August 1, 2013
Visiting Barcelona, I walk into Vinçon, a cutting edge design shop. I peruse glass cases of gadgets, gifts and housewares. “Well, this is awkward,” I think to myself as I come upon a display of art supplies featuring a box of Caran D’Ache color pencils. “Here I am, a Jewish customer, and they want to [...]
October 24, 2010
This summer, I was walking up Fifth Avenue past 66th Street and happened to gaze up at one of those bronze memorial statues scattered throughout the city. It was mostly backlit and hard to see and so at first my eye only caught a glimpse of one area which stopped me- the anguished facial expression [...]
April 7, 2009
I’ve been watching the John Adams HBO series starring Paul Giamatti and feeling a little patriotic so today my friend Mike and I walked around looking for a plaque commemorating the execution site of an American Revolutionary War Hero, Nathan Hale, and eventually we found it on the side of a Banana Republic. According to [...]
January 5, 2009
Larry Fink, Russian Ball, Colony Club, New York City, 1977, via MoMA Blair’s maid, Darota via WoodyCakes On tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl, Blair throws a little party for members of the exclusive women’s social group, The Colony Club, in an attempt to gain entrance.Â Her guests turn out to be a bunch of stodgy, [...]
December 27, 2008
The U.E.S. Journal has acquired two original engineers’ photographs of subway construction under The Upper East Side in 1914.Â Visit the “old photos” section of P.U.E.S. to see more… Under 60th and Lex, 1914.
September 11, 2008
Photo via Listphile If you don’t like reading too much, here’s the short version: I met Chevy Chase last night and he said the cow incident happened at Haverford College To make a short story long, last night I went to the after-party for the premier of the new Robert De Niro/Al Pacino movie, “A [...]
August 22, 2008
NOTE: This story has been updated – see here. As a Dalton highschooler I heard the Chevy Chase story numerous times- from my older brother and other upperclassmen and alumni. It seems to be one of the favored Dalton factoids in party conversation along with the school’s reference in the Woody Allen film “Manhattan. The [...]
August 21, 2008
I have added my small collection of vintage postcards of The Upper East Side to the “Pictures of the Upper East Side” section. Click on the “Postcards” link in the sidebar to see the fronts and backs of more postcards.
January 11, 2008
The U.E.S. Journal’s Archive of Pictures (of or relating to the) Upper East Side. P.U.E.S. is located in the sidebar menu. I will add as many categories as appropriate and welcome submissions.Â I recently added an exciting new category: Ads (Vintage Advertisements) Here is one I acquired last week: The Pierre Hotel – 1939
September 12, 2007
Click on each of the three images below to enlarge to a legible size. Parts 1 (Money) and 2 (Art) are in the archive. Also, Jeff is performing tomorrow (Thursday, September 13, 2007) at Sidewalk Cafe at 10pm.