Controversial Teddy Roosevelt Statue Will Be Removed

The Teddy Roosevelt statue in front of the Museum of Natural History will be removed, the city said. The decision, in the end, was pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Public School Counselor Seeds ‘Little Libraries’ With Children’s Books Highlighting Black Characters and Authors

Sarah Kamya, a counselor at PS 191 on West 61st Street, has started an ambitious project that's already paying … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Church Sets Up Antibody and Covid-Testing Site

Riverside Church is hosting a testing site where people can get tests for Covid-19 and antibody tests that can indicate whether they've had the virus in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Sider Testifies About Being Arrested on His Stoop After Curfew

Attorney General Letitia James asked for testimony last week about the police response to demonstrations in New York. NY1 gathered some of that testimony, incl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Black Lives Matter Bike Ride Heads South on Broadway

Hundreds of bicyclists flowed down Broadway on Saturday around 7 p.m., stretching for several blocks and chanting "Black Lives Matter," "No Justice No P … Read the rest of this entry >>

At Spot Where Bus Destroyed Bikes and Plants, a New Garden Grows

In January, a bus driver careened over the curb at 95th Street and Columbus Avenue and smashed a garden bed, a tree and a Citi Bike stat … Read the rest of this entry >>

Beloved Library’s Renovation Has Been Delayed, Not Derailed

Closed since February 2019, the Bloomingdale Branch of the library has to wait a few more months before it opens its doors once a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Missing Shakespeare in the Park? It Will Become a Serialized Radio Drama This Summer

Shakespeare in the Park was canceled this summer, but the production of Richard II will live on as a radio drama, WNYC and the Public Theater announced this … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Debates How to Change Central Park’s Traffic Signals to Smooth the Flow of Pedestrians and Cyclists

With cars having been banned from Central Park, the traffic signals that were placed there to manage traffic make less sense -- and may be m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lincoln Center Cancels Fall Performances

Lincoln Center has canceled performances that were expected to run this fall, joining other performing arts organizations in shutting down their 2020 seas … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbus Avenue Business Owners Call for Visionary New Dining Plan; One Starts Prepping for Phase 3

A cluster of Columbus Avenue business owners, reeling from months of revenue loss due to the pandemic, are calling on city officials for a radical new … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fireworks are Blasting All Night; ‘I Actually Have to Consider Moving!”

Fireworks blasting at all hours have been keeping Upper West Siders up this month -- and there seems to be no resolution to the issue. In fact, many of the compl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Juneteenth Memorial Will Be Held on Broadway and 96th Street on Friday at 5

Friday, June 19th, is Juneteenth, the oldest commemoration of the actual ending of slavery in the United States. It is the day in 1865 that … Read the rest of this entry >>

Silver Stars Fitness: Online Training to Guide and Motivate You at Home; New Small Group and Personal Training Offers

SPONSORED: Silver Stars Fitness is the premiere NYC fitness studio that caters and specializes in working with the baby boomer & beyond fitness enthus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Target Leases Second Upper West Side Location

Target fans on the Upper West Side will soon have two places to shop, according to a report in Pincus Media. The new store will be at 795 Columbus Av … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Calls on City Agencies to Enforce Dog Leash Rules, With a Special Well-Known Guest

The Community Board 7 (CB7) Parks & Environment Committee called on Central Park Police and the city Department of Parks & Recreation to add more resources for enforcing and educating park visitors about dog-related … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rents and Selling Prices are Being Discounted on the UWS, Particularly in One Area

Landlords have been offering discounts on the Upper West Side, and one section of the neighborhood is seeing the highest number of selling-price decr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Defund the Police? Open the Playgrounds? City Council’s Corey Johnson and Helen Rosenthal Will Talk Wednesday

The City Council has been considering more aggressive strategies to dealing with the two issues weighing heavily on this city's psyche -- racial inequality and Covi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Fence Off More Monuments as Daniel Webster Statue is Vandalized

Monuments throughout the neighborhood have been blocked off with metal barricades in recent days as some activists have called for them to be torn d … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The seventh in our 7 Walks in 7 Days around the Upper West Side goes off the beaten … Read the rest of this entry >>