GUITARS STRUM AND CANDLES BURN AT STRAWBERRY FIELDS 36 YEARS AFTER TRAGIC NIGHT

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John Lennon was shot and killed 36 years ago tonight, and about 150 to 200 people showed up to memorialize him with candles and fl … 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 >>

TUESDAY: BLOOMINGDALE HISTORY GROUP LAUNCHES SERIES ABOUT UWS AND CINEMA

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The Upper West Side has a long and fascinating connection with the movies, and a local history group plans to examine that history in a s … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DON’T PRETEND YOU DON’T LOVE THE 80’S

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Remember the olden days, when young men wore tight shorts, old ones wore hats, and everyone read actual physical newspapers? Her … Read the rest of this entry >>

SIGN COMFORTING PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION SUDDENLY DISAPPEARS

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A sign painted on a building on 72nd Street about Depression that had been around for at least a decade has disappe … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPPONENTS OF TEMPLE-TO-CONDO PROJECT WANT EMERGENCY LANDMARKS HEARING

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A community group wants to landmark a 93-year-old synagogue on 93rd Street to keep it from being redeveloped into condos. But synagogue leaders say … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: WHEN FEARSOME ‘PIRATE CATS’ ROAMED THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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One hundred years ago, the residents of the Upper West Side bolted their doors in fear of a group of marauding cats that h … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOLD THE PASTRAMI: CARNEGIE DELI IS CLOSING!

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No, the Carnegie Deli not technically on the Upper West Side, but it's close enough that you can smell the pastrami. And the i … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE COLORFUL UPPER WEST SIDERS OF THE 1980’S

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Stephen Harmon has so many wonderful photos of Upper West Siders that he took in the 80's (and other decades). He's s … 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 >>

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 >>

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