Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Pecan Cafe, Sugar & Plumm Purveyors Of Yumm, Classic Kids Photography, Blockheads Burritos, Syms/Filene’s Basement

The depressing east side of Amsterdam, between 78th & 79th, is starting to come back to life. Pecan Cafe (387 Amsterdam), first mentioned all the way back in February (with a follow-up last month), has finally opened their doors for business (thanks to MUW readers Gaby & Andrew for the photo).

Upper West Side Syms/Filene’s Increases Liquidation Sale Discount: Everything Now 20% – 40% Off

UPDATE 12/4: Syms/Filene’s Increases Liquidation Sale Discount Again; Now Starting At 25% Off The liquidation sale at Syms/Filene’s Basement (Broadway, between 79th & 80th) started less than two weeks ago and they’ve already had their first bump in discounts.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Brooks Brothers, The Gap, Syms, Filene’s Basement

MUW readers can always be counted on! On Thursday night I posted about a mystery storefront at 2381 Broadway (between 87th & 88th) and asked for help with identifying it. On Friday, MUW reader Betsy came through with the answer.

Liquidation Sale Has Started At Upper West Side Syms/Filene’s Basement

UPDATE 11/29: Syms/Filene’s Increases Liquidation Sale Discount: Everything Now 20% – 40% Off UPDATE 12/4: Syms/Filene’s Increases Liquidation Sale Discount Again; Now Starting At 25% Off The beginning of the end… If you missed the news earlier in the month, Syms and its subsidiary Filene’s Basement filed for bankruptcy and announced they were closing all [...]

Upper West Side Week In Review: 10/31 – 11/6/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: UWS Woman In Critical Condition After Being Struck In The Head By Shopping Cart Thrown From Above More Details Emerge About UWS Shooting: Cop & Suspect Exchanged Gunfire Central Park Ravaged By Last Weekend’s Freak Storm; Loss Of Roughly 1,000 Trees Expected [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: The Best Chocolate Cake In The World, Elizabeth’s Neighborhood Table, Syms, Filene’s Basement

It takes a pretty big set of balls to name your bakery “The Best Chocolate Cake In The World.” Upper West Siders will soon be able to judge for themselves as to whether or not the one pictured above meets that lofty claim — I’m guessing it doesn’t, but am willing to give them the [...]

Syms & Filene’s Basement Going Out Of Business; Will Leave Massive Vacancy In The Heart Of The UWS

Big corporate bankruptcy news today that has a direct impact on the Upper West Side: Syms, and its subsidiary Filene’s Basement, have announced they plan to close all 46 of their stores. This of course means there will be a massive vacancy on the east side of Broadway, between 79th & 80th, where a Syms/Filene’s [...]

“Fashion’s Night Out” 2011 Hits NYC & Upper West Side Thursday

UPDATE 9/8: Related Post — More Than 30 Participating Retailers Under One Roof At UWS Time Warner Center “Fashion’s Night Out,” the annual shopping event marked by parties, discounts, celebrities, and other events, is nearly upon us. If you haven’t mapped out your plan for Thursday night, there’s still time.