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Dan Doctoroff sells Upper West Side mansion for $11.25M

Talk about using your budget wisely. Former Bloomberg administration number 2 Dan Doctoroff has sold his tony Upper West Side townhouse for a whopping $11.25 million after paying just $1 million for it in 1994, city records show.

NYPD On The Hunt For Duane Reade Pill Thieves

The NYPD is trying to track down two men they believe have stolen thousands of dollars worth of over-the-counter medication from a number of drugstores on the Upper East and West Sides on multiple occasions earlier this year. [ more...

Teen Driver Accused Of Killing Toddler Gets Bail Doubled

Franklin Reyes, the unlicensed teenage driver accused of striking and killing four-year-old Ariel Russo on the Upper West Side last year, is back in jail after a Manhattan judge doubled his bail. Reyes, who was 17 at the time of theShow More Summary

Get Inside These Buildings During October's Open House New York

"New additions to this year’s OHNY Weekend include: the 425-square-foot Manhattan Micro-Loft atop a brownstone on the Upper West Side, containing four distinct “living platforms,” (Specht Harpman Architects); Weylin B. Seymour’s, anShow More Summary

Could we build another Park Slope?

Do you like the modern towers of the Upper East Side? Photo: Peter Cigliano / Flickr. How about a nice gigantic Upper West Side prewar apartment building like the Ansonia? Photo: wallyg / Flickr. Or the brownstones of Park Slope? Photo: Beyond My Ken / Wikipedia. Show More Summary

Upper West Side Restaurant Corvo Bianco Has Closed

The white crow has flown for the last time. Voluminous Columbus Avenue restaurant Corvo Bianco, which opened a year ago with an ambitious-looking menu and acclaimed chef Elizabeth Falkner in the kitchen, has had a run of bad luck. The reviews were resoundingly not great, and Falkner, who replaced the Michelin-starred Andrea Cobbe, left in February. Show More Summary

Richard Belzer's Brother Jumps To His Death From UWS Building

This morning, a man identified as the brother of actor Richard Belzer was found dead in an Upper West Side building courtyard. The Daily News reports, "Belzer’s body was found at 6:45 a.m. in the courtyard of 250 W. 94th St., cops said. Show More Summary

Thor hammers out a third residential deal

Thor Equities is in contract to purchase a 10-story apartment building on the Upper West Side for $42 million, sources told Crain's. The property, located at 150 W. 82nd St. between Columbus and... To view the full story, click the title link.

Picholine Closes for Repairs and Vacation

Swanky. Terrance Brennan's fine-dining restaurant Picholine on the Upper West Side is closed until September 4, according to a sign posted in its front window. "Building repairs" and summer vacation are the reasons given for Picholine's...Show More Summary

Upper West Side dive / rock club Ding Dong Lounge closing

by Wyatt Marshall Sad news for Upper West Siders of the no-collar persuasion: Ding Dong Lounge, the punked-out dive bar and venue at 106th and Columbus, is closing on Thursday, July 31 after 13 years in business. The bar will be relocating...

UWS Dive Bar Ding Dong Lounge Is Closing

Is there something in the air? Yet another of the city's unpretentious, unkempt watering holes has announced its closure: Upper West Side dive bar stalwart Ding Dong Lounge will close next week. The bar has lost its lease, according to a statement on the bar's Facebook page. The last day in its current home at 929 Columbus Avenue will be next Thursday, July 31st. [ more › ]

A Simulator That Lets You Fight The Giant Monsters From Pacific Rim? Yes, Please

Soon, you'll be able to get a (virtual) feel for piloting one of the jaeger's from Guillermo del Toro's ode to monster films. You can already swap bodies with someone of the opposite sex and explore Seinfeld's Upper West Side apartment using virtual reality. What you haven't been able to do, though, is punch a gigantic monster in the face. Read Full Story

T Magazine: Sunday Night Dinner | A Trusty Old French Spot for Frites on the Upper West Side

Cafe Luxembourg has been a neighborhood hotspot and pre- and post-Broadway dining destination for 31 years — and hasn’t slowed down yet.

Poor Doors: The New Housing Jim Crow

In August 2013, word came out about a luxury development on the Upper West Side with a few affordable housing units where the developer wanted to force the occupants of those units to go through a separate “poor door.” New York has now approved the development, with the DeBlasio administration saying there’s nothing they can […]

Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor in Heavily Democratic NYC District

Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants....Show More Summary

Think Progress: Poor People in Luxury Condo Building Forced to Use Different Door from Rich Folks

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read this? A luxury condo building on New York City’s Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a “poor door,” for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post. To me, the first thing that comes to […]

"Fancy Upper West Side Building Will Have a Separate Door for Poor People."

Part of the "Inclusionary Housing Program, which gives developers tax credits and other perks in exchange for creating some affordable units alongside their less affordable ones":... 40 Riverside will have 219 expensive, river-facing...Show More Summary

Stop. This Luxury Building Just Hit a Low Point

Here's something to bring to the dinner table tonight: a luxury apartment building will soon have a separate door for low-income residents. True story. The Upper West Side's new 33-story building will build a specific entry for the 55 affordable housing units it is required by law to build. Show More Summary

New York City Approves Controversial 'Poor Door' In Luxury Condo

The New York Post reported yesterday that New York City has approved developer Extell’s plans to build a separate entrance for its affordable-housing tenants at an Upper West Side condo. Dubbed the “poor door,” the controversial approval...Show More Summary

You Can’t Be Serious: NYC Luxury Condo Developers Given Ok To Install “Poor Door” For Affordable Housing Residents

New York, New York, big city of schemes… Building Developers Given Permission To Install “Poor Door” Into Luxury Condos Via NYPost The city approved a developer’s controversial plans for a “poor door” on the Upper West Side, The Pos...

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