Restaurant Updates: Tale of Two Fredas, New Cricket Club, and More

A speakeasy, a salad chain, two unrelated Fredas, and some of the neighborhood’s favorite Amsterdam dives showed up to receive approvals on liquor licens … Read the rest of this entry >>

Matzoh Ball Misery: Fine & Schapiro Has Closed for Good

Fine & Schapiro, the Kosher restaurant at 138 West 72nd Street, has closed its doors for good after 93 years in the same location, according to the general manager o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Cricket Club Seeks Liquor License and Sweetgreen Applies for Sidewalk Cafe; Meeting Wednesday

A familiar name is on the agenda for a Community Board 7 Business Committee meeting on Wednesday: Manhattan Cricket Club, the Australian bar that recently closed on 79th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shake Shack Reopens After Renovation That Made it Brighter and More Digital

The Shake Shack on Columbus Avenue and 77th Street reopened on Thursday after being closed for almost two months, and it has some new fea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Jack’s Wife Freda, Home to ‘Best Waffles’ In NYC, Opening on Columbus Avenue

Jack Wife Freda, a restaurant with three popular downtown locations, is planning to open at 148 Columbus Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets next to Kiehl’s, according to the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. The restaurant is known especially for [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings, Closings and Updates: Lululemon, Fine & Schapiro, Satori Laser, Le Gourmand

“Just noticed Upper West Side kosher restaurant stalwart Fine & Schapiro is ‘closed for renovations until further notice.’ Hope to see them back soon … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trader Joe’s Line Stretches Two Blocks as West Siders Prep for Possible Outbreak; Pasta’s Gone By Noon

The line is always long on Sundays at the Trader Joe’s on 93rd Street and Columbus, but this Sunday was special. With people ne … Read the rest of this entry >>

Taste of the Upper West Side Food Festival Returns This May; Discount Code for Early Buyers

The neighborhood's biggest food festival is back this year, with a few changes but the same basic concept -- small plates from Upper West Side chefs and booze ga … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Six Corners Marketplace, Le Petit Rooster, Long’s Bedding, Tasti D Lite

Say hello to a new market with a new bodega cat named Shadow. And say au revoir to a French restau … Read the rest of this entry >>

Burglar Steals $14,000 from New Turkish Restaurant 8th Hill

8th Hill, the Turkish restaurant that opened last year in the former home of Isabella's on the corner of Columbus and 77th Street, was robbed … Read the rest of this entry >>

Single-Use Plastic Bags Will be Banned Starting March 1; Why It Might Be Tougher for Men

If you don’t own reusable shopping bags, now is the time to invest in some. You may also want to stockpile your favorite take-out plastic … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Big Gay Ice Cream, Forty Carrots, Le Gourmand Update

Big Gay Ice Cream opened on Monday afternoon at 516 Columbus Ave (85th Street), the former home of Birdbath Ba … Read the rest of this entry >>

Spring Natural Kitchen Replaced by Thyme and Tonic; ‘It All Feels Very Westville, In a Good Way.’

Thyme and Tonic just opened in the former home of Spring Natural Kitchen at 474 Columbus Avenue (at the corner of 8 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurant Updates: New ‘Food Pharmacy’ Opening And Other Spots Expanding

Le Botaniste, Sushi Nonata and Calle Ocho won approvals from the community board, and Bodrum is expan … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Shinbashi 72, Le Gourmand, Boka, Duane Reade, Cascabel Taqueria

Shinbashi 72 is opening at 218 West 72nd between Broadway and West End Avenue in the former home of West Side Cafe. A Japense restaurant c … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Gina La Fornarina, Zyoga Space, Numero 28, Dos Toros Taqueria, Beyond Sushi

Is sushi still sushi if it's not fish? We're about to find … Read the rest of this entry >>

Grand Opening Tonight for Tavola Della Nonna!

SPONSORED: Tavola Della Nonna at 208 West 70th Street is holding a grand opening on Monday, February 3. Check out everything this new restaurant has to o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Whoa, a Food Reviewer Called a New Upper West Side Restaurant ‘Hip’

Food reviewers have regularly sneered at Upper West Side restaurants, because they don't serve the kind of cutting edge molecular gastronomy fusion la- … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Krispy Kreme, Joe’s Steam Rice Roll, Stuart Weitzman, Gyu-Kaku

Who's hungry for some doughnuts? The Upper West Side is about to get a Krispy K … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Dead Poet Bar Gives You Free Drinks on Your Birthday — With a Brilliant Catch

The Dead Poet Bar at 450 Amsterdam Avenue near 82nd Street likes to celebrate birthdays, and will happily celebrate yours by pouring you some free b … Read the rest of this entry >>