Two UWS Accidents Leave One Person Dead & Another In Critical Condition

Two serious “person vs. car” accidents took place roughly 90 minutes apart on the Upper West Side Friday morning. A 61-year-old woman was critically injured and a 64-year-old man was killed.

Community Board 7 Puts Kibosh On Bi-Annual Upper West Side Crafts On Columbus Fair

After nearly 35 years on the Upper West Side, Crafts On Columbus may be nearing its end. The bi-annual event draws 100+ artisans to the stretch of Columbus between West 77th & 81st Streets twice a year — three weekends in the spring and thee in the fall. Community Board 7, which oversees the UWS, [...]

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 Street Fair: 36th Annual Columbus Avenue Festival Starts At Noon

It’s street fair time again… The 36th Annual Columbus Avenue Festival takes over a 20-block stretch of the Upper West Side today (Sunday, 9/23).

UWS Street Fair Today: Columbus Avenue Fair

There hasn’t been a street fair on the Upper West Side in almost two months. If you’ve been going through withdrawal for fried foods and cheap tube socks, you can get your fix today at the Columbus Avenue Fair.

UWS Photo Of The Day: Presidential Motorcade Going Wrong Way On Columbus + News Of Another Obama Visit

If you missed the news, President Obama rolled through the Upper West Side on Thursday as he attended a $5,000/person fundraiser on West 67th. MUW reader Lucien sent in this shot of the President’s limo heading the wrong way on Columbus (north rather than south) as it prepared to turn onto 67th Street. Apparently one [...]

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 12/4/11

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Sunday, December 4th, 2011…

Upper West Side Openings: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Irving Coffee Company

Mentioned last week that the location for the new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf slated for the Upper West Side was outed. There was a little confusion at the time because despite some reports saying CB & TL was coming to 79th & Columbus, I had multiple seemingly-credible sources telling CB & TL going to [...]

Upper West Side Photo Of The Day: Columbus Avenue At Midnight

Nice long exposure shot by local photographer Michael Huitt ( This was taken on Columbus, facing south from between 75th & 76th. I’ve featured a bunch of great photos from Michael recently. If you’ve missed any, here they are:

Upper West Side Street Fair: 35th Annual Columbus Avenue Festival On Sunday

There hasn’t been a good old-fashioned street fair in the neighborhood for a while. If you’ve been having withdrawal systems, your wait is over — the 35th Annual Columbus Avenue Festival will take over a 20-block stretch of the Upper West Side tomorrow.