DEVELOPERS LAUNCH ‘MANHATTAN UPPER WEST SIDE’ SUBDIVISION — IN CANADA

The Upper West Side is apparently a hot brand in Canada, and now developers are using our cushy lifestyle to sell suburban-style real es … Read the rest of this entry >>

CRUMBS SEEMS CONFUSED ABOUT THIS WHOLE PASSOVER THING

Upper West Side bakery chain Crumbs is great at making you want something you shouldn't have, particularly when you're on a diet. This week, they're going … Read the rest of this entry >>

IS THIS THE WORST PARKING JOB IN RECORDED HISTORY?

Sachin sent us the following pictures of a sedan “parked” on 73rd Street for at least a full day and night with a lock on the steering wheel and a ticket on the windshield. Was the person intent on making [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WESTSIDE MARKET ADDS A ‘MAN AISLE,’ RESPONDING TO STUPIDITY OF MALE SPECIES

By Cheryl Wischhover There are all sorts of innovations in retail now—flash sales sites, special shopping apps, JC Penney trying to become cool — but a grocery store on the Upper West Side is targeting that much-maligned, mostly-ignored demographic : [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RAT HOUSE ARTWORK SCRUBBED; RATS ELIMINATED?

The brownstone at 120 West 74th Street has inspired anger among neighbors and creativity among artists since it went downhill a few years back. Rats were constantly seen scurrying around the abandoned building, nibbling on trash. The scene even inspired [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL SKATEBOARDING DOG “BEEFY” HITS THE BIG TIME

Some dogs just have that special glow, that star quality achieved by every member of the Kardashian family but by few others. Beefy is one of those … Read the rest of this entry >>

DR. OZ BASKS IN CELEBRITY, LADIES ON 72ND STREET

Oh, doctor! West Side Rag writer Leonora Desar was on 72nd Street just off of Columbus Avenue yesterday when she saw Dr. Oz himself pull his sweet ride over to talk to some ladies who apparently had a question. With [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ADVENTURES IN MARKETING: DUANE READE UPDATES “SEX & BEER PONG” DISPLAY

We reported a few months back that Duane Reade had created quite a display in the beer aisle at its store on 76th Street and Columbus. Hanging right in front of the six packs was a plastic rack filled with [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NOW, WYOMING WANTS TO MAKE CENTRAL PARK A WILDERNESS TOO! WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?

Following up on Alaska’s example, legislators in Wyoming have called on the federal government to declare Central Park a wilderness area and forbid further improvements to the park. It’s a cute way of telling the Feds to keep out of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: BECOMING AN ADULT, BUT NOT BEFORE A BLOWOUT “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” PARTY

By Katie Barry Before my sister and I found our new Upper West Side apartment, we knew we wanted to build the model home. It was only fitting that we throw an “Arrested Development” themed housewarming affair. I’ve jumped around [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOMAN ESCAPES 90-SQUARE-FOOT “APARTMENT” ON 70TH STREET

Felice Cohen became famous a couple of years ago for subjecting herself to a stunning amount of claustrophobia — she moved into a 90-square-foot apartment at 103 West 70th Street. A video tour of her apartment (yes, you can “tour” [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PLASTIC TOY CAR-THEFT IS NO JOKE

When something happens once, it could be an anomaly. But when it happens twice, it’s a trend. In fact, if it happens twice it will probably get a write-up in the New York Times Style section. So here’s a trend: [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BEEFY THE SKATEBOARDING UPPER WEST SIDE BULLDOG

Beefy the Upper West Side bulldog is either a testament to the marvelous talents of dogs, or the deep psychosis of dog owners. Local blogger Rebecca Baust videotaped Beefy skateboarding in Central Park around 96th Street and sent us the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AN OPEN LETTER TO UPPER WEST SIDE REALTORS AND BROKERS: “ENOUGH WITH THE SHENANIGANS”

Dear Upper West Side Realtors & Brokers, Enough with the shenanigans! I’m so on to you. You’ve breached listings with lies and your act is rusty. The business of deceit and the bait-n-switch is a tired racket. But fear not! I’ve come to help you with your honesty-woes. See, I’m a pretty reasonable dude that doesn’t really appreciate my time being wasted by phony language gaffes and misst … Read the rest of this entry >>

ACTUAL FASHION TREND SPOTTED ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE: FAKE ICE SKATES AS BOOTS

While running out for some Hale & Hearty on Friday afternoon (I frequently crave their tomato cheddar soup), I spotted a striking woman in front of me near 86th and Broadway wearing some sort of long, ruffled white wrap and the shoes pictured a … Read the rest of this entry >>

BULLY STRIKES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE; VICTIM FIGHTS BACK WITH CUTE DRAWING

Apparently, a bully is on the loose on the Upper West Side, allowing his kid to step on people’s glasses and then…not apologizing! That is the gist of a drawing that has been taped to poles around 94th Street in [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE NEXT PHASE OF GENTRIFICATION: DUELING HARPS IN CENTRAL PARK

The Upper West Side was gentrified years ago, but a sudden proliferation of harp-playing seems to indicate that the gentrification has entered a new ph … Read the rest of this entry >>

JACUZZI WATER RAINS DOWN ON UPPER WEST SIDE AUDIENCE WATCHING “THE IDES OF MARCH”

The people watching a Sunday afternoon showing of The Ides of March at the AMC Loews in Lincoln Square (68th Street) got a little more excitement than they paid for when water started streaming out of the ceiling onto their heads. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

PREPARE TO BE ANNOYED! SUBWAY CELL PHONE SERVICE COMING TO UPPER WEST SIDE

The experiment that began this week allowing people to use their cell phones inside four Chelsea subway stations (but not in the trains themselves, and only on AT&T and T-Mobile) will be spreading to every station on the Upper West [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE MAGIC MUSHROOMS OF WEST 88TH STREET

A group of grotesque white mushrooms growing in a planter on 88th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue are attracting large crowds, who constantly stop to gawk at the bulbous gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

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