New Plaza Cinemas operating its pop-up showcase for independent movies again on Saturday, June 1st — UWS, NYC

Those of us who love independent and small movies grieved when the landlord required the Lincoln Plaza Cinema at W 62nd Street and Broadway to close. This neighborhood is activist tho, and the New Plaza Cinema (which doesn't yet have a permanent home) is regularly showing movies at the NY Institute of Technology auditorium between … Continue reading New Plaza Cinemas operating its pop-up showcase for independent movies again on Saturday, June 1st — UWS, NYC

Don’t plan on the disappearance of the NYC MetroCard in the near future

https://www.businessinsider.com/nyc-subway-metrocard-replacement-omny-has-one-big-problem-2019-5 New York is finally catching up to the rest of the world and moving away from its iconic MetroCard. But there's one glaring problem with the replacement. Graham Rapier May 23, 2019, 4:23 PM A commuter swipes her MetroCard above a contactless card payment scanner installed at a turnstile at the Chambers Street subway … Continue reading Don’t plan on the disappearance of the NYC MetroCard in the near future

Movies showing at New Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side NYC, Monday, May 27th

Those of us who love independent and small movies grieved when the landlord required the Lincoln Plaza Cinema at W 62nd Street and Broadway to close. This neighborhood is activist tho, and the New Plaza Cinema (which doesn't yet have a permanent home) is regularly showing movies at the NY Institute of Technology auditorium between … Continue reading Movies showing at New Plaza Cinema, Upper West Side NYC, Monday, May 27th

Apple Pay (and other credit methods) coming to NYC MTA on May 31st

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/30/18524761/nyc-mta-subway-bus-apple-pay-omny-contactless-payment-may-31-summer-launch Apple Pay is coming to New York City’s MTA transit system this summer Hello OMNY By Sean Hollister@StarFire2258  Apr 30, 2019, 9:13pm EDT SHARE Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It’s been nearly two years since we wrote that New York City would finally be upgrading its transit system to take “tap-to-pay” contactless payments, but … Continue reading Apple Pay (and other credit methods) coming to NYC MTA on May 31st

May 4th events at 60th anniversary bash at Lincoln Center

https://www.westsiderag.com/2019/04/23/lincoln-center-releases-schedule-for-next-months-free-60th-anniversary-bash Lincoln Center Releases Schedule for Next Month’s Free 60th Anniversary Bash Posted on April 23, 2019 at 8:46 am by West Sider Lincoln Center broke ground on its campus 60 years ago, and it’s celebrating the anniversary with a block party on Saturday May 4, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The schedule is below. See … Continue reading May 4th events at 60th anniversary bash at Lincoln Center

Don’t forget the Lincoln Center open house on Saturday, May 4th!

Lincoln Center to Host Block Party with Free Events for 60th Anniversary Posted on March 8, 2019 at 9:50 am by West Sider Photo by Iñaki Vinaixa for Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center turns 60 this May and to celebrate it’s holding a block party on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The … Continue reading Don’t forget the Lincoln Center open house on Saturday, May 4th!

Older buildings can be made more energy efficient — it only requires the interest and will

This article about two pre-World War II co-ops on the Upper West Side of NYC is definitely a bit technical, but it illustrates that it's worth making changes even to older buildings. The management of the two buildings contemplate a saving of 5-10% of their energy expenditures. That will occur year after year and will … Continue reading Older buildings can be made more energy efficient — it only requires the interest and will