As NYC’s cultural center, the Upper West Side offers visitors the chance to experience some of the city’s best museums and attractions. The quiet and residential streets of the neighborhood offer out-of-towners the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of Midtown. From small boutique hotels to charming inns, we’ve selected a few of the best hotels on the Upper West Side for your convenience. Check them out below and make the out of your vacation or “staycation”! Read More
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! Read More
n Sunday July 21st, the good people at Hostelling International
, on the corner of Amsterdam and 104th, in conjunction with the Music Frees All Festival
, will be hosting an all day event, featuring barbecue, free
beer, performance art and 7 funky-ass bands who are bound to get the Upper West Side shaking. This will be going from 1-9pm and doesn’t look like it’s going to have any dull moments whatsoever.
The lineup is heavily afrobeat influenced, but still very eclectic. Headlining the bill will be the No Mirrors Orchestra, a 21-piece funk afro-beat powerhouse led by Miles Arntzen, a member of seminal NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, as well as some of the finest young players in the city. They will play a mixture of originals and a few covers by founding father of Afrobeat, the great Fela Kuti. Read More