SATURDAY & SUNDAY: NYC MulchFest 2014 — Tree Recycling & Free Mulch

Nothing says “early January” like a bunch of dead Christmas tree piled up on the sidewalk (or a temporary increase in people at the gym, swearing this year is going to be different). If you’re still clinging to your tree and trying to figure out what to do with it, take note that MulchFest 2014 [...]

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: NYC MulchFest 2013 — Recycle Your Christmas Tree

‘Tis definitely no longer the season, as the pile of discarded Christmas trees outside my building earlier this week clearly shows. If you’re still clinging to your Christmas tree and trying to figure out what to do with it, take note that MulchFest 2013 — NYC’s annual Christmas tree recycling program — runs though this [...]

Vandals Smash Car Windows On Riverside Drive

Looks like some Upper West Siders awoke to a rude surprise on Saturday morning. MUW reader @k72ndst sent in the photo above with the following note:

“30 Rock” Filming On The UWS Today

NBC’s 30 Rock is filming in the neighborhood today. Should be an easy commute for stars Tina Fey and Jack McBrayer, both of whom live on the UWS.

UWS Photo Of The Day: Flipped Over Car On Riverside Drive

Scary photo from MUW reader Amy, who sent this in just a little while ago. The accident took place on Riverside Drive & 113th. No word on injuries, although @Breaking911 reports “all occupants out of the vehicle.”

NYPD Internal Affairs Investigating Police Officer Involved In UWS Shooting At Riverside & 91st

When initial reports of an UWS shooting started coming in late in the evening on Thursday, 10/27, the situation was a little scary. NYPD helicopters were flying overhead while dozens of heavily armed police flooded the neighborhood looking for a possibly armed suspect on the loose. Follow-up stories the next day didn’t really provide too [...]

More Details Emerge About Last Week’s UWS Shooting: Cop & Suspect Exchanged Gunfire

UPDATE 11/9: NYPD Internal Affairs Investigating Police Officer Involved In UWS Shooting At Riverside & 91st Additional details are starting to emerge regarding last week’s assault and shooting at Riverside & 91st that involved an off-duty police officer.

Off Duty Police Officer Assaulted At Riverside & 91st; Shots Fired, Massive NYPD Man Hunt For Suspect

UPDATE 10/28: More Details On Last Night’s Upper West Side Shooting UPDATE 11/1: Additional Details About Last Week’s UWS Shooting: Cop & Suspect Exchanged Gunfire UPDATE 11/9: NYPD Internal Affairs Investigating Police Officer Involved In UWS Shooting At Riverside & 91st If you’ve been hearing a helicopter overhead for the past hour or so and [...]

Upper West Side Weekend Street & Subway Closures/Changes: 9/9/11 – 9/12/11

@ReporterLeslie tweeted that Riverside Drive between 94th & 104th Streets will be closed on Sunday, from 9:30 – 11:30 am for the FDNY 9/11 service at the Firemen’s Memorial. 65th Street Transverse from Central Park West to 5th Avenue will be closed Saturday from 12:01 to 6:00 am to facilitate NYCDOT bridge inspection work.

BikeJacked: Muggers Attack Upper West Side Cyclist In Broad Daylight

Scary story from MyUpperWest reader David that I wanted to share. He e-mailed earlier in the week detailing a brazen attack in broad daylight: A ‘heads up’ for other NYC UWS cyclists: Yesterday shortly after noon, I got pushed off my bike as I was riding southbound at about 15mph on Riverside Drive right where [...]