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 >>

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 >>

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