Slightly short notice for this, but there’s a walking tour in the neighborhood tomorrow morning (Saturday, 5/18) that may be of interest. It’ll be led by Hank Orenstein, whom I’ve met a few times at UWS events. In addition to being a real estate agent and Executive vice President at UWS-based Rubicon Properties, Hank is also a [...]
Interesting free event tomorrow night (Thursday, 5/16) about Central Park in the 1960s — from the Central Park Conservancy: Learn about the innovative experiments of the 1960s in Central Park, including avant-garde art performances, popular concerts, and new approaches to playgrounds. Hear how this unique interaction between art, design, and public space led to serious [...]
The 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising will be commemorated in Riverside Park tomorrow afternoon (Friday, 4/19). The event takes place from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial (inside the park at 83rd Street).
UPDATE 5/7: Emerald Inn Targeting June 1st For 72nd Street Opening Wrote back in February that Emerald Inn — an Upper West Side fixture since 1943 — was facing closure due to a massive rent increase. It now looks like the UWS institution has found a second life and will relocate from 205 Columbus (between [...]
Spring is just one week away and, with temperatures hovering near 50 today, it’s already starting to feel like it. The Riverside Park Conservancy is holding a Spring Clean Up Day this Saturday (3/16) and is looking for volunteers to help out at various locations throughout Riverside Park. Volunteers will work with RPC staff to [...]
Nice shot by MUW reader @aprildcash, snapped this morning at Verdi Square by the 72nd Street 1/2/3 subway station. Here’s another angle from reader @ManhattanMingle, with the Apple Bank thermometer in the background:
It’s been almost two months since news broke that Big Nick’s is facing closure after 50+ years on the Upper West Side. The landlord at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th) is looking to increase the rent on the 1,000 square foot space from $40,000/month to $60,000/month. Yesterday, the New York Times had a great feature [...]
Posted back in December that the failed Purple Fig experiment was officially over at 250 W. 72nd and the space was reverting back to its previous incarnation as P.D. O’Hurley’s. That experiment didn’t last nearly as long as The Purple Fig. The “new” P.D. O’Hurley’s closed last week, and earlier today city marshals posted a [...]
UPDATE 5/7: Emerald Inn Targeting June 1st For 72nd Street Opening UPDATE 4/2: Emerald Inn Relocating To West 72nd Street Posted earlier this month that Emerald Inn is slated to close after 70 years on the Upper West Side at 205 Columbus (between 69th & 70th) due to a rent increase. According to an NYT [...]
It’s been more than three years since the iconic Tavern On The Green restaurant in Central Park served its last meal. The space is currently going through a massive renovation and is slated to be reincarnated as a casual restaurant and outdoor cafe later this year. Initial landscaping designs were recently shown to UWS Community Board [...]
If you were a fan of Tatzu Nishi’s interior decorating style at the Discovering Columbus art installation at Columbus Circle this past fall, you can now literally take a piece home with you. The Public Art Fund is selling off furnishings from the exhibit that drew more than 100,000 visitors to Columbus Circle during the fall.
UPDATE 1/29: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Offers Help, Nick Says No Thanks For Now UPDATE 1/22: UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays Posted last week (is it possible to “break” a rumor?) that Upper West Side fixture Big Nick’s might be on the verge of closing after [...]