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.

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.

Shuttered 420 Bar Faces Up To $80,000 In Fines

420 Bar may be officially closed, but the story isn’t entirely over for the bar’s owners. They face up to $80,000 in fines for a variety of violations.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Blockheads, Loi, 420 Bar

The Blockheads Burritos slated for 635 Amsterdam is getting closer to opening. MUW reader Kevin sent in this photo earlier today along with the following note: “Signs are up. Paper down from windows. Looks like it could open soon. $4 frozen margaritas!” The burrito chain had been targeting an October opening, so it looks like [...]

UWS Photo Of The Day: 420 Bar Officially Dead

If anyone was worried that recently closed 420 Bar was going to magically reopen again like it did last spring, you can breath easy.

Upper West Side Openings, Closings, & Rumors: Bar Luna, Slightly Oliver, Davidovich Bagels, & 420 Bar

It probably wasn’t a great sign for Bar Luna when they recently put a notice up saying they’d no longer be serving brunch. MUW read Johnny Scats (hands-down the best named tipster in the biz) e-mailed to say they officially closed yesterday. There wasn’t a long wait to find out what’s moving in — the [...]

Upper West Side “420 Bar” Seized By City Marshal, Likely Closed For Good

Much maligned 420 Bar (420 Amsterdam, at 80th) seems to have finally met its demise. This should be welcome news to neighbors who have e-mailed and tweeted to say how much they hate the place. According to notices taped to its door, the property has been seized by city marshals and the bar has been [...]