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On the UWS: A Sugar Bowl Evokes a Long-gone Era

On the UWS: A Sugar Bowl Evokes a Long-gone Era

by Claudie Benjamin An elaborate 1892 Gorham double–lidded nickel-silver sugar bowl that was recently sold online may be among the only tangible relics that remain of the Hotel Regent-Sherman Square Hotel, once located between 70th and 71st Streets and Broadway. This...

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Batter Up! The UWS’s World Series Pitcher

Batter Up! The UWS’s World Series Pitcher

by Claudie Benjamin It's autumn and baseball thoughts are turning to playoffs, wild cards and an eventual World Series.  Did you know that the Upper West Side has its own local baseball star--a starting pitcher in the World Series? True, it was a few years back......

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On the UWS: Creator of the USPS Suffragette Stamp

On the UWS: Creator of the USPS Suffragette Stamp

by Claudie Benjamin Upper West Side illustrator Nancy Stahl has designed about 30 US Postage Stamps. Her depiction of a Snowy Egret, a first class stamp that sold 8 billion, was among the all-time best selling issues of the USPS. Just out is her stamp celebrating the...

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Gardening Nurtures Serenity in Verdi Square

Gardening Nurtures Serenity in Verdi Square

UWS Highlight by Claudie Benjamin Volunteer gardener Chizu Ito in Verdi Square These days, a place to pause, distance and simply enjoy serenity in NYC is a prize. Verdi Square, between 72nd and 73rd Streets and Broadway is not an obvious location for peace and quiet,...

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Objects Desired, Bought & Sold

Objects Desired, Bought & Sold

An UWS Highlight by Claudie Benjamin John Koch, a long-time specialist in buying and selling the contents of estates, has a deep love and affinity for the Upper West Side.  He admits, “I literally have to be dragged away to cross the park.”  He has maintained a shop...

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