HAMILTON PRODUCER’S FAMILY SEEKS LANDMARKS APPROVAL FOR CHANGES TO HISTORIC TOWNHOUSE

Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and partner Joshua Lehrer want to renovate an eight-unit townhouse at 36 Riverside Drive into a one-family man … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: GAMBLERS AND URBAN COWBOYS OF THE 1980’s

Stephen Harmon sent us more of his fine photos of the Upper West Side in the 1980's. See if you can spot old landmarks, … Read the rest of this entry >>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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 >>

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