Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Landlord Says New Art-House Theater Is Expected; Petitioners Don’t Want ‘Hipster’ Theater

News that the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas at 62nd and Broadway is expected to close next month shocked the neighborhood, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Months After Repaving Starts, West End Avenue Left in ‘Alarming’ State

A 12-block stretch on West End Avenue has been without any pedestrian crosswalk markings for the past eight weeks. A repaving project on Wes … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: The Sill, Jumbo Bagels, Relax Spa, Warby Parker, Outlette

New Upper West Side stores have stacked their shelves with plants, glasses and accessories. But a bagel shop suddenly closed its d … Read the rest of this entry >>

Senior Housing Development Approved After Long Debate; Some Car Owners Say They’re Being ‘Evicted’

After hours of discussion between local residents and Community Board 7, an affordable-housing project for West 108th Street was approved. This resolution allow … Read the rest of this entry >>

For Sale: Two Turrets In An Upper West Side Castle

An apartment that contains two massive turrets of a former hospital at 455 Central Park West between 105th and 106th Street is for sale, a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rabbis and Bookstore Owner Break Bread After Split Over Palestine Book

A rift between a local synagogue and a bookshop over a book on Palestine appears to be over. The rabbis at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (SWFS … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Charity Wish List for the Holidays

During the holiday season, there are a variety of ways to give back to the community and help those in need on the Upper West Side. Bel … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Lucciola, An American Craftsman, Prelude Cafe, Rita’s Ice, Montmartre

A new Italian restaurant and a cafe are getting ready to open on the Upper West Side, along with other local openings and clos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: In ‘Emerson Page’ You’ll Recognize the Neighborhood and the Struggles and Magic of Adolescence

There is something magical in recognizing local landmarks in a piece of literature or a film. For Upper West Siders it might be the exterior o … Read the rest of this entry >>

About the Importance of Local News, In the Wake of DNAinfo Closing Down

Joe Ricketts, the billionaire owner of news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist, shut both of those websites down last Thursday a week after … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Great Local Resource for Environmental and Recycling Information

Looking for information on how to recycle different kinds of items, or what sorts of environmental events are coming up? The Upper West Side Recycling Ecol … Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Dies on Broadway Bench; Police Investigating

A man who police believe was homeless was found on a bench in the median at West 62nd Street and Broadway last Friday morning and prono … Read the rest of this entry >>

They Weren’t Kidding About That Flood Warning

There's a flood warning in effect until late on Sunday, and for good reason. On 97th and Riverside on Sunday afternoon, some drivers … Read the rest of this entry >>

Breaking: Teddy Roosevelt Statue Bloodied By Vandals

Vandals covered the Teddy Roosevelt statue at the front of the Central Park West entrance to the Museum of Natural History with red paint som … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Say Thefts Are Rising as West Siders Have ‘Relaxed’ Their Street Smarts

Upper West Siders may have a false sense of security, at least when it comes to their personal belongings. At a community meeti … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tuesday: Learn About Elementary Public School Admissions At a Special Event

Curious about how to get your kid into the local public schools? Interested in gifted & talented programs in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Kids Make Fun of Los Angeles on Jimmy Kimmel

The Jimmy Kimmel Live show came to 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue outside of the playground at PS 87 last week to grill kids there about wh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mom Speaks Out About ‘Hissing’ Raccoon’s Intrusion Into Her 8th Floor Apartment

Roxanna Sherwood was at work on Tuesday morning when she got this t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Construction Begins on Controversial UWS Tower at 69th Street as Opponents Consider New Tactics

Developers of a 668-foot tall apartment tower on 69th Street and Amsterdam Avenue that was delayed by a zoning challenge have begun constru … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Home Decor Is Both Tasteful and Terrifying

A home on 87th Street between Columbus and Central Park West lures you in with lovely seasonal plants and gourds and then -- Bam! -- hit … Read the rest of this entry >>