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 >>

LOCAL 10-YEAR-OLD PUBLISHES BOOK, NOW FOR SALE AT BOOK CULTURE

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There are tons of published authors on the Upper West Side, but most have already completed middle school. Ten-year-old Sasha Matthews is starting … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELP THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC REKINDLE 50 YEARS OF MEMORIES

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The New York Philharmonic is celebrating its 50th anniversary of playing concerts in Central Park and they're trying to crowd-source mem … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: SPRING ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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We've been getting tons of great Spring photos from readers and we're happy to share them be … Read the rest of this entry >>

ROMANTIC PHOTOS OF OUR RAIN-DRENCHED NEIGHBORHOOD

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Stephen Harmon, who has been taking photos of the neighborhood for decades, sent us some shots of the Upper West Side as seen through the window of his Nissan Ma … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE CONCERT SCHEDULE RELEASED

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Summer is so close you can practically taste it, and the City Parks Foundation has just released its summer concerts at Summers … Read the rest of this entry >>

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