WHY BILL TELEPAN LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Bill Telepan has many titles, including Michelin-star-winning chef, restaurant owner and author. He studied at some o … 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 >>

WHY RICHARD KIND LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Although most people recognize Richard Kind from his roles in “Mad About You” and “Spin City,” it is his voice that played a starring … 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 >>

WHY LEE GRANT LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Lee Grant was born on the Upper West Side and has lived up here for most of her life. She made her stage debut at age … 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 >>

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 >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: BONDING OVER BEER, BACHELOR PARTY OLYMPICS, AND SNOW DODGEBALL

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By Katie Barry Trapped in the Manhattan snow globe, I frolicked for hours: sledding, dancing, crashing a friend's bachelor party, and 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 >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: A HOMELESS MAN WHO HELPED RESTORE A UWS LANDMARK

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In 1998, Raymond Melendez was an alcoholic and a crack addict, working as a "bouncer in a whore house.” Forty three years old, he had drunk and drugged hi … Read the rest of this entry >>

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO NURSE AN UPPER WEST SIDER BACK TO HEALTH, OR WHY I LOVE MY BUILDING

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In the middle of October, I was dropped out of an airplane onto the sidewalk on West 43rd Street. Or at least that's how it felt. The real … Read the rest of this entry >>

A TRIBUTE TO FRANCE AT THE MET: ‘OUR HEARTS FULL, TEARS STREAMING DOWN OUR CHEEKS’

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By Karen Krett Saturday, in the wake of Friday’s terror in Paris, I attended the Metropolitan Opera. It was to have been a lovely cultural event, to be s … Read the rest of this entry >>

A PARENT SPEAKS OUT ABOUT UPPER WEST SIDE SCHOOL REZONING, AND BALANCING VALUES

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By Andrew Chu We are parents. And we have a very difficult question to answer. The question is not what to do with PS199 or PS191. The question is not whether to … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHE HAD A SILENT CRUSH ON AN UPPER WEST SIDER FOR 20 YEARS; YESTERDAY THEY GOT MARRIED

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In 1993, nineteen-year-old Courtney Bess caught a glimpse of a tall, lanky, happy-go-lucky mystery guy with a shock of black hair on the Upper West Side, but it took her twenty years to … 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 >>

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 >>

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