Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Yapple, Crumbs Bake Shop, Columbia Cottage, Dig Inn

Posted on Monday that Frozen Peaks had closed at Broadway & 95th. Perhaps winter is a bad time to sell frozen yogurt, because Yapple (2056 Broadway, between 70th & 71st) has also recently shuttered.

FRIDAY: Kid Stuff — “Cupcake Club” Book Signing (With Cupcakes) At UWS Stoopher & Boots

Nice event tomorrow (Friday, 10/5) at UWS kids/gifts boutique Stoopher & Boots (385 Amsterdam, between 78th & 79th). Authors Carrie and Sheryl Berk (Carrie is 9) will be signing copies of their books from The Cupcake Club series while parents and kids can much on actual cupcakes (from DC Cupcakes).

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 [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Baked By Melissa, Clear Wireless, Lululemon, 16 Handles, Bellini, Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

If you live in the southern part of the Upper West Side and are jealous of the Baked By Melissa that opened at 2325 Broadway (between 84th & 85th) in October, you can now rest easy — you’re getting one a bit closer to home.

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: Jacob’s Pickles, Crumb’s Bake Shop, Patagonia Tin Shed, Global Table

I’ve been getting a ton of keyword searches for Jacob’s Pickles, the restaurant slated for 509 Amsterdam (between 84th & 85th) that’s been on the verge of opening for the past two months (previous coverage here, here, and here). It’s still not open yet, but I did here from a PR person affiliated with Jacob’s [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Crumbs & Duane Reade

If  you live in the West 80s or 90s and were getting jealous of the fact that the West 70s had both a Magnolia and a Crumbs, your cupcake inferiority complex may officially be over. First, Baked By Melissa opened at 2325 Broadway (between 84th & 85th) two weeks ago. Now, the Crumbs slated for [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Baked By Melissa & Great Farm Deli

The weather may be lousy today, but at least there’s a new cupcake option in the neighborhood. MUW readers Kevin and Jillian (photo by Kevin) wrote in to say the Baked By Melissa first mentioned in August officially opened for business today. It’s located at 2325 Broadway (between 84th & 85th), in the space previously [...]

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 [...]

UWS Discounts Galore on Groupon Today

It’s Groupon’s Neighborhood Week, the week that offers a slew of hard-to-beat discounts in one neighborhood each day, and today, the deals turn to the Upper West Side!  From now until midnight tonight, snag up some unbelievable discounts.  Click through for a list of the Upper West Side spots offering Groupons today.