The Lululemon at 1928 Broadway near 64th Street just closed a few days ago, after more than a decade in the neighborhood. The closest one from there is in Columbus Circle. Thanks to Jill and Mike for the tips.
Coffee chain Peaky Barista is coming to Columbus between 92nd and 93rd. There’s already a location on 102nd. Thanks to Helen for the tip.
The Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop at 2873 Broadway between 112th and 113th Streets closed at the end of last month. Thanks to Rochelle for the tip.
Gourmet Square Deli at 201 Amsterdam Avenue (69th Street), the former home of Capezio, opened for business at 6 a.m. Friday morning. Thanks to Rochelle for the tip.
Floating Mountain Tea House on the second floor of 239 West 72nd Street has reopened after a year and a half of being closed. Thanks to Tanika for the tip.
There’s a Lululemon on 75th & Broadway
And a new one up by Columbia University
Yes, why did we need a Lululemon every 6-9 blocks?!
I heard that Blockheads at 91st and Amsterdam is closed.
I’ve had a preview with the owner of Gourmet Square Deli. Nicest person, wants to do everything to please the neighborhood. Huge selection, great prices. Serves breakfast at prices from another time. Has a soft serve ice cream/ frozen yogurt maker, has vegan foods, everything. Very accommodating, you want him to carry something he is willing to do so. Open 24 hours. Good for the neighborhood!
Agree re Gourmet Square at 69th & Amsterdam. Great prices…!! Great vibe. We need this in the neighborhood. So glad they opened. 24 hrs.
Pasha Turkish restaurant and Big Nicks Pizza & Burgers on West 71st right off of Columbus Ave have both closed.
We never went to Big Nicks, but we are so sad about Pasha. Such a beautiful restaurant. It was there for almost two decades.
Pasha was indeed such a warm, welcoming, lovely place with delicious food and friendly, helpful staff. All will be missed!
So sad to lose Pasha!
Really surprising and disappointing. I remember when the city reopened last May 2020 that street was so lively with the outdoor dining. There was live music too. Really sad.
How might I share with as many people as possible that Little Italy Pizza charges a 4% credit card fee WITHOUT disclosing the upcharge anywhere?
The upcharge is not disclosed by signage in the store, not on the machine when you pay, not in the menu, not online, not by voice of the cashier when she takes your card, not on the phone when you order for pick up nor delivery. NEVER. When I asked the cashier about the upcharge, I was told yes they charge and yes they do not disclose. Then the manager reiterated the phrase.
In New York, businesses are allowed to offer a discount for cash. They are not allowed to add a surcharge for using a credit card.
Also the credit card charges have gone up so high merchants are generous to cash users. Sometimes I am told a price, and when I take out cash I’m told less 🙂 I remember when it was 1.5%. Now 3 or 4% ( and has the service done anything but become more streamlined?) so the difference mounts. Really worth in-person in-cash when you can. Only a couple places don’t take cash.
I believe that credit card surcharges are illegal in NY. Having said that, lots of places do it because I doubt there is much enforcement.
Without explicit surcharges, the merchant averages the cost of the cc processing fee over all purchases. That means that people paying cash are subsidizing those using credit cards. Food for thought…
Having said all that, Little Italy’s grandma pie is really good, and I have no problem paying the fee to help the merchant stay in business. I think your call to arms is a bit vindictive?
It has been legal for some time now. I’m more annoyed by places that do not accept cash, which is an illegal practice in NYC.
By the way, there are several Little Italy pizza locations. The one I go to notes the extra charge so I just choose to pay with cash
so don’t go back or pay cash. this is not the end of the world. it’s pizza and plenty of choices abound.
The other Peaky Barista is on 102nd & Broadway.