Alexander Imich, the world’s oldest validated male supercentenarian, lives on the Upper West Side. He was a toddler when the Wright brothers invented manned flight.
Last year, we sang the praises of the delicious vegan soy bacon cheeseburger at Cafe Blossom, which has three locations. But that burger was only available for lunch or dinner at the Upper West Side location, at 466 Columbus Avenue (it's a lunch-only option at the West Village and Chelsea locations). Show More Summary
A major New York City landlord is cashing in on the raging rental market uptown.
For over a century, the amazing photographs in the American Museum of National History’s vast archives were squirreled away in the fourth-floor research library of a museum in Manhattan’s upper West Side. But thanks to a large-scale digitization project begun in 2006, more than 7,000 images went online this week — and they’re just the […]
A few months ago, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I was rushing along the street one morning when an older white man offered me a handshake and a cordial “Good morning.” His warm greeting was followed by what he meant as a sincere...Show More Summary
The Upper West Side co-op that belonged to the late-hedge fund manager Robert Wilson is on the market for $25 million, the New York Times reports [via Curbed]. Wilson, a retired fund manager and a big philanthropist, jumped to his death from the 145 Central Park West apartment late last year. Show More Summary
Viewed alongside the gilded and sparkling restaurants that have opened recently, it would be easy to overlook the relatively ho-hum neighborhood scene inside Upper West Side newcomer Savoury. But what it lacks in golden carousel chandeliers it more than makes up for in its flavorful cuisine, much of which had an intensely pleasurable mouth-searing quality. [ more › ]
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You spent most of your days on the Upper West Side with your friends in their lavish, marble-floored apartments saying to yourself “so this is what it’s like to have money.”
The Upper West Side landlord that received flak from politicians for barring rent-stabilized tenants from amenities including the building’s new swimming pool is now being accused of mistreating workers.
A madman charged with fatally stabbing his father with a pair of scissors before trying to kill his mother on the Upper West Side compared his brutality to a “video game” in a series of bizarre statements to cops, court papers show.
A predatory pizza deliveryman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2012 rape of a former actress in her luxury Upper West Side high rise.
Police are still searching for the heartless hoodlum who posed as a Meals on Wheels worker earlier this month, talking his way inside an Upper West Side residence and robbing a 103-year-old woman of $250.
LOS ANGELES — I first saw Saul Bellow in the early 1960s at a reading he gave one afternoon of his play “The Last Analysis.” The reading took place in a large, light-filled studio on the Upper West Side in New York, for an audience of invited guests.
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A herd of animal rights activists demonstrated outside the Upper West Side home of Liam Neeson Saturday, blasting the actor for his outspoken support of the carriage horse industry.
Upper West Side police at the center of a crackdown on jaywalking will stop slapping traffic dodgers with fines under a policy change announced Wednesday by a new top cop.
Upon entering Ursula Oppens’ modestly furnished, yet comfortable Upper West Side apartment with a view of the pedigreed patina of the historistic cupola belonging to Columbia University’s campus building, one is immediately taken by the vibrant aura that surrounds the eminent musician. The personable pianist speaks softly, yet animatedly, in a welcoming way; her reputation […]
Former NYPD Officer Joseph Sosa had to retire following the 2006 crash on the Upper West Side. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez wrote that Sosa's partner ran a red light going as fast as 60 m.p.h. when a red van crashed into them.
About a year before he died, in the fall of 2000, I attended a reading on the Upper West Side of Manhattan by the great Jerusalem poet Yehuda Amichai. It was the week before Passover, in a not-really-filled synagogue basement hall—intimate...Show More Summary