BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR 79TH STREET DEVELOPMENT

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The development proposed for 207 West 79th street between Broadway and Amsterdam received a cold reception at the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOMAN LEFT IN 88TH STREET PHONE BOOTH AS A BABY SEEKS HER BIRTH MOTHER

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A woman who was found in a phone booth on Columbus Avenue and 88th street in 1965 when she was just two days old is now looking to find her birth mother. The … 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 >>

UWS HISTORY: A DELICIOUS SIGN EMERGES ON BROADWAY

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A grocery store on Broadway between 103rd and 104th street in front of a subway entrance closed recently, and construction workers strippe … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: SALUTING 3 FAMOUS UPPER WEST SIDE DADS

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Happy Father's Day! Every father is special and deserving of a brightly-colored tie or work socks. But here are three Upper West Side dads who were special and also famous, … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: SAN JUAN HILL

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Several commenters on a post about violence in the West 90's referenced West Side Story and the San Juan Hill neighborhood where some of the scenes in the movie were … Read the rest of this entry >>

R.I.P. MAYA ANGELOU, ONE-TIME UPPER WEST SIDER

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Maya Angelou, the activist and writer who died on Thursday, lived for part of her life, on the Upper West Side. She moved into an apart … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: NEIGHBORHOOD SKETCHES FROM A NOTED ILLUSTRATOR

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Sam Kweskin was an illustrator who gained fame at Marvel Comics starting in the 1950's. His daughter Jean sent us a series of paintings and ske … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: NYPL RELEASES 20,000 CITY MAPS, CREATES BRILLIANT VISUALIZATION TOOL

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If you like looking at old maps (and who doesn't?) you will want to check out a trove of 20,000 old maps recently released in digitized for … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: ONCE SHEEP, ALWAYS SHEEP

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For our Upper West Side history lesson this week we head to Sheep Meadow in Central Park, where actual sheep once grazed and lazed around. The above photo is from sometime between 1900 and 1906 … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: HOW ONE STORE FOUGHT TO SURVIVE THE BLACKOUT AND LOOTING OF ’77

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By Jen Rubin In the summer of ’76 I was the kid every kid wanted to be. I spent the summer working at Radio Clinic, the business my grandfather opened forty years earlier. I would stand in the glass vest … Read the rest of this entry >>

LAND CLEARED FOR APARTMENT COMPLEXES ABUTTING THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

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Two apartment buildings are set to be constructed on land surrounding the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on 113th street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside D … Read the rest of this entry >>

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