In 1913, print magnate William Randolph Hearst bought the entirety of The Clarendon, a 13-story, 62-apartment building in Manhattan's Upper West Side for the (these days) painfully modest price of $950,000. One hundred years and some change later, the...
At the front of the People’s Climate March, moments before the crowd began to move, you could look back and see the wall of stone that makes up the wealthy Upper West Side apartment buildings to your left, and Central Park to your right, in the last of its full-blown green phase before the leaves start to turn. Show More Summary
The cuddling epidemic that NYC is currently going through is not just confined to grifting couples and touchy-feely professionals—it's also infected stand-up comedians. [ more › ]
Rent-regulated tenants living in an apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side have complained that its policy of only allowing market-rate tenants — who pay higher rents — to use the on-premises gym. The practice of keeping out...Show More Summary
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How the grocery giant spends his Sunday in his NYC neighborhood. Photo by Quentin Bacon. By Eli Zabar for Fathom | I emigrated from the Upper West Side to the Upper East Side about 40 years ago. I love the West Side, but the tranquility and gentility of the UES is irresistible. Show More Summary
At least three people were injured — one seriously — when two vehicles collided then struck a pedestrian on the West Side.
An eighth grader suffered a fractured leg last night when he was struck by a driver while walking his bike through an Upper West Side crosswalk. [ more › ]
A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was hit by a minivan outside his Upper West Side school Tuesday, officials said.
Kids love a good DIY just as much as big people do, and it's fun to see them get an opportunity to express their creativity. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Alexander Robertson School, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where...Show More Summary
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Wedged between prewar walk-ups on a quiet street near Riverside Drive, the Brandon Residence for Women charges just $1,200 a month — a bargain by Upper West Side standards. You get a single furnished room (with a bed, desk, drawers, and closet), two cooked meals a day (of varying quality), weekly... More »
Inside the Halal Guys restaurant on the Upper West Side, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer today outlined a series of ideas to help small businesses "survive" and "thrive" in this increasingly corporate retail atmosphere. "Small...Show More Summary
A female mugger has been terrorizing older women at knifepoint on the Upper West Side and demanding their purses, authorities said.
Police are hoping the public can identify a female robbery suspect who has struck twice on in Manhattan. [ more › ]
On March 19, representatives from Zochrot and BADIL, two groups working for Palestinian refugee rights, spoke at an Upper West Side church about the Nakba. It was the latest talk put on by the Nakba Education Project, a new initiative trying to bring the roots of the Israel/Palestine conflict to Americans around the country. Show More Summary
On a slow Thursday night at Picholine, the Upper West Side’s Michelin-starred gem of foam and fromage, Bill Nighy ambles into the kitchen. “Completely sensational,” he tells Terrance Brennan, “and I’m not blowing smoke up your — you know.” Brennan is shaggy, dressed in whites, bouncy and compact — nothing... More »
Liam Neeson keeps a super low profile while doing grip exercises and crossing the street on Thursday (March 19) in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City. The week before, the 62-year-old actor stopped by Watch What Happens Live to promote his new movie Run All Night. During the appearance, Liam opened up [...]
At the Apple store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, older workers are strategically placed toward the store's front to make a welcoming environment for customers who may be overwhelmed by technology.... To view the full story, click the title link.
Vogue added Dorothy Parker to its staff in 1915. Dorothy Rothschild was 21 and living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when she mailed a letter that changed her life. It happened 100 years ago, sometime in early 1915. The moment set the scene for her to become Dorothy Parker. The letter she placed in the mailbox contained a 36-line poem. Show More Summary