MONDAY 2/24: “Person Of Interest” Filming On The Upper West Side Today

Monday, February 24th, 2014

CBS’ crime-drama Person Of Interest is filming in the neighborhood today.

The show stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson, and Kevin Chapman. J. J. Abrams is an Executive Producer.

Production is in the vicinity of W. 79th, between Broadway and Amsterdam.

Modell’s Truck Giving Out Free Hot Chocolate & Hand Warmers At Columbus Circle

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

If you happen to be out and about in the Columbus Circle area, apparently a truck from Modell’s is giving out free hot chocolate and hand warmers

I’m not sure how long it’ll be there (I think it’s making a few stops around the city), but MUW reader @jmagNYC sent in the photo above around 11:00 am.

WEDNESDAY 2/12: Monthly Casual “UWS Work From Home” Meeting/Networking/Social Event

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The February UWS Work From Home meeting/networking/social event will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 2/12.

These monthly “meetings” serve as a great opportunity for people in the neighborhood who are self-employed, telecommute, freelance, or otherwise work from home to get out and meet people in similar situations from around the UWS.

I’ve been a pretty regular attendee of the gatherings since they started back in 2011 and always get to meet some really interesting people working across a variety of fields. There’s networking and the exchange of professional ideas, but it also serves as a social event for people who don’t otherwise have a water-cooler to congregate around.


2014 NYC Winter Restaurant Week Reservations Now Open — More Than Two Dozen UWS Options

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

It’s that time of year again… Winter Restaurant Week is just around the corner (February 17 – March 7), and once again there are plenty of  Upper West Side options for you to sample the goods at.


THURSDAY 2/6: “Night At The Museum 3” Filming On The Upper West Side Today

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Looks like Night At The Museum 3 is filming on the UWS today.

The cast features some big names, including Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Owen Wilson, and Ricky Gervais.

OLV reports production is taking place in two different areas of the neighborhood: 63rd & Central Park West and 77th & Central Park West (near the Museum of Natural History).

Upper West Side Openings: Marshalls

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

There have been rumors swirling for months that Marshalls planned to open an UWS store in the retail space at The Larstrand development on Broadway, between 77th & 78th.

So while perhaps it’s not exactly a surprise at this point, the signage recently became visible thanks to the construction site undergoing a bit of a clean up — MUW reader @jmagNYC sent in the photo above over the weekend.

In addition to Marshalls, the building is also slated to get a 10,000 square foot CVS.

Though initial reports indicated the building would house roughly 20,000 square feet of retail space, it looks like that figure is actually closer to 40,000 square feet, including two underground levels.

It’s not clear if there are any other commercial tenants planned for the building, but with the average Marshalls taking up 31,000 square feet, it would appear there may not be any additional space available.

No word yet on an opening date.

Upper West Side Opening: Yogurtland

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Wrote last week that the Upper West Side had lost two frozen yogurt shops with the closings of Frozen Peaks (2541 Broadway) and Yapple (2056 Broadway).

Now comes word that a new froyo spot is stepping in to pick up the slack:

Yogurtland is opening their fourth NYC location — and second on the UWS — tomorrow, Thursday, 1/23.


SATURDAY 1/25: Winter Jam NYC In Central Park — Free Skiing, Snowboarding & More

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

If yesterday’s snowfall has you itching to get your ski on, you’re in luck:

Winter Jam NYC — the annual winter sport festival organized by the Parks Department — takes place this Saturday (1/25) in Central Park.

The event will feature free skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, exhibition events and more. There’s even the “Iams Doggie Bowl” — a special dedicated section for pooches.


26-Year-Old Woman Killed On Upper West Side While Crossing 96th Street

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Sad news this morning, as a 26-year-old woman was struck and killed earlier today while crossing West 96th Street near Broadway.


Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Area Kids, Samad’s Gourmet

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Looks like the UWS outpost of Area Kids (451 Amsterdam, between 81st & 82nd) has shuttered.

Frequent MUW tipster Kevin A. snapped this photo yesterday and the store was entirely empty as of earlier today.