My Story

The creation of this website has been a labor of love for me. My great great grandfather arrived in this country as a tailor from Prussia (Poland) via Birmingham, England in 1869. For over five generations my family has resided in and around New York City, enjoying all the benefits this remarkable setting has to offer. The Upper West Side, in particular, has always been a special place for me. I remember sitting in my grandparents’ apartment on West 91st Street and Broadway as a child, gazing out the window in amazement at all of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Treasured memories! This is also the place where I met my incredible wife. I hope you enjoy this site as much as I have loved developing it.

My hope is to highlight the known and illuminate the unknown in this captivating part of Manhattan. Through photos and articles, I look to bring you a piece of the Upper West Side as seen through my eyes. Whether you are a local of 30 years or visiting for the first time, I believe you’ll find a wealth of information to guide your exploration and enjoyment.