Upper West Side Openings: Screme Gelato Cart In Verdi Square

Good news if you’re a gelato lover — DNAinfo reports that Screme Gelato will soon be opening a new cart in Verdi Square (Broadway & 72nd). Per DNA:

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Cascabel Taqueria, Cosi, New Town Pizza, P & G Bar, Susie’s Nail Salon

Dara sent in the photo above showing the imminent arrival of Cascabel Taqueria. It’s located on Broadway & 108th, in the former Lime Leaf space. Cascabel Taqueria was first mentioned on MyUpperWest in March, when DNAinfo had a post on the UES taqueria opening an UWS location. At the time they were shooting for an [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings

Daren E., who has been lighting up the tip-line of late, reports that you’re going to need to find a new tax guy if you’ve been using the H&R Block on Columbus & 96th. He wrote in to say they’re closed. Jim e-mailed to say that a new tenant has moved into the space vacated [...]

Opening Date Set for Columbus Square HomeGoods

HomeGoods, the furniture and home decor chain with locations throughout the country, is opening its first Manhattan location on the Upper West Side, and it looks like the grand opening date is set.  The store, which is another addition to the Columbus Square development and will be located near Columbus and 100th, is opening at [...]

Duane Reade Gets Hit with Violations for New Sign

DNAinfo reports that the Department of Buildings ruled against the new Upper West Side Duane Reade and determined that the use of their video billboard is illegal.  The DOB, who investigated the bright sign after neighbors complained and New York State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal announced her opposition to the sign and sprang into action, determined [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

Local Pol Angered Over Sign on Newest UWS Duane Reade

One politician is joining some community members in disapproval over one new addition to The Corner.  Along with the opening of the gigantic second-floor Duane Reade in the new building at 72nd and Broadway came a huge bright sign.  The video billboard, installed last week, displays advertisements such as beer sold in “growler” form and [...]

Upper West Side Openings

Above, one Manhattan Diner is in the swing of things just as another Manhattan Diner is forced out… The Manhattan Diner, which used to be the diner that seemed to be an homage to Miami Vice, Key West Diner, has been open for business for a few weeks now, welcoming new customers with bright colors [...]