Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Dean’s, Arte Cafe, Mexican Festival, Yogurtland

This one bums me out a bit, as I was a fan… Italian restaurant and pizzeria Dean’s (215 W. 85th, between Broadway & Amsterdam) has shuttered.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Birch Coffee, Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse

It took a little while longer than expected, but the long awaited Upper West Side outpost of Birch Coffee finally opened this past week at 750 Columbus (at 96th). The store opened with a soft launch on Tuesday, featuring a full coffee and pastry menu. I believe beer offerings went live today (six taps, two [...]

UWS Openings: Pick-A-Bagel, Pizza Bolla, El Mitote, Alexis Bittar Jewelry

Pick-A-Bagel has opened a new Upper West Side location. To celebrate, the store is offering 10% off through the end of October.

UWS Openings: Tasti D-Lite, El Mitote, Variazioni

UPDATE 10/1: Turns out this is NOT a new Tasti D-Lite. The one on Broadway has closed and is relocating to the space pictured above sometime in October. Looks like the neighborhood is getting a new Tasti D-Lite — it will be the fourth location on the UWS. Oddly, this one is opening barely a [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Mama Mexico, Maria Bonita, Joanne, Payless Shoes

UPDATE 3/14: Looks like the full name is Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse UPDATE 4/4: Maria Bonita getting closer to opening UPDATE 4/17: Maria Bonita is open UPDATE 5/5/13: Looks like Maria Bonita has shuttered Catching up on some opening/closing news that’s been building up during my brief hiatus… Mentioned a few weeks ago [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Blockheads Burritos, West Side Market, 2381 Broadway

Looking for a little help on this one… MUW reader Ilene sent in this photo of 2381 Broadway (between 87th/88th) noting “the for rent signs are gone and the windows are hidden behind paper.” This was the temporary home of one of the Upper West Side Uniqlo pop-up shops that were open during the summer. [...]

Upper West Side Week In Review: 8/15/11 – 8/21/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: Homeless Man Found Squatting In Ann Curry’s Vacant UWS Townhouse UWS Wine Bar “Wine & Roses” Served With Eviction Papers In NYS Civil Court Upper West Side Photo Of The Day: Double Rainbow Over The Neighborhood “Boarding School Bandit” Pleads Guilty To [...]