Free Sunday Parking Could be Eliminated

by - July 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm - - 1 Comment

meterThere 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

by - July 14, 2010 at 11:05 am - - 1 Comment

Percy Face 2.jpgAn 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

by - July 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm - - Comments Off on 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

by - July 13, 2010 at 8:31 am - - Comments Off on Delivery Guys Use GPS to Track Customers in Central Park

*Jul 10 - 00:05*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

by - July 12, 2010 at 2:15 am - - Comments Off on 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

by - July 10, 2010 at 10:04 am - - Comments Off on Another Woman Attacked in Riverside Park

453-10 24 Pct 07-05-10.JPGA 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

by - July 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm - - Comments Off on Chinese Restaurant Thrilled for Elena Kagan’s Support

IMG_4979Ivy’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)

by - July 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm - - Comments Off on Woman Assaulted, Robbed in Riverside Park; Mugger at Large (Corrected)

riverside robberMarisa 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

by - July 8, 2010 at 11:24 am - - 2 Comments

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

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

by - July 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm - - Comments Off on 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 »

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