WHY MARC ACITO LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Marc Acito is an award winning playwright, novelist, and humorist. He wrote the book for the current Broadway hit musical, “Allegiance”, starring George Taka … Read the rest of this entry >>

ED YOURDON DIES, LEAVING BEHIND A REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF UWS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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Upper West Sider Ed Yourdon, who died on Jan. 20 at the age of 71, was well-known for his achievements in computer programming. But he was also a prolific and skilled photographe … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE 30-FOOT-TALL CHINESE SNOW MESSAGE IN RIVERSIDE PARK

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Some dedicated person or people stamped out a message in the snow in Riverside Park around 63rd street wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY JERRY STILLER LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Comedy icon Jerry Stiller rose to fame in the 60’s and 70’s as part of the comedy duo Stiller & Meara with his wife of 61 years, Anne Meara. After m … Read the rest of this entry >>

GET FREE PASSES TO A SCREENING OF NEW FILM ‘RISEN’

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West Side Rag readers have a chance to check out a free advanced screening of a new movie called Risen starring Joseph Fie … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOLD THE PHONE: THIS IS THE GREATEST SNOWSTORM GALLERY YOU’LL EVER SEE!

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The blizzard o' 2016 is upon us, and the photos that readers have sent in are spectacular. As of Saturday night, there we … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRIDAY: COME CELEBRATE TALENTED YOUNG ARTISTS

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The talented young artists of the Arts in Action program will be showcasing their work on Friday night at 711 Amsterdam Avenue (94th street), and everyone's inv … Read the rest of this entry >>

LINCOLN CENTER’S RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM TO DOUBLE NUMBER OF FREE CONCERTS

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The David Rubenstein Atrium, the public space on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets that offers discount Lincoln Center tickets and hosts free performances, … Read the rest of this entry >>

ABOUT THAT ‘FAKE MOON’, OR AUTHENTICITY IN THE AGE OF INSTAGRAM

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There has been much discussion of the photo that won our "nighttime on the UWS" photo contest, much of it centered on the notion that the mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

AND THE WINNER OF OUR PHOTO CONTEST IS…

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The judges have judged, and the voters have voted, and it was a real squeaker... But the winner of our photo contest is Ellen Cohen! Ellen's … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST SIDE RAG PHOTO CONTEST SHOWCASES DOZENS OF AMAZING SHOTS; VOTE HERE!

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Fireworks pop, lightning crashes, two people kiss on a snowy night in Central Park, a lone street vendor cooks a late meal on 86th st … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAPPY 2016!

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Photos of the New Year's fireworks in Central Park by Guy Mascioli. Happy New Year ever … Read the rest of this entry >>

A TERRIFYING HAUNTED CASTLE COMES TO LIFE IN NEW BOOK ‘OUBLIETTE’ (SPONSORED)

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Vanta M. Black has written a fascinating and terrifying new book called Oubliette -- A Forgotten Little Place that is based on the true story of a castle in Ire … Read the rest of this entry >>

A BRIEF SPECTACULAR VISIT BY THE SUN

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My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the n … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE BEST VIEW IN THE CASTLE

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Carol Tannenhauser sent us the photo above from the center tower of the Beresford, the "castle" we mentioned in our Open Thread post … Read the rest of this entry >>

BEAUTIFUL VIDEO: FIREWORKS DANCE IN THE WINDOWS OF THE SAN REMO

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A fireworks show in Central Park Friday night was reflected in the windows of the San Remo on 74th and Central Park West and it was quite a wonderful s … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD: MOON LAUNCH

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Scott Matthews has some pretty excellent timing, as you can see in the above photo (with the relevant detail enlarged bel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THURSDAY: LEARN WHY SOME TOYS AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS STAND THE TEST OF TIME (SPONSORED)

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Bard Graduate Center hosts a literary discussion this Thursday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. Leonard Marcus, a leading authority on children's books and … Read the rest of this entry >>

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