RESTAURANT NEWS AND NOTES: CASA POMONA, TEAVANA, BIG NICK’S, HENRY’S, BOULUD, WHOLE FOODS

Upper West Side restaurant news keeps oozing into our mailbox, like fake cheese on a huge plate of Super Bowl na … Read the rest of this entry >>

TRUCK SLAMS INTO PEDESTRIAN ON 70TH NEAR ‘BOWTIE OF DEATH’

A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash on 70th street and Amsterdam Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital. We got the photo above from Mel Wymore, who arrived just after the crash [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: DOMESTIC KNIFE ATTACK ON 68TH, HOUSING PROJECT RESIDENTS COMPLAIN OF ‘BREAK-IN’

January 31, 2013 Weather: Partly Cloudy/Wind, High of 45 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

“THE SHELTER IS HERE TO STAY” VOWS HOMELESS COMMISSIONER; LOCALS POLS GIRD FOR BIG FIGHT

A long-awaited forum on Wednesday about a controversial 400-person homeless shelter on 95th street got very heated, with Borough President Scott Stringer and other politicians saying that the city Department of Homeless Services had lied to them and had used [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

COACH STORE CLOSES, LAYTNER’S HALF-CLOSES WITH BIG SALE

Some news on the retail front: Laytner’s Linens & Home, a bedding store on 82nd and Broadway, has decided to shrink by half “by March.” The store is holding a consolidation sale, offering 20% to 70% off. They want to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: ‘DISCOVERING COLUMBUS’ FURNITURE FOR SALE, AN OVERPRICED BROWNSTONE?

January 30, 2013 Weather: Few Showers, High of 59 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

TAVERN ON THE GREEN UNVEILS DESIGNS; WILL ‘REGULAR PEOPLE’ EAT HERE?

Tavern on the Green is getting a big makeover as it prepares to open later this year. But figuring out how to make the historic upscale restaurant into a more mid-priced neighborhood spot is already proving complicated. The Central Park Conservanc … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUSHI HANA MORPHS INTO ‘AMAZE’ ASIAN FUSION

New owners have taken over Sushi Hana at 466 Amsterdam Avenue (82nd) and have turned the restaurant into a fusion spot called Amaze, serving Chinese and Thai food as well as Japanese cuisine like sushi. The restaurant opened today. Sushi [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: 9-YEAR-OLD TAKES ON LAWYER IN MOLESTATION TRIAL, MUGGING ON 100TH

January 29, 2013 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, High of 48 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOWER 70’S NOW CHOCK FULL OF WINE & COCKTAIL BARS: RED FROG OPENS, DAKOTA BAR COMING

The low 70's, particularly around Columbus Avenue, has become a haven for wine bars. There are, depending on your definition of "wine bar," as many as 10 in a six block radius between 69th and 74th Streets from Central Park West to Broa … Read the rest of this entry >>

10 SECONDS OF ZEN: SNOW DRIFTING THROUGH THE GRATE

There isn't much peace in the city, but here's 10 seconds of snow falling through the subway grate at 72nd Street, set to the … Read the rest of this entry >>

SAIGON GRILL STILL CLOSED AFTER FAILING 3 INSPECTIONS

Saigon Grill can’t seem to get rid of its little critters. We first reported nine days ago that the Vietnamese restaurant on 90th Street and Amsterdam Avenue had been closed by the city because of health violations. But the place [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: WACKY WEATHER, WHEELCHAIR COMPLAINTS, CHALLENGE FOR A TEMPLE

January 28, 2013 Weather: Wintry Mix, High of 36 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOMELESS SHELTER MEETING SET FOR WEDNESDAY; WILL SHELTER CONTRACT BE EXTENDED?

The people responsible for placing a homeless mega-shelter on 95th Street off of Riverside Drive will finally come to the neighborhood to explain the decision and the future of the shelter on Wednesday. The move comes as the shelter, which was allowed to open without r … Read the rest of this entry >>

MERCEDES BURSTS INTO FLAMES IN FRONT OF FAIRWAY

A man stopped his Mercedes-Benz in front of Fairway on Sunday night and popped the hood. That’s when the engine apparently exploded and flames shot up about two feet in the air, said Sachin, who was standing across the street [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A FEW SNOW PHOTOS, FOR SANDRA AND OTHERS

It's been so long since it actually snowed, that Upper West Siders rushed out to enjoy it this morning. One person had clearly been waiting months for it to snow so he could express his fee … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW UPPER WEST SIDE DEVELOPMENTS SELLING FAST; NOT FOR THE MIDDLE-CLASS

No surprise here. Apartments in new developments on the Upper West Side are selling fast, but they don’t look like they’re selling to teachers and firefighters. The median price for an apartment in a new Upper West Side development was [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: POMANDER WALK’S BATTLES, LAW ORDER & REAL ESTATE

January 25, 2013 Weather: A few snow showers, High of 24 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY: WINTER JAM IN CENTRAL PARK

There may not be snow on the ground, in most of the city, but a section of Central Park is covered in the stuff today as the park prepares for Winter Jam. Snow machines have been pumping out fake snow [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: BANK ROBBER DOUBLES UP, RAW DEAL FOR A HOT RESTAURANT

January 24, 2013 Weather: Sunny, High of 24 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

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