Check out this week's top news headlines for the Upper West Side.
An Upper West Side war veteran thinks being asked to leave the library stinks, and he is suing to prove it.
George Stillman, 80, told The New York Post that he had been going to the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library on Amsterdam Avenue for the past 20 years without incident.
That was until a few years ago when Stillman said a branch manager asked him to leave due to his body odor.
Hundreds of skateboarders defied a court ruling on Saturday, gathering on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and then riding down Broadway to the Financial District, in an annual longboard race that a State Supreme Court judge had declared unlawful two days earlier.
The unexpected judicial intervention in the race, called the Broadway Bomb, caused some participants to worry about being arrested and others to say that they were more determined to take part.
New York City Housing Authority President John Rhea joined elected officials Monday to unveil brand new security cameras at the Amsterdam Houses on the Upper West Side.
Twenty-one cameras were installed on several buildings in the development, as part of the NYCHA's ongoing efforts to boost security in and around its buildings across the city.
NYCHA has come under fire from residents and public officials for delays in rolling out security cameras.
The 35-year-old woman allegedly raped by a pizza delivery boy in her Upper West Side apartment last month has filed a lawsuit — claiming several parties associated with her West 61st Street building and the pizzeria that employed the teen were partly responsible for the attack.
The suit, filed Thursday, names her apartment building’s management, its co-op board, the doorman working the night of the alleged rape, and the suspect's employer, Sal’s Pizzeria, in the lawsuit.
Otto Mond smiles broadly as he walks past the finish line of the New York City Marathon in Central Park — it's a happy place for him.
Crossing it is his favorite part. "When you finish, you get a real high," he said.
He walks slowly but steadily in his wind pants and sneakers, but he runs at a nice clip, holding his hands in fists and swinging his arms as he takes short steps.