Amid the Pandemic, Neighbors Bonded and a Block Association Was Born; You Can Do It Too

Often, the Upper West Side can feel like a small town within a large city. And there are certain blocks within the Upper West Side, that seem to resemble even smaller vill … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings: Roberta’s, Izzy’s Smokehouse, Planet Smoothie, Sapp’s

Roberta’s, a pizzeria that launched in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is opening its first standalone location in Manh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Reopenings: Wolfnights, Variazioni, Sweetgreen, West Side Restaurant, Owl’s Tail

Sandwiches and more are on their … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Hachi Maki, Le Pain Quotidien, HSBC

Japanese restaurant Hachi Maki is planning to open on Tu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Here are Some Restaurants and Bars That Have Reopened Indoor Dining

Governor Cuomo let restaurants reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity on Friday, and some Upper West Side eateries have begun serving inside a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Comedian Gives Local Waitress a $7,000 Tip, and $6,000 to Other Employees

A waitress at Lilly's Cocktail & Wine bar at 50 West 72nd Street near Columbus Avenue got a pretty thrilling tip on Friday -- a $7,000 check, cou … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cafe Amrita Needs A Little Help From The Neighborhood

We know. The people above aren’t wearing masks or social distancing. That’s because the photo was taken in the carefree … Read the rest of this entry >>

Promising Signs for 2 Local Restaurants: Community Food & Juice and Saiguette

Upper West Siders have watched with trepidation as some favorite local restaurants have been closed for extended periods without much informa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Vanessa’s Dumpling House, Benjamin Moore Paints, Vitamin Shoppe, House of Beauty

Vanessa's Dumpling House has soft-opened at 452 Amsterdam Ave (between 81st and 82nd). Vanessa's may be known for its dumplings, but it's … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken, Friedmans, L’Occitane, Night Hotel

There's some very exciting fried chicken news coming to West 72nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Brooklyn Fare Supermarket Expects to Open This Summer, Pledges ‘Affordability and Convenience’

Brooklyn Fare Kitchen & Market confirmed it will be replacing Western Beef at 75 West End Avenue between 62nd and 63rd Street, and the co … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘On Mondays We Eat Local’: Roommates Launch an Initiative to Help Local Kosher Spots Survive

Upper West Side roommates, Jonah Rosen and Eli Nussbaum, both in their 20s, recently launched an initi … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Restaurant Week To Go’ Just Kicked Off; Here are the 41 Restaurants Participating on the UWS

“Restaurant Week To Go”—the pandemic version of the semi-annual event—kicked off on Monday, January … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Polestar, Skin Spa, Good Ramen to Eat, Lolo’s Taco Shack

Electric cars, ramen and t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Openings: El Fish Shack, Noi Due Cafe, Mimi Cheng’s

The neighborhood is getting new food opt … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings: Virgil’s Real BBQ, Vanessa’s Dumpling House

Virgil's Real BBQ, which has a popular Times Square location, has opened at 2452 Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Classic Emerald Inn Restaurant Needs Your Help to Continue Outdoor Dining

SPONSORED: The Emerald Inn, a fourth generation family-owned Upper West Side institution, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to improve and fo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Covid Inspires a New Tradition: High School History Teacher Cooks for Dozens of Shelter Residents Every Week

Lisa Greenwald, a public high school teacher and Upper West Sider, started a new tradition last spring. Every Wednesday she cooks and delivers … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Spaghetti Tavern, King Wang’s, Bolivian Llama Party, Elegant Barber, Vietnamese Spot

A new bar is coming, and some special sandwiches … Read the rest of this entry >>

Old John’s Luncheonette Will Get a Retro Makeover and Some New Food

Old John's Luncheonette, the diner on 67th Street and Amsterdam Avenue that closed in October after more than 60 years, is reopening next month. And renderings … Read the rest of this entry >>

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