2013 UWS CRIME STATISTICS: Felonies Down For The Year, Still Way Above 2011 Levels

With 2013 in the books, it’s time to take a look at Upper West Side crime statistics for the year that was. The good news is that neighborhood precincts showed a modest downturn in major crime during the year. Through December 29th, the 20th and 24th precincts — which cover 59th to 110th Streets, between [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: French Bakery Moving Into Former Big Nick’s Space, Popover Cafe Shutters

It’s been a little more than five months since Big Nick’s closed, ending a run of more than 50 years at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th). Now a French bakery is getting ready to move in sometime this spring.

Transformer Explosion On West 74th

If you recently heard multiple explosions in the vicinity of West 74th, you’re not alone. MUW reader @jmagNYC reports a transformer blew up shortly before noon, resulting in “three large booms.” FDNY is on the scene, but there do not appear to be any injuries or major damage as a result of the incident. It [...]

FASHION PLATE PRIX FIXE: Upper West Side Dining Deals & Discounts For Fashion Week (9/5 – 9/12)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is back on the Upper West Side at Lincoln Center, running through 9/12. The celebrate, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District has once again organized their popular Fashion Plate Prix Fixe. 28 restaurants located between Columbus Circle and West 72nd Street Street are participating with a variety of dining discounts for their [...]

IMPORTANT: Health Department Warns Of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure At 97th Street Westside Market

Well here’s some disconcerting news to start the weekend: Customers who purchased pre-cut fruit from the Westside Market at 2589 Broadway (between 97th & 98th) between 8/9 & 8/22 are urged to get a hepatitis A vaccination as a precaution due to possible contamination from an infected worker. Below is the full press release from [...]

UPDATE: Upper West Side RedFarm Is Now Hiring; Targeting Mid-September Open

It’s been more than a year since West Village based RedFarm confirmed rumors they were planning an UWS outpost of their popular Chinese/dim sum restaurant at the former Fatty Crab space at 2170 Broadway (76th/77th). The eagerly anticipated opening was originally slated for “early 2013,” but UWS fans have been forced to wait as the [...]

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 [...]

Free Jennifer Lopez Concert In Central Park Canceled; Replaced By Jason Derulo

Posted back in April that Jennifer Lopez would be performing a free concert in Central Park this Friday (7/19) as part of the 2013 GMA Summer Concert Series. Just a heads up for any J.Lo fans who had marked that date in their calendars — she is no longer scheduled to perform and has been [...]

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (7/12 & 7/13): Manhattanhenge Returns To New York City

It’s that time again: The uniquely New York phenomenon of Manhattanhenge — when the setting sun is in perfect alignment with the NYC street grid — is back both tonight and tomorrow (7/12 & 7/13). Tonight is the “full” sun at 8:23 pm and Saturday is the “half” sun at 8:24 pm (both times are [...]

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.