A Section of Amsterdam Avenue Becomes Restaurant Row on Weekends Starting Saturday; Here’s How It Will Work

Amsterdam Avenue will be blocked off to traffic from 97th to 110th Street on the weekends from August 8 to October 31 as part of the city's plan to make it e … Read the rest of this entry >>

As Unemployment Rises, A Free Grocery Service on 72nd Street Feeds a Growing Number of People

Hundreds of individuals, many of them women, waited in line Monday morning to receive free groceries from the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) on 72nd be … Read the rest of this entry >>

George Keeley’s Liquor License Suspended, Because State Says Popcorn Isn’t Enough Food

The state has suspended the liquor license of another Upper West Side bar for Covid-related violations. George Keeley's at 485 Amsterdam Avenue (83rd Street … Read the rest of this entry >>

Businesses for Beauty, Pets, Hair and Clean Clothes Shut Their Doors

Sabon, the Israeli purveyor of luxurious bath, body, hair and home products has closed five of its nine Manhattan locations — and the Upper West Side … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum of Natural History Plans to Reopen in September With New Payment System

The Museum of Natural History has applied to the city and state to reopen at 25% capacity on Sept. 9, nearly six months after it closed because of Covi … Read the rest of this entry >>

13 Blocks of the Upper West Side Approved for Traffic-Less Outdoor Dining

Amsterdam Avenue between 97th and 110th Streets will be blocked off as an "open street" for restaurants to operate outdoors starting this weekend, the mayor anno … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Bar & Grill Gets Liquor License Suspended for Allowing Dining Inside Atrium

On Thursday, July 30th, the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) suspended the liquor license of Hi-Life Bar & Grill, on 83rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, for alleg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two More Local Libraries to Open Grab-and-Go Book Access

The New York Public Library has been offering grab-and-go book pickups at a few locations in the last few weeks, and on Monday they'll be adding some … Read the rest of this entry >>

Xi’an Famous Foods Closes Restaurant to ‘Cut Losses’ from Covid

Xi'an Famous Foods, a restaurant chain that serves authentic and reasonably priced Chinese food, suddenly closed its doors at 2675 Broadway, between 10st and 102nd str … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Kosher Restaurants Close

Among the most recent restaurant closings on the Upper West Side are two Kosher s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Upper West Siders Commune with Turtles, Cats and Each Other

Edith Tyson has been out and about in the neighborhood lately, snapping pictures of Upper West Siders enjoying Central Park and other areas. Here are some she sen … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Hotel to House 283 Homeless Men Recovering from Substance Abuse

The Lucerne Hotel at 201 West 79th Street will be used to house 283 homeless people who have been staying at shelters downtown, as a way to reduce the popula … Read the rest of this entry >>

Parent Group Calls for at Least 30% of Public School Learning to be Outdoors This Fall

Some Upper West Side parents have been pushing the Department of Education to move more activities outside when schools reopen this fall. The di … Read the rest of this entry >>

2-Week Turnaround at Local Coronavirus Testing Site Renders Results ‘Virtually Worthless’; Here’s Why It’s Happening

When they returned from a July 4th weekend in Cape May, New Jersey, Marilyn and Larry (who preferred their last name not be used) th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Podcast Taping Brings Neighbors Out to Air Worries, Hopes and Aspirations

Barbara Eisberg, like many of the attendees at Bar Crawl Radio’s Special 100th podcast episode, came to make her voice heard. After reading about the planned inte … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘The Building: Under Lockdown’ is a New Show Set on the UWS, With Some Storylines Ripped from the Headlines

The fictionalized travails of a group of people quarantined in a building on 84th Street and Riverside Drive are the subject of a new web series starring actors and actresses wh … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Shops and Restaurants Announce Closures, Including Lenwich and Andrade’s

Though most local businesses continue to fight to stay open, some Upper West Side stores have begun to close permanently as the pandemic has f … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s School Plan Will Mix In-Person and Remote Learning; Local Parents See Challenges to Making it Work

The city released the first details of its public school reopening plan on Wednesday, and made it clear that most students will get a mix of remote and in-person learn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Dog Runs Will Reopen ‘Sometime This Week’; Here’s Where to Find Them on the UWS

Some readers went to the 87th Street Dog Run in Riverside Park on Monday morning, June 6th — the start of Phase 3, when dog runs and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amsterdam Avenue Restaurant Closes for Good Because the Space Made Social Distancing Too Difficult

The Ellington, a neighborhood bar and restaurant 936 Amsterdam Avenue and 106th Street, has closed for good, with a for rent sign on the … Read the rest of this entry >>