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 >>

EARLY 1900’S TOWNHOUSES SUCCUMB TO THE WRECKING BALL

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A trio of townhouses on 96th Street near Central Park West are in the process of being demolished, with the middle one already substantially … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER SOME SHRINKAGE, NEW 8-STORY BUILDING ON COLUMBUS WINS APPROVAL

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Architects for a new 8-story condo-retail building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue between 82nd Street and 83rd Street won app … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THAT SPUNKY 80’S STYLE

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Upper West Sider Stephen Harmon loved to walk around the neighborhood in the 1980's and snap pictures of the colorful pe … Read the rest of this entry >>

LANDMARKS BOARD CRITICIZES HEIGHT OF PROPOSED BUILDING ON COLUMBUS

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Developers want to tear down a small commercial building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue between West 82nd Street and West 83rd Street and repla … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEARN ABOUT AUDREY MUNSON, AN UPPER WEST SIDE ICON (SPONSORED)

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New York City is home to several iconic landmarks and while the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street Bull are widely recognized, Audrey Munso … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS LANDMARKS GROUP USES POKEMON TO LURE YOUNG PEOPLE INTO CARING ABOUT HISTORY

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How do you get young people to care about historic landmarks on the Upper West Side? Pokemon GO of co … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WHEN SWIMMING POOLS FLOATED IN THE HUDSON RIVER

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Yes, Central Park has Lasker Pool and several gyms and buildings have pools, but there does seem to be a dearth of public p … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEVER FEAR: THE GLORIOUS MITCHELL’S SIGN IS (STILL) HERE

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When Mitchell's Liquors on 86th street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue took down its neon sign earlier this month as pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHURCH-TO-CONDO PROJECT ON CPW IS DENIED

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Developers hoping to turn the former First Church of Christ, Scientist at 96th street and Central Park West into a condominium were d … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘I WAS AN AGITATOR’: HOW LOCALS RALLIED TOGETHER TO STOP EVICTIONS AND CREATE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

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In the early 1980s, a West 87th street block association, in partnership with Goddard Riverside Community Center and the Settl … Read the rest of this entry >>

LANDMARK WEST TO HOLD ‘VIGIL’ FOR VACANT CHURCH

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What sort of party do you throw for a long-vacant church whose new owners want to turn it into a condominium? Why, a vigil of co … Read the rest of this entry >>

CAN’T GET ENOUGH HAMILTON? EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY THE MUSICAL COMING TO THE ‘HOOD

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Those of us who try -- and fail -- every day to win the lottery for tickets to the Hamilton musical now have a new outlet for our obsession. The New-York Histo … Read the rest of this entry >>

REMEMBERING ANNE JACKSON, AN ACTRESS AND LONGTIME UPPER WEST SIDER

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Roberta Wallach called, “She’s gone” she said. Not sad. Sad comes before, sad comes after. “She went peacefully.” Roberta is Anne Jackson’s daug … Read the rest of this entry >>

LIFELONG UPPER WEST SIDER MAKES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT OTB BETTING PARLORS

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Joseph Fusco, a lifelong Upper West Sider, made a documentary about the old Off Track Betting parlors, which allowed legal bets on horse racing … Read the rest of this entry >>

DAKOTA BEGINS TO SHED ITS SCAFFOLDING, REVEALING TANTALIZING TERRACOTTA TO TOURISTS

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Like a 130-year-old doing a slow striptease, the Dakota is gradually uncovering its historic facade. Va-Va- … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE WISE TOWERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND THEIR DEFACED HORSES

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Jeff French Segall snapped these photos of the Wise Towers housing project, a NYCHA development, as they were going up in the early 60’s. The development is between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues between 90th and 91st street and consists of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH GETS LANDMARK STATUS, DESPITE OPPOSITION FROM SOME IN CONGREGATION

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The full campus of St. Michael's Church at 225 West 99th street won landmark status from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tu … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL EXHIBIT EXPLORES ESCALATING ANTI-SEMITISM BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST

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The Holocaust did not happen overnight. It was preceded by two decades of escalating anti-Semitism in Germany, paralleling Hitler’s … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘MILES AHEAD’ MOVIE LOOKS AT MILES DAVIS’ UPPER WEST SIDE YEARS

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Don Cheadle's movie about Miles Davis, called Miles Ahead, opens Friday in New York. Much of it is set in 1979 during an era when Miles liv … Read the rest of this entry >>

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