Feeding Frontline Medical Workers May Also Save A Family Business; How You Can Help

In the wake of Covid-19 where New York City has fast become an epicenter, one Upper West Side family is hard at work feeding fron … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Than 100 UWS Restaurants That Are Open For Takeout and Delivery: A List

The Upper West Side would hardly be a neighborhood without its restaurants. Aside from employing hundreds of thousands of New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Hungry Reporter Makes the Rounds on Sunday Night

Pio Pio? Closed. Café Luxembourg? Closed. Barney Greengrass? Open. “It’s a new normal. The earth turned on a dime. I feel like we’re going into Armageddon,” said Gary Greengrass, propr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Restaurant Owners Try to Help Laid-Off Workers; Here’s How You Can Donate

Restaurant owners are laying off employees in droves now that bars and restaurants are closed to sit-down drinking and dining. Takeout … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Le Pain Quotidien, Broadway News, Mexican Festival, Urban Outfitters, Au Jus

A Belgian bread and sandwich chain may be closing, but we just got some new Oklahoma barb … Read the rest of this entry >>

Restaurants are Suffering; Some Find Creative Ways to Keep Serving Upper West Siders

As COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming pace, lives have become topsy-turvy in a matter of days. Nothing is normal and things are changing by the mi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Modell’s Won’t Be Saved; Liquidations in Full Force as Bankruptcy Begins

After a brief attempt to save its stores, Modell's has decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections and liquidate its inventory, meaning the company's two Upper West Side loca … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

New Owners of Beacon Paint & Hardware Are Out; ‘We Decided to Let People With More Money Run It‘

Brothers Segundo and Orlando More owned Beacon Paint & Hardware for four days last week before they sold it to the owners of Gartner’s Hard … 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 >>

The New Strand Will Have Neighborhood-Focused Book Selection, Special Astronomy Theme for Kids

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of the Strand Bookstore, gave an update about the store's upcoming opening at 450 Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Stree … Read the rest of this entry >>

Beacon Hardware Has New Owners and Name; ‘It Will be the Same Except for Changes for the Better’

Meet the new owners of Beacon Paint & Hardware, brothers Segundo and Orlando More, new to the location, but not to the hardware business nor to the neighbor … 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 >>

Beacon Hardware Opening Under New Management on Monday

Beacon Paint & Hardware was open for 120 years on Amsterdam Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets, then it was closed for about two weeks, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Liquidation Sale Offers 80% to 90% Off in Final Days at Papyrus

The Papyrus paper goods and stationery store at 209 Columbus Avenue (69th and 70th) is closing along with all other locations of the chain, and the liquidation sale is nearing its final … 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 >>

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 >>

Beacon Paint & Hardware Closes After 120 Years

After 120 years on Amsterdam Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets, Beacon Paint & Hardware, is closing its doors for good at the end of … Read the rest of this entry >>

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