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Haunted Buildings of the Upper West Side

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

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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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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Mansions on the Upper West Side

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

The Upper West Side is known for its architecture, and while many might first think of large prewar buildings or small brownstones on tree-lined blocks, there are a number of private mansions on the Upper West Side which have stood the test of time.  Find some of my personal favorites below!

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Five Upper West Side Buildings That Used To Be Hotels

Posted by in Blog, Buyers, Featured, History, Other, Real Estate, Upper West Side Hotels and Lodging

The Upper West Side has a rich architectural history, and among the many stunning prewar buildings are some which were originally designed as hotels.  Below, I’ve listed my five favorite Upper West Side buildings that used to be hotels!

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Upper West Side Streets Named After Famous People

Posted by in Community, History, Other, Street Scenes

The Upper West Side is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the country and many brownstone-lined Upper West Side streets offer an interesting glimpse into the past. Influential artists have stayed in this cozy corner of the city from the very beginning and attribute part of their success to this magical place they once called home. Some streets have been renamed to honor the lasting legacy these artists have left behind. Read below and learn more about some of the neighborhood’s most notable residents and discover where they used to live.

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