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 >>

CONDO PLAN FOR CRENSHAW CHURCH TO GET NEW REVIEW BY LANDMARKS COMMISSION

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The church on the corner of 96th street and Central Park West is being converted into condos and will have a meeting with the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesd … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: OH TO BE YOUNG AND FULL OF BABKA

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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 Ibby Lang … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: TWO KIDS ON BROADWAY IN THE 50′S

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We're trying a new feature out today, called Throwback Thursday. It's named after a feature on Facebook in which people post old photos of themselves. But on West Side Rag we're hoping … Read the rest of this entry >>

OVER A CENTURY OF RETAIL HISTORY ON ONE HALF-DEMOLISHED BLOCK

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The East side of Broadway between 79th and 80th street has gone through many transformations over the years, but it's always been a bustling retail thorough … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: A BIZARRE AND DEADLY CHASE IN 1913

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On November 3, 1913, eight steers broke through a gate in stockyards near West 60th street, setting off a wild chase that claimed the life of a night watchman and one of the animals … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITYMD MOVES INTO OLD AUTOMAT SPACE, RESTORES BRIGHT AND AIRY FEEL

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The first images we've seen of the newly uncovered Automat space since its transformation into an urgent care clinic are promis … Read the rest of this entry >>

HISTORIC AUTOMAT FACADE FINALLY REVEALED AGAIN

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The facade of the Automat building on 104th street and Broadway was revealed this week after the Rite Aid sign that had blocked it was taken d … Read the rest of this entry >>

80 YEARS LATER, THERE’S STILL NO CHAZEREI AT ZABAR’S

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By Krista Carter Zabar's celebrates its 80th year on the Upper West Side this year, and the store and its leaders show no signs of slowing … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO GALLERY: TWO WALKS UP BROADWAY, 94 YEARS APART

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After we published a series of photos of Broadway taken in 1920, several readers suggested that we take the same pictures today and compare the two. Luckily … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONTROVERSIAL CHURCH-TO-CONDO PROJECT GETS TWEAKED AHEAD OF MEETING

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Architects attempting to turn a turn-of-the-century church on 96th street and Central Park West into a luxury condo have changed the design somewhat to ad … Read the rest of this entry >>

IRT POWERHOUSE AND OTHER SITES COULD BE QUIETLY REMOVED FROM LANDMARK CONSIDERATION

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing next week to remove about 100 properties from consideration for landmark status, a pr … Read the rest of this entry >>

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