Two Iconic Upper West Side Holiday Decorations Are Up

It may not be Thanksgiving yet, but holiday decorations are popping up in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Encounters: A Found Phone and an MTA Miracle

In the early years of the 21st century, cell phones were rarely password protec … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Creatives’ Have Fled the Upper West Side, Report Shows

A new report from Comptroller Scott Stringer confirms what many Upper West Siders may already suspect: many people in creative professions have left the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Steam Pipe Leak Sends Vapor High Into the Air, Impacts Dozens

A faulty steam pipe at 82nd Street and Central Park West shot vapor high into the air late on Sunday night, bringing a large emergency resp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Updates: Hotel Belleclaire Adding a Bar, The Wing Takes Flight, Ramen & Sushi Coming

A women-focused club spread its wings, a historic hotel ended its prohibition, and a new fusion restaurant stepped in after the chicken crossed the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Calle Ocho, Madewell, Sapphire, Eyelash Studio

Latin food and new clothes are on the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Halloween Events on the Upper West Side: Dracula, Kids Stuff, Funny Dogs, and a Drag Show

There are lots of events in the neighborhood this year for people and animals of all ages, so get dressed up and out of the h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Board Considering How to Replace or Modify Curbside Parking Spots; Meeting Tuesday

Community Board 7 will hold a forum on Tuesday, October 29 to consider what to do with the "acres of public real estate" currently used for curbside par … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Babeth’s Feast, Goldenlight Visions, Bareburger, Dos Toros

Goodbye gourmet frozen foods, hello taqu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Affordable Housing and ‘Micro-Units’ Proposed for New Development at Defunct MTA Site

A new 23-floor apartment building being proposed for 96th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue could bring affordable housing and micro-unit studios to the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Embracing the Mayhem at Barney Greengrass Before the Holiest — and Hungriest — Day of the Year

“As my grandmother used to say, ‘If you look up, you see better. If you look down you see worse. Be happy where you are.’ I’m happy where I am,” said Gary Greengrass, gra … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Tiki Chick is Back With a Less Revealing Outfit, But Is It Stylish or ‘Retrograde’?

Soon-to-open restaurant Tiki Chick at 517 Amsterdam Avenue (85th Street) ran afoul of Community Board 7 last year because its sign included a caricature of a bare-breasted w … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Stats Show Just How Expensive It Is to Rent on the UWS; And Prices are Still Rising!

Bad news, renters. The Upper West Side has only gotten more expensive in the past year. New data from RENTCafe shows that all four zip codes in the neighbo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Production Team Behind ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Explains How They Recreate That 1950s UWS Flair

For some fans of Amazon’s original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the show’s setting in 1950s Manhattan is more than just a quaint bac … Read the rest of this entry >>

A New WSR Feature Written By You: ‘UWS Encounters’

They happen all the time when we’re out and about in the neighborhood: encounters with strangers. Some are humorous and heartwarming, others — like the one below … Read the rest of this entry >>

Homeless Shelter’s Expected Shift from Women to Men Alarms Some Residents; Meeting Tuesday

The city is planning to turn a women's shelter at 237 West 107th Street into a men's shelter, and that's alarmed some residents, who plan to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>