STREET SIGN PROPOSED TO HONOR NORMAN ROCKWELL, BORN IN A SMALL TOWN KNOWN AS THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Norman Rockwell may be known for his paintings of small-town America, but he's got urban roots. Rockwell's birthplace and first home was in a brownstone at 206 West 103rd street be … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: MAD MEN VISITS THE FAMOUS LOST ‘TIP TOE INN’

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Mad Men returns for its final season tonight, and the show has several references to the Upper West Side -- perhaps most notably ad director Peggy Olson buys a brownstone o … Read the rest of this entry >>

SEE STEPHEN HARMON’S AMAZING PHOTOS OF UPPER WEST SIDERS IN THE 80′S

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Longtime Upper West Sider Stephen Harmon has been carrying his camera around the neighborhood for decades, capturing the unique spirit and style of the people h … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: A FIELD GUIDE TO RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF NYC BUILDINGS

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Are you curious about the history of your building, your church, your synagogue, your kids’ school? Or maybe that interesting­looking building down the b … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW EXHIBIT EXPLORES ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JEWS

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By Nancy Novick At the New York Historical Society’s new exhibit “Lincoln and the Jews,” even the most avid of Civil War history buffs may learn something new about our 16th presi … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: SNOWY BRIDGES AND SNOWY BRAWLS

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This week's Throwback Thursday photos are by Matt Weber, a very talented photographer whose work we have featured before. The first one is from 19 … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHURCH ON 96TH STREET GETS APPROVAL FOR CONDO CONVERSION

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On their third try, developers won approval to turn the historic First Church of Christ, Scientist on 96th street and Central Park West into co … Read the rest of this entry >>

OUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST HELPED UNITE A TEACHER AND STUDENT 40 YEARS LATER

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The West Side Rag got to be part of a happy reunion this month. After we posted our "Throwback Thursday" story featuring a photo of a little … 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 >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: FOR DECADES, SCHRAFFT’S WAS THE HOT LUNCH SPOT

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Schrafft's restaurants and confectioners were ubiquitous in New York through the 1960's, with more than 50 in the city and at least three on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEONARD NIMOY’S GIFT TO THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at age 83, was a talented actor and artist. He also was an important philanthropist, making a donation that helped Symphony Space rehabilitate an historic the … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ELEGANT NIGHTS AT THE EL DORADO

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It’s Throwback Thursday, when Upper West Siders and formers UWSers send in their photos of life in the neighborhood back in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW COMMUNITY-HOUSE AND CONDO DEVELOPMENT SET TO RISE ON WEST 70TH STREET

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A long battle over a building next to an historic synagogue on West 70th street appears to be over. Congregation Shearith Israel plans to knock down a community … Read the rest of this entry >>

HISTORIC CHURCH REDESIGN PLAN REJECTED AGAIN; LANDMARK WEST LEADS WALKOUT

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission denied an application last week to turn an historic church on the corner of 96th street and Central Park West into condos, se … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WHEN ‘DIVERSITY WAS THE DEFAULT SETTING’

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It’s Throwback Thursday, when Upper West Siders and formers UWSers send in their photos of life in the nabe back in the day. Today’s contribution is from Simone Farber … Read the rest of this entry >>

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