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...
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...
Smile Starts with Tooth #1

Smile Starts with Tooth #1

By Claudie Benjamin   The time for the first dental visit comes “with a child’s first tooth or by their first birthday,” says Dr. Robert Goldsmith. A specialist in pediatric dentistry and owner of West Side Kids Dental, Robert Goldsmith, DMD,...
Refreshing & Beautiful

Refreshing & Beautiful

By Claudie Benjamin When Sam Lin came from Taiwan to New York a little over a decade ago to complete a Master’s degree, he felt something was missing.  That something, the treat to enjoy between studying, researching, and writing papers was Bubble Milk...
Chinese Cuban Restaurant: A Proud Heritage

Chinese Cuban Restaurant: A Proud Heritage

By Claudie Benjamin “Ninety percent of our customers are regulars,” says Richie Lam, Manager of La Dinastia, a Chinese-Latin restaurant at 145 West 72nd Street that his father, Juan Lam opened in 1986.  Earlier it had been Principe...