The New York Times recently published a nice profile of artist Daniel Brush. The first “wide survey” of his work went on exhibit earlier this week at the Upper West Side’s Museum of Arts & Design. Mr. Brush is appearing in person tonight (Thursday, 10/18) to discuss his work in an informal conversation with MAD’s [...]
Posted earlier that Jerry Seinfeld is performing at the UWS Beacon Theatre on Thursday. About 20 minutes after that, I randomly saw a tweet from @jonahweiner that brought me to a 1999 NYT “Letter To The Editor” Mr. Seinfeld wrote that’s titled: Upper West Side Defense.
Nice story from NYT that I’ve been meaning to post for awhile. Takeo Lee Wong is a 56-year-old Upper West Sider who has cultivated a lush garden in front of his building at 319 W. 105th (between West End & Riverside). He’s had an ongoing battle with his landlord about it for years. In 2010 [...]
You may have noticed a link to The Clock in recent “Free & Cheap Events” posts (it’s part of the ongoing Lincoln Center Festival). If you’re looking for more details, NYT film critic A. O. Scott recently published a review of the installation/film, which is free and open to the public until August 1st.
A quick heads-up that New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins is appearing at a free event on the UWS tomorrow.
As you may have heard, Sam Sifton is leaving his job as the New York Times’ restaurant critic to take over as the paper’s National Editor. His final review was published yesterday, and he signed off with a bang. Mr. Sifton awarded four stars to Upper West Side food mecca Per Se (located in the [...]
Gawker recently had a post asking “What’s up with her accent?” of Jill Abramson, a native of the Upper West Side and the soon-to-be Executive Editor of the New York Times. One former NYTer gave them this juicy quote:
If you’re a wine aficionado you should absolutely check out Eric Asimov’s piece in yesterday’s New York Times about Upper West Side stalwart Nice Matin (201 West 79th, at Amsterdam). While I think of it mostly for its packed brunches, it seems they’ve established quite the wine collection. Their list is a leather-bound book with [...]
Last month MyUpperWest linked to New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton’s review of Graffit (141 West 69th), the Spanish-modernist restaurant that opened in mid-December. That post generated quite a bit of interest, so now I’m passing along a brief review by New York Magazine’s Adam Platt that just came out. While Platt seems to [...]
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center is running a series entitled “Taiwan Stories: Classic and Contemporary Film from Taiwan” until May 19th. New York Times critic Mike Hale weighed in with his thoughts the other day, calling the series “an attempt to shine some light on this vital national cinema, which has operated in the [...]
“A Minister’s Wife,” based on “Candida,” George Bernard Shaw’s comedy about the mysteries of marital love, opened at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center last night. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood weighed in with his thoughts on the production and had pretty much only good things to say. The show is [...]
This week’s “Sunday Routine” post in The New York Times focuses on Saturday Night Live cast-member, and Upper West Side resident, Fred Armisen. He spends remarkably low-key Sundays drinking coffee, playing video games and guitar, surfing the internet on his iPad, and vegging out in front of the TV. He also feeds his fish, Fischie.