homelessness at The Lucerne hotel on West 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue won’t be moving out before th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Socially Distanced Outdoor Concerts Planned for This Weekend

The Chamber Music Center of New York is holding a concert by the CMC Youth Outdoor Orchestra at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday beside the Ellington in the Park Cafe around 106th S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Beacon Bar, Manhattan Mailroom, Moscot, OsteoStrong, Bistro Cassis’ Replacement

A bar has closed, as an eyeglass shop and bone-strength center get ready to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Locals Watch 176 Met Operas in a Row, Write Book Reports on Them, Then Celebrate With Burgers and Onion Rings

People in the neighborhood have spent the pandemic engaging in all sorts of hobbies. Some, who we all secretly hate, have crunched their way to six-pack abs or learned a lang … Read the rest of this entry >>

You Can Now Drop Off Compost at a Local Greenmarket

The city has stopped collecting compost from apartment buildings, a budget cut that upset many New Yorkers who noted that compost-collecti … Read the rest of this entry >>