UWS restaurant’s outside setup shows up in London paper

Do click thru as this article is full of videos and ways of seeing things from a different angle. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8761705/French-bistro-NYCs-Upper-West-sets-space-bubbles-10F-warmer-inside.html Bistro in NYC's Upper West Side sets up 'space bubbles' to beat chilly fall weather as struggling Big Apple restaurants battle to stay open Cafe du Soleil can sit up to 80 guests in its … Continue reading UWS restaurant’s outside setup shows up in London paper

Key point hidden in Cuomo’s daily update — Board of Elections will have drop-off boxes

https://smartnews.link/w/ZQFh Extract from article: Meanwhile, the governor also announced COVID-19 safety plans for voting, saying absentee ballots can be returned to drop boxes at 300+ Board of Election sites statewide. Many New Yorkers are on board. “You need to be able to allow absentee voting,” one person said. “Older people or people with conditions, why would they … Continue reading Key point hidden in Cuomo’s daily update — Board of Elections will have drop-off boxes

Serena Williams is a reason to watch the U.S. Open without regard to records — this is why

https://www.newyorker.com/sports/sporting-scene/how-to-watch-serena-williams-at-the-us-open-where-she-has-nothing-left-to-prove How to Watch Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, Where She Has Nothing Left to Prove By Gerald Marzorati August 30, 2020 Tennis fans across the world will be rooting for Serena Williams, but to watch with too much anxiousness that she win risks distracting from the very components of her greatness, which are … Continue reading Serena Williams is a reason to watch the U.S. Open without regard to records — this is why

Tip of the iceberg — what may happen when evictions begin

For those unfamiliar with Manhattan, the Upper West Side (UWS) is a relatively small geographic area to the west of Central Park, extending roughly from W 60th Street to W 120th St, a distance about three miles south to north and having a varying width. The population is about 191,000. Its normal demographics are stated … Continue reading Tip of the iceberg — what may happen when evictions begin

Time Out New York, the Bible of what’s going on, totally online now

https://nypost.com/2020/08/12/time-out-new-york-reportedly-ends-print-edition-due-to-coronavirus/ Time Out New York reportedly ends print edition due to coronavirus By Keith J. Kelly August 12, 2020 | 8:10pm Time Out New York is ending its 25-year-old print edition as part of a global retrenchment by the London-based parent company due to the coronavirus. At its peak prior to the pandemic, the sassy … Continue reading Time Out New York, the Bible of what’s going on, totally online now

NYC rents decreasing but not by much, but vacancies rising

This is a sponsored post published on the West Side Rag but details the consequences of three major problems hitting hard at urban NYC. The first is the massive move out to the suburbs or second homes of substantial chunks of the residential population that lived here before COVID-19 hit. Those fleeing are taking with … Continue reading NYC rents decreasing but not by much, but vacancies rising

Good intentions on homeless bring on NIMBY and concern about results

NYC has been moving largish groups of homeless into residential hotels in well-to-do neighborhoods such as the Upper West Side where I live. We've have two knifings at the local subway stop (arrest made), masturbation and drug taking on the street, concern about the sex offenders included among those housed, and more. It turns out … Continue reading Good intentions on homeless bring on NIMBY and concern about results

Two articles about Strand’s opening in NYC’s UWS – conventional and protests

https://www.westsiderag.com/2020/07/15/the-strand-opens-its-upper-west-side-store-the-owner-explains-what-books-people-are-seeking-out-today The Strand Opens Its Upper West Side Store; The Owner Explains What Books People are Seeking Out Today Posted on July 15, 2020 at 11:10 am by West Sider By Angela Barbuti The Strand begins a new chapter today as the literary landmark opens the door to its second home. “After 93 years in … Continue reading Two articles about Strand’s opening in NYC’s UWS – conventional and protests

New York doesn’t want to see you right now

New York Does Not Welcome You Once the epicenter of the global pandemic, the Empire State is trying to discourage visitors from new coronavirus hot spots.Russell Berman June 26, 2020 Shutterstock / The Atlantic The celebration of New York City’s long-awaited reopening has yet to reach its most hated airport. Were it not for the … Continue reading New York doesn’t want to see you right now

NYC’s Mint Theatre has three gems streaming now

 The Fatal Weakness Mint Theater, New YorkViewable online through July 19, freeTo watch, go to minttheater.orgPASSWORD: LostPlays2020by TERRY TEACHOUTHere’s a happy surprise: The Mint Theater, an off-Broadway troupe that specializes in staging unjustly forgotten 20th-century plays to unfailingly pleasing effect, has been storing up broadcast-ready three-camera archival videos of its productions since 2013. Now it’s making three of … Continue reading NYC’s Mint Theatre has three gems streaming now