Upper West Side Openings & Closings: By The Way Bakery, Frozen Peaks

Good news if you have a sweet tooth — the Upper West Side just got a new bakery. It’s even better news if you’ve got dietary restrictions, as the menu is both gluten free and dairy free. By The Way Bakery opened at 2442 Broadway (between 90th & 91st) last week.

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.

UWS Openings, Relocations & Speculation: Rigoletto Pizza, Magnolia Bakery, One Cup Two Cupcakes, Museum Of Food & Drink

After 20 years at 208 Columbus (between 69th & 70th), UWS pizza fixture Rigoletto is relocating elsewhere in the neighborhood. They’re moving nearby, into the former Red Velvet Bakery space at 141 W. 72nd, between Amsterdam & Columbus. It’s probably nothing, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that 208 Columbus is located adjacent [...]

UWS Openings, Closings, Reopenings & Relocations: Down & Quilt Shop, Birdbath Bakery, Pomodoro Rosso, Lululemon

Some relocation and opening news that’s tied together: Down & Quilt Shop (518 Columbus, at 85th) recently closed and has relocated one block west on Amsterdam. Moving into the space is the uber-popular Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery, a “sister” bakery of Flatiron District fixture The City Bakery.

Upper West Side Closings: Red Velvet Bakery

UPDATE 6/12/12: Rigoletto Pizzeria is relocating to this space Posted last week that Red Velvet Bakery (141 W. 72) was closed for “renovations,” but speculated that it might be more than that. Looks like that’s the case — the store is now closed with multiple “For Rent” signs in the window. Apparently there was more [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Crumbs Bake Shop, Manchester Diner, Godiva

Even. More. Cupcakes. On Monday there was news that a new Crumbs Bake Shop is opening on Broadway, near 109th. Now there’s a report of another one opening about 15 blocks south.

Q & A With Magnolia Bakery Owner (And UWS Resident) Steve Abrams

Apparently cupcakes are BIG business. The Daily News recently did a Q & A with Magnolia owner Steve Abrams, and it was mentioned that the chain did almost $20 million in sales last year. WOW! Granted, that’s across all their locations and not just the UWS outpost, but still… Now I know why I have [...]

Upper West Side Openings

Pecan Café, a popular eatery located in Tribeca at Franklin and Varick, is expanding to the Upper West Side.  Crain’s New York reports that the Italian coffeehouse signed a lease for a second location at 387 Amsterdam (between 78th and 79th).  The café, which has been open for 6 years, serves up sandwiches, salads, soups, [...]

Crumbs Scouting for Lincoln Center Expansion

You may have noticed that cupcake shop Crumbs is seemingly everywhere these days, and actually, that’s not far from the truth.  The Observer reports that the food chain already has 50-plus locations throughout the city, and they aren’t stopping there.  The store is reportedly scouting for several new locations, including one on the UES on [...]

Insomnia Cookies Starts Up UWS Delivery Service

Insomnia Cookies, the bakery that opened their Upper West Side location (Amsterdam between 79th and 80th) this fall, started up their genius delivery service on Friday, according to DNAinfo.  The cookie shop now offers fresh cookie delivery service, complete with insulated boxes to keep the cookies warm, from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am, and possibly [...]