DEVELOPING: Upper West Side Bank Robbery At Broadway Chase Near W. 96th

UPDATE: Chase Robbery Just The Most Recent In String Of Broadway Bank Heists In West 90s & 100s Just got word from MUW reader Stacy about some police activity at the Chase at 2551 Broadway (between 95th & 96th). Looks like there was a robbery (or attempted robbery) around 1:00 pm. @Breaking911 and @NYCityAlerts posted [...]

UWS Openings, Closings & Expansions

Looks like there’s some pre-opening action at the former Roam Boutique space at 488 Amsterdam (between 83rd & 84th). Roam closed earlier this year after seven years in the neighborhood.

UWS Openings: Irving Farm Coffee, Chase

Coffee lovers rejoice — you’ve got another spot in the neighborhood to get your fix. The long awaited Irving Farm Coffee at 224 W. 79th (between Broadway & Amsterdam) finally opened its doors today. Thanks to MUW reader Wes for the tip, as well as this initial report: “Just got my first cup-a-joe at Irving [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Chase, Berrylicious, The Purple Fig, Lululemon

If you’re the kind of person who just can’t get enough Chase branches, you’re in a luck! A new one is coming to Columbus Avenue.

UWS Bank Robbed Yesterday Just Five Blocks South Of Where President Obama Was Speaking

I’m still trying to track down details, but apparently someone robbed the Chase bank at 2875 Broadway (at 112th) yesterday afternoon, just five blocks south of where President Obama gave a commencement speech at Barnard.

Upper West Side Chase Branch At Broadway & 90th Targeted By Robbers Three Times Since June

Do you bank at the Chase at 2438 Broadway (corner of 90th)? If so, you might want to consider a different location. That particular branch been targeted by robbers three times since June.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings

Last month tipster Jillian wrote in to say that Tamarind, the Indian restaurant on Amsterdam between 80th & 81st had closed. Today, she followed up to say that newcomer Thai Nam (pictured) has already taken over the space. However, despite the awning, they’re not open yet. There’s another restaurant called Thai Nam in the East [...]

Columbus Square Begins to Seek Out Small Retailers

Now that a slew of big-name chains have settled into Columbus Square, the large development surrounding Columbus between 97th and 100th, the realty group who is filling retail space is looking to community businesses.  Winick Realty Group sent out a press release this week announcing their search for smaller retailers to fill the remaining spaces, [...]