Tonight marks the final debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. If you’re looking for an opportunity to watch it with others, the UWS Community Free Democrats are holding a watch party in the neighborhood (CFD is one of the groups behind the recently opened UWS Obama campaign office).
If you’re looking for a place to watch tonight’s presidential debate/town hall, Stand Up NY (236 W. 78, between Broadway & Amsterdam) is hosting what looks to be a fun event. They’re screening the debate and mixing in stand up performances and a live feed from WitStream.com.
The first of three debates between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9:00 pm tonight. If you’re looking for an opportunity to watch it with others, the UWS Community Free Democrats have organized a “watch party” at an Upper West Side bar/restaurant. CFD is also one of the groups behind the [...]
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are coming to the Upper West Side today. The couple is taping an episode of The View at ABC’s studios in the West 60s — it is their first joint appearance on the show.
Posted on Thursday that a new campaign office for President Obama is opening on the Upper West Side. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony (can’t have something political without a ribbon-cutting) is on Sunday morning and a variety of local officials will be on hand.
UPDATE 9/22: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For New UWS Obama Campaign Office On Sunday 9/23 At 11:00 AM Posted back in April — “Obama vs. Romney = UWS vs. UES?” — that the Upper West Side was fertile fundraising ground for President Obama. Earlier today, news broke that a group called Community Free Democrats is opening an [...]
Back in June 2010, there was a flurry of interest when President Obama’s former UWS pad hit the market (it was rented less than two weeks later). After two years, it’s back on the market (with a 26% rent increase).
I’m still trying to track down details, but apparently someone robbed the Chase bank at 2875 Broadway (at 112th) yesterday afternoon, just five blocks south of where President Obama gave a commencement speech at Barnard.
UPDATE 2:00 pm: Columbia Spectator notes that Mr. Obama just finished up his speech. He’ll likely be heading south to ABC studios soon. Posted this morning that President Obama is the commencement speaker at Barnard College today. When he’s finished over there, he’ll be heading to the West 60s to tape an episode of The [...]
UPDATE: President Obama Heading To West 60s For 3 pm Taping Of “The View” Back in March, President Obama visited the UWS as part of a major fundraising visit to NYC. A few days later, news broke that he’s be returning to the neighborhood in May as the commencement speaker at Barnard College. 2+ months [...]
The UWS and UES have long had political stigmas attached to them. If recent fundraising figured from the campaigns of President Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney are any indication, those stigmas still hold true — the UWS is blue and the UES is red.
If you missed the news, President Obama rolled through the Upper West Side on Thursday as he attended a $5,000/person fundraiser on West 67th. MUW reader Lucien sent in this shot of the President’s limo heading the wrong way on Columbus (north rather than south) as it prepared to turn onto 67th Street. Apparently one [...]