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WHY ONE UPPER WEST SIDER VOTED FOR TRUMP

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Editor's Note: Hillary Clinton won nearly 90% of the vote on the Upper West Side, but that still means about 4,600 Upper West Siders … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: ALICE’S TEA CUP

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“Do you still have fairy dust?” a pair of schoolgirls asked Lauren Fox, co-owner, with her sister, Haley Fox, of Alice’s Tea Cup, 102 West 73rd Street, a tea room and resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY STEVE GUTTENBERG LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Steve Guttenberg is one of those rare talents who can charm audiences in theaters, on Broadway and on television. He has starred in some of the most successful blockb … Read the rest of this entry >>

LINCOLN CENTER AND PS 191: A 20-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

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I have on my desktop an aerial photo and early draft plan, circa 1963, of Lincoln Center, the place where I work. In these images, the Amsterdam Houses … Read the rest of this entry >>

A BELOVED DOORMAN HANGS UP HIS CAP, AND HIS DAUGHTER SAYS THANKS

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After 13 years on the job, Al Colon retired from his post as doorman at 41 West 72nd Street on Friday. For 13 years he took great pleasure in he … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMN: A PS 191 PARENT MAKES THE CASE FOR THE SCHOOL

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“That’s the letter A!” My four and a half year-old son raised his closed fist with his palm facing … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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