The Origins of Halloween, In the Fields of Ireland, and In Your Lobby

According to the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the areas that are now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, the night before their … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: Two Signs Emerge From the Past

As much as we try to paper over the past, it's usually still hiding near the surface. Two signs that were recently spotted in the neighborhood brought back memories from decades … Read the rest of this entry >>

Production Team Behind ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Explains How They Recreate That 1950s UWS Flair

For some fans of Amazon’s original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the show’s setting in 1950s Manhattan is more than just a quaint bac … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Yard-Less Yard Sale of West 104th Street Turns 30 on Saturday

This past Sunday, the New York Times ran a colorful web feature on the tradition of the New York City block party. Digging into the archives, the … Read the rest of this entry >>

An ‘Accidental’ Upper West Side Landlord Traveled a Rocky Road to a Windfall; A Young Al Pacino Was His Super!

As someone who started life in an orphanage, I never dreamed I’d one day become the landlord of two small apartment buildings on West 68th Street in New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Boys in the Band’ is the Fourth Period Piece to Film on UWS This Summer

Directors have flocked to the Upper West Side this summer to film TV shows and films set in bygone eras. The most recent filming was for "Boys in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: The ‘Broadway Ladies’ of the Late 70s

The photo and hand-coloring above are by Joan Menschenfreund, who has lived on the Upper West Side for 51 years. The women were sitting in the Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Maisel Filming Again on the UWS This Week; The Show Loves This Stately UWS Building

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will shoot several scenes in Miami for Season 3 of the hit Amazon show. But they're still shooting on the Upper West Sid … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: Forty Years Ago, the UWS Had Quite the Style

Stephen Harmon took hundreds of pictures of the neighborhood in the 70's and 80's and thankfully he still has many of them. Check out … Read the rest of this entry >>

Belvedere Castle Reopens After Renovation, And It’s Got A New Glow

Belvedere Castle is lit. After a 15-month, $12 million renovation by the Central Park Conservancy, the landmark folly, which is located … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday: Free Talk on the History of Broadway

Broadway has a long and storied history, dating back to the Native Americans. On Monday night, author Fran Leadon will … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video: One Store’s Remarkable 80-Year Run on the Upper West Side

SPONSORED: RCI spent 80 years on the Upper West Side. Like so many other stores, it is now gone. What did we lose? We are Staying is the story o … Read the rest of this entry >>

James Baldwin’s Former UWS Home May Become a Landmark

Writer James Baldwin bought the building at 137 West 71st Street in 1965, and lived there on and off for the last two decades of his l … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Side Judaica’s Clearance Sale Has Neighbors On Edge; Owner Says ‘It Doesn’t Look Promising’

A new "Clearance Sale" sign that went up on the window at West Side Judaica on Broadway between 88th and 89th Streets has neighbors wor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Talks About de Blasio, Developers, and How She Learned to be Tough

It was the late 1970s, early 1980s, the dawn of the “crack era.” “Crack was everywhere,” recalled Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: A Fresh Dip in Central Park

Way back in the day, people would take a dip on a hot day in the swimmin' holes in Central Park. This photo from the M … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free ‘Jane’s Walks’ Will Take You to Special UWS Spots from May 3-5

Landmark West sent out a reminder that Jane's Walks -- an annual event in honor of Jane Jacobs that allows volunteers to hold wal … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: A Girl’s Love Affair With Schrafft’s In The 1940’s

Lyla Ward sent us the following excerpt from her book of essays, "Broadway, Schrafft's and Jewish … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thursday: A Timely Talk on Small Business Survival

It's an anxious time for small businesses on the Upper West Side, and locals have been looking for ways to keep their favorite shops … Read the rest of this entry >>

Giacomo Fine Food Celebrates 25 Years with 1994 Prices on Wednesday; 75 Cents for a Cuppa Joe!

When strangers ask Joe Aguilera what he does for a living, his answer never wavers. “I’m in the people business,” he says. “I just happen to sell foo … Read the rest of this entry >>