Businesses for Beauty, Pets, Hair and Clean Clothes Shut Their Doors

Sabon, the Israeli purveyor of luxurious bath, body, hair and home products has closed five of its nine Manhattan locations — and the Upper West Side … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings: Another Friedmans, Bronx Ice, and Le Pain Quotidien Comes Back from the Dead

Diner food and baked goods are back, and icies are co … Read the rest of this entry >>

Xi’an Famous Foods Closes Restaurant to ‘Cut Losses’ from Covid

Xi'an Famous Foods, a restaurant chain that serves authentic and reasonably priced Chinese food, suddenly closed its doors at 2675 Broadway, between 10st and 102nd str … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Kosher Restaurants Close

Among the most recent restaurant closings on the Upper West Side are two Kosher s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bull Moose Dog Run is Open: ‘It’s Lovely’

Without the fanfare it is due, the Bull Moose Dog Run, next to the Museum of Natural History at West 81st Street, opened its brand-new g … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Restaurants Close: Recolte Bakery, Oath Pizza, New Wave Cafe

Say goodbye to baked goods and pi … Read the rest of this entry >>

At Least Krispy Kreme Is On Its Way

It's been a tough few weeks on the food front for the Upper West Side, what with the loss of La Caridad and several other local restaur … Read the rest of this entry >>

La Caridad, A Cuban-Chinese Staple on Broadway, Closes After 52 Years

A For Rent sign went up on Thursday at La Caridad 78, the Cuban-Chinese restaurant that has been a staple in the neighborhood for more than 50 years. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

Daily Provisions, Old John’s Luncheonette and More Restaurants Reopen

In the past four weeks, 75 more local restaurants have opened since the city first allowed restaurants to open outside, according to a map showing the locati … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Strand Opens Its Upper West Side Store; The Owner Explains What Books People are Seeking Out Today

The Strand begins a new chapter today as the literary landmark opens the door to its second home. “After 93 years in business, we thought it was time to bring our good … Read the rest of this entry >>

More Shops and Restaurants Announce Closures, Including Lenwich and Andrade’s

Though most local businesses continue to fight to stay open, some Upper West Side stores have begun to close permanently as the pandemic has f … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

The Strand on Columbus Avenue to Open Next Week

A day after a 50-year-old bookstore closed, a new store announced its opening date in another location. The Strand will open its Upper West Side sto … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bank Street Bookstore to Close After 50 Years

Bank Street Bookstore, in operation since 1970, is closing its doors at 2780 Broadway at 107th Street for good at the end of August, the store's manager announced on Wedne … 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Update: Target Store Now Expected to Open ‘Later This Fall’

Upper West Siders have been waiting for months for the Target Store at 1865 Broadway on the corner of 61st Street to open. This … 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 >>