MORNING BULLETIN: TOWNHOUSE SALES SURGE, HUMAN RIGHTS FILMFEST, SPECIAL SALON DEAL

June 15, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 77 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: MISSING SENIOR FOUND DEAD, TOM DUANE TO RETIRE, SEEKING SCHOOLS COLUMNIST

June 4, 2012 Weather: Rain, High of 64 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

IRVING FARM CAFE OPENS ON 79TH STREET, SERVING FANCY COFFEE & CRAFT BEER

Artisanal coffee roaster Irving Farm Cafe opened its first Upper West Side cafe today at 224 West 79th Street. The spacious cafe (1,300 square feet) can hold 74 people and will serve some very fancy-shmancy coffee indeed — the Kalita [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY TO CONSIDER TAKING 311 MOSQUITO CALLS, BUT WILL THE ITCHING STOP?

Angry locals convened at Goddard-Riverside community center last week to demand action from the city about the mosquito madness that has plagued sections of the neighborhood for years. A mosquito problem that began in the sewers below West 84th Street [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: HERO DAD SAVES WOMAN ON SUBWAY TRACKS, RETAIL RENTS SOAR

May 21, 2012 Weather: Rain and Thunder, High of 62 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR BIG UPPER WEST SIDE FOOD FEST THIS WEEK

A quick reminder that the food fest “New Taste of the Upper West Side” is this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and there are still tickets available to many events, including a vegetarian extravaganza at Dovetail, a Comfort Food tasting smorgasbord, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CELEBRATE WEST SIDE RAG’S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, AND ENTER OUR PHOTO CONTEST

West Side Rag has been around for one year. I’m sure you’re thinking “How did I ever live without the Rag?” Somehow you survived, but your life was much colder and emptier. This Wednesday marks a year to the day [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AN OPEN LETTER FROM A LOCAL DAD: “I CAN’T QUIT YOU, UPPER WEST SIDE”

Note: West Side Rag columnist Richard Kriheli decamped earlier this year for Harlem, seeking more space and cheaper rent. But the relocation (thankfully) was tempora … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: TRADER JOE’S WALLET THEFT, TINY RESTAURANTS ABOUND

May 4, 2012 Weather: Scattered thunderstorms, High of 78 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHAKESPEARE IN A BAR IS PREDICTABLY RAUCOUS: “AN AGGRESSIVELY SEDUCTIVE OLIVIA”

By Kimberly Lew Forget groundhogs– it seems that the best indicator of the changing seasons is when Shakespeare begins emerging in all shapes and forms around the city. The Upper West Side alone hosts all sorts of summer Shakespeare fare, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CLASSIC SAMBUCA FAMILY RESTAURANT ADDS WINE BAR, PARTY ATMOSPHERE

Sambuca, the Italian restaurant at 20 West 72nd Street famous for its heaping family portions and gluten-free pastas, is turning up the music and turning on the sex appeal. Sambuca’s owner Liza Wetanson recently redesigned the front of the restaurant [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY AIMS TO REMAKE UWS STREETS; PEDESTRIAN SAFETY STRESSED, BUT WE COULD LOSE PARKING

The city has drafted a plan to redesign the streets from 55th Street to 86th Street, making them safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, and smoother for drivers. The plan, which will be presented at a meeting Wednesday night at John [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: SUPREME COURT SNUBS RENT CONTROL CASE, MORE ON BIRD POISON

April 23, 2012 Weather: AM Clouds, PM Sun, High of 55 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

“RAT HOUSE” ON 74TH INSPIRES OUTRAGE AND ART

By Clare Smith Marash The brownstone at 120 West 74th Street has seen better days. Walter Tillow sold the building in November 2010 to an entity known as the 553 West 174th St. LLC. The company went bankrupt a year [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WATER MAIN BREAK, 24TH PRECINCT ADDS MORE OFFICERS

April 20, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 71 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON OF FAMOUS TITANIC VICTIMS HONORS RELATIVES ON 100TH ANNIVERSARY

A tribute to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred 100 years ago today, drew a special guest to Straus Park on 106th Street. Brett Gladstone, the great-great-grandson of Isidor and Ida Straus, who died when the ship sunk, returned to the park named in their honor on Su … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WEALTHY UWS REALTOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED APARTMENT SCAM

April 13, 2012 Weather: Sunny, High of 67 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

TOM HANKS AND MEG RYAN FELL IN PRETEND-LOVE HERE; NOW IT’S A LAUNDROMAT

An iconic space meant to represent all the good things on the Upper West Side that have been demolished by corporate greed has a new owner who will gladly starch your shirts for you. The exterior of the store at [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BIG NEW NURSING HOME STALLED BY JUDGE, ARE BIKE LANES GOOD FOR BUSINESS?

April 9, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, Windy, High of 63 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

BIG NEW UNDERGROUND BAR “78 BELOW” IS SERIOUS ABOUT LIVE MUSIC

A new bar called 78 Below has opened in the space formerly occupied by the P&G Bar on the corner of 78th Street and Columbus Avenue. And like P&G, the new spot is dedicated to playing lots of live music [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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