upper west side: Gallery 52 NYC in the Good Luck Mansion
- 05/03/15 09:18 AM
50 West 86th Street
Some of you may remember a blog I wrote several years ago The Good Luck Mansion about my first Manhattan apartment, a studio with a sleeping loft complete with brick wall and huge windows on the parlor floor of a limestone mansion on the Upper West Side built in the early 1900's for the Gimbel family from the famed Gimbel's department store. I lived there from 1981-1989.
You may recall my upstairs neighbor was an unknown actor named Tom Cruise and a few years later Robert Downey Jr and his girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker moved in to the penthouse apartment.
I also wrote about the apartment below mine that
upper west side: Just listed! 74 West 68th St. Apt 2D
- 03/15/14 07:54 AM
Prewar 1 Bedroom Coop off Central Park on Upper West Side
upper west side: Speechles Sunday: The Annual Broadway Fair
- 05/05/13 05:19 PM
Q: Where can you find Cannoli's from Brooklyn, Penne Vodka from Carmines, Pickles in the barrel, Lobster rolls from Maine, Spices, Persian Rugs, the Kabbalah bookstore and much more?
A: At the annual Brodaway Fair between 86th and 93rd streets on the Upper West Side.
Penne Vodka, lasanga, meatballs, eggplant from Carmines
Fresh pickles from Pickle Me Pete
Maine Lobsters from Boston Chowda
candy carmel apples and other treats
Sugar and Spice and eveything nice
Kabbalah Bookstore and much more...
upper west side: Riverside Park's 30th Annual Spring Fair
- 04/07/13 06:12 AM
Riverside Park's 30th Annual Spring Fair DATE: May 5, 2013 LOCATION: Riverside Drive & West 91st Street TIME: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MORE INFO: https://riversideparknyc.org/ai1ec_event/30th-annual-spring-fair/?instance_id= The Spring Fair will feature lots of activities for kids, including a jumping castle, pony rides, petting zoo, a maze, face painting, games, and prizes. Each ticket costs 50 cents and each activitiy costs a certain number of tickets. All proceeds go to the maintenance and repair of Hippo Playground.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Beloved Riverside Park stretches over four
upper west side: Happy Hanukkah 5773 (2012)
- 12/08/12 02:59 PM
(iPhone photo Courtesy of ©Mitchell Hall 12/8/2012)
Menorah at Broadway Mall
86th & Broadway
Upper West Side, Manhattan
The first night of Hanukkah begins tonight Saturday December 8.
During the eight nights and days of Hanukkah, we commemorate the ancient re-dedication of the menorah, lit once again in the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. The word Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה) translates as dedication or inauguration.
We mark this great miracle with the introduction of light – both physical and spiritual – into the darkest time of the year, watching as that light grows brighter and brighter each and every night.
upper west side: Q&A: What's Hot and New on Upper West Side
- 12/04/12 06:29 AM
Q: What’s hot and new on the Upper West Side Right Now?
Cupcake Mania! Magnolia, and newcomers Baked By Melissa and Crumbs 16 Handles (16 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt, sold by weight, with tons of toppings Momofuku Milk Bar, Trader Joe's.
New Columbus Circle restaurants:
The Lincoln, The Leopard , Loi The Café at Alice Tully Hall & Epicerie Boulud (excellent food at reasonable prices)
o Robert (restaurant overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park)
o Pecan (café)
o The restaurant at Fairway- quintessential UWS crowds, friendly & fun)
o Buschon Bakery’s 3rd floor (great desserts
upper west side: Just Listed! | 11 West 108th St. Apt. 33
- 12/02/12 05:47 AM
Location, Location, Location! Affordable 2 Bedroom off Central Park in the Manhattan Valley section of Upper West Side
upper west side: NYC | Hurricane Sandra on UWS Hurricane Sandy Downtown & Elsewhere
- 10/30/12 11:30 AM
Lower Manhattan below 34th Street has been devastated by hurricane Sandy. The Hudson river overflowed at 23rd Street onto 10th and 11th Avenue. The west side highway, a river. The East Village is under terrible floods as is Battery Park City. Fires in Chelsea and throughout the city. Sandy caused terrible damage perhaps the worst hurricane damage in NYC history. Sandy wrecked havoc through out the region.
Fortunately on the Upper West Side of Manhattan her name was Sandra. She didn't quite let her hair down here like she did downtown. Sandra took down a few trees, left a few puddles
upper west side: Wordless Wednesday | Brownstones, Limestones, Townhouses
- 08/08/12 06:46 AM
Upper West Side Brownstone
Upper West Side Limestone
Upper West Side Townhouses
New Yorkers lived in townhouses during the 19th Century. Single Family Townhouses and Mansions were made of Brownstone and Limestone. The Townhouse Market today is very desirable as single family homes and multi-family income producing rental buildings for investors.
upper west side: Upper West Side Gem FOR RENT - The Broadway
- 06/30/12 09:09 AM
Alcove Studio with Balcony - Luxury Condo FOR RENT
upper west side: Nora Ephron's Love Affair with her UWS Apthorp Apartment
- 06/27/12 06:35 PM
This week the great writer Nora Ephron died. The Apthorp on the Upper West Side is one my favorite pre-war buildings in Manhattan as evidenced by my many blogs about Apthorp Apartments.
I described it's iron gates, its monumental tunnel like entrances, and its impressive interior courtyard and called it an elegant apartment complex.
Apthorp Apartments converted to condominiums.
The landmark 1908 Upper West Side building has two addresses
390 West End Avenue and 2207 Broadway between west 79th and west 78th streets
Nora Ephron wrote a fabulous piece in 2006 Moving-On in The New Yorker. She wrote about
upper west side: Banks Win Bagels Lose on Upper West Side
- 01/26/12 08:32 PM
Many Upper West Siders were saddened this past June when the famous H & H Bagels closed it's doors after almost 40 years on the Upper West Side. The store was closed down by the tax man. The owner was indicted on tax fraud charges. DNAinfo reported a Bagel company from Queens had hoped to take over the space, but the landlord is asking approximately $450 per square foot, which wss too epensive. Apparently H&H owed over $300,000 in rent. A spokesperson for the Queens bagel company said opening in the former H&H space would signal that "the
upper west side: Broadway Malls - The Centerpiece of Broadway on the Upper West Side
- 01/15/12 10:12 AM
The Broadway Malls
From 60th Street to 168th Street, lies a history filled median of greenery and flowers called The Broadway Malls. The Malls were established in 1904 and have been a New York City park since 1904.
Eighteen whimsical and captivating sculptures have been placed for public view on the Broadway Malls from Columbus Circle to 168th Street.
The Malls are a 5.5 mile-long park that provides a welcome green space from the Upper West Side through Harlem to Washington Heights.
Art on the Malls is the Broadway Mall Association’s program to enliven the Broadway Malls with contemporary art.
upper west side: Riverside Drive Market Report | Upper West Side
- 01/08/12 12:31 PM
Riverside Drive Apartments and Townhouses
In 1865 a scenic drive and park was built on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The development of the park encouraged the construction of mansions along the drive.
Today Riverside Drive is made up of handsome grand prewar buildings, mansions and townhouses.
Current available apartments for sale on Riverside Drive range from small studios in the mid $200,000's to a 4 bedroom 3 bath pre-war coop for $3,450,000 to an Eight bedroom 4742 square foot post war condo asking $10 million.
Current available townhouses for sale on Riverside Drive are a Single family
upper west side: It's Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas - Speechless Sunday
- 12/11/11 07:23 AM
Truck loads of Christmas Trees on Upper West Side of Manhattan
Cartier, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
It's Beiginning to look a lot like Christmas!
iPhone photos courtesy of:
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upper west side: They Come and Go on the Upper West Side
- 11/30/11 08:13 PM
Hello Brooks Brothers. Goodbye Filenes Basement
Activerain members and upper west side residents, homeowners and landlords that have been reading my blogs may remember my post from July 2007 titled Say No to Drugs Store Chains when I discovered that all the stores on my block were being forced to close. The new landlord who just inherited the building wanted a big box.
Broadway between 87th/88th streets circa 2007
B'way bet 87/88th remained vacant from 2007 - 2011
Then right before Labor Day, the last week of August this year (99 degrees) a Japanese Gap type store with
upper west side: 'Tis The Season! Awesome Apthorp
- 11/27/11 06:00 AM
390 West End Avenue - West 78th -West 79th at Broadway
The elegant full-block apartment complex built by the Astor family for the New York elite.
• Built in 1908 • The vision of William Waldorf Astor, executed by architects Clinton and Russell • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places • Italian Renaissance Revival architecture • Richly ornamented limestone façade • Iconic iron entry gates • One of four private courtyard drive pre-war buildings • 163 condominium residences
Current available condo apartments: One, two, three, four and five bedroom apartments range from
upper west side: Speechless Sunday: Galactic Spectacular
- 11/20/11 08:25 AM
iPhone photo ©Mitchell Hall 2011
The American Museum of Natural History is located on Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets.
iPhone photo ©Mitchell Hall 2011
The museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space at the Hayden Planetarium is a galactic spectacular at West 81st Street
iPhone photo ©Mitchell Hall 2011
Bright green waves of laser light ripple across the Hayden Sphere from 5 to 11 pm every evening until Sunday, November 27, to illustrate how the Hubble Space Telescope analyzes distant galaxies, quasars, and other celestial objects in the universe.
upper west side: Friday Fotos: Galactic Spectacular Upper West Side
- 11/18/11 09:12 AM
The American Museum of Natural History is located on Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets
The museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space at the Hayden Planetarium is a galactic spectacular
Bright green waves of laser light will ripple across the Hayden Sphere from 5 to 11 pm every evening until Sunday, November 27, to illustrate how the Hubble Space Telescope analyzes distant galaxies, quasars, and other celestial objects in the universe.
The laser installation can be best viewed from 81st Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
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upper west side: Speechless Sunday: Broadway Fall Festival - Upper West Side
- 10/09/11 11:01 PM
Upper West Siders enjoying the beautiful summer like day at the Broadway Fall Street Fair
The street fair took over Upper Broadway from 86th Street to 96th Street
80 degrees weather in October brought out crowds. Tis the season for street fairs.
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group
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