Reopenings (and One That Never Closed): Manhattan Diner, Freddie & Pepper’s, The Muffins Shop Cafe, V & T Pizzeria, El Mitote

Manhattan Diner, fresh and healthy American food, 2532 Broadway (95th Street), reopened on Wednesday, May 7th. “We initially closed out of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gray’s Papaya Just Reopened With an Extra-Special Recession Special

Gray’s Papaya, on 72nd and Broadway, reopened for takeout and delivery on Wednesday, May 6th, after being closed for a mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Viand, Andy’s Deli, Pappardella, The Owl’s Tail

A commenter reminded us to emphasize that these Reopenings are only for takeout and/or delivery; sit-down service is still awhile … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Bin 71, Manhattan Valley, Masseria Dei Vini, Thai 72, Cafe du Soleil, Owl’s Tail, Angaar

We started posting restaurant reopenings for our readers, but soon realized the posts were even more important to the restaur … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Margot, Broadway Bagel, Cilantro, Ellington In The Park

Restaurant Reopenings are coming in fast. That’s good news, but we can’t forget that these stalwart eateries are struggling to stay alive, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Fred’s, Leyla, Tacombi

This first reopening made our hearts leap because it is such an important Upper West Side spot and unexpected comeback. Fred’s, the dog-t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Gennaro, The Consulate, Thai Market, Bodrum, Lenwich, Kouzan, New Kam Lai

Thanks mostly to our readers, we have seven more restaurant reopenings to report. Such a hopeful s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reopenings: Francesco Pizzeria, Starbucks (63rd Street), Chirping Chicken, Telio/Perfecto Pizza, La Sirene

Introducing a wonderful new feature: Reopenings! We’ll post them as soon as we get word of them. Right now, restaurants fill the … Read the rest of this entry >>

An App That Can Tell You Which Restaurants are Open on the UWS — And Much More

WhatToOrder, a recently released restaurant search app, aims to be the Google of New York City restaurants and the dishes they serve and ingredients they … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fresh Pasta is BACK!

SPONSORED: Arco Cafe, at 886 Amsterdam, has been handcrafting, cooking and serving fresh pasta to the UWS for six years. Arco was a neighborhood hangout--for families, solo diners and groups se … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bond Vet Will Open New Pet Urgent Care Spot, With Covid-Related Restrictions

One of the last times we posted an Openings & Closings was on March 3rd. Lululemon was opening on 115th Street and Fine & Shapiro was closing on 72nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>