AN ARTIST BRINGS THE OLD TEACHER’S RESTAURANT BACK TO LIFE

Our recent post about the Teacher's and Teacher's Too restaurants sparked lots of discussion, and inspired one reader to send us an image of a print on his … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: AN OLD RESTAURANT SIGN PEEKS OUT FROM BEHIND MCDONALD’S FACADE

McDonald's on Broadway between 81st and 82nd street closed this week and the sign is already down, revealing the ghost letters of a former occupant, the former restaurant Teacher's … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: NEW TOOL LETS YOU SEE PHOTOS OF YOUR STREET THROUGH THE YEARS

The New York Public Library unveiled an amazing tool on Thursday that allows users to locate old photos using a street map that can pinpoint exact locat … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: CHILDHOOD IN THE 70’S

John Stone sent in the photos above and below of himself and his brother David playing in the Upper West Side in the early 1970's. The top photo … Read the rest of this entry >>

STREET SIGN PROPOSED TO HONOR NORMAN ROCKWELL, BORN IN A SMALL TOWN KNOWN AS THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Norman Rockwell may be known for his paintings of small-town America, but he's got urban roots. Rockwell's birthplace and first home was in a brownstone at 206 West 103rd street be … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: A FIELD GUIDE TO RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF NYC BUILDINGS

Are you curious about the history of your building, your church, your synagogue, your kids’ school? Or maybe that interesting­looking building down the b … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: FOR DECADES, SCHRAFFT’S WAS THE HOT LUNCH SPOT

Schrafft's restaurants and confectioners were ubiquitous in New York through the 1960's, with more than 50 in the city and at least three on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: Elegant Nights At The El Dorado

It’s Throwback Thursday, when Upper West Siders and formers UWSers send in their photos of life in the neighborhood back in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: OH TO BE YOUNG AND FULL OF BABKA

It's Throwback Thursday, when Upper West Siders and formers UWSers send in their photos of life in the nabe back in the day. Today's contribution is from Ibby Lang … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: VIDEO OF THE BLIZZARD OF ’96

Last week’s blizzard may have fallen far short of expectations, but the city has been walloped with the real thing before. In 1996, Central Park got 20 inches of snow and the MTA kept running subways and buses. Check out [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: TWO KIDS ON BROADWAY IN THE 50’S

We're trying a new feature out today, called Throwback Thursday. It's named after a feature on Facebook in which people post old photos of themselves. But on West Side Rag we're hoping … Read the rest of this entry >>

OVER A CENTURY OF RETAIL HISTORY ON ONE HALF-DEMOLISHED BLOCK

The East side of Broadway between 79th and 80th street has gone through many transformations over the years, but it's always been a bustling retail thorough … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW 10-STORY CONDO PLANNED TO BE BUILT ON TOP OF CURRENT WEST END AVENUE BUILDING

Developer Kaled Management filed plans to build a new 10-story building on top of a six-story building at 95th street and West End Avenue. The new building, … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITYMD MOVES INTO OLD AUTOMAT SPACE, RESTORES BRIGHT AND AIRY FEEL

The first images we've seen of the newly uncovered Automat space since its transformation into an urgent care clinic are promis … Read the rest of this entry >>

HISTORIC AUTOMAT FACADE FINALLY REVEALED AGAIN

The facade of the Automat building on 104th street and Broadway was revealed this week after the Rite Aid sign that had blocked it was taken d … Read the rest of this entry >>

80 YEARS LATER, THERE’S STILL NO CHAZEREI AT ZABAR’S

By Krista Carter Zabar's celebrates its 80th year on the Upper West Side this year, and the store and its leaders show no signs of slowing … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO GALLERY: TWO WALKS UP BROADWAY, 94 YEARS APART

After we published a series of photos of Broadway taken in 1920, several readers suggested that we take the same pictures today and compare the two. Luckily … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONTROVERSIAL CHURCH-TO-CONDO PROJECT GETS TWEAKED AHEAD OF MEETING

Architects attempting to turn a turn-of-the-century church on 96th street and Central Park West into a luxury condo have changed the design somewhat to ad … Read the rest of this entry >>

IRT POWERHOUSE AND OTHER SITES COULD BE QUIETLY REMOVED FROM LANDMARK CONSIDERATION

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing next week to remove about 100 properties from consideration for landmark status, a pr … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: ASTONISHING PHOTO SERIES OF BROADWAY IN 1920

Photographer Arthur Hosking took an amazing series of photographs from 1916 to 1921, traveling up Broadway from Bowling Green to Yonkers. He sho … Read the rest of this entry >>

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