Upper West Side Openings & Reopenings: Gastronomie 491, Starbucks, Verizon Wireless, Unamed Children’s Clothing Concept, Abbey Pub, Hungarian Pastry Shop

I first mentioned Gastronomie 491 (491 Columbus, between 83rd & 84th) way back in September. At the time, word was they’d open “sometime in October.” As with many openings in the neighborhood, things moved a little slower than originally planned. However, the wait is now over — the gourmet market and cafe is opening for [...]

Health Department Reopens UWS Hungarian Pastry Shop & Abbey Pub

Following up on last week’s Department of Health closings of The Abbey Pub (237 W. 105th, between Broadway & Amsterdam) and Hungarian Pastry Shop (1030 Amsterdam, 110th/111th). Both establishments have been reopened.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Candle Cafe West, Amsterdam Diner

As I mentioned earlier today, I’m traveling until Sunday. With that in mind, here’s a slightly abbreviated “I’m On Vacation” edition of “Openings & Closings”:

UWS Hungarian Pastry Shop Closed By Health Department

UPDATE: Hungarian Pastry Shop has reopened The Department Of Health carnage continues. In the past week, DOH has closed UWS restaurants Bellini (since reopened), Dinastia China (I believe they have also reopened), and The Abbey Pub. Now comes word that 50-year-old neighborhood stalwart Hungarian Pastry Shop (1030 Amsterdam, 110th/111th) has fallen victim to DOH inspectors.

Upper West Side Pastry Shop Celebrates 50th Anniversary Tomorrow

The Columbia Spectator has a nice piece on the Hungarian Pastry Shop (1030 Amsterdam, 110th/111th), a Morningside Heights “institution” that is celebrating its 50th anniversary tomorrow. Similar to Beacon Hardware (discussed here last night), the Pastry Shop belongs to that dying breed of family businesses that conjure up images of days past on the Upper [...]

Upper West Side Walking Tour App Now Available

Now we can explore our neighborhood in a way that hasn’t been possible before… a new app that offers a self-guided walking tour of the Upper West Side is now available through iTunes.  The tour, created by a neighborhood resident, begins at 72nd and Riverside to get to know the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument and ends [...]