Floral Heart Placed in Central Park to Remember Covid Victims

It has been difficult to memorialize people who died from Covid-19, in part because of the restrictions on gathe … Read the rest of this entry >>

As Cantilevered Building Rises on Broadway, Some Neighbors Decry the Noise and Aesthetics

A 19-story cantilevered building is going up fast on the northwest corner of 91st and Broadway, but the construction schedule has … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dance Has Thrived for Decades on the UWS; Will the Pandemic Break It?

Writing about the Upper West Side these days, it’s easy to focus on the absence of what once was and lose sight of what stil … Read the rest of this entry >>

Old John’s Luncheonette Will Get a Retro Makeover and Some New Food

Old John's Luncheonette, the diner on 67th Street and Amsterdam Avenue that closed in October after more than 60 years, is reopening next month. And renderings … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Reveals Location of New UWS Homeless Shelter, Which Will Serve 200 Women

The Department of Homeless Services has announced plans for a new homeless shelter at 537 West 59th Street, the current home of the Manhattan News Net … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Real Estate Update: Is This The Year?

SPONSORED: Is this actually the year you Buy? Sell? Upgrade? If so, let’s catch you up on what has happened and where we … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Deaths in One Week at 96th Street Subway Station Haunt Train Operator

Jerome Golden had operated subway trains for 17 years without ever being involved in a deadly accident. “A lot of people I know, it’s happened to them,” Golden said. “But never to m … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Concrete Information on Vaccine Distribution Starts to Trickle Out as Local Seniors Express Anxiety: ‘If I Get COVID, I Will Die’

The anxiety of the moment—leaving politics aside—is about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. It is the topic on everyone’s … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Brooklyn Fare’ Supermarket to Replace Western Beef; Linda Rosenthal Worries About Food Prices

The Western Beef supermarket at 62nd Street and West End Avenue is expected to close on Wednesday, and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal tel … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Alice Embraces Her Wanderlust, Daydreams of Future Travel While Sunbathing

Mom was a college student living in Dallas when she adopted me. I should pause here and say that Mom and I both … Read the rest of this entry >>

Court Says Homeless Men Can Stay at The Lucerne

The homeless men living at The Lucerne Hotel on West 79th Street have the right to stay there while judges consider their case in more detail, a state appeals court ruled on Tue … Read the rest of this entry >>

Electrical Fire Spreads to Multiple Buildings, Causing ‘Small Explosions’ and Power Outages

An electrical fire caused power outages that spread to multiple buildings on 108th Street on Monday night. The fire was called in at 8:57 p. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Real Estate Bankruptcy, Eviction Ban, City Diner Gets a Shoutout

A real estate firm that owns several Upper West Side buildings has filed for bankruptcy prote … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Knifepoint Robberies on Riverside Drive in The 70s Are Being Investigated as a ‘Pattern,’ Police Say

A pair of knifepoint robberies that occurred five days apart on Riverside Drive in the West 70s are “being developed as a pattern,” acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Fung Lee’s Last Week; Hundreds of Happy Faces Will Travel With Her

Inside P & K Laundromat at 432 Amsterdam Avenue off of 81st Street, a massive mosaic of cheerful photos spreads over the entirety of one long … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pandemic Views: A Cat’s-Eye View, A Construction-Site Infinity Pool; An Icy Gin and Tonic and a Book

Around five o’clock I’d climb out and sit on our escape, blissfully mask-free, with an icy gin and tonic and a … Read the rest of this entry >>

West End Avenue Water Main Break Leads to Outage in Multiple Buildings

As of 10 p.m. on Saturday, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection was working to repair a water main break that occurred around noon on West End A … Read the rest of this entry >>

42 Chain Stores Closed on the UWS in 2020

A new report shows that the number of chain stores on the Upper West Side declined in 2020, with Covid-19 accelerating a shift that had st … Read the rest of this entry >>

Outdoor Cylindrical Gallery on West 83rd Offers Paintings of Locals Doing Acts of Kindness

An art exhibit entitled “The Art of Kindness,” which was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is currently on view at the West 83rd S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fire on 91st Street Started in Garbage Chute, Officials Say

A fire on Friday at 120 West 91st Street started after someone tossed a lit cigarette down a garbage chute, according to Borough Pres … Read the rest of this entry >>