A GUIDE TO WATCHING THE ECLIPSE, WHICH WILL BE ‘LIKE THE DEATH STAR IS MOVING IN FRONT OF THE SUN’

You won’t find a lot of astronomers at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, at the American Museum of Natural History, on August 21st – this c … Read the rest of this entry >>

HEROIC MOM RECOVERING AFTER SAVING KIDS FROM FALLING CENTRAL PARK TREE; DECAYED ROOTS CITED

Anne Monoky Goldman shielded her children from an Elm tree that fell on them as they walked in Central Park … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO INJURED AS SUV SLAMS INTO SUBWAY STATION AT 66TH

An SUV slammed into the subway station at 66th Street and Broadway early Wednesday morning, sending two people to the hosp … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOME IDEAS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE GROWING UWS RAT PROBLEM (INCLUDING EATING THEM)

This hawk at 90th Street and Central Park West on Tuesday must have heard that the Upper West Side has a rat problem, a … Read the rest of this entry >>

FEDS MAKE MAJOR FENTANYL BUST ON CENTRAL PARK WEST; UBER DRIVER AMONG FOUR ARRESTED

Federal agents and local officers made a large drug bust on Central Park West on Friday, confiscating nearly 20 pounds of fentanyl and heroi … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY SOME LOCALS ARE ALL FROWNS AS BIG APPLE CIRCUS COMES BACK TO TOWN

Circuses are normally associated with smiling children, goofy clowns and death-defying acrobats. On the Upper West Side, the … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO ESSAY: MY PERSONAL GIVERNY IN RIVERSIDE PARK

No need to travel to the gardens of Giverny fifty miles outside of Paris to view summer flowers in a splendidly untamed setting. Thanks to volun … Read the rest of this entry >>

RATS SPREAD IN LOCAL PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS, ‘ENCROACHING ON INNOCENT CHILDREN’

The Upper West Side’s rat population appears to be surging, with rodents proliferating in parks and playgrounds, even making some play areas off-limits to … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘FERAL LOVE’ DOCUMENTARY ON THE CAT-LOVING MUSICIAN OF RIVERSIDE PARK NOW SET FOR AUGUST 11 SCREENING

Feral Love, the documentary about New York Philharmonic violist Dorian Rence and how she came to care for cats living … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: SPIGA TO GO, WEST SIDE NOODLE CO., NOI DUE CARNE, GINA MEXICANA, AMAZE 82 AND MORE

New Italian and Mexican food is coming to the Upper West Side, and two unique Kosher spots have op … Read the rest of this entry >>

COPS CONVINCE WOMAN TO COME IN FROM BROADWAY LEDGE AS ONLOOKERS CHANT ‘WE LOVE YOU’

Traffic on Broadway slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as police negotiated with a jumper on the seventh floor ledge of the apartment building at 2341 Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: LOCALS WHO GREW UP HERE IN THE 70’S TELL THEIR STORIES

Having lived on the Upper West Side since 1989, I could never imagine living in another area of the city. This is my home. I lived here first … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANOTHER SIGN THAT TARGET MAY BE COMING TO THE UWS

We've been hearing rumors about a Target coming to the Upper West Side, most recently to the former home of Loehmann's i … Read the rest of this entry >>

EXPECT SEVERAL MORE WEEKS OF DIGGING AND TRAFFIC REROUTING AFTER UNDERGROUND FIRE

The Con Ed project to repair the damage from a massive fire under 71st Street and Broadway is likely to continue for another three weeks, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

MACHETE-SWINGER CHARGED AND CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE

Louis Roman, the man arrested after swinging a machete in a fight that was caught on video Wednesday morning, was charged with attempted assaul … Read the rest of this entry >>

BARBIE-DOLL DIORAMAS DRAW GAWKERS TO LOCAL CLEANERS: ‘IT’S BECOME AN OBSESSION’

Summer is in full swing in the windows of Apthorp Cleaners on Amsterdam Avenue, between 78th and 79th streets, but it's all happening at one-sixth the scale of huma … Read the rest of this entry >>

DAMN’S IT’S HOT! HERE’S WHERE THE AC IS ON FULL-BLAST

It's sweat-drippingly hot today and the city has designated a bunch of places as "cooling centers" where you can chill out if you get too … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW RESTAURANTS, AND THE CIRCUS, WIN APPROVAL FOR LIQUOR LICENSES

New restaurants are on their way to the Upper West Side and the circus is coming back. Community Board 7 accepted, postponed, and denied several … Read the rest of this entry >>

VIDEO: TWO MEN FIGHT ON BROADWAY USING MACHETE, TRASH CAN AND FISTS (UPDATED)

Two men fought each other early Wednesday morning on the corner of 94th Street and Broadway using a variety of weapons, as well as their fists. One ma … Read the rest of this entry >>

SURPRISE: THE UPPER WEST SIDE HAS MORE ARTISTS THAN ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD

The Upper West Side has been gentrified, mall-ified, and lux-ified, but we've held onto one important distinction: we have more artists than any other neighborhood in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

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