Tag Archives: Upper West Side

NEW YORK CITY: Oldest Gay Bar To Close After More Than 50 Years

Via DNA Info: Candle Bar, the neighborhood’s oldest gay bar — and some argue the oldest in the city — is closing at the end of the month. The Amsterdam Avenue bar opened in the mid-1960s, and some people argue it has had its license and been openly gay longer than Julius, a West Village gay bar that claims to ...

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Vanity Fair On The Ansonia

As part of their Eminent Domains series on New York City landmarks, Vanity Fair opens with a look at the legendary Ansonia, once the home of the Continental Baths, where Bette Midler and Barry Manilow got their starts.   A grand hotel in the middle of nowhere, it was home to opera stars and Broadway impresarios, as well as composers, ...

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Seen On The Upper West Side

JMG reader James sends us the above chilling graffiti he spotted in the subway station at West 72nd and Central Park West.

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UWS To Be Sprayed For West Nile

Ruh-roh. One of New York’s most expensive neighborhoods will be sprayed this week with pesticide to combat the West Nile virus, officials said Tuesday. The city regularly sprays against the mosquito-borne disease, which has seen a surge in outbreaks in the United States this year. Friday’s spraying is notable because it will target Manhattan’s prestigious Upper West Side neighborhood and ...

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Afternoon View – Upper West Side

Photo by JMG reader Inga.

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Meat Dresses Not On The Menu

To the bemused concern of my friends who live next door, Lady Gaga’s parents have opened a restaurant on the Upper West Side. I snapped the above phone photo on Saturday after dodging a cluster of excited Little Monsters who apparently expect their hero to drop by regularly. Initial reviews have been brutal so we’ll have to see how long ...

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Tonight In Manhattan

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Afternoon View – Bi Daddy’s

From the other side of Broadway it was hard to tell there was a burned out letter “g”. But I took the photo anyway because I am a third grader.

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Morning View – Upper West Side

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May 20th: Campaign Fundraiser For Openly Gay NY Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell

Openly gay New York Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell will hold a campaign fundraiser in NYC next Thursday. As regular readers know, it was O’Donnell who successfully guided the state’s marriage equality bill through the state Assembly. THREE TIMES, in fact. Embiggen the above image for details about next week’s fundraiser. You can also contribute to O’Donnell’s campaign via his ActBlue page. ...

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Tomorrow: Macy’s Balloons

The Manhattan tradition of viewing the inflating of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day balloons along Central Park West begins tomorrow at 3PM. Via Gothamist: It’s that time again—time for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And one of the fun traditions to watching the balloons being blown up the night before. This year’s Thanksgiving parade balloon inflation begins tomorrow at 3 p.m. ...

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