Upper West Sides

2016 – 2020



New Decade

Always a rollicking pyrotechnic show. Perfect from our favorite New Year’s Eve midnight perch on Central Park West.




Tree Trimming Party

The Fourth Annual Tree Gang did another bang-up job.

Astice di Natale. Carols. Dancing. Fun.


Christmas Eve

Susana Phillips. Met Opera soprano. O Nuit Divine. Indeed it was. Paul Winter’s sax. Hark the Herald Angels Sing! Silent Night. Candles. Holy Night. Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Mom & Ben tradition. Joyeux Noël.


Balloon Stories

Calm Before… Will it be windy? Will there be balloons? We’ll see. Now waiting for the inflation hordes.


Inflated Spirit… They’re back. The inflation people. Filling Central Park West from 73rd. Four blocks to see the blowing up of the balloons. Frank Sinatra & Mariah Carey blaring them on. The crowd crawl is about a block an hour.

Most seem to be having fun. Maybe this is the only way to see the big balloons this year. Hope not!

11/28 Balloon Crawl… Well the balloons “flew”?! As the gusts almost blew them apart. Even lower than last year. Flat crawl. But. Hey. They went.



La Traviata @ MetOpera


Christmas Eve @ St. John the Divine
Up close this year


Tavern on the Green Christmas spruce


The Lifespan of a Fact on Broadway


Windy Thanksgiving low balloons
from our warm and cozy bedroom


Rachel Brosnahan in Mrs. Maisel costume
voting in mid-terms UWS
West Side Rag


Cocktails al fresco Tav on Green
with dear friends Anne & Peter


That’s a New Yorker  74th & CPW


Enterprising vendor
The Roving Anti-Trump Band-Wagon
Another Day Another WTF Buttons $3


Father’s Day glee Tav on Green


Street closed all day for Law & Order filming


Eastover view from Shakespeare Garden


Anti-gun rally after Parkland massacre


Pop-up ski mound and winter bar
with Cathy & Dr. Husband


Women’s March- Another Perspective



Midnight New Year’s Eve fireworks end of our block


St. John the Divine Christmas Eve last minute seats


Bobby Van’s before the Theater
Eric Trump & Michael Flynn plaques



Mark Rylance in Farinelli & The King

Mandy Patinkin watched it with us




Macy’s Parade
7AM Bus & Brass Band from Houston
Below our window


Still fun the second year



Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan Michael Key, Jeremy Shamos
Meteor Shower on Broadway



Also in theater saw
The Parisian Woman with Uma Thurman
Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Liev Schreiber
Babylon Line with Josh Radnor
Cate Blanchett in Chekhov’s The Present


Any given November evening on Central Park West
Pre-Marathon fireworks
A biker hardly noticed


Shay Mitchell filming a movie
On our daily walk


Summer croquet and boules in Central Park



Sailors enjoy a gondola ride during Fleet Week
The Lake at Bethesda Fountain


Resistance March in February
Steve Bannon was there?




Back in the City!

First Christmas together Upper West Side
Oak Bridge


Where’s that parade?


Early crowd at 6 AM

Bleachers getting filled at 8 AM

Crazy at 9 AM

Here come the balloons!
Our first parade yay
Bedroom with a view!



Election Day 2016
Cynthia Nixon filming a movie on our block
Who knew we’d wake up to Trump
And she’d run for Governor in 2018





First marathon on 74th & CPW



First Halloween in the ‘Hood




Hillary campaigning a few blocks away
New York Historical Society
Thought she’d be a shoe-in


Indian Summer outdoor bar
Tavern on the Green


Street photos around our new ‘hood



Dr. Husband met a famous guy
While playing parking roulette
Across the street


Can it be true?
We’re finally here
Turtle Time


Our New York Historical Society Neighbors

Sunday Farmers’ Market on Columbus