SUNSET FROM RIVERSIDE PARK

See, New Jersey can look beautiful in the right light. Photo from Riverside Park around 70th street on Wednesday night courtes … Read the rest of this entry >>

A FEW SNOW PHOTOS, FOR SANDRA AND OTHERS

It's been so long since it actually snowed, that Upper West Siders rushed out to enjoy it this morning. One person had clearly been waiting months for it to snow so he could express his fee … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW UPPER WEST SIDE PHOTO SHOW CELEBRATES WIND & RAIN

The West Side Arts Coalition is holding a new photo show at the Broadway Mall Community Center on 96th Street in the middle of the Broadway median. The photos were inspired by the Shakespeare … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM SHOWCASE NEW YORK’S ‘OUTDOOR MUSEUM’ IN A NEW BOOK

Editor's Note: Nancy Novick reviewed "The Outdoor Museum", by Margery and Sheldon Harnick, and also got a chance to meet and interview them. Both the review and the Q&A are b … Read the rest of this entry >>

12 REMARKABLE OLD UPPER WEST SIDE PHOTOS REVEALED IN CITY ARCHIVES

The city released a set of more than 800,000 photos from the municipal archives earlier this year in a searchable Internet database. The archive is frankly pretty incredible — there are photos from the NYPD, the parks department, the mayor’s [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 GREAT SHOTS OF MANHATTANHENGE

New Yorkers clogged major East-West arteries on Wednesday night hoping to get a clear shot of Manhattanhenge, the rare celestial-spiritual phenomenon that occurs when the sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan’s East-West grid. Some of them came away with great [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU TIP YOUR PEDICAB DRIVER?

To ride around Central Park for about an hour in a pedicab, it tends to cost $50 to $100. But don’t forget the tip! Local photographer Paul LaRosa posted this photo today with the answer of how much to tip [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

2011: UPPER WEST SIDE PHOTOS OF THE YEAR

With 2012 just around the corner, we decided to post some of our favorite photos from the past year on the Upper West Side. They aren’t necessarily the most newsworthy shots, but they do capture some of the drama of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A STREET-LEVEL PHOTO ESSAY OF THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

I took these photos on 70th street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Click to enl … Read the rest of this entry >>

THIS WEEKEND, FALL WENT “BAM!”

After the freak October snowstorm a few weeks ago, it seemed like we might not get fall at all this year. But fall happened this weekend in a big way. Check out some pictures of Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE ROMANCE OF A SURPRISE SNOWY DAY ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Michael Huitt once again captures the spirit of the mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOGRAPHER UNEARTHS PICTURES OF LOST UPPER WEST SIDE STOREFRONTS

In the summer of 1982, New York photographer Daniel Weeks undertook an ambitious project — he wanted to take a street-level portrait of New York City, block by block. So Weeks took a VW bus, mounted a camera on top, [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A MAGICAL MOMENT IN CENTRAL PARK JUST AFTER THE STORM

"The Central Park Lake flooded Bethesda Terrace during hurricane Irene. Although the park was still officially closed, we took a 4 hour hike through it and were happy to see there was no major damage. Here and there some tree limbs down, and we saw a few trees down, but nothing seri … Read the rest of this entry >>

HURRICANE BLOWS OVER: FLOODING, TREES DOWN, BUT MOSTLY PEOPLE WANT SOME COFFEE

During the hurricane, the wind reached as high as 60 miles per hour in Central Park and a few trees were down there. The park is still closed. The Hudson River also crested the bank in a few spots in Riverside Park. Check out some pictures by Upper West Siders of the hurricane and the immediate aftermath below. For a nice series of shots, (a couple of of which we posted below), see Richard Robbins' set on pi … Read the rest of this entry >>

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WHERE WE GET OUR WATER

It’s another dirty and gritty August in the city, the right time for obscure facts about NYC H2O and our city’s iconic water towers. The towers hold a special place in the hearts of many New Yorkers. Maybe it's a fetish for industrial architecture, or a longing for a time when structures were both beautiful and us … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOAKED!

With record rain having already fallen on New York City over the weekend, and more to come, it’s time to take off our pants and hang them up to dry — and then pause and reflect in our underwear. That [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

LINCOLN CENTER SWINGS (PHOTOS AND VIDEOS)

Lincoln Center finished up its 23rd Midsummer Night Swing season last night, and posted a bunch of pictures of the action. We put a few of our favorites below, along with some flickr shots, and you can check out the [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING SUNSET/FIREWORKS SHOTS

Readers have been sending in photos of the amazing sunset and fireworks from last night and I’ve found a few more online. Now that phone cameras are so ubiquitous, it’s possible to see an event from 360 degrees. By ccho [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BEHOLD THE GLORY OF MANHATTANHENGE ON 72ND STREET

On Tuesday at 8:17 p.m. the sun aligned perfectly with Manhattan’s East-West street grid, a semiannual occurrence known as “Manhattanhenge“. Luckily, a really, really talented photographer was around to record the moment in all it’s glory. Upper West Sider Michael [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOGGY AND BEAUTIFUL CENTRAL PARK

If you’re complaining about the rain today, remember that it can also do this, courtesy of @isardarsore … Read the rest of this entry >>

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