Manhattan Real Estate Update: Manhattan – It’s Early…But, Here’s What We Know Now

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City Now Advising People to Wear Masks or Other Face-Coverings; Local Tailor Now Making Them for $20

The city released new guidance late in Thursday telling people to wear masks when they're outside, because of new data that shows masks can help slow the spread of the v … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why the West Side (Pandemic Edition): Joy Behar

Joy Behar has shared her love of the Upper West Side in calmer times. We thought we'd checkback in now to see how, like the rest of us, she’s figuring out life these days. J … Read the rest of this entry >>

Across the Street, The Toilet Paper Tower of Her Dreams

Toilet paper has been in very high demand during the coronavirus outbreak, with some people snatching up dozens of rolls to ferret away in their bathr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Apartment Windows Become Billboards for Love and Perseverance

With the neighborhood stuck inside for weeks, neighbors are sending messages in a new way and making new connections in the pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Stats Show UWS Has Hundreds of Cases of Coronavirus, But Other Areas Hit Harder (Updated)

The city has begun releasing zip-code-level data on the number of positive coronavirus cases. Upper West side zip codes have clearly been hit hard by the virus, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Locals Raise Money for Supplies and Support for Patients and Staff at NYC Hospital; Another Way to Help

On Saturday afternoon, Upper West Sider Mike Matthews was taking his friend, Amy (who asked that we only share her first name), out for some much-n … Read the rest of this entry >>

Letter Explains What Led to Euclid Hall Evacuation

The evacuation of nearly 300 seniors from Euclid Hall on Monday alarmed witnesses. On Wednesday, Paul Freitag, the executive director of the nonprofit that runs the building expl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction at 200 Amsterdam Avenue Will Stop ‘By The End of This Week,’ Developer SJP Properties Says (Updated: DOB Says Work Has Stopped)

Construction on the controversial building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue and West 69th Street will stop by the end of this week, a spokesperso … Read the rest of this entry >>

The New World of Pet Care: Dog Businesses Struggle and A Vet Has Advice for Owners

Only a few weeks ago, dogs and owners were gathering for early morning and weekend play dates. Pups were eagerly anticipating weekday afternoon visits … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Jewish Home Senior Residence Asks for Supplies as Report Says Virus Has Spread to ‘Dozens’ of People

New Jewish Home, a nursing home and rehab center at 120 West 106th Street, has dealt with challenges during the Covid-19 outbreak, as have other nursing homes throughout the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: How to Keep Your Physical Distance, But Maintain Social Connection

As anxiety mounts, along with illness and death in New York City and around the country, we’ve been asked to hunker down wherever we call home, for wha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why the West Side (Pandemic Edition): Steve Guttenberg

West Side Rag ran an interview series with creative locals for years that we called "Why the West Side." In these strange times, we're checking back in … Read the rest of this entry >>

USNS Comfort Docks on the West Side; Local Violinist Plays A Welcoming Song

The USNS Comfort, a Navy medical ship with 1,000 beds, docked on Monday at Pier 90 off of 51st Street on the West Side. The ship was welcom … Read the rest of this entry >>

Federal ‘Paycheck Protection Program’ Offers Forgivable Loans to Small Businesses and Nonprofits; See If You Qualify

The federal government has launched a loan program designed to help small businesses and their employees through this period of closings and la … Read the rest of this entry >>

Senior Residence Evacuated by People in Protective Gear, Witnesses Say

Euclid Hall, a residence for seniors on Broadway between 85th and 86th Streets, appears to be being evacuated, said two people who witnessed resi … Read the rest of this entry >>

#ClapBecauseWeCare Catches On in the Neighborhood and City; Join In!

There is not a lot of good news these days. New York City is an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and it seems like things will get worse before they’ll get be … 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 >>

Feeding Frontline Medical Workers May Also Save A Family Business; How You Can Help

In the wake of Covid-19 where New York City has fast become an epicenter, one Upper West Side family is hard at work feeding fron … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Quarantunes’: Original Pandemic Songs by (Mostly) Local Musicians

Ask and ye shall receive. My West Side Rag mug runneth over. We posted that wonderful video of Mel and Claire Vatz from Pittsburgh, si … Read the rest of this entry >>