THE NY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S LIST OF ‘GREAT BOOKS OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE’ IS WAY TOO SHORT

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The New York Public Library created a map of the best New York novels by neighborhood, but they gave short shrift to the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE STEVIE WONDER CONCERT MONDAY NIGHT; HOW TO GET TICKETS

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We just got word that Stevie Wonder will be playing a free concert on Monday night at 7:30 at Summerstage, inside Central Park around 71st street t … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT LINCOLN CENTER’S FREE OUT OF DOORS FESTIVAL

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Lincoln Center's plazas will be hopping for the next two and a half weeks for the annual Out of Doors fest … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO GALLERY: HAWKS AND EGRETS PLAY IN CENTRAL PARK

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Denton Taylor got some fantastic shots of hawks and egrets in Central Park this week. He sent us the shots above and below on Tues … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORE FREE SHAKESPEARE, IN A LOVELY UWS GARDEN

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The West Side Community Garden on 89th street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues is hosting a new production of A Midsummer Nights Dream b … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL BOOKS: UPPER WEST SIDE STORY AND GETTING THERE: A BOOK OF MENTORS

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What would you do if a beloved child was accidentally responsible for the death of another? What if issues of race, a corrupt judge … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW MOVIE TELLS STORY OF UWS HEROIN ADDICTS, INCLUDING MAN WHO JUST DIED IN CENTRAL PARK

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More than 40 years ago, the movie Panic in Needle Park highlighted the heroin epidemic on the Upper West Side. Those days seem to be long gone, but a new … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BE FLOODED WITH AMAZING FREE MUSIC EVERY DAY THIS WEEK

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If you love music, you don't have to leave the neighborhood at all this week, because there are a truly amazing number of outstanding free local conc … Read the rest of this entry >>

PUBLIC PIANOS COMING TO SEVERAL UWS LOCATIONS THIS WEEK FOR ANYONE TO PLAY

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The Sing for Hope program is back this summer, distributing colorful pianos throughout New York for people to play. Four of the pianos are set to be placed on the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE FASCINATING STORY BEHIND THE UPPER WEST SIDE’S CHALK ARTIST ‘HONSCHAR’

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Hans Honschar, aka "Ace," is crouched over the pavement in front of Zen Medica on West 72nd street pu … Read the rest of this entry >>

CATHEDRALHENGE!

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Scott Matthews caught the exact moment of Cathedral-henge this morning, with the sun passing just in front of the Artchangel Gabriel at the top of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at dayb … Read the rest of this entry >>

BROADWAY GETS NEW METAL SCULPTURES

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Artist Don Gummer has constructed nine aluminum and stainless steel sculptures that will run up Broadway from Columbus Circle to 157th street in conjun … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE THEATER IN THE PARKS PREVIEW: SAM WATERSTON, STEVE GUTTENBERG, AND MORE

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It's almost free theater season in Central and Riverside Parks and there are some exciting offerings this year -- including Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in The Tempest and Steve Guttenberg in Henry IV, Pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

ENTER WEST SIDE RAG’S PHOTO CONTEST AND WIN CONCERT TICKETS, TOTE BAGS

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West Side Rag is holding a photo contest to give away some Carnegie Hall tickets. We're looking for nature photos on the Upper West Side (which includes Riverside and Central Pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT THE FANCIFUL SCULPTURES IN RIVERSIDE PARK BEFORE FRIDAY

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Students from The Art Students League have placed seven sculptures in Riverside Park between 59th and 69th streets as part of a five-year partne … Read the rest of this entry >>

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