Fire Hydrants and the Urban Rainbow

by - July 10, 2010 at 11:41 am - - Comments Off on Fire Hydrants and the Urban Rainbow

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Yes, dogs urinate on them and you can’t park in front of them. But fire hydrants can also be quite attractive — magical, even — as evidenced by these photos of Upper West Side hydrants by David T. Cole Read More / Comment »

Clint Eastwood Film Festival Starts Friday

by - July 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm - - Comments Off on Clint Eastwood Film Festival Starts Friday

clint“Do you feel lucky? Well do ya, punk?” Read More / Comment »

Street Pianos Make UWS Come Alive With Mini-Concerts, Dancing

by - July 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm - - Comments Off on Street Pianos Make UWS Come Alive With Mini-Concerts, Dancing

riverside pianoThe group Sing for Hope placed pianos at dozens of locations throughout New York over the past couple of weeks, including at six spots on the Upper West Side. And a pretty amazing thing happened.

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The Westside Independent is 1 Year Old! Help Us Celebrate.

by - July 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm - - 3 Comments

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As my wife likes to remind me, anniversaries are important. And it’s bad to miss them. One year ago today, I posted an article about the July 4 fireworks on the Hudson River entitled Read More / Comment »

The Common-Sense Guide to the July 4 Fireworks

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fireworks3Macy’s has an official guide to watching the fireworks over the Hudson this year, but that entails standing on the West Side Highway for 5 hours on one of the hottest days of the year (plus an air quality alert!), surrounded by thousands of other people. Read More / Comment »

Blogger Chastised for Snapping Pictures of Larry David

by - June 30, 2010 at 11:26 am - - Comments Off on Blogger Chastised for Snapping Pictures of Larry David

LDOur style columnist Cheryl Wischhover was taking a walk up Columbus Avenue yesterday when she strolled by Isabella’s on 77th Street and saw film cameras and a bunch of people gawking. Lo and behold, it was the  set of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is shooting on the Upper West Side this week. Read More / Comment »

Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing Starting Up

by - June 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm - - Comments Off on Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing Starting Up

swingRemember how you told yourself you’d learn how to dance this year? Well, now’s your chance. Read More / Comment »

Curb Your Enthusiasm Filming on Upper West Side

by - June 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm - - 2 Comments

larry davidLarry David, the offensively hilarious creator of Seinfeld, is coming back to the Upper West Side from the unholy swamps of Los Angeles to film the next season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Read More / Comment »

Events for $20 or Less Saturday

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June 26, 2010

Upper West Side photo of the day by Isefire.

Upper West Side photo of the day by Isefire.

Tinariwen, Omar Souleyman, Toubab Krewe 
Energizing rock rhythms and unexpected up-tempo dance beats from Africa and the Middle East will make you rethink party music. Read More / Comment »

Gasp! Cyndi Lauper Reality Show Coming to UWS

by - June 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm - - Comments Off on Gasp! Cyndi Lauper Reality Show Coming to UWS

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The Apthorp, a famous landmark buiding at 79th Street and Broadway, once represented elegance and sophistication. That atmosphere has eroded over the years, and now it may be completely obliterated. Read More / Comment »

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