SUNDAY 3/3: UWS P.S. 84 Cabaret Gala Benefit, Featuring Tony Nominee Kerry Butler & Friends

Upper West Side P.S. 84 (The Lillian Weber School Of The Arts) is holding its annual cabaret gala/benefit at the New-York Historical Society this Sunday (3/3) and tickets are still available. My friend Paul and his wife are actively involved with the P.S. 84 PTA and they tell me the event will be great entertainment [...]

Pair Of Weekend “Person vs. Car” Crashes On UWS Leave One Injured & One Dead; Police Searching For Hit & Run Driver

A pair of “person vs. car” traffic accidents on the UWS over the weekend left a pizza delivery man seriously injured and a 75-year-old pedestrian dead. The fatality is being treated as a hit-and-run and police are searching for a suspect.

UWS Photo Of The Day: More Sidewalk Art By Hani

Street artist Hani’s latest work, on the west side Broadway, between 79th & 80th. He seems to be focusing on WW II propaganda posters these days, as he drew a similar image at Broadway & 97th back in July. Hani has been gracing NYC & UWS sidewalks with his creations for nearly 30 years.

LIQUIDATION SALE: UWS Ritz Camera Closing — 60+ Years Of UWS Camera Stores Comes To An End

Posted back in April that Ritz Camera was relocating from 2400 Broadway to 2409 Broadway (both near 88th Street) to make room for a new TD Bank. They opened their doors at the new space on May 1st, but less than five months later they’re closing again — and this time for good.

HAPPENING NOW: UWS Manhole Fire At B’Way & 114th (UPDATE: Multiple Manhole Explosions Reported)

UPDATE: Apparently West 114th experienced several manhole explosions shortly after this post went up — additional details below. MUW reader and frequent tipster Ashira  just sent in the photo above, snapped around 5:45 pm Monday. Apparently there’s a manhole fire of some sort at the intersection of Broadway & 114th. Per Ashira:

Tonight: 66th Annual Tony Awards At UWS Beacon Theatre

Broadway stars and celebrities of all kinds are decending upon the Upper West Side tonight for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at the historic Beacon Theatre. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, 2012 marks the second year in a row the Tony’s have taken place on the UWS.

UWS Video Of The Day: Broadway & 88th, Circa 1971

Note: I took an unexpected, last-minute trip out of town yesterday and will be traveling until late Thursday. I’ll be posting a bit during the week, but you might notice a decrease in quantity until I get back. Many thanks to MUW reader Seth, who sent in this YouTube clip filmed on the UWS in [...]

UWS Photo Of The Day: Spring Is In The Air — Cherry Blossoms(?) Blooming On Broadway

Tuesday was the official first day of spring and it’s over 70 degrees as I write this — a beautiful day on the Upper West Side to say the least.

UWS Photo Of The Day: Jerry Seinfeld & Alec Baldwin Strolling Down Broadway

Thanks to MUW reader @aarongottlieb for pointing this out. Jerry Seinfeld was (is?) apparently filming something in the neighborhood today. @JerrySeinfeld tweeted this earlier this afternoon: Working on my New Thing. Shooting in Manhattan with the Great @alecbaldwin UPDATE 6:00 pm: Pretty nice start to the weekend — Alec Baldwin retweeted this post and we [...]

UPDATE: $25 Discount On Tickets To Fantastic UWS Fundraiser On Sunday Featuring Legendary Composer/Musician Alan Menken

Posted the other day about a fantastic Upper West Side fundraiser taking place on Sunday evening (March 4th). The event features legendary composer/musician Alan Menken, winner of eight Academy Awards (19 nominations!), seven Golden Globes, and 11 Grammy’s (just to name some of his accolades). In addition to a concert by Mr. Menken, there will [...]