broadway: Speechless Sunday | Euclid Hall Upper West Side - 03/28/15 09:36 PM
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1906 Rolls Royce 30hp in front of Euclid Hall on Upper West Side, of Manhattan on Broadway between W 85th and W 86th Streets. Built in 1903 to take advantage of the new subway, which was built in 1904, the building had red brickwork with iron details. The first tenents were prosperous professional types and many families had live-in-servents.
 

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By the 1930's the neighborhood had changed and was a bit run down, the building was converted to single rooms as The Euclid Hall Hotel. Today the 273 SRO (single room occupancy) units provides … (7 comments)

broadway: They Come and Go on the Upper West Side - 11/30/11 12:13 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 … (10 comments)

broadway: Verdi Square- Upper West Side Condo Apartments - 09/25/11 02:29 PM
Verdi Square Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue between West 73rd Street and West 73nd Street on the Upper West Side.
Verdi Square is a small triangular shaped piece of land with the Giuseppe Verdi statue (opera singer) enclosed by fencing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
In the early 1900s the square served as a gathering place for musicians, including Enrico Caruso, Arturo Toscanini and Igor Strativinsky.

In 1974, Verdi Square was designated a Scenic Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, one of only nine public parks to receive this distinction.
When I first moved to the Upper West Side, … (5 comments)

broadway: Condos and Condops on Upper Broadway on The Upper West Side - 02/09/11 03:53 AM

Broadway is the busiest boulevard on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Everything happens on The Boulevard.
Upper Broadway, the hub of the Upper West Side architecturally is an eclectic mix of pre war buildings with modern luxury full service buildings.
The most famous condo on Broadway,The Ansonia is Broadway's most opulent structure. When The Ansonia opened in 1904 it was called: "The most technologically advanced apartment house in the world"
Apthorp Apartments, the elegant full-block apartment complex built by the Astor family for the New York elite has converted its 163 apartments to condominiums. The landmark 1908 building has … (10 comments)

broadway: Futuristic Subway Station Opens on Upper West Side of Manhattan - 04/06/10 12:47 PM
The subway station of the future opened on the Upper West Side

96th Street Subway Headhouse now open. Entrance in the middle of Broadway

The subway station is still under construction

The headhouse is to be completed by September, the entire station won't be completed until next year

The Broadway Mall Community Center
Old building accross the street originally built as public restroom
The station is the 27th busiest in the subway system, with an average weekday customer count of 34,000, not including transfers. It first opened on October 27, 1904, as part of the city's first … (8 comments)

broadway: Wordless Wednesday: New York's Finest on 42nd Street - 09/23/09 08:17 AM

 
 
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broadway: THE BROADWAY MALLS: The Centerpiece of Broadway - 10/15/06 10:10 AM

BROADWAY MALLS: The Centerpiece of BroadwayFrom 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.
Having lived on Broadway for the past 15 years, I've often admired the Malls and love how wide Broadway is with thousands of merchants and residents facing Broadway these 10.5 acres of parkland serve as our front yard.
Around this time of year Broadway is Light Up at Night.  The Broadway Mall Association with support from businesses and residents will illuminate fir … (0 comments)

 
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