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  1. FYoung
    June 30, 2014

    “Bowers then appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court ”

    Since Hardwick had won at the Court of Appeals, it was the state of Georgia, not Hardwick, that appealed to the SCOTUS.

    “Putin received praise for his actions from a number of American anti-gay extremists, including Pat Buchanan, Scott Lively, Franklin Graham, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, Linda Harvey, and six American anti-gay organizations including the Rockford, Illinois-based World Congress of Families.”

    As the Right used to say to American anti-war demonstrators during the Vietnam War, “Love it or leave it!”

  2. Stephen
    June 30, 2014

    As I remember, the Upper West renovation began with the construction of Lincoln Center. No? It was deliberately sited there to reclaim that part of town.

  3. Eric Payne
    June 30, 2014

    I don’t think of Lincoln Center as being “Upper West Side.” To me, LC is still part of the Theater District; UWS starts at 85th and ends on the northern side of Columbia… but that’s just me… even when I lived in NYC, I was unsure of the boundaries of all the little pocket villages.

  4. Stephen
    June 30, 2014

    Eric, as I remember that’s not how it was viewed back then. I start UWS at Columbus Circle and CPW, above Lincoln Center is the Ansonia and 72nd street. Though everyone said no one would go there it was the most available area and suddenly made Amsterdam Avenue desirable. Remember that the Dakota was so named because it was thought to be so far north it might as well be in Dakota and that’s at 72nd street. The Theatre District goes from 41st to 54th. Expedia and airbnb may have other opinions.

  5. Eric Payne
    June 30, 2014

    Stephen, as I said: those were just my own definitions of UWS and other areas. I admit, my own definitions started to get hazy when it came to the UWS? I never did understand why there was both a “Wasington Heights” and a “Spanish Harlem”, and frequently got the two confused. And how could Central Park South not be part of “the Theater District” when the Ed Sullivan and the Wintergarden were both right there? Where were the breaking lines for Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen and the meat packing district? Why is “Avenue of the Americas” so far from the UN. I knew, I guess, all I needed to know: how to get to work at Bankers’ Trust (in a building on Wall Street that’s now a luxury hotel/condominium mix) and home, and how to get to Ray’s Pizza on 3rd in the Village (right across the street from my favorite dive bar, Jack the Ribber’s), and back home.

  6. Merv
    June 30, 2014

    According to Wikipedia, Nicholas Pileggi (author of the New York magazine article) is still alive and active. He is credited with the book and screenplay for Goodfellas and Casino, and was executive producer for American Gangster. He was married to Nora Ephron until her death in 2012. I wonder if he still believes that “parading homosexuals” are detrimental to a neighborhood.

  7. Jim Burroway
    June 30, 2014

    Also, according to Wikipedia:

    The Upper West Side is bounded on the south by 59th Street, Central Park to the east, and the Hudson River to the west. Its northern boundary is somewhat less obvious. Although it has historically been cited as 110th Street,[4] which fixes the neighborhood alongside Central Park, it is now sometimes considered to be 125th Street, encompassing Morningside Heights.[5] The area north of West 96th Street and east of Broadway is also identified as Manhattan Valley. The overlapping area west of Amsterdam Avenue to Riverside Park was once known as the Bloomingdale District.

    And as we all know, Wikipedia pronouncements are binding for all internet debates.

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