Sunday, October 22 2:00-4:00pm
Ornamental Delights: An UWS Walk with Francis Morrone
From the iron fences of the Dakota, to the carved stone statuary on the outsides of the Dorilton and the Apthorp, to some of the city’s best examples of terra cotta, the Upper West Side is an outdoor museum of beautiful ornament. Architectural historian Francis Morrone– perennial favorite (and named one of the 13 best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine)– leads a walk highlighting the amazing, and too often unattributed, work of many of the unknown artisans that helped create our unique Upper West Side.
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Thursday, October 26th, 6:30-8:00pm
The Wild Wild West Side on Film: From Gangs to Ghostbusters
The second in a series featuring clips from iconic films and filmmakers that use the equally iconic locations of the Upper West Side to tell their stories. In this cinematic stroll, we will explore the ways in which the beloved and identifiable locations of Manhattan’s Upper West Side have given it a starring role in so many film classics. Both timeless and reflective of dynamic cultural change, the UWS has been a major player in such quintessential New York films as West Side Story, Panic in Needle Park, Rosemary’s Baby, Hair, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, and the Ghostbusters franchise. We will look at how its own unique identity shapes the structure and stories of films where characters come together, fight their demons, fall in love, fall to pieces, and even live happily ever after. Paula Uruburu, Professor of English and Film Studies at Hofstra University, guides us on a cinefantastic tour of New York’s Upper West Side, as seen through the eyes of such talented native New Yorkers (and transplants) as Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Nora and Delia Ephron, and Ira Levin.
Sunday, October 29 2:00-4:00pm
Gargoyles! A Halloween Walk on the Upper West Side
Architectural historian Nina Harkrader seeks out the Upper West Side’s more ghoulish inhabitants: the many gargoyles and “green men” that live among us. Join a pre-Halloween gargoyle hunt along the historic streets and stones of the Upper West Side and see if you can spot who…or what…might be keeping watch.
Wednesday, November 8 9:30am-12:30pm
Fundamentals of Fair Housing–-Approved for 3 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit
Back by Popular Demand! Brokers: Are you looking for a truly interesting and informative Fair Housing course to meet your annual license renewal requirements? This is it! Kevin Cremin of MFY Legal Services returns with a program focused on best practices for brokers: What is “steering”and how to avoid it and what you must do when you think a party is not in compliance with the law. Learn to navigate today’s top issues such as familial status discrimination, lawful source of income discrimination, and the use of criminal records by housing providers. Bring your own real-time questions to this engaging morning program!