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:

ROW BOAT FAIL: Couple Falls Into Central Park Lake, Drawing Large Rescue Response

Well this must have been more than a little embarrassing… A couple fell out of a row boat and into the Central Park lake yesterday afternoon, drawing a rather large FDNY and NYPD response, including helicopters, to the scene.

UWS Celebrity Sighting: Michael Buble Gives A Capella Performance In 66th Street Subway Station

One of the things I love about New York is that you never know what random thing you’re going to see at any given moment… If you were at the 66th Street/Lincoln Center subway station yesterday morning, you would have happened upon Grammy Award winner Michael Buble singing a capella. Daily News has a couple [...]

UWS Videos Of The Day: Sledding In Central Park At Cedar Hill & Pilgrim Hill

Posted last week about some of the best sledding spots on the Upper West Side. I’m a bit late with these videos, but I stopped by a couple of places in Central Park on Saturday to check them out. In the round-up of sledding spots, Time Out described Cedar Hill as such: Thrill-seekers need not [...]

UWS Video Of The Day: Fantastic Time Lapse Film Of Central Park Foliage

Great time-lapse film of the changing colors in Central Park shot by Vimeo user Jamie Scott. Here’s the description of how it was done:

UWS Nanny Stabbing Update: Media Coverage Round-Up As Of 11:25 am

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Related Posts: 10/25 – BREAKING: Five People Reportedly Stabbed In UWS Luxury Building 10/25 – UWS STABBING UPDATE: Video Report From Eyewitness News 10/25 – Details As Of 7:05 pm + Links To All Major NYC Media Coverage 10/25 – UWS STABBING UPDATE: [...]

“Broadway Bomb” Skaters Hit UWS On Saturday Despite Large Police Presence & Threats Of Arrest

Posted on Friday about a court order stopping the 10th Annual Broadway Bomb skateboarding event that was slated to start on the Upper West Side on Saturday. Despite the court ruling and a large presence by the NYPD, may skaters turned out and made the 8+ mile trek south — no arrests were reported.

UWS Videos/Photos Of The Day: Sunday’s Annual Blessing Of The Animals

Posted over the weekend about the bizarre-but-fantastic annual animal blessing at the UWS Cathedral Church Of St. John The Divine. Gothamist has 28 photos from the day’s festivities, via photographer Katie Sokoler. If you prefer video, I found these two of the animal procession into the church:

UWS Video Of The Day: “Princess Bride” Cast At Tuesday’s NYFF 25th Anniversary Reunion/Screening

Posted on Monday that the cast of The Princess Bride was reuniting on the UWS for a 25th Anniversary screening at the 50th New York Film Festival. AP had a camera crew at last night’s event and caught up with the cast on the red carpet at Lincoln Center. There are some great Princess Bride [...]

UWS Fairway “Ratgate” Update: Video Coverage From Good Day New York & Eyewitness News

New York News | NYC Breaking News UPDATE 9/29: Full media coverage round-up: NYT, WSJ, Daily News, NY Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, PIX, Fox, Gothamist, Huffington Post, NY Mag, Late Show With David Letterman UPDATE 9/29: Overnight “Enhancements”  (i.e Renovation) At UWS Fairway UPDATE 10/5: Official Company Response To Rodents In The Store ——————————— Posted video yesterday of a baby rat hanging out ** IN [...]