SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK SEASON OPENS TUESDAY NIGHT WITH SPECIAL TWIST

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Tuesday marks the first night of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, and this year's production of Taming of the Shre … Read the rest of this entry >>

CATHEDRALHENGE GETS A SPECIAL GUEST

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Cathedralhenge is the special phenomenon when the rising sun crosses in front of the archangel Gabriel at the top of the Cathedral of St. John the D … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY ACCUSED OF CENSORING ‘NOOSE’ SCULPTURE CREATED FOR RIVERSIDE PARK EXHIBIT

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An artist who created a sculpture for a city-sponsored program in Riverside Park South says the parks department is now forcing him to censor his … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE MENDELSSOHN GLEE CLUB CELEBRATES 150 YEARS WITH ROUSING CONCERT

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There are treasures to be found on the UWS. One historic “gem” was showcased last Tuesday night at Merkin Concert Hall on West 67th st … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW LOCAL ART EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY SICK SWAN

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Artist Hilary McCarthy has a show up at the Wild Bird Fund Gallery (565 Columbus Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets) that was inspir … Read the rest of this entry >>

CUNY HOLDING FILM FEST ON THE UWS THIS WEEKEND

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No need to schlep all the way down to Tribeca this weekend if you have a hankering to screen quality independent fi … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY TOVAH FELDSHUH LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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You may recognize her as Deanna Monroe from television’s “The Walking Dead” or you may have seen her stellar perfor … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘MILES AHEAD’ MOVIE LOOKS AT MILES DAVIS’ UPPER WEST SIDE YEARS

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Don Cheadle's movie about Miles Davis, called Miles Ahead, opens Friday in New York. Much of it is set in 1979 during an era when Miles liv … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW EXHIBITION CAPTURES THE SPECIAL FUNK OF CENTRAL PARK

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Many artists have used Central Park as a subject or muse in their paintings and drawings. But few have attempted to capture the park's s … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE STREET ARTIST RETURNS

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Street artist Hons Honschar was back in action on Friday in front of Zabar's spreading a little Shabbat … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY BILL ZUKOF LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Bill Zukof is a countertenor who has performed with many acclaimed groups as a soloist including the St. Thomas Cho … Read the rest of this entry >>

BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC TO HOST MASSIVE PIANO EVENT

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Stick this in your "unique Upper West Side events" folder. If you don't have one, start one. The Bloomingdale School of Music at 323 West 108th street … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: A SCRAPPY FILMMAKER ON SHOOTING HER NEW SHOW ON THE UWS

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I'm Alex Spieth, a writer and actor, who has lived in the Upper West Side for the past 3 years (109th, so I made it by the skin of my teeth). Ove … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: FLYING THROUGH A LIGHT PILLAR

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Scott Matthews caught an amazing phenomenon from his apartment on 106th street Friday morning -- a plane taking off from La Gu … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: SOME GEMS FROM THE ROBERT BRACKLOW COLLECTION

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Photographer Robert L. Bracklow took lots of excellent photos of buildings in New York City in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His p … Read the rest of this entry >>

BARD GRAD CENTER OFFERING UNIQUE ART CLASSES FOR KIDS; DRAWING, ANIMATION AND MORE (SPONSORED)

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Bard Graduate Center is offering a new a three-session workshop for kids ages 8 - 14 taking place Saturday mornings beginning February … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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