Book Culture’s Columbus Avenue Store Closes With Marshal’s Possession Notice on Door; Lawsuit Also Muddies Future

A city marshal seized Book Culture's store on Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets on Tuesday, and the store sent out a notice that it was "temporarily" cl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Leonti Closes Suddenly; Are High-End Restaurants Toast on the UWS?

Leonti, the successor to Dovetail on 77th Street near Columbus, lasted just over a year on the Upper West Side. The high-end restaurant closed on J … Read the rest of this entry >>

A New Market Coming to Broadway Changes Its Too-Familiar Name

Last summer, signs for a new market were posted on the windows of 2755 Broadway at 106th Street, where a KFC had closed earlier in the year. It was called West Side Famous M … Read the rest of this entry >>

On the Positive Side…Three Top Store Openings of the Past Decade

Christine Elbert contacted us to point out that our post on the three saddest closings of the past decade had been kind of...a bummer. So she put together her … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Sushi Spot Set to Open on 80th Street

A new sushi restaurant that's gotten good reviews on the Upper East Side is opening a location at 207 West 80th Street. Sushi Ishikawa, r … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Capezio, Calle Ocho, Spectrum, Mobile Barber, More on Tiki Chick

A dance apparel store closed, but new food options are co … Read the rest of this entry >>

The 3 Businesses That Closed in the 2010s That We Miss the Most

As we say goodbye to the 2010s, we look wistfully back on businesses that were once important gathering places for generations of Upper West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

E’s Bar Closes Uptown Location

E's Bar expanded a year ago to Morningside Heights, opening a bar on Broadway between 112th and 113th. But that location closed sud … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Tiki Chick, Au Jus, Sneaker Pawn, Joie

A tiki bar is about to open, and an Oklahoma BBQ spot is on its … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cleopatra’s Needle and Its Glassed-In Outdoor Cafe Demolished Immediately After Closure

Cleopatra's Needle announced it was closing on Monday. On Tuesday, the interior and exterior of the restaurant and jazz club at 2485 Broadway between 92nd and 93rd … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cleopatra’s Needle, Jazz Club and Restaurant, Closes After 30 Years ‘With a Heavy Heart’

Cleopatra's Needle, a jazz club and restaurant on Broadway between 92nd and 93rd Streets, closed on Monday after 30 years. The spot as one of the few remaining restaurants … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Restaurants: Sapphire Indian, Two Wheels Vietnamese, and Gyu-Kaku Japanese Barbeque

Indian, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurant openings should get your mouth wate … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Chocolate Shops Open on UWS, and a Third is Winning Fans

If the Upper West Side has the aroma of chocolate these days, there's a good reason. Several chocolate stores have opened rece … Read the rest of this entry >>

Target App Said New Upper West Side Store Was Opening This Weekend, But It Was Premature

A listing on the Target app gave one Upper West Sider hope that the company's new store here would be opening this weekend. The Target app listed the new store at 1865 Broadwa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Mighty Catch, Buchetta, The Learning Experience

Get ready for seafood, as we say goodbye to a pizza … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Takeda Sushi, Tasca, Big Gay Ice Cream, Dance With Miss Rachel, Richard Corman Photographs

Check out some new sushi and Spanish-Caribbean food on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Activity at Long-Vacant Food City Raises Hopes for New Market; Cries of ‘Save Our Supermarket’ Still Echo

A sudden spurt of activity at the former home of longtime supermarket Food City at 705 Columbus Avenue near 94th Street has raised questions about whether the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Italian Restaurant to Replace Steakhouse on 70th Street

Lincoln Square Steakhouse at 208 West 70th Street closed in September, and briefly moonlighted as a set for Law & Order. But now it's being rep … Read the rest of this entry >>

Openings & Closings: Mimi, Pekarna, Beer Shop

A beer shop and sushi spot closed, but a Slovenian-American restaurant is on its … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Target’s Expected Fall Opening Date May Be In Jeopardy

Target is planning to open a new "urban concept" store at 1865 Broadway on the corner of 61st Street, and the signs for the store are already up. But the ori … Read the rest of this entry >>

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