I viewed this episode at the museum of TV and Radio in NYC. This series was hard-hitting and full of humor and pathos.
Being a die-hard fan of "Naked City" and its portrayal of NYC in the early '60s, I can only say that "East Side - West Side" is even better in showing the grit, grimness, racial tension and the disparity between the "haves" and "have nots" in the huge labyrinth of life in New York.
Some stories were so controversial, particularly in dealing with race issues, that episodes of the show was not aired in several Southern states in 1963-64.
My only hope is that someday the 26 episodes is series will be made commercially available to viewers by the copyright holders.
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