Tag Archives: Upper East Side

Bear Couple Mosaic To Grace NYC Subway Station

I learned about this installation a couple of weeks ago and planned on reporting on it once I could take my own photos when the new subway line officially opens on Sunday. But some of you have prodded me not to wait. From the Associated Press: The sight of two men holding hands is far from uncommon, but a mural ...

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Manhattan Gets Cupcake ATM

A 24-hour cupcake dispensing machine has opened on the Upper East Side for those late night emergencies when you can’t reach your dealer. The machine can dispense up to 20 varieties by way of a touch screen that works just like a bank ATM: You make your selection, swipe your credit card, and out comes your treat in a brown ...

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Queer Nation Protests Against Putin Outside New York City’s Russian Consulate

This afternoon Queer Nation staged a protest against Vladimir Putin outside the Russian consulate on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation To Protest At Russian Consulate On February 6th

Via press release: Members of the gay activist group Queer Nation and others who oppose the Russian government’s continued attacks on human rights, including the rights of LGBT Russians, will mark the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with a protest outside the Russian consulate in New York City at noon on February 6. “Gay bashing is not an ...

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Afternoon View – UES Muck House

After four years of blasting for the coming Second Avenue subway line, the monstrous muck house on my block is finally coming down and tenants on the first six floors of the above building again have sunlight reaching their windows. This is too late, of course, for the scores of street level businesses on the Upper East Side that long ...

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Second Avenue Subway Progresses

The MTA has posted a slideshow about the progress being made at the future 72nd Street Station of the Second Avenue subway.  Cool photos within.  The blasting has ended and the muck houses on Second Avenue started to come down this week after three years of destroying businesses and blocking apartment windows.  And only three more years (allegedly) until I’ll ...

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Morning View – Upper East Side

Last night’s snowstorm took out more trees on the Upper East Side than the hurricane did. There’s a chorus of chainsaws echoing up and down my block. We only got a few inches of snow and most of it’s gone already.

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FDR Drive: Before & After

The top photo was taken around 8pm last night. I took the bottom photo at 11:15am today.

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America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes

According to Forbes Magazine, the Upper East Side’s 10065 zip code is the most expensive place to live in the United States, with a median home price of over $6.5M.  All of the top ten are in New York or California, with the exception of Alpine, northern New Jersey’s hip-hop studded home to Sean Combs, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Russell Simmons, and ...

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Morning View – First Avenue

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NYC Subway Blast Was Sign From Jesus

Jesus really wanted to warn the people on my block: “This is a tiny blast compared to what is determined upon Northeast US and New York because of our sins. It behoves us to seek Christ and be on the alert.” On an equally hilarious note, watch this Fox News report on the explosion just for the woman who screeches: ...

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“Errant” Subway Excavation Explosion Rocks Manhattan’s Upper East Side

I’m pretty used to the blasting after two years of this, but today’s “errant” explosion about knocked me out of my chair. The New York Times is on it: “We were doing a controlled blast,” said Adam Lisberg, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, “when clearly something went awry and an explosion was felt at street level.” The blast ...

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Afternoon View – Halston House

This Upper East Side townhouse was built in 1966 by noted modernist Paul Rudolph. When Halston lived there, it was known as the Studio 54 after-party house. The Alexander Hirsch and Lewis Turner Residence, aka Halston House, 101 East 63rd Street, New York NY. Includes a private garage and rooftop deck. 7349 square feet. Sold in 1974 to designer Roy ...

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Macarons: Manhattan’s Cupcake 2.0

This morning I wandered over to Ladurée, the latest Manhattan rage where New Yorkers are at this moment lined up down the block on a corner of Madison Avenue also anchored by Tom Ford, Juicy Couture, and Prada. Lined up for cookies. Even though the shop is quite close to where I live, I’d never heard of the Paris-based chain ...

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Afternoon View – De-Luxe Apartments

Recognize these de-luxe apartments in the sky-y-y?

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Afternoon View – Guggenheim Museum

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OCCUPIED: Upper East Side

Yesterday hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched on the Upper East Side townhouses of several billionaires, including News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch, who paid $44M for his home. Other stops included the homes of Tea Party puppeteer David Koch and hedge fund titan John Paulson, where a check for $5 billion was waved in front of his door. Gothamist ...

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Daily Ungrumble

After dodging construction workers and piles of equipment, this morning I decided not to come back to my Food Emporium until their damn remodel was finished. Then at checkout they gave a $5.00 “sorry about the mess” coupon. It’s amazing how something little and unexpected can change your mind.

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OWS To March On Upper East Side

Occupy Wall Street protesters will turn their ire on uptown’s billionaires today as they march on the Upper East Side townhouses of Tea Party kingpin David Koch, among others. Gothamist breaks it down: Organized by the Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change, they will be going by the apartment buildings of Tea Party-lovin’ richest man in NYC ...

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Morning View – Special Surgery

I don’t know what they do at the ominously named Hospital For Special Surgery, but I hope I never have to go there.

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