The History of the Iconic I Love New York Logo

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Community, History, Other

One of the most iconic logos in the United States is the one initially intended to promote New York state. The I Love New York logo has been around for about 40 years, and remains one of the most recognized, not only across the Empire state, but across the country.

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Famous People Who Went To Columbia University

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Celebrities, Community, History, Other

Okay, this is a VERY long list. And it’s filled with important people, like politicians, academics and nobel prize winners. But we’ve narrowed it down to those we think you’d appreciate most. Here is a VERY partial list of famous people who went to Columbia University !

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Haunted Buildings of the Upper West Side

Posted by in Blog, Buyers, Community, History, Other, Real Estate, Renters

Who knew there were haunted buildings of the Upper West Side!?

A neighborhood with history offers a rich culture and a startlingly accurate glimpse into the past. The Upper West Side is one of such neighborhoods. There are hundreds of buildings that are historic and of architectural significance. However, some of these buildings hold quite the dark past. Stories of ghosts roaming around hallways and spirits lurking in basements have captured the minds of New Yorkers for decades. Continue reading below to discover which are the spookiest buildings of the Upper West Side … only if you dare.

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Things to Do in Morningside Heights

Posted by in Community, History, Other

There are tons of fun things to do in Morningside Heights, which is located between 108th and 121st Streets, bounded by Amsterdam and Broadway. While considered to be a hamlet of the Upper West Side, it has it’s own look, feel and energy.

If you’re up for a smarty-pants kind of day, here are some of our best suggestions. Consider creating a game with friends, maybe like Treasure Hunt where your team of buddies have to visit these sites for cash and prizes. (Well, maybe just for a drink at the end of the day.)

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Manhattan Valley

Posted by in Community, History, Other, Street Scenes

Say the phrase Manhattan Valley and you’ll be viewed with awe. At least by those, like you, who are in the know.

But, really, do you know what it is? If you’re an Upper West Sider, you probably do. But for those unfamiliar, it’s a neighborhood within the environs of the west side. Origins date back to the 1800s.  The name is based on a depression in the landscape, hence “Valley.” Let’s plan an NYC Daycation here and impress your friends with your knowledge of some really interesting facts about the UWSWe’ll call this the “did you know” kind of an adventure.

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Old Photos of the Upper West Side

Posted by in Community, History, Other, Street Scenes

Don’t you just love old photos of the Upper West Side? Well I’ve rounded up a few for you to enjoy!  For you fans of old New York and UWS history, be sure to also check out Past Famous Upper West Siders and Oldest Brownstones on the Upper West Side.

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Past Famous New Yorkers on the Upper West Side

Posted by in Blog, Buyers, Community, History, Other, Real Estate

Many famous New Yorkers of yesteryear lived on the Upper West Side. And many of them lived in the same buildings!

The list of past famous people on the Upper West Side is long. But I’ve selected the historical Upper West Siders I find most interesting, and I hope you do too.

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Riverside Drive

Posted by in Blog, Community, History, Other, Parks, Real Estate, Street Scenes, Transportation

Riverside Drive is New York City’s most scenic street. As one of the Upper West Side’s main roads, it parallels the West Side Highway and offers panoramic views to the Hudson River. From brownstones to limestone townhouses and beaux arts pre-war buildings, the street is rich in both its architecture and history. Read below to discover what makes this NYC landmark a must-see for both locals and visitors alike!

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A Tribute to Small Business

Posted by in Apparel, Clothing, Community, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Hardware Stores, Hardware Stores, History, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Shopping, shopping

In an era when chain stores are becoming the norm, supporting Upper West Side small business has become more important than ever before. Many independent local stores on the Upper West Side are run by families who have been around for generations. They’re part of the community and what makes this neighborhood so family-friendly. Read below to find out what are some of the oldest small businesses that are still thriving today.

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Oldest Buildings on the Upper West Side

Posted by in Community, History

The Central Park West Historic District is home to many of the oldest buildings on the Upper West Side. The architecture that can be found in this corner of Manhattan is fantastically well-preserved. As luxurious residential complexes, museums and religious institutions were built, the neighborhood quickly grew to become one of the most-sought after areas in the city. Read below to discover what are some of the historic buildings west of Central Park.

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