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 >>

SHORT VIDEO EXPLAINS THE DELICIOUS HISTORY OF LA CARIDAD

La Caridad on 78th Street and Broadway has satisfied cravings for Chinese and Cuban food and Chinese-Cuban food for decades. Now it's ge … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW HISTORIC DISTRICT ENCOMPASSES 115 BUILDINGS IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a new historic district on Tuesday that stretches from 109th Street to 119th Street, and includes 115 build … Read the rest of this entry >>

PANEL VOTES TO (FINALLY) MAKE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE A LANDMARK

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, among the most beautiful buildings in the city, has finally been declared a landmark -- though … Read the rest of this entry >>

DEMOLITION REVEALS OLD BROADWAY BOOKSTORE SIGN

The building on the Southwest corner of 81st street and Broadway is in the process of being demolished, and as the facade is being removed an old sign has peeked thr … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: STYLES OF THE 80’S

Check out some more colorful photos of the Upper West Side in the 1980's by Stephen Ha … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAMILTON PRODUCER’S FAMILY SEEKS LANDMARKS APPROVAL FOR CHANGES TO HISTORIC TOWNHOUSE

Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and partner Joshua Lehrer want to renovate an eight-unit townhouse at 36 Riverside Drive into a one-family man … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: GAMBLERS AND URBAN COWBOYS OF THE 1980’s

Stephen Harmon sent us more of his fine photos of the Upper West Side in the 1980's. See if you can spot old landmarks, … Read the rest of this entry >>

GUITARS STRUM AND CANDLES BURN AT STRAWBERRY FIELDS 36 YEARS AFTER TRAGIC NIGHT

John Lennon was shot and killed 36 years ago tonight, and about 150 to 200 people showed up to memorialize him with candles and fl … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: JOSEPH PHARMACY

When we asked our readers to name a local business that would break their hearts if it closed, Joseph Pharmacy, on 72nd street between Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

TUESDAY: BLOOMINGDALE HISTORY GROUP LAUNCHES SERIES ABOUT UWS AND CINEMA

The Upper West Side has a long and fascinating connection with the movies, and a local history group plans to examine that history in a s … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DON’T PRETEND YOU DON’T LOVE THE 80’S

Remember the olden days, when young men wore tight shorts, old ones wore hats, and everyone read actual physical newspapers? Her … Read the rest of this entry >>

SIGN COMFORTING PEOPLE WITH DEPRESSION SUDDENLY DISAPPEARS

A sign painted on a building on 72nd Street about Depression that had been around for at least a decade has disappe … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPPONENTS OF TEMPLE-TO-CONDO PROJECT WANT EMERGENCY LANDMARKS HEARING

A community group wants to landmark a 93-year-old synagogue on 93rd Street to keep it from being redeveloped into condos. But synagogue leaders say … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: WHEN FEARSOME ‘PIRATE CATS’ ROAMED THE UPPER WEST SIDE

One hundred years ago, the residents of the Upper West Side bolted their doors in fear of a group of marauding cats that h … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOLD THE PASTRAMI: CARNEGIE DELI IS CLOSING!

No, the Carnegie Deli not technically on the Upper West Side, but it's close enough that you can smell the pastrami. And the i … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE COLORFUL UPPER WEST SIDERS OF THE 1980’S

Stephen Harmon has so many wonderful photos of Upper West Siders that he took in the 80's (and other decades). He's s … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND COLUMN: WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO LIVE AT THE APTHORP

My wife and I have lived in the Apthorp apartments for over 25 years. In the world of rent control and rent stabilization, … Read the rest of this entry >>

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