Watch-Blog

Rebounding as Clothes are Dry Cleaned Again

Rebounding as Clothes are Dry Cleaned Again

By Claudie Benjamin Joseph Lee graduated from Rutgers University as a communications major. The financial crisis of 2008 made jobs scarce. Joseph was lucky that his father, Albert Lee, had the well-established J’s Cleaners dry cleaning business with multiple stores in...

read more
Upper West Side’s Diner Expert

Upper West Side’s Diner Expert

By Claudie Benjamin The ultra-vintage Metro Diner at 2641 Broadway at the northwest corner of 100th Street was used four times as the setting for episodes of Pose. The groundbreaking FX TV musical series ran for four seasons, and focused on NYC’s transgender...

read more
Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem

By Claudie Benjamin On occasion, Phyllis Samitz Cohen, Director of Public Art at the Municipal Art Society, stopped at Ben & Jerry’s at 2720 Broadway, the northeast corner of 104th Street and Broadway. More than savoring a chocolate mint ice cream, her purpose...

read more
Lush Roses and Comfortable Old Shoes

Lush Roses and Comfortable Old Shoes

By Claudie Benjamin As President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, Peg Breen’s professional domain focuses heavily on bricks, mortar, stone, and policy related to conservation, history, and progress.  Flowers provide a perfect balance, offering softness and color...

read more
Movies that Spoke to His Soul

Movies that Spoke to His Soul

By Claudie Benjamin Dan and Toby Talbot defined what many Upper West Siders enjoyed most about going to the movies for decades.  The couple ran the New Yorker [2409 Broadway, demolished], the Cinema Studio [1931 Broadway, demolished], the (individually landmarked)...

read more
Every Building Has HIS Story

Every Building Has HIS Story

Interstate 70 crosses nearly the width of the continental US, but it also takes a lesser-known route–from Dayton, Ohio, to West 72nd Street. As a child visiting his granddad, a budding urban explorer Tom Miller investigated the east end of Dayton, a neighborhood...

read more
The Upper West Side Beat

The Upper West Side Beat

Claudie Benjamin jokes that she’s ‘probably been in every building on the Upper West Side’ and after speaking to her, you are likely to believe it!   Benjamin, whose parents relocated the family here while she was in second grade, was responsible for combing the...

read more

Search Watch-Blog

Archives

Calendar

November 2022
S M T W T F S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Categories

Let's Keep in Touch!

Let's Keep in Touch!

Want the latest news?
Care to share about something in the neighborhood?
Be the first to hear about upcoming events?

Join the LW! email list!

You're Subscribed!

Share This