What stores and restaurants are open on the Upper West Side today even as Hurricane Sandy pummels the city?
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Update: In general, it’s a bad idea to go outside at all. This storm is definitely dangerous.
“Almost everything (except chains Subway, Starbucks, Crumbs) on Broadway between 86/96th was open as of 11 am.,” said Sean.
Here’s what we know so far:
Gray’s Papaya on 72nd Street and Broadway is open. No sign of a “Hurricane Special” yet.
Fairway on 74th and Broadway was open, at least as of this 7 a.m. this morning, says Suzy.
The 7-11 on 93rd and Amsterdam “will be open for as long as humanly possible, according to employee,” Tovah tells us.
Dive Bar at 732 Amsterdam Avenue (96th street) says it will be open.
67th Street Wines on Columbus is open.
Sunburnt Calf on 79th is open, says Kara.
Dive 75 on 75th off Columbus is supposedly having a “Hurricane Party.”
Henry’s at 105th Street and Broadway “will open at 12 for lunch. Full bar, full service, full menu,” says Jamie Lee.
Westsider Books on 79th and Broadway will be open until early afternoon “if you’re feeling stir crazy already,” says AbbeyNova.
Utopia Diner on Amsterdam between 72nd and 73rd is open, and was totally packed this morning.
Muffin Cafe on 70th and Columbus is also open.
Five Lamps Tavern on 106th and Broadway is “planning to be open at 4pm depending on the severity at that time,” they tell us.
Big Nick’s on 77th and Broadway will stay open. Big Nick says via facebook: “We are open! now and all night and tomorrow…We will be paying a lot of taxi fares so that employees can come in to work (or go home), and even then we will be short-handed. But with a little patience and a little help from our friends, we will get your orders out.”
New York Loves Yoga on 83rd near Amsterdam is holding its last class at 12:45 “4 grounding, stability, security.” says Christine.
Duane Reade on 75th and Columbus, a 24-hour location, will be open, employees told us.
Columbia deli, Amsterdam between 106/10 is open, says Peter.
French Roast, Broadway Farm & Broadway Cafe, all at 85/86 and Broadway, Julia tells us.
CP Yang Deli, a bodega on the corner of 73rd and Columbus, is open.
The Dead Poet Bar is open “and happily taking in any hurricane orphans! As long as people are smart and safe getting here,” they tell us.
Broadway Bagels at 101st and Broadway is open.
Citron on 83rd and Columbus.
Zingone Bros Deli on 83rd and Columbus, says Alexis.
Cafe Noi on Amsterdam (between 78th and 79th) is currently open, says Lindsay.
Body Strength Fitness on Broadway between 105th and 106th is running a modified schedule, says Ashley.
Associated Supermarket is open, on 100th between CPW and Manhattan. “They seem to be staying open indefinitely, too,” says Christina.
Big Daddy’s on 91st and Broadway, and they’re offering half-price happy hour.
Europan Cafe on 94th Street and Broadway is open, says Michelle.
5 Napkin Burger at 84th and Broadway is open, as is George Keeley’s, Soldier McGee’s and Artie’s, says SD.
Equinox at 76 & Amsterdam, says Courtney, who also sent in the four below.
Erlich’s Wine at 70 & Amsterdam.
Duane Reade on Broadway between 71 & 72
Cafe 71 on 71st and Amsterdam.
Little Italy Pizza on 71st and Amsterdam.
Tarallucci E Vino on 83rd & Columbus, says Therese, who also gave us the tips below.
Nonas on 85th & Columbus.
Firehouse on 85th & Columbus.
Shims super deli on 85th & Columbus.
Sing Sing Market on 95th Street and Columbus is open, says BangItOut on twitter.
Westside Market at 76/77th and Broadway.
Primo Pizza on 84th and Columbus, says commenter Amy.
Columbus Gourmet on Columbus and W 72nd is open, says Beth.
Jackson Hole on 85th and Columbus is open, says Sue Fishman.
Duane Reade on 94th and Broadway is expected to be open, says Ben Lerman.
Andy’s Deli on Columbus at 80th is open (verified this morning!), says commenter William.
New World Coffee on 80th and Columbus.
Famous Original Rays Pizza between 83rd and 84th street on Columbus Avenue is open, says Karina.
Essentials Plus on 81st and Broadway is open.
The Village Pourhouse on 109th and Amsterdam is open, according to Brooke.
Nice Matin, 79th & Amsterdam, is open. “Verified last night; staff stayed overnight at Lucerne,” says Beth.
China Fun at 71st and Columbus is open, says Ann, who just had lunch there.
Another Andy’s Deli on 74th and Amsterdam also open.
Patisserie Cafe Toulousaine, Amsterdam between 106 and 107th is open, says Catherine.
New York Sports Club is open on 73rd just off Central Park West, says Jordan.
Gristedes on 83rd, w/fresh shipment of bread, water, says Sue and Therese.
Tasty Cafe is open on 71st and Broadway, says Lisa.
Pour Wine Shop at 321 Amsterdam Ave. (75th St.), says Kim.
Bagels & Co. at 79th and Amsterdam is open, says Ashley.
Deli/fruitstand on West End & 72nd is open. “Out of bananas but has plenty of veggies,” says Denton.
Book Culture says both Upper West Side locations (112th and 114th) are open. “I know where I’m headed,” says @varchibald.
Whole Foods Uptown (health food store) on Broadway and 90th is open and says they will stay open, says Karen.