Rainy Days on the Upper West Side

Posted by in Community, Other, Street Scenes

Rainy days can be pretty (and create a somewhat nicer smelling NYC). But they’re more enjoyable from the comfort of our homes or offices. Enjoy these scenes and stay dry!

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Coolest Tree in NYC

Posted by in Other, Parks, Street Scenes

Who would have guessed; the coolest tree in NYC is right here on the Upper West Side!

I’m not biased …

Read below to find out what makes this green giant so sweet.

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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

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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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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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NYC Holiday Lights on the UWS

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Other, Street Scenes

‘Tis the season for lovely NYC holiday lights on the Upper West Side!

Read on to view some beautifully lit up landmarks and attractions!

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Autumn on the Upper West Side

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If you’re not planning a fall getaway north of NYC, Autumn right here on the Upper West Side is absolutely beautiful!  It’s truly what fairytales are made of.  For more photos of the Upper West Side, be sure to check out our Instagram page!

And here are some stunning images of Autumn in Washington Heights!

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Pokemon GO on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Community, Events, Other, Street Scenes

It’s official. Pokemon GO on the Upper West Side is HERE.  It has taken over NYC by storm. The augmented virtual reality game has shattered records with more than 75 million downloads since it’s release a few weeks ago. The game encourages players to catch them all and the Upper West Side offers plenty of prime hunting hot spots for residents and visitors alike.  Read below to find out what can you catch and where without having to leave the neighborhood. Get ready to go outside and explore!

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The Grand Bazaar Opens its Doors

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Shopping, Street Scenes

Come visit one of the longest running markets in NYC by visiting the Grand Bazaar this summer. The market’s located in the heart of the Upper West Side at 100 West 77th Street and is open from 10am to 5.30pm. Read below to find out what’s awaiting in this new community space featuring plenty of indoor and outdoor stands with more than a hundred merchants selling anything from antiques and edibles to rare artisanal items!

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Upper West Side Streets Named After Famous People

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The Upper West Side is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the country. Several Upper West Side streets offer an interesting glimpse into the past. Influential artists have stayed in this cozy corner of the city 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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