CENTRAL PARK REOPENS SATURDAY; RIVERSIDE PARK OPENS, SEEKS VOLUNTEER HELP

Our parks are coming back, but they need your help. Central Park is expected to reopen tomorrow at 8 a.m., the conservancy says. Over 500 tress have been destroyed, and the cleanup … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORE SHELTERS NEED VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPLIES

Heard about some more volunteering/aid needs to add to the story we posted yesterday. Update: The information below may not be current. We have an ongoing list of needs posted here. From Shelly Fine: Evacuees have been transported to two [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW SPANISH RESTAURANT (NOT EVEN OPEN YET) TO HOST HURRICANE RELIEF DINNER

Casa Pomona, the Spanish restaurant that’s getting set to open at 507 Columbus Avenue (between 84th and 85th Streets next door to Kefi), will host a special dinner on Monday to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Casa Pomona, one of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPPER WEST SIDE STEPPED UP BIG TO HELP EVACUEES; SHELTERS CLOSE; HOW TO HELP NOW

Upper West Siders heeded the call to help out the people who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, bringing clothes and volunteering their time at shelters over the past few days. Evacuees from other parts of the city were sent to the neighborhood, and hun … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS SCHEDULE: LIBRARIES, PLAYGROUNDS, POST OFFICES, MEDICAID OFFICE

We've received information on the openings of some more local institut … Read the rest of this entry >>

OUR TREMENDOUS LUCK: POWER OUT FOR JUST 4 CUSTOMERS ON UPPER WEST SIDE, SAYS CON ED

Con Edison has a handy map of power outages in the city, and it shows specific blocks where power is out, explaining the cause and, in some cases, the expected restoration date. This morning, the map shows isolated outages around [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCOPE OF CENTRAL PARK DAMAGE EMERGES: INFRASTRUCTURE, TREES DESTROYED

Central Park has begun releasing photos from the park in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and the damage is clearly substantial. Please remember: the park remains closed, and going inside will just make it more difficult on conservancy staff and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE AND CENTRAL PARK REMAIN CLOSED AFTER MAJOR TREE DAMAGE; POST-HURRICANE UPDATE

Riverside and Central Park both sustained significant damage from Hurricane Sandy, and the parks still aren't safe for people to enter. That hasn't stopped some people from ducking under police tape to go in, however. Police have been station … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: UPPER WEST SIDE SHELTERS NEED VOLUNTEERS (UPDATED)

As we reported last night, the Upper West Side is now housing evacuees from all over the city, because we have power and food. It's time to roll out the welcome mat! Just learned this from L … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ‘VERY EAGER’ TO SERVE LOCALS, BENEFIT HURRICANE VICTIMS TODAY

Got cabin fever? Tired of playing the same board games with your kids, whose schools remain closed because of the hurricane? The New-York Historical Society on 79th Street and Central Park West is open and wants to entertain you, while [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT UPPER WEST SIDE EVACUATION SHELTERS

Just got the following notice from Lauren Schuster, the chief of staff for State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal: “We need volunteers at all the local shelters for the overnight in¬†particular.¬† Folks have been sent to the shelters on the UWS from [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE’S WHAT THE HURRICANE DID TO RIVERSIDE PARK MONDAY NIGHT

We knew that Hurricane Sandy would rise over the banks of Riverside Park, but we had no idea how high it would g … Read the rest of this entry >>

HURRICANE SANDY TUESDAY UPDATE: SUBWAYS, SCHOOLS, WATER, VOLUNTEERING, WHAT’S OPEN

The Upper West Side certainly avoided the worst damage from Hurricane Sandy, but lots of scaffolding and trees are down, and parks and businesses have certainly sustained significant damage. See our photo gallery here (and if you took photos, please [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

STORM UPDATE: POWER IFFY, RIVERSIDE PARK FLOODED, SCHOOLS CLOSING AGAIN

Hurricane Sandy has made landfall in New Jersey, the winds have kicked up, and Riverside Park South is submerged under water. Schools and the stock market are closed on Tuesday, and basically all events have been cancelled. Don’t go into [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SAILBOAT BECOMES UNMOORED ON HUDSON, DARTS AROUND IN GROWING WAVES

An apparently unmanned sailboat became unmoored this afternoon on the Hudson River, and began floating up the river, narrowly missing smashing into the pier. George Guerrero had been watching the boat on the river from his Riverside Boulevard apartment when [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ALERT: CRANE 80 STORIES HIGH COLLAPSING ON 57TH STREET; STAY OUT OF AREA

The top of a crane that’s attached about 80 stories high at 57th Street and 6th Avenue has just collapsed, and a massive portion of it is dangling precipitously. “This is bad…it’s going to fall into the street,” said George [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

9:12 A.M., RIVERSIDE PARK RUNNING PATH

Sandy’s here! Now seriously, stop running near the river and go inside. Thanks to Bethany Jenkins for the p … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT’S OPEN ON MONDAY? A RUNNING LIST OF UWS BUSINESSES

What stores and restaurants are open on the Upper West Side today even as Hurricane Sandy pummels the city? We've begun a list below, and we need your help to expand it. If you hear that a place is open, let us kn … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UPPER WEST SIDERS’ HURRICANE SANDY GUIDE: GO-BAG, EVACUATION MAP AND MORE

Here’s the good news: the Upper West Side is the second-most elevated area in New York City after Washington Heights. Here’s the bad news: Zabar’s is already closed and will be closed on Monday. As for Tuesday, who knows. More [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE’S WHAT UPPER WEST SIDERS HOARD WHEN NATURAL DISASTERS APPROACH

At the first sign of danger, Upper West Siders tend to go food shopping. But what do they buy? We took an informal su … Read the rest of this entry >>

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