Upper East Side

The Upper East Side, sometimes abbreviated UES, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park/Fifth Avenue, 59th Street, the East River, 96th Street. The area incorporates several smaller neighborhoods, including Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville. Once known as the Silk Stocking District, it is now one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York City; the Upper East Side is part of Manhattan Community District 8 and its primary ZIP Codes are 10021, 10028, 10065, 10075, 10128. It is patrolled by the 19th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. Neighborhood boundaries in New York City are not set, but according to the Encyclopedia of New York City, the Upper East Side is bounded by 59th Street in the south, 96th Street on the north, Fifth Avenue to the west and the East River to the east; the AIA Guide to New York City extends the northern boundary to 106th Street near Fifth Avenue. The area's north-south avenues are Fifth, Park, Third, First and East End Avenues, with the latter running only from East 79th Street to East 90th Street.

The major east-west streets are 72nd Street, 79th Street, 86th Street and 96th Street. Some real estate agents use the term "Upper East Side" instead of "East Harlem" to describe areas that are north of 96th Street and near Fifth Avenue, in order to avoid associating these areas with the negative connotations of the latter, a neighborhood, perceived as less prestigious; the Upper East Side Historic District was designated as a city district in 1981 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The city district runs from 59th to 78th Streets along Fifth Avenue, up to Third Avenue at some points, it is composed of residential structures built after the American Civil War. The city district was expanded in 2010 with 74 additional buildings; the Metropolitan Museum Historic District was designated a city district in 1977. It consists of properties on Fifth Avenue between 79th and 86th Streets, outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as properties on several side streets.

The Park Avenue Historic District was designated a city district in 2014. It encompasses 64 properties on Park Avenue between 91st Streets; the Carnegie Hill Historic District was designated a city district in 1974 and expanded in 1993. It covers 400 buildings along Fifth Avenue from 86th to 98th Street, as well as on side streets extending east to Madison and Lexington Avenues. There are two smaller city historic districts; the Henderson Place Historic District, designated in 1969, comprises the town houses on East End Avenue between 86th and 87th Streets, built by John C. Henderson in 1981; the Treadwell Farm Historic District, designated in 1967, includes low-rise apartments on East 61st and 62nd Streets between Second and Third Avenues, on the former farm of Adam Treadwell. Before the arrival of Europeans, the mouths of streams that eroded gullies in the East River bluffs are conjectured to have been the sites of fishing camps used by the Lenape, whose controlled burns once a generation or so kept the dense canopy of oak–hickory forest open at ground level.

In the 19th century the farmland and market garden district of what was to be the Upper East Side was still traversed by the Boston Post Road and, from 1837, the New York and Harlem Railroad, which brought straggling commercial development around its one station in the neighborhood, at 86th Street, which became the heart of German Yorkville. The area was defined by the attractions of the bluff overlooking the East River, which ran without interruption from James William Beekman's "Mount Pleasant", north of the marshy squalor of Turtle Bay, to Gracie Mansion, north of which the land sloped steeply to the wetlands that separated this area from the suburban village of Harlem. Among the series of villas a Schermerhorn country house overlooked the river at the foot of present-day 73rd Street and another, Peter Schermerhorn's at 66th Street, the Riker homestead was sited at the foot of 75th Street. By the mid-19th century the farmland had been subdivided, with the exception of the 150 acres of Jones's Wood, stretching from 66th to 76th Streets and from the Old Post Road to the river and the farmland inherited by James Lenox, who divided it into blocks of houselots in the 1870s, built his Lenox Library on a Fifth Avenue lot at the farm's south-west corner, donated a full square block for the Presbyterian Hospital, between 70th and 71st Streets, Madison and Park Avenues.

At that time, along the Boston Post Road taverns stood at the mile-markers, Five-Mile House at 72nd Street and Six-Mile House at 97th, a New Yorker recalled in 1893. The fashionable future of the narrow strip between Central Park and the railroad cut was established at the outset by the nature of its entrance, in the southwest corner, north of the Vanderbilt family's favored stretch of Fifth Avenue from 50th to 59th Streets. A row of handsome townhouses was built on speculation by Mary Mason Jones, who owned the entire block bounded by 57th and 58th Streets and Fifth and Madison. In 1870 she occupied the prominent corner house at 57th and Fifth, though not in the isolation described by her niece, Edith Wharton, whose picture has been uncritically accepted as history, as Christopher Gray has pointed out, it was her habit to sit in a window of her sitting room on the ground floor, as if watching calmly for life and fashion to flow northward to her solitary door... She was sure that presently the quarries, the wooden greenhouses in ragged gardens, the rocks from which goats surveyed the scene, would vanish bef

The Fat Lady Sings

The Fat Lady Sings were a rock band from Dublin, fronted by singer and songwriter Nick Kelly. After forming in March 1986, they relocated to London, remained there for the rest of their career. Despite this, they enjoyed more media attention and commercial success in their native Ireland, with a series of five top 20 singles in 1990/91, than they did in the UK; the band remained self-financed and self-managed for eighteen months, building a substantial live following, including sold-out gigs at London's Town & Country Club and Dublin's National Stadium. Having released a string of critically acclaimed singles on independent labels, The Fat Lady Sings signed to East West Records. In October 1990, they released their first major label single "Man Scared", followed by the debut album Twist in May 1991. Twist spawned three more singles: a re-release of “Arclight”, “Twist” and “Deborah”; the second album Johnson was produced by Steve Osborne and with Nic France replacing founding member Robert Hamilton on drums, was released in June 1993, following the lead single "Show of Myself".

The second single, "Drunkard Logic", became the band's highest UK chart position, peaking at no. 56 in July 1993. The band spent six months on tour promoting Johnson, including three months in the US, concluding with a final show in New York's CBGB in December 1993. In January 1994 the band split when frontman and only songwriter Nick Kelly quit the band. In 2005, the band reformed for a one-off show at Dublin's Vicar Street and released the two-album compilation The Fat Lady Sings / Opera Oscura containing singles, B-sides and rarities on Warner Bros. Records. In 1993, drummer Robert Hamilton, who left before the second album, Ali McMordie set up the charity project Peace Together, which released a compilation album including versions of the TFLS track "Be Still" featuring Elizabeth Fraser, Peter Gabriel, Nanci Griffith, Clive Langer, Sinéad O'Connor, Feargal Sharkey, Jah Wobble. Guitarist Tim Bradshaw and bassist Dermot Lynch enjoyed chart success in America as members of the band Dog's Eye View in 1995.

Subsequently, Bradshaw worked as a session and live musician and arranger for Tanita Tikaram, The Fatima Mansions and David Gray. Lynch played for David Gray and went on to work as a tour and production manager for Keane, Fun Lovin' Criminals and Supergrass. Singer and songwriter Nick Kelly released his first solo album, Between Trapezes, independently in 1997, became the Best Solo Male Artist at the 1998–99 Irish Music Critics Awards. In 2005, he released his second album, on his own label. More he has recorded with the project Alien Envoy, who released the album Nine Lives in 2010. Kelly works as a commercial director. Nick Kelly – Lead Vocals Tim Bradshaw – Guitar Dermot Lynch – Bass Robert Hamilton – Drums "Broken Into" "Arclight" "Who Wants You" "Twist" "Love Turned Upside Down" "Deborah" "Man Scared" "Be Still" "Gravy Train" "Contact" "Dronning Maud Land" "Boil" "Show of Myself" "Alien" "Drunkard Logic" "World Exploding Touch" "Horse Water Wind" "This Guitar" "Johnny Sunrise" "Stealing A Plane" "Colourblind" "But" "Providence" Official website

Glantraeth F.C.

Glantraeth Football Club is a football team, based on the island of Anglesey, Wales. They play in the Gwynedd League. Formed in 1984, the club began competing in the Anglesey League before progressing into the Gwynedd League and the Welsh Alliance League; the club achieved its highest finish during the 2005–06 season by winning the Cymru Alliance but were denied promotion to the Welsh Premier League, the highest tier of Welsh football, as their ground did not meet league requirements. They resigned from the Cymru Alliance four years and reformed several tiers below. After reaching the First Division of the Welsh Alliance League and winning the division in 2017, the club were again forced to resign their position after being unable to find sufficient players, they reformed again for the 2018 -- 19 season. The club was established a base on a piece of land provided by a local resident, they finished as runners-up in the 1985 -- 86 season. The following season, the club won promotion to the First Division of the Anglesey League and reached their first cup final in the Dargie Cup.

In 1990, the club gained promotion to the Gwynedd League and, four years reached the Welsh Alliance League for the first time. In the 1996–97 season, Glantraeth finished as champions of the Welsh Alliance League, winning 20 of their 26 league matches and scoring 96 goals, they achieved consecutive fifth placed finishes during their first two seasons before ending the 1999–2000 season as runners-up to Oswestry Town. In 2001, the club merged with fellow Cymru Alliance side Llangefni Town to form Llangefni Glantraeth; the new side recorded a second and fourth placed finish. However, the two clubs decided to split, with Llangefni remaining in the Cymru Alliance and Glantraeth dropping into the Welsh Alliance League to reform. In their first season back, Glantraeth finished as champions of the Welsh Alliance and returned to the Cymru Alliance. After finishing as runners-up again in the 2004–05 season, Glantraeth achieved their highest finish by winning the Cymru Alliance in 2006. However, the club were denied promotion to the Welsh Premier League, the top tier of Welsh football as their ground did not meet league requirements and they were unable to finance the necessary improvements.

The club struggled to match their achievements in the following seasons and, in 2009, after finishing 16th the club resigned their position in the Cymru Alliance and did not field a team for the 2009–10 season. During their break, Glantraeth undertook an improvement in facilities at their ground and applied to the Football Association of Wales to return, being placed in the Gwynedd League, they achieved consecutive promotions to reach the First Division of the Welsh Alliance League. In February 2016, actress Naomi Watts agreed to become the honorary president of the club, replacing Sir George Meyrick. Watts had lived on the island of Anglesey as a child, her maternal grandparents had owned a farm in the village of Llangristiolus near the club's hometown of Bodorgan, before moving to Australia in her teens. In the 2016–17 season, Glantraeth won a league and cup double by finishing as champions of the First Division and winning the Cookson Cup however, their promotion success proved disastrous as the club were unable to meet new ground requirements for entry into the Cymru Alliance, claiming the cost of renovating their ground would be "absurd".

As such, they rejected promotion which led the majority of the club's players to move on, leading the team to resign their position in the league after they were unable to find enough players to start the new season. After missing the 2017–18 season, Glantraeth reformed and entered a team in the Gwynedd League for the 2018–19 season; the club was chosen to host several matches during the 2019 Inter Games Football Tournament. As of June 2018 Anglesey League Division One Runners-up: 1987–88Anglesey League Division Two Runners-up: 1986–86Cymru Alliance League Winners: 2005–06 Runners-up: 2000–01, 2004–05Gwynedd League Winners: 1993–94 Runners-up: 2010–11Welsh Alliance League Winners: 1996–97Welsh Alliance League Division One Winners: 2016–17Welsh Alliance League Division Two Winners: 2011–12 Barritt Cup Finalists: 1994–95, 2002–03Cookson Cup Winners: 2015–16, 2016–17 Finalists: 2002–03Cymru Alliance League Challenge Cup Winners: 2005–06Dargie Cup Finalists: 1986–87Elias Cup Finalists: 1988–89Eryri Shield Winners: 1992–93Gwynedd League Cup Winners: 1993–94, 2010–11Gwynedd Shield Winners: 2010–11North Wales Coast FA Challenge Cup Finalists: 1999–2000, 2011–12North Wales Coast FA Intermediate Cup Winners: 2010–11Welsh Alliance Division Two League Cup Winners: 2011–12 Record victory: 19–0 vs Glan Conwy Record defeat: 0–7 vs Holywell Town Glantraeth Football Club Website