Body Pulled From Hudson River Near Upper West Side 79th Street Boat Basin

The NYPD Harbor Unit pulled the body of a 25-year-old man out of the Hudson River on Monday afternoon. Found near the 79th Street Boat Basin, early reports indicate the death may have been a suicide.

UPDATE: Boat Basin “Occu-Pirates” Banned From Drumming Along Most Of UWS Hudson

Posted last week that a group of Occupy Wall Street “Occu-Pirates” had set-up a sailboat-based encampment and drum protest at the 79th Street Boat Basin. Thankfully, it looks like that drumming activity is not something most people on the Upper West Side will have to listen to as they stroll along the river.

UWS Video Of The Day: Space Shuttle Enterprise Buzzing The 79th Street Boat Basin

UPDATE: I’m having issues trying to embed the video, so I need to take you off-site — to view it click the image above or use this link. Posted a gallery of UWS photos on Saturday from space shuttle Enterprise’s historic flight over NYC on Friday. One last addition before we close the book on [...]

UWS Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle Enterprise’s Historic Flight Over NYC/UWS

Posted some photos yesterday of space shuttle Enterprise’s historic flight over NYC and the UWS. Quite a few people sent in additional shots over the past 24 hours and I wanted to share some more. The photo above is by MUW reader and local photographer Pete Labrozzi (full-size version here). Taken from Pier I in [...]

Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Returning To West Side For Fourth Year In A Row

You may have heard this elsewhere last week as I’m playing a bit of catch-up on this, but let’s file it under “better late than never” (especially since it’s not happening for three months). The Macy’s 4th Of July fireworks are returning to the Hudson River for the fourth year in a row.

Upper West Side Week In Review: 10/10 – 10/16/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: Actor Paul Sorvino Hit By Car At Amsterdam & 79th Mystery Skywriting Over The UWS A Mystery No More (But Still Stupid) Two Hurt In Crash At Amsterdam & 79th (Dangerous Corner This Week) Neighborhood Meeting On Proposed West End Avenue Historic [...]

UWS Photo Of The Day: Sailboats Bouncing In The Hudson At The Boat Basin

Nice shot from @FashionistaNY of the 79th Street Boat Basin, snapped during last weekend’s mini heat wave.

UWS Photo Of The Day: Endless Puffy White Clouds Over The Hudson, Boat Basin, & GWB

Pretty shot from @FashionistaNY taken earlier in the week from Riverside Park in the lower 70s, facing north.

Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Show Returning To West Side For 3rd Year In A Row

The 35th Annual Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular is coming back to the West Side. A recent press release announced that fireworks will be launched from barges in the Hudson for the third straight year. This year’s show, with the theme “Gift Of Freedom,” will pay special tribute to the Statue Of Liberty, which is celebrating its [...]

Best Places To Meet Singles On The Upper West Side

My girlfriend and I started dating more than three years and have lived together since February 2010. At this point in my life, I have literally forgotten how to meet single people. God forbid we ever break up, I’d be like a helpless baby left in the woods to fend for myself. I would likely [...]