85-Year-Old Woman Assaulted and Robbed Near Fairway, Police Say

Police say the young women shown in the surveillance images and video assaulted a woman as she en … Read the rest of this entry >>

How A Bountiful Garden Grew On the Upper West Side

Nestled between apartment buildings and in the middle of an ordinary city block lies a serene, colorful and momentary respite from the urban landscape of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: Two Signs Emerge From the Past

As much as we try to paper over the past, it's usually still hiding near the surface. Two signs that were recently spotted in the neighborhood brought back memories from decades … Read the rest of this entry >>

Vandal Blacks Out Jewish Nonprofit’s Racy Advertisement

A Jewish nonprofit has put provocative ads up throughout the neighborhood aiming to engage Jewish people who may have lost interest in the reli … Read the rest of this entry >>

Francesco Pizzeria Reopens After Repairs and Renovations

Many in the neighborhood were distressed when Francesco Pizzeria, on Columbus Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets, remained closed past its annual, two- … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Kitakata Ramen, Kee’s Chocolate, Happy Kangaroo, 2 Restaurants Closed by DOH

Ramen, chocolate and … Read the rest of this entry >>

This Is The One! 40 West 67th Street, Apt 2d; Open House This Sunday; Triple Mint-2bed/2bath On Historic Park Block!

SPONSORED: PRICE REDUCTION 100K- XXX MINT - Light and Spacious! A golden opportunity to purchase residence 2D AT A SPECTACULAR NEW P … Read the rest of this entry >>

Midwestern Grain is Latest Random Upper West Side Plant

For some reason, the Upper West Side has been particularly fertile this year, growing melons, poisonous weeds and other delights. The latest flora to take … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Workout Area and Half-Court Junior Basketball Court Open; Community Can Vote on More Projects Like It

A new recreation and fitness area intended for tweens and younger adults opened in Riverside Park at 76th Street this week, and it’s just what the neighborhood ordered — liter … Read the rest of this entry >>

Calling All Parents-To-Be! Don’t Miss the Bump Bash at the JCC

SPONSORED: Join us for this fun evening of mocktails and connecting with other expectant couples. Experts in sleep, breastfeeding, and other relevant topics will help get you pr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Duane Reade, Starbucks and Chase All Close on One Block; ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Corporate Meltdown Has Neighbors Nervous

Duane Reade will be closing its three-level store at 325 Columbus Avenue on 75th Street, the company said in a sign on the door. The news comes after two other c … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYCHA Brownstones Without Gas for Nearly a Year; Nadler Calls It ‘Unconscionable’

As autumn deepens and Thanksgiving approaches, some residents of the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) West Side Urban Renewal Brownstones in the West 90' … Read the rest of this entry >>

Searching For A 1-Bedroom Apartment To Rent Exclusively From An Owner/Landlord

SPONSORED: Married couple w/o children or pets seeking 1 BR Apt. to rent $3,500 exclusively from Owner/Landlord amenable to a long term lease. Move in date flexible between December 1st - January … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Horse Walked Into an Upper West Side Starbucks and ‘People Actually Looked Up From Their Devices for a Few Seconds’

More than a hundred years ago, horses could stop at watering holes all over the Upper West Side. These days, equines need more modern refreshments, like mocha grande frappa-pumpkin spice latt … Read the rest of this entry >>

Chicken the Dog Returns; Her Famous Owner Tory Burch is Overjoyed

Signs went up earlier this week asking for the public's help in finding a dog named Chicken who went missing on Sunday night around 7:30 in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: Grizzly Bears, A ‘Dumb’ Dog, and Lost Companions

My husband was in the Museum of Natural History in the hall with the dioramas of animals from around the world. A father with a young son, about four years old, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Embracing the Mayhem at Barney Greengrass Before the Holiest — and Hungriest — Day of the Year

“As my grandmother used to say, ‘If you look up, you see better. If you look down you see worse. Be happy where you are.’ I’m happy where I am,” said Gary Greengrass, gra … Read the rest of this entry >>

Phasing Out Gifted Programs Would Have a Big Impact on the UWS; Parents Weigh In

A city proposal to eliminate gifted and talented public school programs has started a complicated discussion on the Upper West Side, where a particularly large perce … Read the rest of this entry >>

Emotional Protests Haven’t Slowed Momentum of Shelter ‘Evictions’

Wanda Mercado moved a few weeks ago, but today she’s back on her old stoop on the Upper West Side. She’s a familiar face on 107th Street – it seems every few mi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Men Found Dead in Apparent Homicide in West 104th Street Apartment

Two men were found dead in an apartment at 140 West 104th Street, on Monday night at around 9:30 p.m. Police were conducting a “wellness check,” when they discovered … Read the rest of this entry >>