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The Belnord, Beresford and Barney G: West Side Stories

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Journalist, editor, publisher and now memoirist Peter Osnos is joined by journalists Walter Shapiro and Meryl Gordon for a fascinating discussion on the Upper West Side of the 1950s and 1960s. The Osnos family, fleeing the Nazis, settled first in the Blenord and then The Beresford. Peter Osnos revisits the UWS of his youth–a place of immigrants, artists and academics, a vibrant world where a kid growing up in The Belnord might see Lee Strasberg, Zero Mostel or Isaac Bashevis Singer at the elevator. And an even luckier kid, Osnos recalls, might even catch a glimpse of Marilyn Monroe…



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