I grew up on the Upper West Side, and my old man did too. I’ve raided his photo albums so that you could enjoy some photos of the UWS dating back to the 1940s. Boy how the neighborhood has changed!
1979: 79th Street Block Party
1978: A Magician in Central Park
1976: Thanksgiving Day Parade
1970: in Central Park
1962: A Bar-Mitzvah at Tavern on the Green
Late 1940s: 72nd Street
Late 1940s: Exact street locations unknown