By Carol Tannenhauser
Introducing a wonderful new feature: Reopenings! We’ll post them as soon as we get word of them. Right now, restaurants fill the list, because they are considered “essential.” Here are five neighborhood spots that are once again open for takeout and/or delivery business:
Francesco Pizzeria, at 186 Columbus Avenue (68th – 69th Streets), reopened last Monday for takeout and delivery, Edmundo, the breakfast manager told us. They’re open for breakfast from 7 a.m. till noon, and for pizza and a full menu from 1 p.m. till 8:30 p.m., seven days a week. (212) 721-0066. “We miss our customers and hope they’re well,” Edmundo said.
Starbucks, at 1889 Broadway (63rd Street) is now open for pickup and delivery, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., every day. All beverages are available, hot and cold. Food availability is limited — check app for updates. (212) 245-1362. Other Starbucks are also opening, including the ones on 71st and 75th.
Chirping Chicken, at 355 Amsterdam Avenue (77th Street), reopened last Tuesday for takeout and delivery, from 11 a.m. till 10 p.m., seven days a week. (212) 787-6631. “Spread the word!” said Tommy, who works there. He also said the Chirping Chicken at Columbus Avenue and 106th Street is open, though we couldn’t get them on the phone. Check days and hours at (917) 675-6515.
La Sirene sent us the following email: “We would like to notify you, and through you our UWS community, that La Sirene UWS, located at 416 Amsterdam Avenue (80th Street), will be re-opening for take-out on Tuesday, April 28th. In the continuity of this pandemic, we will be open 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm, with a new version of our French flaired menu updated for take-out. As always we will do our very best to serve our community during these challenging times while strictly following health and safety guidelines provided by local and national authorities.
Telio/Perfecto Pizza, at 2481 Broadway (92nd Street), has reopened for takeout, seven days a week, from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. (212) 580-3700. Jackie Zix sent us the tip. “I am a thrilled customer! I saw they were open and made sure to order from them immediately (as they were one of the first places to close) — and wanted to get the word out so that other people can do the same.”
We felt the same way: we wanted to get the hopeful news out right away that some restaurants are reopening. We heard about others, but those were either rumors or we could not reach them to confirm. If you know of other restaurants that have reopened, tell us in the comments.