Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Gotham Burger Company, Verizon, Brief Encounters

Gotham Burger Company opened for business on the Upper West Side earlier this evening. The kosher burger restaurant based out of Teaneck, NJ is located at 726 Amsterdam (between 95th & 96th).

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: The Sunburnt Calf, Burke & Wills, Manhattan Cricket Club

Meant to post this last month and it got completely lost in the shuffle. Popular Australian gastropub The Sunburnt Calf has shuttered (226 W. 79th, between Amsterdam & Broadway). If you were a fan of The Calf, this story has a silver lining: Two long-time employees are taking over the space and it will reopen with a [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Rose Deli, Town Shop, Legend 72, Corvo Bianco

MUW reader David reports that Rose Deli (104 W. 96th, between Amsterdam & Columbus) is closing. Not sure on the exact timing of the closing, but David notes that everything in the store is now 50% off. Elsewhere…

Upper West Side Chinese Restaurant Legend (Formerly Penang) Closed By Health Department

Wrote earlier this month that Chinese restaurant Legend unexpectedly took over popular Malayasian restaurant Penang at 127 W. 72nd (Amsterdam/Columbus). It’s only been a few weeks, but they’ve already run into problems with the Department of Health — the restaurant was recently closed by DOH after racking up an impressive (i.e. NOT impressive 104 violation [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Treat House, Cardeology, Sol y Sombra, Aldo, Pinkberry

There’s some action brewing at the old Cardeology space at 452 Amsterdam (81st/82nd) — a new store called Treat House is gearing up to open. It’s billed as “the first crisped rice treat emporium.”

Upper West Side Openings, Closings & Relocations: Barney’s, Brandy Melville, Good Enough To Eat

Posted back in March that the Barney’s Co-Op at 2151 Broadway (between 75th & 76th) is slated to undergo a renovation and re-branding. As you can see in the photo above, that process has begun.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Maxiga, Amour De Hair, Bluth Frozen Banana Stand

Looks like gift/toy store Maxiga has closed — the windows are papered up and no one is answering their phone at their 2233 Broadway location (between 79th & 80th). Maxiga opened on the Upper West Side back in September 2011 (this space used to house a Best Buy Mobile store).

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Aldo, Juice Generation, Maria Bonita, Metro Bicycle

Wrote back in February about plans for the Aldo shoe store at 2345 Broadway (at 86th) to relocate two blocks south to the former Coach store space at 2321 Broadway (at 84th). They’re finally getting close to opening.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Penang, Legend, Manhattan Valley Wine & Spirits, Lenny’s

If you blinked, you may have missed it — Malaysian restaurant Penang (172 W. 72nd, between Amsterdam & Columbus) has unexpectedly shuttered It has been immediately replaced by the second Upper West Side outpost of Chinese restaurant Legend, joining the one that opened at 258 W. 109th (near Broadway) back in December.

Ceiling Collapses During Lunch At UWS Lenny’s

UPDATE 10:45 pm: I asked Joseph for some additional details about the damage and he responded with this: “It was significant as the front half of store ceiling was exposed. entire sidewalk ws white frm the wet sheetrock that fell.” Scary scene earlier today at the Lenny’s sandwich shop at 302 Columbus (74th/75th): MUW reader [...]