Black Press Coffee is opening its new location at 274 Columbus Avenue between 72nd and 73rd Street on Friday morning at 7 a.m., the company tells us. That[s the former home of Birdbath Bakery. They plan to give out a free Wellybottle, which is a bamboo water bottle, to the first 10 customers. Black Press has a very snazzy coffee maker called a Kyoto drip. See it below. And check out the menu, which includes pastries, here.
Laundromats have been disappearing from the Upper West Side at an alarming rate, so it was exciting to hear about a laundromat that was actually opening. Soap One has opened on Columbus between 74th and 75th. “There used to be a laundromat in that space that closed down a few months ago,” writes Anna. “This one looks to have all new machines. Exciting!”