Fantastic kids event taking place on the Upper West Side tomorrow (Saturday, 5/18): The West Side YMCA is holding their 8th Annual Touch-A-Truck. In addition to things like food, music, and crafts, kids (and adults) will have the opportunity to get up close and interact with a variety of trucks, including the following: Fire truck, [...]
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.
There’s some action brewing at the old Cardeology space at 452 Amsterdam (81st/82nd) — a new store called Treat House is gearing up to open. It’s billed as “the first crisped rice treat emporium.”
Upper West Side P.S. 163 is holding their annual spring fair this Saturday (5/18). The action runs from 12:00 – 4:00 pm on West 97th, between Amsterdam & Columbus. They’ll have the usual array of food, rides, music, and activities, as well as a flea market/rummage sale. The rummage sale is actually a two-day affair [...]
Wrote last month about the NYPD’s search for man pictured above in connection with ten armed robberies/muggings on the UWS. In each case, the suspect allegedly followed his victim into their building before holding them up with either a gun or knife. Police say they now have the man in custody.
Lots of local schools are holding their annual spring fairs this weekend, including P.S. 9. The event takes place on West 84th, between Amsterdam & Columbus, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Satruday, 5/18). In addition to typical fair stuff like games, arts & crafts, music, etc., there’s a rummage sale featuring all sorts of [...]
UPDATE: Frequent MUW tipster @JamieLee74 reports hearing from the crew that it’s a TV series called Word On The Street. Details beyond that are still a little hazy, as the only shows listed on IMDb with that title are produced overseas. UPDATE #2: Mystery solved. MUW reader Kevin — a prolific tipster in his own [...]
NOTE: Alternate side parking rules are suspended today for Shavuot Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Thursday, May 16th, 2013… NYC Landmarks50 Commemoration At Miles Davis’ UWS Home 312 W. 77th (Between West End & Riverside) 3:45 pm FREE Central Park Circuit Fitness Class: “Bliss Out” Great Hill, Central Park (meet at CPW [...]
Interesting free event tomorrow night (Thursday, 5/16) about Central Park in the 1960s — from the Central Park Conservancy: Learn about the innovative experiments of the 1960s in Central Park, including avant-garde art performances, popular concerts, and new approaches to playgrounds. Hear how this unique interaction between art, design, and public space led to serious [...]
If you come across a small ceremony in front of 312 W. 77th (between Riverside & West End) on Thursday afternoon and are wondering what the deal is, it’s to honor jazz great Miles Davis with the placement of a “cultural medallion” at his former Upper West Side home. Here are some brief details from [...]
I think it’s fair to say that many people have old CD collections lying around that they’re not sure what to do with. Some still listen to them, while others have transferred the content to MP3 format. I suspect a lot of the actual discs get thrown out or donated to libraries, but one Upper [...]
Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013… “UWS Work From Home” Meeting/Networking/Social Event Dead Poet Bar (450 Amsterdam, between 81st & 82nd) 4:00 – 6:00 pm (and probably later) FREE Fitness: Summer Shape Up In The Park Athleta (216 Columbus, at 70th) 7:00 – 8:00 pm FREE (meet at store, [...]