UWS Openings & Closings: Cocina Economica, 7-Eleven, Ollie’s Noodle Shop, Big Nick’s Burger Joint

Posted last month that Cocina Economica Mexico (452 Amsterdam, between 81st & 82nd) had finally opened up in the former Recipe space (same owners — they also own neighboring Land Thai). They recently posted their menu online and DNAinfo had a brief write-up on the restaurant earlier this week, including a slew of photos.

UWS Openings & Closings

Posted last month that the Banana Republic at 2360 Broadway (at 86th) might be closing. At the time, an employee at the store denied that was the case, despite the fact there was signage in the window indicating the space was for rent. Less that a month later, it’s confirmed — BR will indeed be [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Le Palais des Thés, H&M, Cocina Economica, IceFest

Just got back from the “UWS Work From Home” Meeting/Networking/Social Event. I thought I’d be there for an hour, but was there for five instead… so I’m a little late with tonight’s “Openings/Closings”… Posted last week that French tea company Le Palais des Thés was getting ready to open their first U.S. location at 194 [...]

UWS Openings: Cardinal Camera, Cocina Economica, Halloween Costume Pop-Up, Party City

Posted last month that the Ritz Camera at 2409 Broadway (near 88th) was closing as part of a broader bankruptcy by Ritz Camera & Image LLC. As I mentioned in that post, the closing marked the end of a stretch of 60+ years where a camera store of some sort was located at Broadway & [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: El Mitote, Rigoletto, Recipe, Cocina Economica, Ritz Camera

UPDATE 1/10/13: El Mitote files application for outdoor seating Posted on a Tuesday that a fire on West 72nd Street has delayed the opening Rigoletto Pizza at its new home at 141 W. 72nd. Seems like a good time to write about what’s moving into the space that Rigoletto vacated at 208 Columbus. El Mitote, [...]

Upper West Side Week In Review: 10/10 – 10/16/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: Actor Paul Sorvino Hit By Car At Amsterdam & 79th Mystery Skywriting Over The UWS A Mystery No More (But Still Stupid) Two Hurt In Crash At Amsterdam & 79th (Dangerous Corner This Week) Neighborhood Meeting On Proposed West End Avenue Historic [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Farrow & Ball, Plus Changes At Recipe, Bar Luna & Cafe Deux Margot

If you’re planning to redecorate your home any time soon, take note that the neighborhood is getting a new high-end paint and wallpaper store. MUW reader Eric reports that British retailer Farrow & Ball will open a showroom on Columbus, between 75th & 76th. Per F&B’s website:

John McEnroe Allegedly Annoys Fellow Diners At Recipe

The Post reported that John McEnroe dined at Recipe (452 Amsterdam) last week and loudly recounted tales of “beating Bjorn Borg,” drawing the ire of some fellow diners in the tiny restaurant. “He was several decibels louder than the average restaurant noise. It was obnoxious,” said the paper’s unnamed source. The restaurant confirmed that the [...]

My Upper West Pick of the Month: Recipe

Each month, My Upper West chooses an Upper West Side business as Pick of the Month.  These businesses are part of what makes our neighborhood great, and we highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t yet had the chance.  This month’s pick is Recipe, the new American restaurant on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd.  [...]