It’s totally disconcerting to see a picture of your building and its surroundings on Google Maps street views. Did you ever wonder who the heck goes around taking all the pictures? Here’s your answer! This is near 104th and WestEnd Avenue.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
The New York Post reports today that Equinox officially bought SoulCycle, the indoor cycling studios with a culty vibe and celebrity following. According to the Post report, nine locations are going to be added to the current six.
The current small cramped Upper West Side location on West 72nd street will be closed and a 2,000 square foot outpost will open in the Harrison (205 W. 76th Street).
OK, so let’s discuss this. Continue reading
I cannot take credit for the brilliance of this photo. It was taken by my friend C who noticed one morning at school drop-off that everyone’s footwear was so different. She then suggested a caption for the picture: Guess which woman lives in Connecticut? (Hint: It’s C, who just tragically moved from the UWS to Connecticut). Guess which shoes are mine? (Hint: NOT the Birkenstocks, no offense to my other friend C who actually has very good taste in footwear, except for the Birkies).
Our fashion cred here on the Upper West Side just got a major boost: Alber Elbaz, the genius and congenial designer behind French label Lanvin, just purchased a pied-a-terre at the Apthorp. According to the New York Times, (via Racked) Elbaz bought a one bedroom pad which was originally listed at $6.2 million. It’s almost 2,400 square feet, which is quite a spread for a one bedroom apartment. (How big is that bedroom, for heaven’s sake?)
Elbaz moved to NYC from Israel in the mid-80s and has had rentals here, though his main residence is in France because of his gig with Lanvin. He’s supposedly a very sweet guy—and how can you not like someone who has a penchant for floppy bow ties? I think he’ll be a lovely addition to the Upper West Side. And with those three fashion editors who live up here and New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, we are finally fashion heavy-hitters, right? RIGHT?
Do you fondly remember the Westside Independent with a little tear in your eye? Well, guess what? The editor of that brilliant website has a new project: the West Side Rag just launched this week!
It will have aggregated UWS news events, but mostly it will be a forum for the voices of those who actually live here–to tell stories, share anecdotes, and give you the unofficial version of things. Also, there should be a fair amount of silliness involved. Continue reading
Gripping headline, no? Well, if you’re a shopper and treasure the few boutiques we have up here on the Upper West Side, you care about this. I was cabbing up Columbus earlier today and noted a big “Moving” sign in BOC’s window, but drove by too quickly to see where the new location was. I figured, “Oh, great, another shop moving downtown. Or to Brooklyn.”
But, no! Later in the day I was walking up Broadway and noticed a lot of activity in the storefront at 2191 Broadway (between 77th and 78th). The new BOC! Continue reading
While walking down Broadway in the 80s yesterday, I spotted this scarlet creature just hanging out in the middle of the sidewalk. I stopped to peer at it, and in the process gathered a curious crowd. Because when a New Yorker actually stops to look at something, chances are good that it’s a total train wreck. Or A-Rod.
In this case, it was just a little lost red bird, who certainly didn’t belong in the middle of the sidewalk. The question, “Is it alive?” was quickly answered when one woman gently tried to pick it up. Scarlett flapped her little wings and safely landed on this woman’s shoe: Continue reading