72nd Street is His Middle Name

72nd Street is His Middle Name

By Claudie Benjamin When Jonah [72nd Street] Phillips, owner with his father Alan of Pastrami Queen at 138 W. 72nd, starts talking about traditional Jewish Kosher Deli foods, he turns theatrical, using the inflection of immigrants who spoke Yiddish and settled in the...
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...
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...

Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library and Museum

LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS LINCOLN CENTER PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY AND MUSEUM (aka NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS) Date: 1958-1965 Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Primary Style: Modernist Façade (primary material): Travertine...