The Westside Independent is Up For Sale by Auction

by - November 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm - - Comments Off on The Westside Independent is Up For Sale by Auction

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Your favorite site about the Upper West Side is up for sale by ebay auction. The auction will last 10 days, starting on Dec. 6, 2010. Here’s the link! If you have any questions, please email uwsnews1@gmail.com.

A Brief Holiday

by - July 15, 2010 at 10:18 pm - - 1 Comment

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The Westside Independent’s editor is taking a couple weeks of R&R. In the meantime, be sure to check out our free outdoor concert page, and get updated events and specials at our Events and Deals page. Read More / Comment »

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 »

Mom Longs for the Playground: “A Verdant Fairy Land”

by - July 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm - - 2 Comments

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By Rebecca Levey
Westside Independent parenting columnist
Eight years ago, when my daughters were born, we lived downtown. Prior to having kids, we loved living by Union Square. But when twin newborns commandeered our apartment, all of the cute Read More / Comment »

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 »

A Walk Back Through the 1970’s on the Upper West Side

by - July 4, 2010 at 1:49 am - - 6 Comments

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Heading North on 8th Avenue in 1970.

By Maria Gorshin
What was the Upper West Side like during the 1970s? Ask people who lived here at the time and you’re likely to hear conflicting opinions. Read More / Comment »

Imagining a Pedestrian-Friendly Upper West Side

by - July 2, 2010 at 1:40 am - - 2 Comments

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A group of Upper West Siders has been envisioning a new look for the neighborhood, one that isn’t so dependent on cars. Bike and pedestrian advocates from the Upper West Side Streets Renaissance recently created two videos looking at what would happen if the neighborhood were transformed to appeal more to pedestrians and less to automobiles. Read More / Comment »

One Last Drink at O’Neals’ Before the Final Curtain

by - June 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm - - Comments Off on One Last Drink at O’Neals’ Before the Final Curtain

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After 46 years in business, O’Neals’ closed its doors for good on Monday with a party open to the community. Longtime fans crowded the bar and the restaurant, watching the game and discussing old times. Read More / Comment »

Boat Basin Chronicles: “If You See a Hottie, Text Me”

by - June 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm - - Comments Off on Boat Basin Chronicles: “If You See a Hottie, Text Me”

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Olivia, Johna, Jessica, Erin, and Cathy at the Boat Basin.

By Cheryl Wischhover
When one discusses nightlife in our fair city, I’m pretty certain that the Upper West Side is an afterthought. As a matter of fact, New York Magazine ranked NYC neighborhoods by who stays home the most 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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