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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THAT SPUNKY 80’S STYLE

Upper West Sider Stephen Harmon loved to walk around the neighborhood in the 1980's and snap pictures of the colorful pe … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WHEN SWIMMING POOLS FLOATED IN THE HUDSON RIVER

Yes, Central Park has Lasker Pool and several gyms and buildings have pools, but there does seem to be a dearth of public p … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE LAST WOUND-UP WINDS AGAIN

After workers took down the facade at children's store Wyatt Lily on Columbus between 73rd and 74th, another old sign peeked out. The Last Wound-U … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE WISE TOWERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND THEIR DEFACED HORSES

Jeff French Segall snapped these photos of the Wise Towers housing project, a NYCHA development, as they were going up in the early 60’s. The development is between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues between 90th and 91st street and consists of [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A LOCAL KID MAKES IT TO BROADWAY BUT NEVER FORGETS HIS ROOTS

This week, we have a special Throwback Thursday post, with a photo from longtime Upper West Side photographer Allen Urko … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE BLIZZARD OF ’83

Stephen Harmon sent in the photo above of Broadway between 73rd and 74th street after a blizzard hit the city in … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: FANTASTIC VIDEO OF THE UWS IN 1977

An amazing video showing the Upper West Side in 1977 by Mark Mannucci and Mary Larsen has been making the rounds on social media in recent … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WOLLMAN RINK IN THE 60’S

Wollman Rink (sorry, TRUMP Wollman Rink) opens this weekend and we've got a special treat for Throwback Thur … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE SILVER PALATE COOKBOOK MAY HAVE SAVED HER LIFE

Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso opened a small food shop called the Silver Palate at 274 Columbus A … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ON 86TH STREET

Photographer Matt Weber took this photo of his friend Herman Markowitz in 1995. "This is how I want to rem … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE AIRPORT PROPOSAL THAT WOULD HAVE SWALLOWED THE WEST SIDE

In 1946, real estate developer William Zeckendorf proposed building an airport on the West Side of Manhattan from 24th to 71st streets. The three ru … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BEFORE THE WEST SIDE RAG, THERE WAS…

Wisdoms Child was "the original rag-a-muffin of West Side news" back in the 70's, says longtime Upper West Sider Arlene Kurtis, who edited the paper and sold ads … 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: 72ND STREET IN 1971

Ruth Kinory sent in the photo above of her son Adam on West 72nd street between Broadway and West End in 1971. She says they're in front of Tarr Photogr … 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 >>

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