SEE 3 OLD PHOTOS OF CENTRAL PARK ON ITS 164TH BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday Central Park! On this day in 1853, the state legislature voted to set aside 750 acres for the park. It would be several years b … 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 >>

REMEMBERING ‘NEW YORK JOHNNY’ AND HIS LIVELY COLUMBUS AVENUE BOOK SHOP

The Upper West Side lost a longtime neighborhood fixture last month with the passing of Johnny Avery. A sign on the door o … 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 >>

HOW A CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE, COMING SOON TO THE UPPER WEST SIDE, PLAYED A PART IN ‘YOU’VE GOT MAIL’

The recent announcement that we’ll be opening a Books of Wonder store on location on the Upper West Side has stirred up some debate … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY YOU SHOULD APPRECIATE THE FACES CARVED INTO UPPER WEST SIDE BUILDINGS

“All you have to do is look up, that's it, just look up when you're walking around your neighborhood,” said Robert Arthur King. It wasn't an admonishme … 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 >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE NYPL HAS MORE AMAZING NEW TOOLS TO EXPLORE NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY

The New York Public Library has been creating some amazing digital tools in the past couple of years. The library wants more of its colle … Read the rest of this entry >>

A GATHERING THIS WEEK TO COMMEMORATE THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING

On Wednesday, people will gather in Riverside Park at 83rd Street to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto upr … Read the rest of this entry >>

A LOCAL GATHERING TO REMEMBER A SPECIAL TITANIC STORY

Locals will gather around a very special Upper West Side memorial on 106th and Broadway this Saturday to commemorat … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE BROADWAY TROLLEY PASSES A LANDMARK

In the photo above, a trolley saunters up Broadway past the Beacon Theater between 74th and 75th Streets. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

BELLA LUNA RESTAURANT RENOVATION REVEALS HIDDEN MURAL WITH FASCINATING BACKSTORY

Turgut Balikci was the first to see them, peeking out from behind a wood-paneled wall: “little trees,” he said. Balikci had been planning to pre … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BUNNIES, TATS AND BREAK-DANCING

Thankfully for all of us, Stephen Harmon carried his camera around the neighborhood in the 1980's and captured the lively fashion and personali … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW HIGHLY PRAISED AMAZON SHOW IS SET IN 1950’S UPPER WEST SIDE

Amazon recently released a new pilot called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and it's set on the Upper West Side in 1958. The show, from Gilmore Girls cr … Read the rest of this entry >>

OLD UWS ASTROLOGY SIGN UP FOR AUCTION

An old sign advertising an astrologist named Lauren on 74th and Columbus who promises to "solve all problems of life" is up for auction … Read the rest of this entry >>

DECOMMISSIONED ‘BAYLANDER’ SHIP COULD SERVE AS MILITARY-THEMED FLOATING CAFÉ ON THE HUDSON

You’ve probably seen it driving down the Henry Hudson Parkway, or on a visit to uptown Fairway Market, a large, Navy-sized ship docked alongside a flo … 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 >>

GOOD TIMING FOR NEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT ON WOMEN

Just in time for International Women’s Day, the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has opened Saving Washington, the debut exhibi … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEDNESDAY: CELEBRATE 52 YEARS OF LOCAL MUSIC EDUCATION

The Bloomingdale School of Music at 323 West 108th Street has been teaching music to children and adults for 52 years. On Wednesday, the s … Read the rest of this entry >>

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