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Simple Home-Style Cooking Away from Home

Simple Home-Style Cooking Away from Home

By Claudie Benjamin Serving up 20+ fresh, delicious vegetables daily is a challenge that makes Jay Strauss proud. A recent menu, for example, offered a choice of market vegetables that included artichoke hearts with parmesan; asparagus with parmesan; beets with goat...

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Photography & Friendship

Photography & Friendship

By Claudie Benjamin “I love my building,” photographer Barbara Ehlers said recently, “I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” She and her husband, Stephen Frizell, have been living on the Upper West Side for many years, always in buildings with a side facing Broadway....

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Forever Cleaning

Forever Cleaning

By Claudie Benjamin When you think about how many people live on an Upper West Side block, that’s an awful lot of clothes, bedding, rugs and sometimes even furs that need to be cleaned. Rene Digal has been store manager since 2006 of the Oxford Cleaners branch located...

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Pieces of New York

Pieces of New York

By Claudie Benjamin Gregg Boisjolie, Manager of Olde Good Things at 2420 Broadway, surely knows his stuff. In conversation, he transitions fluidly from the details of one anecdote related to a notable New York City artifact to another. For example, he described the...

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Love is in the Hair

Love is in the Hair

By Claudie Benjamin Who doesn’t want to look and feel great? A great haircut, skilled styling, and maintenance are all part of the equation for an outstanding result, according to Salli Subryan. Her salon, Salli B., at 250 West 88th Street, is spacious, offering...

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Books & Neighbors

Books & Neighbors

By Claudie Benjamin The new (and third) Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Manhattan will open this March at 2736 Broadway, on the corner of 105th Street. A few notable features: The look and feel will be much like the other two branches of the community bookstore, but...

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