A pop-up shop selling audio players for kids, Yoto, has opened on 80th Street and Columbus. “Yoto is a connected speaker that’s simple and safe enough for young children to use. It plays stories that promote learning and creativity. Yoto will also be using the space, which was recently vacated by Flying Tiger, to host family-friendly events throughout December,” writes our tipster Scott.
7-Eleven has closed its doors at 600 Columbus Avenue at 89th Street. It opened in 2012. Thanks to Colman for the tip.
A new omakase sushi restaurant called Sushi W has opened at 2673 Broadway (102nd). “It’s delicious, very reasonable, and owned/run by a wonderful woman,” writes our tipster Heather. Omakase is a Japanese phrase meaning “I leave it up to you”, according to the Sushi W website. “It is a traditional Japanese tasting menu, carefully curated by the chef based on the best ingredients of the season.” Here’s the menu. A “basic omakase” costs $48.
Empellón Taqueria has opened a location in Waterline Square at West 59th Street and Freedom Place South. “The menu focuses on tacos, guacamole, queso fundido, and seasonal vegetable dishes, all served in a comfy neighborhood setting,” the website says. Here’s the menu.
A new barbershop called Excellence Barber Shop recently opened in the former City Brows location at 2265 Broadway (81st-82nd). Thanks to Upper West Sider for the tip.