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.

Upper West Side Transformation

Above, Neighborhoodr snaps a photo of a new spot on the Upper West Side… the diner on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd that used to be EJ’s Luncheonette has a new identity.  According to signage, the eatery is now the appropriately-named Amsterdam Diner.  No word on whether the new restaurant is simply an update to [...]

2011 Street Fairs Announced

Although it seems hard to believe that summer is around the corner while you bundle up for the seemingly millionth time this season, we really are getting close to warmer days.  Here’s another sign that we are approaching the warm season… Community Board 7 has announced a list of 2011 street fairs in the area.  [...]

Rallyers Head to Saigon Grill Today to Protest Sweatshops

DNAinfo reports that a workers’ rights group is gathering people at Saigon Grill (Amsterdam at 90th) today to launch a “sweatshop-free” campaign. “Justice Will Be Served” will hold a rally today starting at 1:00 pm, using Saigon Grill as an example where labor problems like age discrimination and retaliation against workers who have unionized have [...]

Upper West Side Opening: G-Free NYC

UPDATE 4/20: G-Free is officially open Looks like a new store is getting ready to open. G-Free NYC, a store dedicated to gluten-free foods, posted this photo on Twitter, excited that their renovations are complete. The store, located on 85th between Columbus and Central Park West, is slated to open in a few weeks.

Tonight: Jazz at Whole Foods

Come to the Columbus Square Whole Foods Market (Columbus near 97th) tonight or upcoming Fridays through April 8th to enjoy some jazz while you pick up your groceries.  The Jazz Legend Spring Series, a weekly series of performances honoring the great musicians that played at Mikell’s Jazz Club, the former resident of 97th and Columbus, [...]

Upper West Side Celebrity Sightings: Richard Kind, Alec Baldwin, Selena Gomez, Jackie Mason

It’s time for some Upper West Side celebrity sightings, coming in via Twitter… comedian Richard Kind, best known for roles in Mad About You, Spin City, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, was spotted by @ZiaJD at The Cottage (Amsterdam between 77th and 78th) on Friday.  Over the weekend, Upper West Sider Alec Baldwin visited Lincoln Center.  [...]

Photo of the Day: Duane Reade Beer Counter

The Upper West Side’s newest Duane Reade is sure getting a lot of attention this week… after the massive store on the second floor of The Corner (Broadway at 72nd) opened a few days ago, it first got some flack for the bright video billboard illuminating the outside corner of the building.  Now, attention is [...]

Monday Night Dinners for Two at Bar Boulud

Looking to treat yourself tonight?  Consider making reservations for a special dinner.  Each Monday, Chef Damian Sansonetti prepares a “Monday Night Dinner for Two” at Bar Boulud (Broadway between 63rd and 64th).  Savor inspired seasonal dishes served family-style.  Selections have included côte de boeuf, whole roast chicken, and loup de mer en croûte, each dish [...]

Limited Time Discount: 42% Off at Empire Rooftop Lounge

Gilt City is another website devoted to limited-time-only, hard-to-beat discounts on places throughout the city.  This week, in addition to great discounts at David Barton Gym and Clarins Skin Spa, Gilt City is offering a special deal at the Empire Hotel’s Rooftop Lounge (63rd between Broadway and Columbus).  Pay just $49 and get 4 cocktails [...]