MONDAY 2/24: “Person Of Interest” Filming On The Upper West Side Today

CBS’ crime-drama Person Of Interest is filming in the neighborhood today. The show stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson, and Kevin Chapman. J. J. Abrams is an Executive Producer. Production is in the vicinity of W. 79th, between Broadway and Amsterdam.

Modell’s Truck Giving Out Free Hot Chocolate & Hand Warmers At Columbus Circle

If you happen to be out and about in the Columbus Circle area, apparently a truck from Modell’s is giving out free hot chocolate and hand warmers I’m not sure how long it’ll be there (I think it’s making a few stops around the city), but MUW reader @jmagNYC sent in the photo above around [...]

WEDNESDAY 2/12: Monthly Casual “UWS Work From Home” Meeting/Networking/Social Event

The February UWS Work From Home meeting/networking/social event will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 2/12. These monthly “meetings” serve as a great opportunity for people in the neighborhood who are self-employed, telecommute, freelance, or otherwise work from home to get out and meet people in similar situations from around the UWS. I’ve been a pretty regular attendee [...]

2014 NYC Winter Restaurant Week Reservations Now Open — More Than Two Dozen UWS Options

It’s that time of year again… Winter Restaurant Week is just around the corner (February 17 – March 7), and once again there are plenty of  Upper West Side options for you to sample the goods at.

THURSDAY 2/6: “Night At The Museum 3” Filming On The Upper West Side Today

Looks like Night At The Museum 3 is filming on the UWS today. The cast features some big names, including Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Owen Wilson, and Ricky Gervais. OLV reports production is taking place in two different areas of the neighborhood: 63rd & Central Park West and 77th & Central Park West [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Marshalls

There have been rumors swirling for months that Marshalls planned to open an UWS store in the retail space at The Larstrand development on Broadway, between 77th & 78th. So while perhaps it’s not exactly a surprise at this point, the signage recently became visible thanks to the construction site undergoing a bit of a [...]

Upper West Side Opening: Yogurtland

Wrote last week that the Upper West Side had lost two frozen yogurt shops with the closings of Frozen Peaks (2541 Broadway) and Yapple (2056 Broadway). Now comes word that a new froyo spot is stepping in to pick up the slack: Yogurtland is opening their fourth NYC location — and second on the UWS [...]

SATURDAY 1/25: Winter Jam NYC In Central Park — Free Skiing, Snowboarding & More

If yesterday’s snowfall has you itching to get your ski on, you’re in luck: Winter Jam NYC — the annual winter sport festival organized by the Parks Department — takes place this Saturday (1/25) in Central Park. The event will feature free skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, exhibition events and more. There’s even the “Iams Doggie Bowl” [...]

26-Year-Old Woman Killed On Upper West Side While Crossing 96th Street

Sad news this morning, as a 26-year-old woman was struck and killed earlier today while crossing West 96th Street near Broadway.

UPDATE: Some Notes On The Upper West Side Citibank Fire (With Video)

A quick update on Saturday’s massive UWS fire that destroyed a Citibank and forced neighboring businesses to temporarily close: MUW reader Don recently stopped by the scene and sent in this note: