Upper West Side Recycling Information

Effective January 1, 2015, the New York State recycling laws dictate that it will be illegal to place any electronic waste in your trash. Electronics Recycling: The Lower East Side Ecology hosts recycling events during the year throughout Manhattan and also operates a permanent E-Wast

Symposium on Medicare 2015

Our Council Member, Helen Rosenthal, is sponsoring a symposium on the changes in the 2015 Medicare Program and how it will affect your benefits. The symposium will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 5PM – 7PM. The event will be held at the B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue

New Default Speed Limit in NYC Effective November 7, 2014

Beginning Friday, November 7, 2014, the new default speed limit in NYC will be 25mph. The reduction in the speed limit will make the streets safer for our children and all pedestrians. A 5mph reduction in the speed limit should cut the fatality rate for pedestrians in half! Your help

A Message from Council Member, Helen Rosenthal

Here is your chance to share your ideas for improving the Upper West Side by participating in a budget meeting hosted by 6th District Council Member, Helen Rosenthal. Please see Helen Rosenthal’s message below: Dear Neighbors, I’ve been having a blast hearing your ideas ab

Yard Sale Triumphs in Adversity: October 12, 2014

On the evening before the scheduled opening of the Twenty-fifth Annual West 104th Street Yard Sale, vendors, volunteers, and bargain hunters felt as heady as thoroughbreds rearing back to lunge though the starting gate to the cheers of the crowd and to the reverberating announcement,

Openings: Cure Urgent Care

Cure Urgent Care recently opened at 2689 Broadway at 104th Street. Cure Urgent Care’s Medical Director is Jake Deutsch, MD. The urgent care center will treat any condition and accepts most insurances. There is no appointment necessary to see one of their physicians. The hours ar

Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Lectures

The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG) is a dynamic organization which sponsors a new lecture series each season. The BNHG’s Board consists of Win Armstrong, Peter Arndsten, Marjorie Cohen, Cynthia Doty, Hedda Fields, Alice Hudson, Ginger Lief, Paul Lindberg, Jim Mac

Picasso On the Move: Article from The New York Landmarks Conservancy

The Picasso Curtain is scheduled to be moved from the Four Seasons Restaurant on September 6 and 7—the first step toward its new home in The New-York Historical Society. The elaborate move will involve some twenty experts from both Art Installation Design and Auer’s Rigging. Both comp

Your Safety Is Our Concern!

The mission of the West 104th Block Association is to ensure our street is safe, secure, and beautiful. One of our block residents alerted us that a tree on the north side of West 104th Street had two very large, dead branches. The dead branches hung over the sidewalk and street where

Riverside Park Conservancy: Dutch Elm Disease Inoculation

Our Riverside Park Conservancy’s mission is to restore, maintain, and improve Riverside Park. As part of a generous grant from Greenacre Foundation, The Conservancy is undertaking inoculation of all American Elm trees and the elm varieties. Dutch Elm Disease is an incurable scou