WEEKEND COLUMN: OUR RED-TAILED ROMANCE IS OVER

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By Dennis Paoli My wife and I woke up on a bright winter morning in 2013, and there he was: a hawk, perched on the top rail of the fire escape outside our west-looking wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

ARE YOU A FRUSTRATED UPPER WEST SIDER? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

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By Allan Ripp As someone who walks around New York A LOT - some days more than 20 miles between pre-dawn loops of Central Park, exercising my dog or commuting by … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: A GIRL’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH SCHRAFFT’S IN THE 1940′S

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For many transported New Yorkers, the memory of corned beef or hot pastrami sandwiches on Jewish rye lingers years after they’ve moved to less ethnically oriented locati … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE ULTIMATE FAIRWAY SHOPPING GUIDE: ‘THE STRUGGLE IS REAL’

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Before its citywide takeover, Fairway belonged to the Upper West Side. The O.G. (Original Grocer) of our neighborhood hung its proverbial plaque on 74th and Broadway, and the … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WHEN ‘DIVERSITY WAS THE DEFAULT SETTING’

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It’s Throwback Thursday, when Upper West Siders and formers UWSers send in their photos of life in the nabe back in the day. Today’s contribution is from Simone Farber … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: JULIE VALENTIN

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Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the 18th install … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE TREE MAN OF 102ND STREET

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By Jon Reiner When the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit last week, it represented “Christmas in New York” for millions of television vi … Read the rest of this entry >>

AN UPPER WEST SIDER RESPONDS TO A ‘DISCRIMINATORY’ CHEF

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Some chefs and servers at high-end restaurant Brooklyn Fare made a bombshell accusation in a lawsuit revealed last week. They say Chef César Ramirez was discrimin … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: CAROL FOSTER

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Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the 17th installment in our Portrait of a Neighbor se … Read the rest of this entry >>

PROFILE OF A DOORMAN: SPIRO KATI OF THE ALDYN AT 60 RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD

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Editor’s note: Tessa Abrahams profiles the Upper West Side’s doormen for the West Side Rag. This is the seventh in her se … Read the rest of this entry >>

PROFILE OF A DOORMAN: VALERIO EL MAS DURO OF 320 RIVERSIDE DRIVE

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​Upon my arrival to 320 Riverside Drive, I was informed that Valerio’s shift was about to end and that he would soon be headed home. Immediately, I began to … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: DAVID IPPOLITO

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Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the sixteenth installment in our Portrait of a Neighbor se … Read the rest of this entry >>

COLUMN: I LIVE IN THE UPPER WEST SIDE’S ‘DELIVERY DEAD ZONE’

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By Joelle Berger When searching for a New York City apartment, we evaluate the neighborhood: subways, laundromats, grocers, schools. We carefully, prudently, … Read the rest of this entry >>

PROFILE OF A DOORMAN: GAVIN SURJNARINE OF 2250 BROADWAY

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Gavin moved to NYC when he was 5 1/2 years old from Guyuana, a tiny country sandwiched in-between Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname on the western … Read the rest of this entry >>

PROFILE OF A DOORMAN: RALPH AMADEO

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Editor’s note: Tessa Abrahams profiles the Upper West Side’s doormen for the West Side Rag. This is the second in her se … Read the rest of this entry >>

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