SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: JOSEPH PHARMACY

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When we asked our readers to name a local business that would break their hearts if it closed, Joseph Pharmacy, on 72nd street between Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY THE HARNICKS LIVE ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE (SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EDITION!)

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Welcome to the first ever family edition of “Why The West Side?” Meet the Harnick’s: Sheldon is a lyricist best known for his work on hit musicals … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY JOHN FRENCH LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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You’d be hard pressed to find a more passionate Upper West Sider than John French. He’s the founding member of Twisted Sister, where's he's kno … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: HOW I GOT THE BEST GIG IN JOURNALISM, WRITING FOR THE WEST SIDE RAG

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When I was a child, I played reporter. I would sit at a beat-up, maple, child's secretary – the pull-down desktop missing, the hinges bare – in the bas … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO PARENTS WEIGH IN ON THE PROPOSALS TO MOVE PS 452

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Under one of the three current city proposals to rezone Upper West Side elementary schools, PS 452 on West 77th Street would be … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: MANI MARKETPLACE

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Imagine the Upper West Side with no corner delis or neighborhood grocery stores. “It’s only a matter of time,” says Taso Mastakouris. “If nothing ch … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY JOEY SLOTNICK LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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You may recognize Chicago native, Joey Slotnick, from his numerous roles in film (“A League of Their Own”, “Twister”, etc.) and television ("Nip/Tuck", "The Good Wife", … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY JOY BEHAR LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Joy Behar is one of the most distinct and unafraid comic voices out there. She may be a Brooklynite by birth, but she's a proud Upper West Sider … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO LIVE AT THE APTHORP

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My wife and I have lived in the Apthorp apartments for over 25 years. In the world of rent control and rent stabilization, … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMN: THE UPPER WEST SIDE DON’T GET NO RESPECT

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Remember your elementary school? Remember being escorted out for P.T. (Physical Training) in that fenced-in school … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: AMARYLLIS FLORIST

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Don't stop going to Amaryllis, the well-loved neighborhood florist on Amsterdam Avenue, between 72nd street and 73rd, just be … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY CAYTHA JENTIS LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Caytha Jentis has written, produced and directed a number of award-winning features including “Bad Parents” starring Janeane Garofalo and Cheri … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELP US LAUNCH OUR SMALL BUSINESS SERIES

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There is a drugstore on Columbus Avenue that is so small, it's a wonder it survives, what with rents so high that even a nearby Star … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY A.J. JACOBS LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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He might not be the only immersion or stunt journalist living on the Upper West Side, but A.J. Jacobs has got to be one of the most … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY ROBERT SMALL LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Robert Small is the president and executive producer of RSE (Robert Small Entertainment) and the director of The Macaulay Honors College New Medi … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY LARRY HIRSCHHORN LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Larry Hirschhorn won the Tony Award for best musical as a Producer of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”. He’s produced other Broadway hits including “The Elephant Man”, “Vany … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY BARBARA ROSENE LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Barbara Rosene is a jazz vocalist who performs with The Harry James Orchestra, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks, the late Les Pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY CARLA HALL LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC’s lifestyle series “The Chew” with restaurateurs Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining e … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY STEPHEN DUBNER LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Being in a rock band may have been what brought Stephen Dubner to New York City, but it was discovering Fairway, and a few other things, that kept him … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY CINDY KAPLAN LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two acclaimed books of humorous essays, Why I’m Like This and Leave the Building Quickly and has writte … Read the rest of this entry >>

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