Open and Shut: Truffles are the Gentrification Endgame

by - July 12, 2010 at 2:15 am - - Comments Off on Open and Shut: Truffles are the Gentrification Endgame

An entire store devoted to truffles is about to open on the corner of 60th Street and West End Avenue. Truffles! Pretty soon, even regular upper-middle-class people won’t be able to live here. Until then, here’s this week’s Open and Shut. Read More / Comment »

Proof that the New York Times is More Popular than the Wall Street Journal — Among Thieves

by - July 1, 2010 at 11:34 am - - Comments Off on Proof that the New York Times is More Popular than the Wall Street Journal — Among Thieves

times_baristaThe Wall Street Journal is in a death-match with the  New York Times to win the hearts and minds of New York’s intellegentsia. But there is one crucial group to whom the Journal apparently doesn’t appeal: thieves. Read More / Comment »

One Last Drink at O’Neals’ Before the Final Curtain

by - June 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm - - Comments Off on One Last Drink at O’Neals’ Before the Final Curtain

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After 46 years in business, O’Neals’ closed its doors for good on Monday with a party open to the community. Longtime fans crowded the bar and the restaurant, watching the game and discussing old times. Read More / Comment »

Insanely Long Line at Upper West Side Apple Store for New iPhone

by - June 24, 2010 at 11:07 am - - Comments Off on Insanely Long Line at Upper West Side Apple Store for New iPhone

Another product launch, another ridiculous line at the Upper West Side Apple Store. And it’s brutally hot out there! The first people in line got there at about noon on Wednesday, and now the line swings all the way around the block (so that the front and back of the line basically meet up on Broadway), Racked says. Check out the picture below (via Racked), and go to Racked for more pictures. Also, read our story about a string of iPad thefts at the Apple store.

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Fairway Cafe Saved! (Mostly)

by - June 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm - - Comments Off on Fairway Cafe Saved! (Mostly)

fairwayThe CEO and vice president of Fairway said today that Fairway Cafe  isn’t going anywhere, despite fears that it could be closed to make way for more grocery space.  The Fairway honchos Read More / Comment »

City Wants to Put Booze Cart at Tavern on the Green

by - June 23, 2010 at 9:46 am - - Comments Off on City Wants to Put Booze Cart at Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green, 2003

Where ladies once lunched, you can get drunk.

After plans for Tavern on the Green to reopen under new management fell through, the city has been preparing to turn the space into Read More / Comment »

Urban Outfitters Creating Fake Upper West Side. Really.

by - June 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm - - 3 Comments

The Urban Outfitters slated to open in August on 100th Street and Broadway won’t look like a traditional Urban Outfitters. Instead, the guy designing the store is going to recreate Read More / Comment »

Open and Shut: You Need the Right Assets for These Jeans

by - June 21, 2010 at 1:36 am - - Comments Off on Open and Shut: You Need the Right Assets for These Jeans

After tons of new steakhouses, burger joints and doughnut shops opened up on the Upper West Side in the past few months, some more healthy options are coming to the neighborhood. So try frozen Read More / Comment »

Wine Bar Proposal Passed Over Loud Opposition

by - June 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm - - 21 Comments

A community board committee approved plans for a new wine bar on the corner of 62nd Street and Central Park West despite hours worth of loud objections from the people who live in the landmark building where it’s supposed to go. Read More / Comment »

Fairway Cafe Could Close! Fans Mobilize to Save It.

by - June 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm - - 5 Comments

fairwayThe Fairway Cafe, a small eatery on the second floor of the bustling supermarket on 74th Street and Broadway, is in danger of closing, and a community group has sprung up to try to save it Read More / Comment »

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