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.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Cibo e Vino, Bar 420 Space, Simit + Smith, Emerald Inn

Wrote last month that the “For Rent” signs at the long-vacant Georgia’s Cafe space had been taken down (2418 Broadway, at 89th). Now there’s some more information: A restaurant called Cibo e Vino – cibo is Italian for “food” — is applying for a liquor license at the space.

Upper West Side Openings & Relocations: Jalapeno, Emerald Inn, Tasti D-Lite (Minus The Promised Planet Smoothie…)

Wrote back in February about a reliable source telling me that Upper West Side Mexican restaurant Jalapeno is slated to move into the former Lansky’s Old World Deli space at 235 Columbus (Lanksy’s unexpectedly closed near the end of February). The move is now confirmed, as Jalapeno recently applied to Community Board 7 for a [...]

70-Year-Old Upper West Side Emerald Inn Finds Second Life; Relocating To West 72nd

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 [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: P.D. O’Hurley’s, Lansky’s Deli, Emerald Inn, Kate Spade, Banana Republic

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 [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Dakota Bar, Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar, P.D. O’Hurley’s

I little late with tonight’s “Openings & Closings” due to earlier reports of an explosion that turned out to be related to fireworks. The corner space at 53 W. 72nd (at Columbus) has been vacant ever since Indian restaurant Earten Oven closed in August 2011. In October 2011 it was reported that Jennifer Klein, a [...]

The Purple Fig Experiment Ends; UWS Restaurant Reverts Back To P.D. O’Hurley’s

November saw the end of two mediocre sagas: The Twilight Saga and the saga of The Purple Fig. The much maligned restaurant at 250 W. 72nd (between Broadway & West End) recently closed and has been replaced by its predecessor, the reincarnated P.D. O’Hurley’s.

UWS Openings: The Purple Fig, Kosher Burger Bar, Center Bar

Had a slew of posts last month about the ongoing saga (Are they open? Are they closed?) at The Purple Fig (250 W. 72nd). If you lost track of things, they reopened in late-September with a new menu. Apparently they also have new management (thanks to @ManhattanMingle for the photo).

UWS Openings & Closings: Second Time Around, The Purple Fig, Lansky’s, Yapple, C. Wonder

  It’s been almost a year since upscale consignment shop Second Time Around opened their first UWS store at 2624 Broadway (between 99th & 100th) last October. They’re now opening a second location a little further south in the neighborhood.

UWS Openings, Temporary Openings & Closings: Harry’s Shoes, Halloween City, The Purple Fig

Posted back in May that Harry’s Shoes (2299 Broadway, between 82nd/83rd) would be expanding its store by taking over the space next door neighbor Talbot’s had vacated. The new combined space opened earlier this month and I recently had a chance to stop by and check it out. They’ve done an outstanding job with the [...]