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Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Spring)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Winter graciously bows and floats away from the northern hemisphere leaving the stage to Spring. This has not been an easy transition.

Upper West Side Apartment For $99 A Week | ANNIE KARNI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's not an urban myth: an Upper West Side apartment that goes for $99 a week. Dorothy Williamson, 70, a retired computer-systems administrator fro...

Mayor Bloomberg Urges Columbia to Bring Back ROTC

| Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on Columbia University to reinstate its ROTC program after a 42-year absence on campus. Columbia, like ot...

Root Canal With Chopin

Howard Kissel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Howard Kissel

I have one more session of root canal. I have no fear, only an eagerness for more musical discovery.

PHOTOS: UWS Duplex Comes With Over 2,500 Books

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It isn't unusual for luxury Manhattan apartments to feature libraries. One such place, a duplex for sale in the legendary Upper West Side Hotel Des A...

PHOTOS: Parker And Broderick's Rumored $21M UWS Duplex Back On The Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been hunting for the perfect New York City home for years. Curbed recently reported that the couple h...

I Got a Check From John Lennon

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Patterson

In the fall of 1974, I got a check for $15 written on the account of John Lennon. Almost all of my friends insisted that I couldn't cash it. I did. But I cherish the memory of opening that envelope.

From Sex and the City to 30 Rock: Turning Carrie-s Into Lemon-ade

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meredith C. Carroll

Liz Lemon is like a modern-day, less-toxic Carrie Bradshaw. She is mostly pitied by her friends and co-workers, but she has enough self-awareness to take action and go after what works for her.

Trader Joe's Opens On Upper West Side

Racked NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thanks to the excited crowd dutifully lined up outside the store, the much-anticipated Trader Joe's UWS opened a bit early this morning. No cookies ou...

You Can Go Home Again

Sally Thorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sally Thorner

The space is stunning, the view to die for, and we felt good about the price. But more importantly I had an indescribable sense of belonging in this part of the world on the Upper West Side.

Flip Fail! Tina Fey Sells Tiny UWS Studio

The New York Observer | Laura Kusisto | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Blurgh! Tina Fey has sold her teeny West 85th Street pad, but for exactly the same price she bought it for. The comedian and her hubby, composer Jef...

PHOTOS: Jazz Saxophonist's $9 Million UWS Townhouse

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jazz saxophonist David Sanborn has just put his carefully restored and renovated Upper West Side townhouse on the market for $9 million. Listed by Ro...

ART IN EDUCATION: Twombly for Toddlers? A New Contemporary Art Pre-School In NYC

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As if the upper-crust New York City private school landscape wasn't already fraught enough with contention over the most elite names in child grooming...

The Most Important New York State Senate Race Progressives Should Be Following

Joel Barkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Barkin

Lost in much of the New York election coverage, is a detailed discussion about one of the most important state legislative races in the state. When St...

Nosh, Davin, Kvell, or Eat, Pray, Love, the Upper West Side Way

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

Leeba Rivka Gilberstein is 27 years old, five pounds overweight, (okay, maybe ten), spiritually numb, and single.

Andrew Ross Sorkin Pays More Than Asking Price For New Apartment

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hopefully Andrew Ross Sorkin did his research before buying his new apartment. The New York Times reporter recently paid $2.315 million for an apa...

When Manholes Explode, New Yorkers Shrug

Tom Bisky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Bisky

As audio-visual phenomena, the volcanic blasts from manhole-accessed underground pipes are nothing short of spectacular -- but we New Yorkers are getting used to them.

NYPD Bomb Squad Smashes Windows Of Suspicious BMW Parked In Front Of Museum Of Natural History

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Police Department's bomb squad smashed out the passenger side windows of an idling SUV in front of the American Museum of Natural History...

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

Man Behind "Soup Nazi" To Reopen Soup Shop | FLORENCE FABRICANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Get in line, make your choice and have your money ready. Or else! Al Yeganeh is back....

Calling All Lincoln Square, Upper West Side Celebs

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

We need affordable housing so that the actors, musicians, singers and ballerinas who work all along Broadway, and who delight our eyes and ears and hearts, can live near where they work.

Fighting the Noise Wars -- One Blog at a Time

Jeremiah Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeremiah Moss

In the East Village, bar "noise wars" have become epic smackdowns. For a decade at least, bar owners have had the upper hand. But the atmosphere began to change in the summer of 2009.

Steve Jobs is a Nine-Year-Old Child

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Rosenbaum

Steve Jobs has the personality, temperament and behavior of a nine-year-old. I've suspected this for a while, and now I can prove it.

Pick-up Lines That Haven't Worked In My Upper West Side Bikram Yoga Class

John Bobey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Bobey

1. Are you in Sasangasana pose, or are you just glad to see me? 2. I write for Glenn Beck. 3. Is it hot in here, or is it you?...

Friday Odds & Ends: Umbrella Graveyard, Batman, Dutch Kills, & More!

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Here's my Friday assortment of random pictures I took during the past week. Including what can only be described as an umbrella graveyard at Mulberry & Prince.