West Side Rag Is Looking For Writers

There are so many intriguing stories on the Upper West Side right now, and too few people to write them. So we're looking for writers. W … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Guilty Plea in Columbia Murder; Susie Essman Shines; In Praise of ‘Firesouls’

"Your first step should be owning a Manhattan apartment. More specifically, an Upper West Side apar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Attorneys for Darrell Johnson Say He Was Bail-Eligible, but Judge Chose Supervised Release

New York County Defender Services, a public defender agency, issued a statement Tuesday lambasting “inflammatory” media coverage of its client Darrell Johnson’s alleged assault of two women on the UWS and subsequent release from cus … Read the rest of this entry >>

19-Year-Old Local Represents Youth at Glasgow Climate Conference; ‘A Puzzle Piece in a Larger Solution’

Upper West Sider, Emma Venarde, has been fascinated by nature and the outdoors for as long as she can rem … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Maman, Mast, Hungry Betty, Fillup Coffee, Yu Kitchen, Bourke Street Bakery, Fedex, Spadet

We've got bakeries ga … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: ‘Shleppiness’; Bus Pulling; Intergenerational Friendship

Almost magically immune to the forces of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings: Nitza’s Boutique, Venchi, Covacha, Nailology, Gopuff, Fillup Coffee

Never fear, chocolate and coffee are on their … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two UWS Sites Make Citywide Map of Black History

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has created an interactive map of important sites from Black history, and there are two locations in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Hachi Maki, Le Pain Quotidien, HSBC

Japanese restaurant Hachi Maki is planning to open on Tu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here are Some Restaurants and Bars That Have Reopened Indoor Dining

Governor Cuomo let restaurants reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity on Friday, and some Upper West Side eateries have begun serving inside a … Read the rest of this entry >>

34 Local Restaurants Make Eater’s List of Tops of the UWS

It's been a very rough year for restaurants on the Upper West Side. Of the 35 restaurants on a list of the best spots in the neighborhood publ … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Spaghetti Tavern, King Wang’s, Bolivian Llama Party, Elegant Barber, Vietnamese Spot

A new bar is coming, and some special sandwiches … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Upper West Side’s ‘Masked Hatter’ Makes Fashion Statements, and Public Health Ones Too

With nearly nine months of mask-wearing under our belts, most of us have experimented with the style, fabric, or pattern of this newly mandatory face accessory in some … Read the rest of this entry >>

How a Toy Store Stayed Afloat During Covid By Expanding Its Product Line — Even to Toilet Paper

Donna Schofield never imagined that hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes would show up on her order sheet for new inventory, much less to … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Vietnamese Spot Already So Popular It’s Turning Some Orders Away

Banh Vietnamese Shop House at 942 Amsterdam Avenue, between 106th and 107th Streets has been "soft-opened" for about three weeks, just serving food on the week … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Openings: Broadway Family Mart, Miss Saigon, Chick Chick, Anar, Pastrami Queen

Just in time for winter, we got a new restaurant serving … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Starts Releasing More Timely Covid Data; 94 Positive Cases on UWS in Past Week

The city has created a dashboard for Covid-19 cases by zip code, and the data is much more up to date than previous efforts. The Upper West Side cont … Read the rest of this entry >>

Some Chain Stores Board-Up Ahead of Election

A few Upper West Side businesses have been putting wooden boards over the windows in advance of the election, prepping for possible post-election un … Read the rest of this entry >>

California Girl Is Upper West Side Dreamin’

Monday, Monday...a bit of a gloomy one at that. But lest you forget what lies beneath the clouds, here’s a comment received by WSR … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thursday: Mini-Food Fest Planned in the People’s Garden to Support 15 Restaurants

The "People's Garden" on 111th Street and Amsterdam Avenue is hosting a unique food festival on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. It's … Read the rest of this entry >>

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