A cookie review for a smile

http://www.westsiderag.com/2021/09/15/heres-the-dish-silver-moon-bakerys-chocolate-chip-cookie Here’s the Dish: Silver Moon Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Posted on September 15, 2021 at 11:06 am by Carol Tannenhauser By Regan Elyse Murray Here’s the dish on Silver Moon’s gooey-yet-crunchy, chewy-but-soft chocolate chip cookie. Often overlooked amidst the many capable contenders for favorite cookie on the UWS, I believe the dessert merits its … Continue reading A cookie review for a smile

This article made me realize NYC was where I should eventually retire

When I ran into this article, I was still living in Columbia, MD and working in downtown D.C. I knew suburban life wouldn't work for retirement -- I wanted what I'd had in Boston where I could get anywhere by walking or on public transit, including cultural events and healthcare. But where? I thought about … Continue reading This article made me realize NYC was where I should eventually retire

Standard wind gusts are increasing and NYC just isn’t ready for that

I read a science fiction story decades ago which posited a climate crisis consisting solely of steadily increasing winds. Eventually people couldn't live above ground and fresh oxygen became difficult to capture as anything above ground level immediately snapped in the wind. We obviously aren't there yet but this story reminded me of the extreme … Continue reading Standard wind gusts are increasing and NYC just isn’t ready for that

Two new food places on Manhattan’s UWS

ilovetheupperwestside.com/delice-macarons-opens-at-75th-and-amsterdam/? ilovetheupperwestside.com/el-gallo-taqueria-502-amsterdam-avenue/? New Taco Place Opening on 84th and Amsterdam Mike Mishkin  September 12, 2021  Food & Drink El Gallo Taqueria will soon be bringing its tacos to the Upper West Side. The owners tell us they’ll be opening at 502 Amsterdam Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets, by the end of September. This space was once … Continue reading Two new food places on Manhattan’s UWS

2 UWS bagel joints among best in NYC

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/2-upper-west-side-bagel-joints-named-among-best-new-york-city 2 Upper West Side Bagel Joints Named Among Best In New York City Bagels are the holy grail of New York City cuisine and two Upper West Side joints just got named as the very best bagel makers in the city. Gus Saltonstall, Patch StaffPosted Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 10:20 am (1)Two Upper West Side … Continue reading 2 UWS bagel joints among best in NYC

New 9/11 film on Netflix doesn’t need to show attack to be powerful

Two reviews in case your instant reaction to a 9/11 movie is "NO. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/06/worth-film-netflix-review-september-11? Why Netflix drama Worth is the best 9/11 movie to date The Kindergarten Teacher director Sara Colangelo’s sensitive and poignant film about the victim compensation fund is a surprisingly necessary tribute Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci in Worth. Photograph: AP Benjamin Lee … Continue reading New 9/11 film on Netflix doesn’t need to show attack to be powerful

A funny murder mystery steeped in UWS and Broadway memes

http://www.westsiderag.com/2021/09/01/new-uws-based-comedy-only-murders-in-the-building-now-streaming-on-hulu New UWS-Based Comedy ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Now Streaming on Hulu Posted on September 1, 2021 at 11:16 pm by Carol Tannenhauser Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. By Carol Tannenhauser The first three episodes of Only Murders in the Building, created and written by Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman, starring … Continue reading A funny murder mystery steeped in UWS and Broadway memes

Details about NYC’s Ida-caused flash flood emergency

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/09/01/new-york-city-flash-flood/ http://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/09/01/us/hurricane-ida-updateswww.nytimes.com/2021/09/02/nyregion/new-york-city-faces-the-first-flash-flood-emergency-in-its-history.html? All have all sorts of details, tweets and photos that may be updated by the time this is posted. Click thru to see the latest.

Upper West Side’s top Italian restaurant

UWS Eatery Named One Of The Best Italian Restaurants In NYC The Upper West Side has no shortage of Italian joints, but only one local spot got named to a recent list of the 23 best in New York City. Gus Saltonstall, Patch Staff Posted Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 11:22 am ET The Upper West Side … Continue reading Upper West Side’s top Italian restaurant

NYC population booms but not everywhere and not for everyone

As any regular reader of this blog knows, I'm a huge fan of NYC. This city may not be perfect but it has so many great features -- walkability, diversity, public transit, wide range of activities, four seasons, and (believe it or not) many affordable aspects to daily life -- that the downsides, for me, … Continue reading NYC population booms but not everywhere and not for everyone