Why the West Side (Pandemic Edition): Steve Guttenberg

West Side Rag ran an interview series with creative locals for years that we called "Why the West Side." In these strange times, we're checking back in … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Local Culture Goes Online: Lincoln Center Musicians Rock Out in T-Shirts, Children’s Museum Engages Kids

Lincoln Center's temporary closure has left a hole in the neighborhood, but it's starting to be partially filled by a new set of online tools and s … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Than 100 UWS Restaurants That Are Open For Takeout and Delivery: A List

The Upper West Side would hardly be a neighborhood without its restaurants. Aside from employing hundreds of thousands of New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

The City is About to ‘PAUSE’ to Contain the Virus; At Least Smoked Fish Was Deemed ‘Essential’

New York has become a strange new universe because of the coronavirus, and restrictions being put in place starting Sunday night will certify what's al … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side Culture Lives On, In a New Format

While New Yorkers are obeying orders, staying home and adjusting to this strange new way of life, many Upper West Side institutions are offering online op … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Social Distancing’ is Crucial to Slowing the Spread of the Coronavirus; Some Upper West Siders Were Called Out for Close Contact

Photos taken on Friday night of crowds of people dining and dancing on the Upper West Side have raised concerns that New Yorkers are not taking enough precautions to slow the spread of the coronav … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coronavirus-Related Closings on the Upper West Side, A Running List

From flea markets to schools to music classes, central gathering spots are closing throughout the neighborhood to contain the spread of the coronav … Read the rest of this entry >>

Woman and 11-Year-Old Test Positive for Coronavirus, Bringing UWS Cases to 3

Two more Upper West Siders tested positive for the coronavirus on Satu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Funny Guys Love the West Side: Tracy Morgan and Larry David Spotted Around Town

If you want to be rich, you just have to be really funny, or maybe be born to someone really rich. Or create an app or somet … Read the rest of this entry >>

Taste of the Upper West Side Food Festival Returns This May; Discount Code for Early Buyers

The neighborhood's biggest food festival is back this year, with a few changes but the same basic concept -- small plates from Upper West Side chefs and booze ga … Read the rest of this entry >>

Modell’s Boss Trying to Save Two UWS Stores, Report Says

The two Modell's stores on the Upper West Side have been holding liquidation sales in recent days, and staff members there say they've been … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Buyer’s Market’ on the UWS; Latest Streeteasy Data Shows Home Sales Prices Dipping

While Upper West Side home prices are still astronomical based on most metrics, they've been dropping in the past year, according to the latest data from Street … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Upper West Side Modell’s Sporting Goods Locations Closing

The two Modell's sporting goods locations on the Upper West Side -- at 77th and Amsterdam and 97th and Columbus -- are both expected to c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Single-Use Plastic Bags Will be Banned Starting March 1; Why It Might Be Tougher for Men

If you don’t own reusable shopping bags, now is the time to invest in some. You may also want to stockpile your favorite take-out plastic … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Supports Controversial Request for Curbside Usage Study as Emotions Flare Over Parking

The third time was the charm for Community Board 7, who after several months of back and forth has passed a resolution in favor of a study on the city's current pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Proposed Property Tax Reform Could Hit Some Upper West Siders Hard

The release of a preliminary report proposing reforms of the New York City property tax system on January 30th has everyone asking who the “winners and losers” wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Next Curbside Parking Battle Is Set for Tuesday

A resolution to end free curbside parking on the Upper West Side last year has been withdrawn, but the fight over curbside space rages on, and the next debate is set for Tue … Read the rest of this entry >>

37-Year-Old Shot Dead on 107th Street; Corrections Officer Charged With Murder (Updated)

A 37-year-old man was shot and killed on 107th Street and Manhattan Avenue on Wednesday night, and a corrections officer was charged with the mu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Burglary Spree Hits the West 80s; Police Searching for Team of Four Who Travel On Rooftops

A rash of burglaries has spread through one section of the neighborhood in recent days, and police sent out images of people wanted in connection with the crime s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Famous “Virginia,” as in “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” was an Upper West Side Girl

This neighborhood never ceases to amaze. It turns out that “Virginia,” as in, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clau … Read the rest of this entry >>