Open and Shut: Truffles are the Gentrification Endgame

July 12, 2010 by · 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 »


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

June 21, 2010 by · 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 »


Open and Shut: New Stuff Just in Time for Summer

June 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on Open and Shut: New Stuff Just in Time for Summer 

If you’ve ever wondered what a dark chocolate chili martini tastes like, you can now satisfy your curiosity. In fact, lots of new restaurants and stores will give Upper West Siders a Read More / Comment »


Open and Shut: You Must Buy These Princess Baby Bling Shoes

May 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Even as businesses continue to close down, new dreamers (including people from Brooklyn!) think they can make it here. This month, the casualties include a plant store, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a chocolate shop. But lots of exciting Read More / Comment »


Open and Shut: New Local Options for Hair, Nails, and Beef

May 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

This week’s Open and Shut comes to you in two’s: two new places to make yourself pretty, two competing phone stores just blocks away from each other, two new restaurants serving beef products. All that, plus Read More / Comment »


Open and Shut: Good for Your Brain, Not Your Body

April 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

High-concept restaurants have been shutting down on the Upper West Side, but burgers keep flooding the neighborhood. More diner food is on its way, and our Mexican food options are multiplying. Also, two companies in Read More / Comment »


Open and Shut: When Starbucks Closes, the End is Near

March 29, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

For a couple of months there, it seemed like the local commercial real estate market was picking up. We were reporting tons of openings, with fresh-faced entrepreneurs flooding Read More / Comment »


Open and Shut: More Treats for Your Sweet Tooth

March 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

This week, we have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bomboloni, the Italian donut shop, and a new cafe has opened offering tons of different chocolate drinks. Meanwhile, there have been a few closings Read More / Comment »


Open and Shut: New Sushi, Fancy Clothing, and Drugs

March 1, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

This week’s Open and Shut reminds us of the movie Wall Street: sushi, $4,000 Shearling coats, and drugs. Okay, maybe it isn’t quite that exciting, but there are certainly some new stores and a few that have closed. Read More / Comment »


Open and Shut: How Many Steakhouses Do We Need?

February 16, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Already this year we’ve learned of plans for two new steakhouses on the Upper West Side. A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new steakhouse called Aged, and now Prime KO is looking Read More / Comment »


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