By Scott Etkin and Lisa Kava
The New Parisian Deli at 501 Columbus Avenue on the corner of 84th Street has closed after 40 years in business at that location. The last day was Saturday, June 16th. “The Parisian Deli was a staple in the neighborhood since the 1970s,” wrote tipster Diane. Around seven years ago, the deli added “New” to its name. (Thanks also to Jason for the tip.)
The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park (near 72nd Street) partially reopened this past weekend. The Cafe section, which has seating for 80, is now open daily with a menu that ranges from breakfast sandwiches and rice pudding to hot dogs and lobster rolls, ABC7 reported. The main dining room is expected to reopen in the fall. The Boathouse is now operated by Legends Hospitality, which also runs service on the Circle Line ferry and at Yankee Stadium, among many other venues. Legends has committed to invest more than $3 million in renovating the iconic Boathouse.
Panera Bread, the fast casual restaurant, has signage up at 2333 Broadway between 84th and 85th Streets, replacing a Victoria’s Secret store that closed in November 2021. It is expected to open in the fall.
Naya, the Middle Eastern counter-service restaurant, will open at 2339 Broadway on the corner of 85th Street, making it neighbors to the new Panera. Naya has several locations in midtown and downtown, but this will be the first location for the restaurant in Manhattan above 59th Street.
Beauty Life Hair Color Studio has signage up at 2242 Broadway (80th Street). The space was formerly occupied by iStyle Salon. iStyle closed in March and Sharky, the former owner, is renting a chair at the Chris Dasig Salon at 428A Amsterdam Ave between 85th and 86th Streets.
Zurna, a falafel, hummus, and burger restaurant opened on June 16th at 2715 Broadway (between 103rd and 104th Streets). The space was formerly occupied by longtime restaurant Jerusalem. Zurna has a “very similar menu” to Jerusalem, writes tipster Matthew. “I got a sandwich tonight, which was fine, and look forward to trying the spinach pie or a mixed platter next.” It’s under the same ownership as Zaad, the Mediterranean restaurant a few blocks away at 963 Amsterdam. (Thanks also to Margot for the tip.)
ClearMD, a primary care and lab testing service, has cleared out of 105 West 72nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. It opened in this space in September last year. Other ClearMD locations are in Chelsea, Midtown East, NoHo and Chinatown. Before ClearMD, the space was most recently used to be a temporary campaign office for Carolyn Maloney.
Blank Street Coffee, the chain of coffee bars, has opened a location with seating at 2461 Broadway (92nd Street) in The Westly, a recently built high-rise building. Founded in 2020 in Brooklyn, there are three Blank Street coffee shops already on the Upper West Side and dozens more throughout the city. The menu includes lattes, cold brew, pastries, breakfast tacos and more. Purchases can get you rewards through the Blank Street mobile app. (Thanks to UWST for the tip.)