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Free Sunday Parking Could be Eliminated

Free Sunday Parking Could be Eliminated

There are few political third rails quite as electrifying as free parking on Sundays. When the mayor tried to eliminate it in 2003, the City Council passed a bill overturning him. But now  Read More / Comment »

UWS Couple Sues Dog-Sitters for $1 Million After Bulldog Dies

UWS Couple Sues Dog-Sitters for $1 Million After Bulldog Dies

An Upper West Side couple is suing a dog kennel for allegedly allowing their 5-year-old French bulldog to die of heat exhaustion while he was in their care.  Read More / Comment »

Ruling Puts Proposed Sliver Building’s Fate in Jeopardy

Ruling Puts Proposed Sliver Building’s Fate in Jeopardy

The Board of Standards and Appeals changed its mind on Tuesday, making it less likely that a brownstone at 330 West 86th Street will be demolished to make way for an ultrathin 17-story building.  Read More / Comment »

Delivery Guys Use GPS to Track Customers in Central Park

Delivery Guys Use GPS to Track Customers in Central Park

A new iPhone app lets people order food while they’re sitting in Central Park, and gets their deliveries to them — even if they’re in the middle of Sheep Meadow — using GPS.  Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: Truffles are the Gentrification Endgame

Open and Shut: Truffles are the Gentrification Endgame

An entire store devoted to truffles is about to open on the corner of 60th Street and West End Avenue. Truffles! Pretty soon, even regular upper-middle-class people won’t be able to live here. Until then, here’s this week’s Open and Shut.  Read More / Comment »

Another Woman Attacked in Riverside Park

Another Woman Attacked in Riverside Park

A second woman was attacked in Riverside Park last Monday, possibly by the same man who assaulted a Barnard student that day.  Read More / Comment »

Chinese Restaurant Thrilled for Elena Kagan’s Support

Chinese Restaurant Thrilled for Elena Kagan’s Support

Ivy’s Chinese Restaurant on 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue is a proud supporter of Elena Kagan, the Upper West Sider who  Read More / Comment »

Woman Assaulted, Robbed in Riverside Park; Mugger at Large (Corrected)

Woman Assaulted, Robbed in Riverside Park; Mugger at Large (Corrected)

Marisa Cortright, a freshman at Barnard, was jogging through Riverside Park at about 120th Street early Monday morning when a mugger grabbed her from behind and  Read More / Comment »

Raccoon Bites Woman in Central Park

Raccoon Bites Woman in Central Park

Maybe the rabid raccoon epidemic isn’t over after all. About a month ago, a woman was sitting near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park when a raccoon came up behind her and bit her on the ankle  Read More / Comment »

Wine Bar on 62nd Passes, But Lawyers are Circling

Wine Bar on 62nd Passes, But Lawyers are Circling

A proposal for a wine bar on the ground floor of 25 Central Park West made it through the gauntlet of the Community Board on Tuesday night, but lawyers hired to fight the bar have opened a new legal challenge that could sink the plan.  Read More / Comment »

Street Pianos Make UWS Come Alive With Mini-Concerts, Dancing

Street Pianos Make UWS Come Alive With Mini-Concerts, Dancing

The group Sing for Hope placed pianos at dozens of locations throughout New York over the past couple of weeks, including at six spots on the Upper West Side. And a pretty amazing thing happened.  Read More / Comment »

The Fence That No One Would Fix

The Fence That No One Would Fix

The fence around the subway station on Broadway at 72nd Street was busted about a year ago when a taxi slammed through it, injuring three people. Since then, the city has  Read More / Comment »