Dancing in the Street

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Dancing in the Street

I have been a dance enthusiast for most of my life. Like many, my first introduction to ballet was attending the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with my mother. Fast forward some fifty-five years to December of 2015, I was thrilled to continued this tradition when I had the pleasure of not only taking my … read more

Meet 85th Street

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Meet 85th Street

85th is a street full of visual landmarks. Stepping out at Carl Schurz Park and walking west, I encountered the rare sight of a clock face in the sidewalk at Third Avenue, an old bank building nearby, and a historic red brick house at the corner of Park Avenue. Even without entering any shops, I knew … read more

Let's Dress Up

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Arts & Entertainment, Event Spaces

  • For Kids
  • Side Pick

345 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028
212 879 0956
letsdressupnyc.com
Hours:
By Appointment Only
Let's Dress Up

I would not have guessed, walking through the room hung with sparkly princess dresses and pink china, that Judy Famigletti used to be a hockey mom. The owner of Let’s Dress Up, an event center for little girls, told me that she has two sons who both played ice hockey through college. She would go with … read more

Meet 84th Street

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Meet 84th Street

84th Street marks the start of Carl Schurz Park, a green corner of Manhattan that hugs the East River and, farther uptown, enshrines the Gracie Mansion Conservancy. My walk, therefore, began with greenery and continued on to brownstone-lined streets with only a small scattering of businesses. Each shop … read more

Grape Juicery

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Food & Beverage, Wine Shops

  • Side Pick

316 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
917 353 7826
winestoreinnycny.com
Hours:
M-Th 4pm-9pm; F 2pm-9pm; Sa 1pm-9pm; Su 1pm-7pm
Grape Juicery

Marina Snetkova, the owner of Grape Juicery, is as smart as she is beautiful. Originally a model from Latvia, Marina came to the United States in 1997 to attend Georgetown University. She worked on Wall Street until 2008, and then moved to California. There she went to pastry school and began her own … read more

Spiga

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Food & Beverage, Italian

  • Side Pick

200 West 84th Street
New York, NY 10024
212 362 5506
spiganyc.com
Spiga

I have had some outstanding Italian dinners at Spiga, and was eager to introduce the Manhattan Sideways Team to this cozy, wine-inspired neighborhood restaurant. The ambience is warm with dark wood wine racks, cork wreaths and painted sprigs of wheat above the bar – “Spiga,” I learned on the evening … read more

John Koch Antiques

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Home Decor, Antiques

  • Side Pick

201 West 84th Street
New York, NY 10024
212 799 2167
kochantiques.com
Hours:
M-Tu 11am-5pm; W-Sa 11am-7pm; Su 12pm-5pm
John Koch Antiques

An enticing and eclectic mixture of items caught my eye as I walked into John Koch Antiques. There was a dollhouse in the front window filled with crystals, a collection of animal skulls on the wall with differently shaped horns, and old Victorian medical equipment. The last, Kevin Creighton explained, … read more

Shining a Light on Chandeliers

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Shining a Light on Chandeliers

Whether for function or aesthetic appeal, chandeliers grace many of Manhattan’s side street businesses with glowing charm. These fixtures are often hidden behind main attractions like refined dining, well-fashioned clothing, and profound architecture, but this Sideways Story takes a closer look.

Varying … read more

I Will Survive: Downtown Edition

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I Will Survive: Downtown Edition

In a city where streets change with the seasons, storefronts are renamed or repurposed yearly, and shops open and close faster than we can visit them, the establishments that have been able to stick around for decades – and sometimes centuries – deserve special mention. Scattered throughout Manhattan, … read more



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