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UWSider Téa Leoni’s UNICEF Halloween

UWSider Téa Leoni’s UNICEF Halloween

by Claudie Banjamin Remember knocking and shouting "Trick Or Treat for UNICEF!"?  That tradition began on Halloween 1950--children could not only enjoy dressing up and amassing a huge haul of candy, but also bring along little orange cardboard collection boxes to...

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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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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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