THE BIGGEST UPPER WEST SIDE STORIES OF 2013

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We've written so many stories in the past year, it's hard to pick the most significant ones. From food, to real estate, to crime, to politics, to roach invasi … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW MOVIE CHRONICLES HISTORY OF TOM’S RESTAURANT

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Tom's Restaurant on 112th and Broadway was famous well before it became the hang-out spot in Seinfeld. In fact, it's first brush with pop culture st … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES REKINDLED AS THE LAST WOUND-UP PEEKS OUT

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Every once in a while, a renovation uncovers a sign from the Upper West Side of yesteryear. Luckily … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST-PARK CHURCH LEADERS WIN VOTE, PLEDGE TO REVITALIZE BUILDING

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The New York Presbytery voted to rent out part of the West-Park Presbyterian Church at 86th street and Amsterdam Avenue and to … Read the rest of this entry >>

A WRITER SHARES 1980′S UWS MEMORIES, AND ASKS FOR YOURS

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Editor's note: Lifelong Upper West Side resident Jeannine Jones is writing her graduate thesis on how the neighborhood has changed sinc … Read the rest of this entry >>

HISTORIC WEST-PARK CHURCH’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON TUESDAY MEETING

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West-Park Presbyterian Church on the corner of 86th street and Amsterdam Avenue has come up with a plan to ease the church's money woes, but it all depen … Read the rest of this entry >>

14 AMAZING HISTORICAL IMAGES OF COLUMBUS CIRCLE

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In the early 19th century, Columbus Circle was farmland, like much of the Upper West Side. AFter 1868, when the 9th avenue elevated train f … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘THE MARBLE SEASON’ AND OTHER UPPER WEST SIDE MEMORIES FROM THE 1930′S

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Editor's Note: Author Lyla Blake Ward is writing a book about growing up on the Upper West Side in the 30's and 40's, and wants to know if any of our re … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE PAST COMES ALIVE UNDER AN OLD SIGN ON BROADWAY

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The Town Shop put up a new sign this week at their new store at 2270 Broadway (between 81st and 82nd). As the workers were getting ready to hoist the new letters, they peeled away the layers of the signs under … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE NEXT GREAT APTHORP BATTLE STARTS MONDAY

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The owners of the Apthorp on 79th and Broadway are proposing to place new luxury apartments on the roof of the historic building, and the first meeting about the proposal is set for Monday. To prepare for the meetings ahead, the owners set up scaffolding and wrapped it in orange to … Read the rest of this entry >>

FROM BULLET HOLES TO MILLIONS: BROWNSTONE FOR SALE ON 94TH HAS STORIES TO TELL

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A fearless couple bought a brownstone at 46 West 94th street in 1960 for $18,000. Little could they have imagined that it would one day hit the market for $5 million. Peggy Mann Houlton and her husband William lived in [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HIDDEN FOR 54 YEARS, A MYSTERIOUS SIGN PEEKS OUT

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Sometimes history is so close to the surface, all you have to do is remove a few bricks to find it. Pioneer supermarket on Columbus Avenue between 73rd and 74th streets peeled away some of its facade because the city [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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