Weekend History: A New Mother Laments the Loss of a Fairyland, and The Rise of ‘Infobytes’

For generations of New York City children the mineral and gem room at the American Museum of Natural History was better than a cardboard … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: In ‘Emerson Page’ You’ll Recognize the Neighborhood and the Struggles and Magic of Adolescence

There is something magical in recognizing local landmarks in a piece of literature or a film. For Upper West Siders it might be the exterior o … Read the rest of this entry >>

About the Importance of Local News, In the Wake of DNAinfo Closing Down

Joe Ricketts, the billionaire owner of news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist, shut both of those websites down last Thursday a week after … Read the rest of this entry >>

WestSide Wednesdays: Izakaya Ida

SPONSORED: Izakaya refers to the casual gastropub scene of Japan. Ida translates to between, during, or "a while". Located in the heart of the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

WestSide Wednesdays: Book Culture

SPONSORED: Book Culture on the Upper West Side is undoubtedly a neighborhood favorite hangout. This incredible book store is filled with … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: West Side Kids

“What are your commenters going to say about me?” laughed Jennifer Bergman, owner of West Side Kids, an independent toy store on Amsterdam Avenue and West 84th S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why the West Side: Susie Essman

When she's on screen, Susie Essman is a comic genius, beloved by millions of people. In her off hours, she's just another Upper West Sider, eati … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: A NIGHT IN CENTRAL PARK ‘WAS THE MOST PEACEFUL SLEEP I’VE HAD IN YEARS’

Oona Shanley sent us a note about her experience camping in Central Park. She won a spot after seeing our … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: LOCALS WHO GREW UP HERE IN THE 70’S TELL THEIR STORIES

Having lived on the Upper West Side since 1989, I could never imagine living in another area of the city. This is my home. I lived here first … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHARIVARI: A FASHIONABLE UPPER WEST SIDE STORY

SPONSORED: Barney’s, Bergdorf’s, and Bloomingdale’s have always been widely recognized names in the New York City fashion world. People travel from all over the … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELP A WRITER IN HER QUEST TO FIND THE OWNERS OF THOSE ‘TINY LITTLE SHOPS’

By Michelle Standley I am doing research for an illustrated book, “Squeezing Out a Living in New York City,” about dozens of tiny little shops, many of … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WEIRD, WILD AND LOST IN THE 80’S

Stephen Harmon sent us more of his great shots of the Upper West Side in the 1 … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: CROWN MACHINE SERVICES

In the May issue of Vanity Fair, Andrea Martin, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, was asked, “W … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY EVE YOHALEM LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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

WEEKEND COLUMN: THE JOYS OF FILMING A SHOESTRING-BUDGET TV SHOW ON THE UWS

I'm Alex Spieth, a writer and actor, who has lived in the Upper West Side for the past 4 years (109th….home of the Obama and currently some dudes selling dr … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOOK REVIEW: THE UPPER WEST SIDE IS THE ‘CITY OF NOSTALGIA’ IN FASCINATING NEW BOOK

In his endearing new book Magnetic City, Justin Davidson, the architecture critic of New York Magazine, takes readers on seven engaging walks th … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: THE GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN RESTAURANTS OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY NEW YORK

Restaurants are a crucial part of Upper West Side history, and the Bloomingdale History blog recently posted an intriguing piece on the neighborhood's early dining his … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY GEORGE BRESCIA LIVES ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Fresh off red carpet coverage of this year’s Oscars, Upper West Sider and stylist to stars from Hollywood to Broadway, George Brescia, shares with us why … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY ONE UPPER WEST SIDER VOTED FOR TRUMP

Editor's Note: Hillary Clinton won nearly 90% of the vote on the Upper West Side, but that still means about 4,600 Upper West Siders … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: ALICE’S TEA CUP

“Do you still have fairy dust?” a pair of schoolgirls asked Lauren Fox, co-owner, with her sister, Haley Fox, of Alice’s Tea Cup, 102 West 73rd Street, a tea room and resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

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