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 »

Chinese Restaurant Thrilled for Elena Kagan’s Support

by - July 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm - - Comments Off on Chinese Restaurant Thrilled for Elena Kagan’s Support

IMG_4979Ivy’s Chinese Restaurant on 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue is a proud supporter of Elena Kagan, the Upper West Sider who Read More / Comment »

Wine Bar on 62nd Passes, But Lawyers are Circling

by - July 6, 2010 at 11:41 pm - - Comments Off on Wine Bar on 62nd Passes, But Lawyers are Circling

A proposal for a wine bar on the ground floor of 25 Central Park West made it through the gauntlet of the Community Board on Tuesday night, but lawyers hired to fight the bar have opened a new legal challenge that could sink the plan. 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 »

Boat Basin Chronicles: “If You See a Hottie, Text Me”

by - June 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm - - Comments Off on Boat Basin Chronicles: “If You See a Hottie, Text Me”

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Olivia, Johna, Jessica, Erin, and Cathy at the Boat Basin.

By Cheryl Wischhover
When one discusses nightlife in our fair city, I’m pretty certain that the Upper West Side is an afterthought. As a matter of fact, New York Magazine ranked NYC neighborhoods by who stays home the most Read More / Comment »

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 »

Maya Schaper Dropping “Cheese” From Cheese and Antiques

by - June 21, 2010 at 11:19 am - - Comments Off on Maya Schaper Dropping “Cheese” From Cheese and Antiques

schaper1The shop around the corner is downsizing again. 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 »

Is Trader Joe’s Behind Fairway Cafe’s Possible Demise?

by - June 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm - - 4 Comments

fairwayFairway Cafe fans were shocked when they heard in recent days that the cafe could shut down, but it was unclear exactly why it might close. A New York Times report, however, sheds some more light on the decision — and the possible culprit. Read More / Comment »

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