Church and Synagogue Run Successful Refugee Jobs Program: ‘What It Is Like To Be An American’

Volunteers from an Upper West Side synagogue and an Upper West Side church are partners in a program that helps refugees and asylees i … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Answer Column: Do Landlords Get Tax Breaks For Vacant Retail Space?

Readers email WSR all the time with tips, problems and questions. Commenters regularly offer opposing views and versions of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: City Slickers Diner, Miznon, Popeye’s, Amour de Hair, Class Salon

What exactly is City Slickers D … Read the rest of this entry >>

Citi Bike Shortages Persist, But New Bikes Are Coming — And An Additional E-Bike Charge

Upper West Siders have a question for Motivate, the company that operates Citi Bike: where are all of the b … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Siders Face Off at Meeting Over Development Tactic that Lifts Building Heights

Representatives from the Department of City Planning faced a packed and vocal crowd during a recent presentation to Manhattan Community Bo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Ortomare, Holy Schnitzel, The Tang

Get your hands on some Kosher bacon, fresh pizza and homemade noo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ok, Let’s Debate New York Magazine’s ‘Best Upper West Side Restaurants’ List

Food critics routinely dismiss the Upper West Side as the flyover state of the New York City restaurant world, so for so … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Education Leaders Wanted, Heroic Husky, Nadler in the Spotlight

March 4, 2019 Weather: Cloudy with a high of 38 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tickets Go On Sale for Taste of the Upper West Side Food Festival; Honoree is Local Nonprofit

This year's Taste of the Upper West Side food festival, which features food from dozens of local restaurants, is taking place on May 17 and May 18 this … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Details Revealed about Upcoming Cipriani Food Market and Other New Restaurants

A big new food market designed by Cipriani is coming to the Upper West Side, and the developers came to a Community Board 7 me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: Struggling Small Business Gets a Big Break, Douglass Houses in the Spotlight, Big Prices on the Hudson

February 18, 2019 Weather: Cloudy with a high of 43 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

FreshDirect Exec Gets an Earful from Locals at CB7 Meeting

FreshDirect’s Vice President of Public Affairs Larry Scott Blackmon got an earful from Upper West Side residents and business owners at a Community Board 7 Transportation Comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

Alleged UWS Package Thief Wishes He Hadn’t Opened This Box

A man who police say had repeatedly stolen packages from one Upper West Side building got an unwelcome surprise this past weekend, when … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: More on Truck Explosion, Ugly Duck is Coming, Happy Days Star Returns, Principal’s Big Award

February 11, 2019 Weather: Cloudy with a high of 39 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Shopping-Bag Artist of 103rd Street

Charles McCray gives basic shopping bags new life, by making them more beautiful. McCray tends to set up shop outside of the Gristedes at Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Citi Bike Installs Largest Station In the City On the Edge of UWS

Upper West Siders are big Citi Bike users and now there's an expanded station on the edge of the neighborhood that should make finding a bike slightly ea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Doe Fund Workers Rebuild Their Lives as They Care for Columbus Avenue

New York City streets shaped Cleveland Lawson, then transformed him. He grew up in the South Bronx, in the 1980s, “with no trees just poverty,” he rec … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morning Bulletin: A Rescue Dog’s Heroic Moment, Problems at Petland, Big Trader Joe’s Reactions

February 4, 2019 Weather: Sunny with a high of 54 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Upper East Side Gets a Hip Hop Anthem, and We Get…Kate McKinnon and Her Cat

Leslie Jones blessed the Upper East Side with a new anthem over the weekend: "The U. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Enzo Can’t Stand Kale

I was born in Puerto Rico and the living conditions there were tough. I was lucky enough to be rescued and brought to New York before being adopted … Read the rest of this entry >>

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