UWS PHOTO OF THE DAY: FDNY Battling Blaze At Broadway & 111th

UPDATE 1/16: Some Notes On The Upper West Side Citibank Fire (With Video) Wrote earlier about the five-alarm fire that broke out in a Citibank at 2861 Broadway (corner of 111th) this morning. A few readers sent in photos for that post, but the one above was tweeted out by @FDNY and I thought it [...]

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (7/12 & 7/13): Manhattanhenge Returns To New York City

It’s that time again: The uniquely New York phenomenon of Manhattanhenge — when the setting sun is in perfect alignment with the NYC street grid — is back both tonight and tomorrow (7/12 & 7/13). Tonight is the “full” sun at 8:23 pm and Saturday is the “half” sun at 8:24 pm (both times are [...]

Photo Of Smashed SUV From This Morning’s Upper West Side Crash

UPDATE 2:20 pm: Teenage Driver Fleeing Police; 4-Year-Old Confirmed Dead, Grandmother Seriously Injured UPDATE 3:10 pm: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo Details are still coming in about the accident at 97th & Amsterdam this morning that has reportedly killed a little girl and critically injured an adult with her. A reader who preferred to [...]

UWS Photos Of The Day: Delivery Man On Bicycle Hit By Taxi At Broadway & 81st

Was working on some stuff in my apartment a little earlier when I heard screeching tires, a crash, and some screams from outside. I went down to investigate and found a disturbing scene at 81st & Broadway, where a taxi apparently hit a food delivery guy riding a bicycle.

UWS Photo Of The Day: Bluth’s Frozen Banana Stand At Columbus Circle (With Ron Howard & Terry Crews)

“There’s always money in the banana stand.” Posted yesterday that Bluth’s Frozen Banana Stand is making an appearance at Columbus Circle today as part of the promotional tour for season four of Arrested Development launching on Netflix later this month. @arresteddev tweeted the photo above a little while ago, showing Ron Howard and Terry Crews [...]

UWS Photo Of The Day: Beer — It’s Good For You!

@bfatitude snapped this yesterday afternoon outside Amsterdam Ale House (340 Amsterdam, 76th). I’m about to head out for a friend’s bachelor party and will be putting this theory through its paces tonight.

An UWS Love Story? Joe Is Searching For Eileen…

Got a note earlier this morning from MUW reader Sandy, who spotted the flyer above posted “all around the block” near the 96th Street subway station at Broadway. It seems as though a lovestruck gentleman named Joe is trying to track down an Upper West Side gal named Eileen that he recently met at neighborhood [...]

UWS Photo Of The Day: Sunset From Riverside Park South

Nice sunset shot snapped by @PictureMeinNYC in Riverside Park South last night (mid-60s). If you’re not familiar with this strip of the neighborhood, you can see the remains of the historic 69th Street Transfer Bridge, as well as Pier I jutting out into the Hudson at 70th Street. Those steel beams in the foreground are [...]

Ceiling Collapses During Lunch At UWS Lenny’s

UPDATE 10:45 pm: I asked Joseph for some additional details about the damage and he responded with this: “It was significant as the front half of store ceiling was exposed. entire sidewalk ws white frm the wet sheetrock that fell.” Scary scene earlier today at the Lenny’s sandwich shop at 302 Columbus (74th/75th): MUW reader [...]

UWS CONSTRUCTION PORN: Official Zoning Diagrams For 226 W. 71st Penthouse Extension

(Click for full-size) I’ve previously posted a couple of photos of the modern penthouse addition to the townhouse at 226 W. 71st (here & here). Since then, my curiosity about the project has gotten the better of me and I managed to dig up two sets of official zoning diagrams that show some additional details.