UWS HISTORY: NEIGHBORHOOD SKETCHES FROM A NOTED ILLUSTRATOR

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Sam Kweskin was an illustrator who gained fame at Marvel Comics starting in the 1950's. His daughter Jean sent us a series of paintings and ske … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: NYPL RELEASES 20,000 CITY MAPS, CREATES BRILLIANT VISUALIZATION TOOL

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If you like looking at old maps (and who doesn't?) you will want to check out a trove of 20,000 old maps recently released in digitized for … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: ONCE SHEEP, ALWAYS SHEEP

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For our Upper West Side history lesson this week we head to Sheep Meadow in Central Park, where actual sheep once grazed and lazed around. The above photo is from sometime between 1900 and 1906 … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: HOW ONE STORE FOUGHT TO SURVIVE THE BLACKOUT AND LOOTING OF ’77

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By Jen Rubin In the summer of ’76 I was the kid every kid wanted to be. I spent the summer working at Radio Clinic, the business my grandfather opened forty years earlier. I would stand in the glass vest … Read the rest of this entry >>

LAND CLEARED FOR APARTMENT COMPLEXES ABUTTING THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE

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Two apartment buildings are set to be constructed on land surrounding the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on 113th street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside D … Read the rest of this entry >>

12 REMARKABLE OLD PHOTOS OF CENTRAL PARK IN WINTER

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The Museum of the City of New York has a nice archive of historical New York photos and we found quite a few of a snow-covered Central Park th … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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