Amsterdam and 82nd. Photo by Avi.

January 25, 2013 Weather: A few snow showers, High of 24 Degrees.

A free movie with special guests Adam Gopnik and Richard Brody at the historical society and more events on our calendar.

Two items for this weekend via Gale Brewer: “Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 3:30pm there’s an open House at West Side Commons, 696 Amsterdam Avenue at 93 Street, New York, New York 10025 Physically located at the De Hostos Community Center at 93rd St & Amsterdam Ave, The Commons represents a place for community members of all ages, backgrounds and cultures to pursue higher education, actively seek out personal growth, and advocate for social justice through their participation, engagement and contributions. ..Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 10am-4pm E-Recycling Event with the LES Ecology Center and Council Member Gale A. Brewer at the YMCA, 5 West 63 Street. Visit for list of accepted items.”

The history of Pomander Walk on 95th Street, told by the residents who have fought to keep it looking like an old English Village. “Throughout the twentieth century, locals and residents repeatedly fought to preserve Pomander as skyscrapers began to flank the serene inlet, casting shadows of a city too busy to notice.” (Narratvely)

A brownstone on 87th featured on Law & Order is about to go up for sale for $8.75 million after staying in two families hands for more than 120 years. “A gracious Upper West Side brownstone that has been called home by just two families since it was built in 1888, yet has made repeated appearances on “Law & Order,” where its classic oak-paneled library and formal parlor served as period scene-setters, if not scene-stealers, is about to go on the market for the first time, with an asking price of $8.75 million.” (NY Times)

The Upper West Side Whole Foods is introducing 900 new wines, and will deliver them to your apartment, lazybones. (Racked)

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