Thrifting and Community Service

Thrifting and Community Service

By Claudie Benjamin The Goodwill store that opened at 157 W. 72nd Street in 2013 highlights a curated concept first piloted at an earlier Goodwill shop at 217 West 79th Street. The curated look?  Mostly gone is the old-time jumble, catch as catch can style thrift...
157 West 72nd Street

157 West 72nd Street

157 West 72nd Street View of 157 West 72nd Street taken from south along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Tepidly Art Deco, Under Wraps by Tom Miller James R. Smith and Cornelius W. Luyster hired the brothers David and John Jardine, partners in the...
160 West 72nd Street

160 West 72nd Street

160 West 72nd Street View of 160 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Baby Vampires of a Certain Vintage by Tom Miller In 1883, the architectural firm of Thom & Wilson designed five rowhouses on West 72nd...
Gracefully Feeling Better

Gracefully Feeling Better

By Claudie Benjamin Every exercise therapy has its own philosophy and discipline.  Some have hallmark equipment designed to train the body in specific ways. Trainers and enthusiasts of particular techniques talk about finding what’s right for them in helping them feel...
Matching Occasions with Little Cards & More

Matching Occasions with Little Cards & More

By Claudie Benjamin It’s been decades since the Upper West Side was dotted with custom print stores where customers could lean on the advice of a seasoned printer as they selected fonts and paper quality for wedding invitations, business cards and custom holiday...
Sweet Marjolaine

Sweet Marjolaine

By Claudie Benjamin Marjolaine is a particularly popular cake at My Most Favorite Food, a Kosher bakery, restaurant, and catering business. This multi-layered meringue showstopper has a number of features that distinguish it from the typical creations at other...