An Upper West Side Boomlet

New York Times, Sept. 26, 2014
Downtown may be enjoying more buzz. But the Upper West Side, that not-too-edgy, not-too-bland land of large parks and elegant prewar facades, is holding up its end of the conversation.

Lines snake out the door during open houses in the neighborhood, which by many definitions runs from Columbus Circle to Columbia University between Central and Riverside Parks. Verdi Square, by the West 72nd Street subway stop, has become as much a place to hang out as pass through, round the clock. And many residents insist they wouldn’t consider living anywhere else…

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Condos, conversions & rentals descend on the Upper West Side

New York Post, Sept. 24, 2014
This past Saturday, the West 75th Street Block Association threw their annual block party on the same stretch of West 75th Street and Broadway where they’ve done it for the past six years.

Pasta was on hand from nearby restaurant Papparadella. Project FIND, a group for seniors, hosted the dancing. Salads came from Viand Cafe. And the local merchants raffled off prizes like gift baskets from Fairway, or $100 gift certificates to the Italian restaurant ’Cesca…

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