Upper West Side Closing: Big Nick’s Shutters After 50+ Years On The UWS

It’s been nearly seven months since news broke that Big Nick’s — an Upper West Side fixture since 1962 — was facing possible closure. The restaurant had since managed operate on a month-to-month basis while attempting to negotiate a new lease, but the clock has finally run out. After 51 years on the UWS, Big [...]

2013 NYC Summer Restaurant Week Starts Today; More Than Two Dozen UWS Options

Wrote a couple of weeks ago that reservations were being accepted for 2013 Summer Restaurant Week. Just a quick reminder that the actual eating begins today.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Dean’s, Arte Cafe, Mexican Festival, Yogurtland

This one bums me out a bit, as I was a fan… Italian restaurant and pizzeria Dean’s (215 W. 85th, between Broadway & Amsterdam) has shuttered.

Pinkberry vs. Yogurtland: Upper West Side Froyo Battle Brewing On Amsterdam Avenue

It’s been about three weeks since Pinkberry opened at 414 Amsterdam (near 80th). In another month or two, a Yogurtland will open about 100 feet north at 420 Amsterdam, the long-vacant space that use to house 420 Bar & Lounge.

Free Slurpees At 7-Eleven Today; Three Upper West Side Locations

It’s 7/11 today, which can mean only one thing… The annual Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven.

The OTHER Restaurant Week: French Restaurant Week Running Now Through 7/14

Posted this morning about the upcoming NYC Summer Restaurant Week that begins next Monday. If you’re looking for some dining deals before then, you might be interested in the other Restaurant Week — French Restaurant Week runs from today through Sunday (7/8 – 7/14). Nearly 40 restaurants throughout NYC are participating by offering $17.89 specials [...]

2013 NYC Summer Restaurant Week Reservations Now Open — More Than Two Dozen UWS Options

It’s that time of year again… Summer Restaurant Week is just around the corner (July 22 – August 16), and once again there are plenty of  Upper West Side options for you to sample the goods at.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Pinkberry, Goodwill Store

Wrote back in April that Pinkberry was headed to the former Savann space a 414 Amsterdam (between 79th & 80th). Word came last month that they were aiming to open in June and they’ve managed to hit that target — the store opened earlier this week.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Good Enough To Eat, Juice Press

Wrote last month that Good Enough To Eat — an Upper West Side fixture for 30+ years — was relocating from 483 Amsterdam to 520 Columbus (at 85th). GETE officially closed shop on Amsterdam yesterday and had their grand opening on Columbus earlier tonight.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Emerald Inn, Banana Republic

Wrote last month that the historic UWS Emerald Inn was getting close to opening at their new location (250 W. 72nd, between West End & Broadway). Thanks to MUW reader Hope, who reports the “new” Emerald is now officially open.