An ‘Accidental’ Upper West Side Landlord Traveled a Rocky Road to a Windfall; A Young Al Pacino Was His Super!

As someone who started life in an orphanage, I never dreamed I’d one day become the landlord of two small apartment buildings on West 68th Street in New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

Con Edison Planning New Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on UWS

Con Edison is planning to add three curbside electric vehicle charging stations on the Upper West Side, and will present its plans on Tuesday to a Community Board 7 commi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Deadly Hallucinogenic Plant Blooming in Columbus Avenue Bike Lane Divider

If the line at Trader Joe’s doesn’t blow your mind, the plant across the street could—and kill you, if you ea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Mighty Catch, Color Me Mine, New French Restaurant

Cajun seafood, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Boys in the Band’ is the Fourth Period Piece to Film on UWS This Summer

Directors have flocked to the Upper West Side this summer to film TV shows and films set in bygone eras. The most recent filming was for "Boys in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fall Restaurant Opening Preview: Asset, Daily Provisions, Gyu-Kaku, and Mighty Bowl

Autumn will bring a cornucopia of new restaurants to the Upper West Side. Here are four that are expected to open by the beginning of October … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Marine Layer, Blue Bottle

California clothes and high-end coffee are on their … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Arthur Murray, Madewell, Barachou, West End Health, Tea 2

Dance like the world is watching and eat cream puffs like you're alone in your bed … Read the rest of this entry >>

Target Is Getting Closer to Opening Its First UWS Store; Hiring Spree Planned for Next Week

Target will be starting the process of hiring 160 people next week, as it prepares to open its first store on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Broadway Subway Line Is Completely Shutting Down for Next 2 Weekends on UWS; How To Navigate the Changes

The MTA is completing an upgrade of the switches on the Broadway subway line above 96th Street, and the work will mean that the 1, 2 and 3 lines are completely shut down on the west side for two wee … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Sneaker Pawn, Trek, Tani Shoes, Fred Marcus Studio, Get Smart 99 Cents, Kitchenette

A sneaker store opens, a shoe store closes and other openings and clos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Volunteering on the Upper West Side: How Dedicated Volunteers Got Started

The Upper West Side is known as a locus of volunteerism and social activism. That reputation didn’t come from now … Read the rest of this entry >>

There Were Just 6 Citi Bikes on the Upper West Side At Rush Hour; ‘Not a Viable Transportation Option’

Citi Bikes were few and far between on Monday morning at 8:37 a.m., as seen in this screenshot from Upper West Sider Joe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Welcome to the Thunderdome

A storm hovered ominously over the neighborhood on Thursday. Photographers sent in some sweet s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Westside Market Manager Still Reeling From Mariah Carey Meeting; He Has a New Plan to Win Her Over

It’s been a week since Mariah Carey walked out of the rain into Westside Market, on Broadway between 98th and 99th Streets, seeking help because her van broke … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lead Paint Found in UWS Classrooms; Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday

Deteriorating lead paint has been found in over 900 public elementary schools throughout New York City, including some on the Upper West Side. The p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Complaint Box: Someone Really Dislikes the ‘Bus Turning’ Safety Announcements

Someone has been posting messages on light poles and bus shelters throughout the neighborhood for the past few months bemoaning the sound of automated speakers that say "Caution, bus is turn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Le Gourmand, Barachou, Boru Boru

Two French spots are opening, as a Kosher restaurant cl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video: Mariah Carey Gets Stranded On UWS After Her Car Breaks Down; West Side Market Employee Professes Childhood Crush

A West Side Market employee with a childhood crush on Mariah Carey came face to face with the star this week, and he made the most o … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Wins Court Decision and Quickly Bans Parking on 18-Block Stretch of Central Park West

A state judge denied a condo board's request to halt a city plan to add a protected bike lane on Central Park West on Wednesday, and the city quickly banned pa … Read the rest of this entry >>