72nd Street is His Middle Name

72nd Street is His Middle Name

When Jonah [72nd Street] Phillips, owner with his father Alan of Pastrami Queen at 138 W. 72nd, starts talking about traditional Jewish Kosher Deli foods, he turns theatrical, using the inflection of immigrants who spoke Yiddish and settled in the early 20th Century...
Fred Astaire on the Upper West Side

Fred Astaire on the Upper West Side

Really too good, it’s like a stage set. Lights up: a 19th Century building, located right in the very heart of West 72nd Street, is entirely draped in dark, protective safety screening. Looking at the building from the curb, there are few signs of activity.  But, this...
The Color Authority

The Color Authority

For at least ten years before the Covid period, the trend in paint colors for many apartments of the Upper West Side leaned toward variations in a palette of whites and grays. Over the last months, the mood has changed and customers are definitely painting or having...
Polishing Your Outlook

Polishing Your Outlook

Spa services, while not an absolute necessity, certainly make you feel better.  Take massage, for example, who doesn’t have at least one ache or pain that can’t be eased by a massage provided by a skilled practitioner?  Stress too, can be defused by a 30-minute back...