Monday Bulletin: Racism in Private Schools, Milton Glaser Dies, Two Couples ‘Do It,’ Pandemic Style, Cantilever Controversy

Revelations on Instagram of systemic racism within some of NYC’s most elite private schools have led to an apology and attempts at reconcili … Read the rest of this entry >>

Website Matches Students With Gap-Year Opportunities to Work on Political Campaigns Remotely

SPONSORED: More college-bound students, uncertain about their schools’ plans for the fall and not wanting to attend on-line, are opting to take a “gap ye … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Big Day for Rainbows

Rainbows stretched across the city on Sunday night, and Upper West Siders got shots from some nice vantage po … Read the rest of this entry >>

Protesters Face Off In Front of Controversial Teddy Roosevelt Statue

A group of protestors bearing signs such as "Teddy Deserves Better" and "Trump 2020" gathered outside the Museum of Natural History on 79th Street and Central Park … Read the rest of this entry >>

Paintings by Puerto Rican Artist Become an Amazing Stoop Discovery on 90th Street

One person's trash is another person's treasure, the old adage goes. In some cases, however, the "trash" isn't trash at all, but a suite of paintings by an Upper West Side based a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Raises Alarm About Child and Youth Programs ‘Falling Through the Cracks’ of NYC’s 2021 Budget

Committee Co-chair Catherine DeLazzo kicked off Thursday's virtual Community Board 7 Health and Human Services meeting with a call to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Meetings Meant to ‘Reestablish Communication’ Between Police and Public Have a Limited Guest List

NYPD leaders addressed hot topics, like fireworks and homelessness, at meetings with small groups of community members, held simultaneously in every pre … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Creates Map To Show Which Restaurants are Open; 201 Options on the UWS

Restaurants have been opening for outdoor dining throughout the neighborhood in recent days, and the city now has an easy way to track who is … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Siders Fight To Restart Composting as Budget Deadline Looms

The city is treating its composting program like garbage, and many New Yorkers won’t stand for it. Upper West Siders and others throu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fairway Set to Start Closing 125th Street Location As Soon As Today

Fairway was able to sell most of its stores -- including the flagship store at 74th and Broadway -- as it dealt with debt issues earlier this year. But the store on 125th Street and 12th A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Flamboyant Performer and Longtime Upper West Sider Margarita Pracatan Dies

Margarita Pracatan, a performer who lived in the same Upper West Side apartment for 52 years, died on Tuesday at the age o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nadler Declares Victory in Congressional Primary, But Thousands of Ballots Still to be Counted

Rep. Jerry Nadler declared victory in the primary election for the 10th congressional district, but the announcement may be prema … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Restaurants Get Creative About Outdoor Seating

Restaurant owners are improvising to find ways to seat people outside during the Phase 2 reopening in New York. On the Upper West Side, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Mimi Cheng’s, Moscot, Brooks Brothers

The Upper West Side is starting to see some new leases get signed even as the city is just emerging from the coronavirus. The leases are a good … Read the rest of this entry >>

Historical Society to Open Free Outdoor Exhibit in August, Plans to Open Inside in September

With other cultural institutions still in wait-and-see mode or announcing longer-term cancellations, one Upper West Side museum just announced a brand-new exhibition starting this su … Read the rest of this entry >>

With Street-Sweeping on Hold, One Block Takes Matters (Brooms) Into Their Own Hands

With sycamore leaves catching the golden hour sunlight and its distinctive "shepherd's crook" wrought-iron street lamps, West 69th Street liv … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Seek Suspect in Robbery of 71-Year-Old Woman in Riverside Park

Police are looking for a man wanted for assaulting two people on Sunday in Riverside Park, including a 71-year-old w … Read the rest of this entry >>

A New World at the Salon: Temperature-Checks, Medical-Grade Masks and Release Forms

After months of homemade haircuts, grey roots, and unfortunate attempts at highlights, Upper West Siders are excitedly returning to their hair salons, which were allowed to r … Read the rest of this entry >>

Remnants of ‘Fireworks Party’ Found in Riverside Park as the Show Goes On; Mayor Announces Extended July 4 Celebration

Fireworks continue to blast over the Upper West Side and elsewhere in the city, and on Monday it became clear where one big gathering took p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Some Local Voters Didn’t Receive a Congressional Ballot During Tuesday’s Primary Election

Upper West Siders at multiple voting locations reported being given ballots on Tuesday morning without the page for the congressional pri … Read the rest of this entry >>