Comments of the Week: Museums, Dry Cleaners, Bookstores, Schools, Bars, Corn, Cookies

Why do people from NJ and CT pay what they want, even nothing? If I go to the beach in NJ or CT, I have to pay for a beach … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Right-Wing UWS? ‘Homeless Hotels,’ Mopeds Cancelled

Are UWS residents really as right wing as the comments imply? I know very few people like this in real life. There are some … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: When Olivia de Havilland Visited the Upper West Side

Olivia de Havilland died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the age of 104. She made a personal appearance at the Broadway and West 67th Street Regency The … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Miracle Larry, La Caridad, The Lucerne

I am so going to miss that restaurant. Home to my pork ribs in black bean sauce and fried plant … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Supporting Small Businesses, Car Windows Smashed, Religious Grammar

This article prompted me to bring a pile of shoe and handbag repairs to my terrific cobbler on Broadway between 99th and 100th. (I think it’s an Andrade s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comment of the Week: A Public School Teacher Asks the Tough Questions About Reopening

I am a public school teacher. Although I miss being in a school building and teaching my students – and recognize that remote learning … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why the West Side (Pandemic Edition): Eve Yohalem

Eve Yohalem, pictured here with her faithful companion Magnolia, is a children’s book author (Cast Off and Escape Under the Forever Sky) and Podcast creator who … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comments of the Week: Hailstorms and Politics

Here is a sampling of memorable comments on this past week’s sto … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: The OG Pupper West Sider Talks Travel, Self-Care, and Da Capo Espresso

I should point out that I'm the OG Pupper West Sider. The inspiration for this column, if you will. My Mom writes Pupper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The seventh in our 7 Walks in 7 Days around the Upper West Side goes off the beaten … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Watson Has Welsh Roots, Loves Shakespearean Drama

Mom and I will do a very slow walk around the neighborhood, allowing me to meet every person and every pup on our ro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Commenters: Pity the Poor Moderators and Please Keep Your Comments to 100 Words

A noted psychoanalyst said, “There are two kinds of people in the world: nice nuts and nasty nuts.” Both varieties make their appearance — or t … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: A Park Filled With Beauty and Melancholy

This lovely little park, tended carefully by the Friends of Straus Park, a group of residents from nearby buildings, was named for Ida and Isidore S … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: Cascading Water in the Park

Olmstead and Vaux’s plan for Central Park divided the park in two--the southern end was designed to be pastoral and the northern end was to be rustic and ru … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: A Garden in the Middle of the City

A plot of vacant land that was once a repository for urban trash -- refrigerators, car parts, etc. -- has been transformed into a beautiful community g … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: The Smallest Museum in the Neighborhood

The third in our 7 Walks in 7 Days around the Upper West Side heads to an art space that's not much bigger than a parking m … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: The Park That Was Restored to Beauty

At the end of the 1980s, this lovely park that circles the Museum of Natural History was a barren, dirt- packed, totally neglected s … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Walks in 7 Days: Alexander von Humboldt Was a Celebrity in His Day

As the weather improves, it’s a good time to explore some parts of the UWS that may be new to you. Whether you’re a solitary walker or you prefer to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why the West Side (Pandemic Edition): John French of Twisted Sister

John French is a passionate Upper West Sider who has played many roles in his career and philanthropic efforts. He’s best known as the founding member of Twisted Siste … Read the rest of this entry >>

Another Perspective: Sheltering Out of Place, Missing My People and Tuna Fish

I miss the city. I’m 71 years old and my husband is 75, so we, our dog, and our pre-existing conditions rushed out of Manhattan more than two months ago, urged on by surprisingly insistent younger pe … Read the rest of this entry >>

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