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 >>

The UWS Was Once the Center of the Movie-Going World; Learn That History on Tuesday

The Bloomingdale History Group is holding a Zoom session on Tuesday explaining the history of movie theaters on the Upper West Side -- there were once a whopping 17 thea … Read the rest of this entry >>

City May Face Dueling Lawsuits, as Shelter Opponents and Legal Aid Both Threaten Action

The fight over the Upper West Side's homeless hotels may end up in the courts, as an opposition group has demanded the mayor produce a tim … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Side Corn Gardener Figures Out the Trick to Growing Ears in A Sidewalk Plot: ‘Lord Be Praised’

The corn growing in a plant bed on 101st Street started as an experiment by local resident Racey Gilbert, who may be a resident of the concrete j … Read the rest of this entry >>

Locals Plan Rallies at 2 Post Offices on Saturday

Congress and the President are battling over the future of the U.S. Postal Service and mail-in voting. On Saturday at 11, rallies are pl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board to Hold Public Forum on Homeless Hotels

On Monday, Community Board 7 plans to hold a public forum over Zoom to hear from various constituencies about the h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Resident Explains How the Shelter Has Improved His Life, and What He Hopes Locals Understand

Michael Alvarez came to my attention when he posted eloquently on the Facebook group “Upper Westsiders For Safer Streets,” revealing that he was a homeless resident of the The Lucerne H … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Chinese Restaurant Makes List of Top 10 Takeout Spots in the Pandemic

Happy Hot Hunan at 969 Amsterdam Avenue between 107th and 108th streets was chosen by Eater's Robert Sietsema as one of the 10 best takeout spots in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

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