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...
On the UWS: Creator of the USPS Suffragette Stamp

On the UWS: Creator of the USPS Suffragette Stamp

by Claudie Benjamin Upper West Side illustrator Nancy Stahl has designed about 30 US Postage Stamps. Her depiction of a Snowy Egret, a first class stamp that sold 8 billion, was among the all-time best selling issues of the USPS. Just out is her stamp celebrating the...
unTRUE Stories

unTRUE Stories

In the mid-1980s, preservation policy in the US and New York City was still nascent.  In comparison to today, New York was a lawless playground for building owners and developers.  The thriving real estate market prompted growth and made demolition appealing.  People...