Monday Bulletin: No Bail or Evidence of Bias in Subway Pushing; Climate Change in Central Park; Leaving Picasso

The man accused of fatally pushing a woman in front of a subway train in Times Square was ordered … Read the rest of this entry >>

Theodore Roosevelt Statue Dismantled in the Dead of Night

Wednesday night at the American Museum of Natural History (80th and CPW), the work of dismantling and carting away the Equestrian S … Read the rest of this entry >>

How Martin Luther King Started My Journey to the UWS

During the 1950s, when I was a teenager growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, I and my family were members of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, which Rev. King pastored from 1954 to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Demolition Imminent for 1904 Substation to Make Way for New Rental Building with Affordable Units

A faded limestone beauty that once powered nearby subway lines, the former IRT Electrical Substation N … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Not On Our Watch!’ Hundreds Attend Vigil and Call to Action on Anniversary of Insurrection

A somber candlelight vigil was held on Thursday, January 6, in Verdi S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watch: Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul became the first woman to deliver a State of the State address in New … Read the rest of this entry >>

Time Travel to the Upper West Side Circa 1968 via Fascinating Documentary Streaming on Vimeo

Made for German television by directors Christian Blackwood and Robert Leacock, "Summer in the City" offers an outsider-insider’s perspective on the neighborho … Read the rest of this entry >>

Her Face Symbolized ‘Victory’; Now Hettie Anderson’s Amazing Story is Finally Being Told

A Black woman whose unique place in art history had faded with time is gaining prominence again, as members of her family and a … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Local Girl’s Question about Christmas Echoes Through the Ages

“Virginia,” as in, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” was an eight-year-old girl from the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Christmas Tree in Central Park Serves as a Site to Remember Pets

A tree in Central Park is hung with ornaments, but it isn't your traditional Christmas tree. This one is dedicated to New Yorkers' best friends and quarantine bud … Read the rest of this entry >>

Prohibition Reopens as a True Speakeasy (Minus the Raids and Despite Omicron) on Tuesday

Prohibition, the long-standing bar and restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets is reopening on Tuesday, December 21st, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Grant’s Tomb Reopens on Weekends; Talk Will Explain Why It’s on the UWS Anyway

The first thing people probably think about Grant's Tomb is that famous joke about who is buried in it. But there's another question that a hist … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dublin House Celebrates 100 Years on the UWS, Surviving Prohibition, COVID-19 and Everything in Between

Dublin House, the Irish pub on West 79th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway will celebrate 100 years on the Upper West Side this weekend -- a remar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Firemen’s Memorial at 100th and Riverside Being Restored Thanks to an Anonymous Donor

It often seems that entropy prevails in New York City, and nowhere is its triumph more vi … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘True Ghost Stories’ Contest Winners; ‘When I Found His Tombstone, My Heart Stopped…’

Here are the winners of West Side Rag’s True Ghost Stories Co … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Couple Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary With Cuba-Themed Party, Calling ‘Compromise’ the Key

It is often said that opposites attract. Carole Cohen, 89, is chatty and social, while her husband Norman, 95, is quiet and likes to keep to him … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: Spanish Flu in Bloomingdale, A Search For How Our Neighborhood Coped in 1918, Part II

There were daily newspaper reports, by borough, of new cases of flu and pneum … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: Spanish Flu in Bloomingdale, A Search For How Our Neighborhood Coped in 1918, Part I

When New York went on “pause,” I decided to learn about the 1918 flu epi … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of RBG Comes to the New-York Historical Society; ‘Not Done Yet’

Just inside the gallery, the sounds of Ginsburg’s Brooklyn drawl greet … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: Growing Old in Bloomingdale, Part III

​One in twelve adults was over 65 in 1955; today it is one in s … Read the rest of this entry >>

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