FOR SALE: A DEED FOR MUCH OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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An unnamed seller has listed the deed to about 153 acres of the Upper West Side on Craigslist in London, and hopes to sell it for $2.3 mill … Read the rest of this entry >>

TITANOSAUR, AN APPRECIATION

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Instead of pigeons in Central Park, imagine their feathered ancestors, as tall as 5-story brownstones and about two-thirds of a city block long, lumbering on the l … Read the rest of this entry >>

THIS WEEKEND, THE PAST PULLED INTO THE 96TH STREET STATION

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Now pulling into the 96th street station: The what??? Emily Zdyrko experienced a Back to the Future moment when a 9 t … Read the rest of this entry >>

28 UPPER WEST SIDE BUSINESSES WE LOST IN 2015

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Raise one final glass to three bars, two supermarkets, several beloved mom and pop shops, a dazzling clothing store, and every Radio Shack in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: THREE UWS COMMUNITIES THAT WERE BULLDOZED LONG AGO

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Three mostly black Upper West Side communities have been bulldozed over the years, to make way for other major projects, from Central Park, to Lincoln Center to Park West Vil … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: FANTASTIC VIDEO OF THE UWS IN 1977

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An amazing video showing the Upper West Side in 1977 by Mark Mannucci and Mary Larsen has been making the rounds on social media in recent … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: A HOMELESS MAN WHO HELPED RESTORE A UWS LANDMARK

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In 1998, Raymond Melendez was an alcoholic and a crack addict, working as a "bouncer in a whore house.” Forty three years old, he had drunk and drugged hi … Read the rest of this entry >>

MT. SINAI TO STRIP ROOSEVELT AND ST. LUKE’S NAMES FROM UWS HOSPITALS

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Mt. Sinai has decided to rename two longstanding Upper West Side hospitals, stripping their historic names from the buildings, according to several sou … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WOLLMAN RINK IN THE 60’S

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Wollman Rink (sorry, TRUMP Wollman Rink) opens this weekend and we've got a special treat for Throwback Thur … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: VIBRANT PHOTOS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE MID-70’S

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In the mid-1970's, Brian Moss -- a born and raised Upper West Sider -- was a student at the High School of Music & Art, and he st … Read the rest of this entry >>

AN UPPER WEST SIDE BUILDING HONORS THE ‘BOY MAYOR’ WHO LIVED THERE

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By Anya Schiffrin Former May John Purroy Mitchel was honored last week at 258 Riverside Drive, the 98th street building where he live … Read the rest of this entry >>

LEARN AND CELEBRATE LOCAL HISTORY AT 3 UPCOMING EVENTS

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There are several free events coming up that celebrate local history. The following listings come from Landmarks West and the Bloomin … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE SILVER PALATE COOKBOOK MAY HAVE SAVED HER LIFE

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Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso opened a small food shop called the Silver Palate at 274 Columbus A … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: WHEN THE MIDDLE OF BROADWAY WAS A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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The Upper West Side in the 1930’s and early 1940’s didn’t lack for park benches where mothers could sit with other mothers and … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: THE STORY BEHIND AN UPPER WEST SIDE ICE CREAM SIGN; 3 MILLION GALLONS!

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In late August, confronted with oppressive humidity, blinding rays, and damp underarms, city folk turn to ice cream. Thoughts of deodorant and heatstroke are c … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ON 86TH STREET

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Photographer Matt Weber took this photo of his friend Herman Markowitz in 1995. "This is how I want to rem … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE AIRPORT PROPOSAL THAT WOULD HAVE SWALLOWED THE WEST SIDE

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In 1946, real estate developer William Zeckendorf proposed building an airport on the West Side of Manhattan from 24th to 71st streets. The three ru … Read the rest of this entry >>

YE OLDE COBBLESTONES UNCOVERED DURING UWS REPAVING

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The repaving of Amsterdam Avenue from 67th to 73rd street has wreaked havoc on double-decker buses, but it’s also unco … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘BLACKOUT’ SHOW FEATURES LOOTED UPPER WEST SIDE STORE

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The PBS show Blackout, reliving the 1977 blackout and its aftermath, airs on Tuesday night. And it turns out West Side Rag inadvertently played a role in the produc … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY: SOMETIMES THIS NEIGHBORHOOD FEELS LIKE A STAGE SET

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With several landmarked buildings being gutted and converted into luxury condos, the Upper West Side can sometimes feel like a stage set created to resemble an old-style neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

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