Restaurant Updates: Big Daddy’s Big Plans, Guacamole Taqueria Faces the Music

A funky diner wants to shake things up, a new restaurant remains unconfirmed, and a Mexican restaurant hit another snag during the first me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighborhood Suddenly Loses Fried Chicken and Vegan Restaurants

Two Upper West Side restaurants catering to very different appetites closed in the last few … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Perfect Picnic, Marinara, Made in NY Pizza, St. Francis Thrift Store, Orange Theory

The UWS is now a pizza haven, and there's a new store dedicated to packing you the perfect pi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sunday Rush at Both Trader Joe’s Locations is Enormous; ‘Are We Selling Crack?’ Asks Employee

Trader Joe's has always drawn large crowds, but the lines on the first Sunday of 2019 showed just how badly Upper West Siders need their … Read the rest of this entry >>

I Eat from UWS Dumpsters and So Should You

Now before you turn away in disgust or dismiss me as looney tunes, take a look at the boun … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: A New Coffee Shop is About to Open, and ‘Soap One’ Fills the Laundromat Void

The Kyoto Drip is the fanciest coffee maker we've ever … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Angaar, Acqua, Kitakata Ramen, Miznon, Roasted Masala

Two new Indian restaurants have opened, as an Italian spot shuts its d … Read the rest of this entry >>

Four Kosher Food Spots on the Upper West Side Close Down; What Gives?

As 2018 comes to a close this month, four kosher businesses –Seasons (661 Amsterdam Avenue), Chocolate Works (641 Amsterdam) … Read the rest of this entry >>

Top Stories of 2018: A Shuttered Cinema, Sick Raccoons, and a $10,000 Surprise

It seems like 2018 is just getting started, yet suddenly we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve! On the other h … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Joe & the Juice, Chocolate Works, Billy’s Bakery

More joe, more juice and lots of baked goods are on their way as a chocolate shop gets ready to c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Kosher Grocery Store to Close After Parent Company’s Bankruptcy

Seasons Kosher market on Amsterdam between 92nd and 93rd Street is closing later this month, and it's now selling most of its merchandise for 50% … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Another Van Leeuwen, Holy Schnitzel, New Thai Spot

More ice cream, more Kosher … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Hello Marinara Pizza and its MVP Pie, Goodbye Amir’s Grill After 47 Years

A new pizzeria is getting ready to open, as a longtime Middle Eastern spot closes its d … Read the rest of this entry >>

Devoted Waitress at Kosher Legend Signs a Bittersweet Letter to Customers; With Love to America and Pastrami!

Signing her name with a flourish, Rose Paris said goodbye to her customers at Fine & Schapiro, the 91-year-old kosher deli on West 72nd Street, be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Popeye’s Is Opening Its First UWS Location in Decades

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is opening at 2534 Broadway between 94th & 95th streets, formerly occupied by Longgrain and before that Lemong … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Chalait, Goodwill, Upper West Spa, Dunkin Donuts

A Goodwill store that served the Upper West Side for years is closing, as the neighborhood gets a new shop for tea and sandwi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Gigi Cafe, Zen Taco, Mandee, Made In New York Pizza

A longtime cafe closed, as a new pizza joint gets set to open on he Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square Delights Despite Downpour

Heavy rain and wind didn’t stop 87-year-old Helene Kushner — or hundreds of other stalwart Upper West Siders — from coming out Monday night to celebrate the start of the holiday s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Atlas Kitchen, Bar Veloce, Billy’s Bakery Pop-Up, Mystery Pizza Spot

Chinese restaurant Atlas Kitchen opened last month in the old Legends space at 258 West 109th close to Broadway, west of Amste … Read the rest of this entry >>

Micheal O’Neal, Restaurateur Who Fed Upper West Siders For Decades, Has Died

Michael O’ Neal, a restaurateur and community activist, passed away this week. O'Neal ran 14 restaurants during his 60-year c … Read the rest of this entry >>

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