Photos: The Blood Wolf Moon Really Howled Last Night

For those willing to brave the cold, or maybe just peek their heads out the window in the right direction, last night's lunar eclipse did not disapp … Read the rest of this entry >>

SAVED! Westsider Books Fundraiser Hits the Crucial $50,000 Mark!

As small businesses die out all over New York City, the Upper West Side just staged the ultimate comeback story. A fundraiser for Westsider Books on Broadway between 80th and 81st St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dog Owner Says Her Siberian Huskies Were Stolen From Outside of Plant Shed on 96th Street (UPDATE: FOUND!)

Two Siberian Huskies were stolen from outside Plant Shed at 209 West 96th Street on Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m., according to the dogs' o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Pizza Joint Becoming a Foodie Destination After Glowing Review; Owner Vows That It’s ‘Worth the Hype’

Mama’s Too, a small pizza shop on Broadway at 106th Street, has joined the ranks of Levain Bakery on West 74th and Barney Greengrass on Amsterdam near 87th -- a New … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fundraiser for Westsider Books Raises $13,000 in First 19 Hours; If It Gets to $50,000, Owner Says He’ll Stay

A fundraiser that began after West Side Rag's latest post about Westsider Rare & Used Books' plans to close has already raised nearly $13,0 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Customers Flood Westsider Books As Liquidation Begins; Owner Wonders If A Fundraiser Could Keep Doors Open

Dorian Thornley, the owner of Westsider Books on Broadway and 80th Street, was in the store Tuesday as customers walked out with armfuls of … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Save Our Starbucks’ Petition Gains Steam, But the Company Doesn’t Look Like It’s Budging

Did you ever think you would live to hear Upper West Siders cry “Save Our Starbucks?” As recently as 2017, East Villagers rallied in oppos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Famed Westsider Books Announces It Is Closing After 35 Years

Westsider Books, a small bookstore that has survived for 35 years at 2246 Broadway between 80th and 81st Streets, is closing, manag … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Gunfire on CPW, Cooling Tower Lawsuit, Restoring Local Cinema, Subway Repairs Drag On

January 14, 2019 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 37 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Bar Veloce, Isola, Treat House, More

A good pizza spot has closed, but a wine bar just op … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Highly-Rated UWS Pizza Spot Embroiled in ‘Recipe-Theft’ Dispute

Made in New York Pizza opened on 80th and Amsterdam last month to rave reviews on Yelp, but its owner is now facing controversy after his former emp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Updates: Big Daddy’s Big Plans, Guacamole Taqueria Faces the Music

A funky diner wants to shake things up, a new restaurant remains unconfirmed, and a Mexican restaurant hit another snag during the first me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: New Horse and Carriage Rules, Big Real Estate Deal, Maisel’s Victory

January 7, 2019 Weather: Cloudy, with a high of 37 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Squirrel Answers Age-Old Question: How Does a Rodent Eat an Oreo Cookie?

A squirrel outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine binged Thursday on one of the great human inventions: an Oreo co … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Angaar, Acqua, Kitakata Ramen, Miznon, Roasted Masala

Two new Indian restaurants have opened, as an Italian spot shuts its d … Read the rest of this entry >>

Four Kosher Food Spots on the Upper West Side Close Down; What Gives?

As 2018 comes to a close this month, four kosher businesses –Seasons (661 Amsterdam Avenue), Chocolate Works (641 Amsterdam) … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top West Side Rag Comments of 2018: Celebrating Heart, Rage and Humor

Commenters are an integral part of West Side Rag, passing along knowledge, comfort, humor and (too often) vitriol. Commenters … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Mulchfest, Uber Driver Accusation, Shingles Vaccine Shortage

December 31, 2018 Weather: Cloudy then rainy, with a high of 46 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

The New King of Late-Night Drops into UWS Comedy Clubs, Cracks an Anne Hathaway Joke

John Oliver made a surprise appearance at the Westside Comedy Club on 75th Street on Saturday night, slipping in before the openin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top Stories of 2018: A Shuttered Cinema, Sick Raccoons, and a $10,000 Surprise

It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other h … Read the rest of this entry >>

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