Weekend History: Seneca Village Brought Back to Life

When city leaders were advocating to build a park in the center of Manhattan in the 1850's, there was one neighborhood that was in the way of their p … Read the rest of this entry >>

This Weekend: Open House New York Event Offers Free Tours of Notable Buildings

Open House New York is a free annual event that opens the doors of various historical buildings to the public. There are … Read the rest of this entry >>

After Holding Out for 58 Years, Pioneer Supermarket Decides to Open on Sundays

Some traditions are hard to break, even when the rest of the world seems to have moved on. Pioneer Supermarket on Col … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: NEW SITE MAPS PHOTOS OF CITY STREETS IN THE 1980’S

Two tech-savvy history buffs have mapped thousands of photos from city archives to create a streetview map of 1980's New York City. … Read the rest of this entry >>

BATTLE BREWING OVER WHETHER TO REMOVE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE

In the wake of a white supremacist march in Charlottesville and an ongoing controversy over Confederate monuments, the … 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 >>

SHAARE ZEDEK GETS FINAL COURT APPROVAL TO SELL 94-YEAR-OLD SYNAGOGUE, WHICH WILL BE DEMOLISHED

A State Supreme Court judge granted Congregation Shaare Zedek's request to sell its synagogue at 212 West 93rd Street, clearing the way for the building to be demolished and redevel … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEST SIDE JUDAICA PLANS TO CLOSE AFTER 83 YEARS, OWNER SAYS

West Side Judaica on Broadway between 88th and 89th Streets plans to close after 83 years, owner Yaakov Saltzer told us. He couldn't sp … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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