Pastrami Queen Will Replace Fine & Schapiro on 72nd Street

Fine & Schapiro, the classic Jewish deli at 138 West 72nd Street, closed just before the Covid-19 crisis hit after 93 years. But it's being replac … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Opening This Week on a Retired Aircraft Carrier at 125th Street

A restaurant that its owner calls "practically pandemic proof" is opening on the upper Upper West Side on Thursday, July 9th, and it’s taking an aircraft ca … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fairway’s Liquidation Sale on 125th Street Is In Full Swing

Fairway announced in legal papers that it expected to start closing its store on 125th Street and 12th Avenue last month, and now the liquidation sale is in full s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gourmet, Local Food Delivery Service: An Ethical Alternative to Typical Delivery Apps

SPONSORED: We all know that the restaurant industry has been hit extra hard since the pandemic started. Restaurants had to quickly pivot to take-out and delivery as their main source of i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amsterdam Avenue Restaurant Closes for Good Because the Space Made Social Distancing Too Difficult

The Ellington, a neighborhood bar and restaurant 936 Amsterdam Avenue and 106th Street, has closed for good, with a for rent sign on the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ready-to-Barbeque Food for Fourth of July to be Distributed by Teens at Food Pantry

Teenagers from The Imagine Society, a not-for-profit organization that unites youth groups and community service projects, will distribute ready-to-bar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: Matchbooks Bring Back Memories

Our tipster Debra was throwing some old matchbooks out when she decided to line them up and snap a photo. "Remember these?" she wrote in an email to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Pizza Meal Kits Now Being Handed Out at City Sites

The city has been giving away grab-and-go meals since early in the pandemic, and it has lately offered a new option. While most of the lunches con … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Will Delay Reopening Bars and Restaurants Inside; 4 of 5 Restaurants Didn’t Pay June Rent

Restaurants were expected to open for in-person dining on July 6, this coming Monday. But mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo said on Wedn … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Restaurants Get Creative About Outdoor Seating

Restaurant owners are improvising to find ways to seat people outside during the Phase 2 reopening in New York. On the Upper West Side, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Mimi Cheng’s, Moscot, Brooks Brothers

The Upper West Side is starting to see some new leases get signed even as the city is just emerging from the coronavirus. The leases are a good … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurants Start Placing Tables in Streets and Parking Spots; Here are Some That are Opening Outside

The outdoor furniture has been dusted off and placed six feet apart, “outdoor seating” signs have been posted, and customers are more than … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbus Avenue Business Owners Call for Visionary New Dining Plan; One Starts Prepping for Phase 3

A cluster of Columbus Avenue business owners, reeling from months of revenue loss due to the pandemic, are calling on city officials for a radical new … Read the rest of this entry >>

Family Restaurant Expands Food Delivery Service Beyond Hospitals to ‘Fill In All The Gaps’ For Other Hungry New Yorkers

Feed the Frontlines NYC, an organization established by Upper West Side restaurant owner Luca Di Pietro and his family to provide free … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings (& Movings): Issa Nail, Zen Medica, Heather Mc Clean Cleaners, Oxbow Tavern

Issa Nails, will open at 152 West 72nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, when the city enters Phase 3 of reopening, around Jul … Read the rest of this entry >>

Delivery-By-Trike Business Opening on UWS

A company called Bond that delivers goods by electric trike ride is setting up shop at 896 Amsterdam Avenue and 104th Str … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Ollie’s Noodle Shop and Grille, Tiki Chick, P & K Laundry, Columbus Gourmet, Made in New York Pizza

Fung, the lively, forever smiling, super efficient operations soul of the place wants the word to go out to her clien … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Tom’s Restaurant, Indian Tanpura, Edgar’s, Cafe Fiorello, Plowshares Coffee Roasters

“UWS...We’re on our way back! You know the drill, please wear a mask and practice social distancing outside the sho … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Supports Temporary Outdoor Restaurants, But the Details Could Get Tricky

If local leaders have their way, an expanded version of al fresco dining may be coming to the Upper West Side. After discussion and debate, the Busi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Is It Time to Move Restaurants Outside? Wednesday Meeting Will Consider Options

Covid-19 can spread quickly in crowded indoor spaces, making it difficult for restaurants to create safe spaces for nervous customers. But some people in the industr … Read the rest of this entry >>