Upper West Side Closing: Big Nick’s Shutters After 50+ Years On The UWS

It’s been nearly seven months since news broke that Big Nick’s — an Upper West Side fixture since 1962 — was facing possible closure. The restaurant had since managed operate on a month-to-month basis while attempting to negotiate a new lease, but the clock has finally run out. After 51 years on the UWS, Big [...]

UPDATE: Future Still Uncertain For Upper West Side Big Nick’s; NYT Profiles History & Financial Issues

It’s been almost two months since news broke that Big Nick’s is facing closure after 50+ years on the Upper West Side. The landlord at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th) is looking to increase the rent on the 1,000 square foot space from $40,000/month to $60,000/month. Yesterday, the New York Times had a great feature [...]

UWS RUMOR: Applebee’s Slated To Take Over Upper West Side Blockbuster Space On Broadway

UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, the initial feedback on this via e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook is, shall we say, “not positive.” MUW reader Teanna may have summed it up best with a link to the YouTube video embedded at the bottom of this post. —————————– If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Hey! The Upper West Side could really [...]

BIG NICK’S CLOSING UPDATE: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Offers Help, Nick Says No Thanks For Now

Wrote earlier this month that Big Nick’s Burger Joint is facing closure after 50+ years on the Upper West Side. The landlord at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th) is looking to increase the rent on the 1,000 square foot space from $40,000/month to $60,000/month. State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, who represents the Upper West [...]

UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays

Got a note a little while ago from a reader asking if I had any updates on Big Nick’s, which MyUpperWest first reported earlier this month may be closing. I just happened upon their Facebook page and noticed that earlier today they posted “Kids Eat Free On Tuesdays.” The deal is good for kids 12 [...]

UWS RUMORS: Shake Shack Eyeing Second Upper West Side Location

It’s been less than three weeks since a fire at Ollie’s Noodle Shop forced the restaurant to close permanently, but a long line of well known businesses are already eyeing the spot. The 7,500 square foot space is located at the prime location of 1991 Broadway (between 67th & 68th) and has caught the attention [...]

UPDATE: Big Nick’s Closing Looking More Likely

UPDATE 1/29: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Offers Help, Nick Says No Thanks For Now UPDATE 1/22: UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays Posted last week (is it possible to “break” a rumor?) that Upper West Side fixture Big Nick’s might be on the verge of closing after [...]

UWS RUMOR: Big Nick’s To Close After 50+ Years On The Upper West Side?

UPDATE 1/29: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Offers Help, Nick Says No Thanks For Now UPDATE 1/22: UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays UPDATE 1/10: Big Nick’s closing looking more likely due to massive rent increase Let me preface this by saying that it’s only a possibility and nothing [...]

UWS Apartment Back on Market after SJP and Matthew Broderick Rumor

We may have spoken too soon when we reported the flurry of rumors that Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and family may become Upper West Siders… Curbed reports that the five-bedroom home at 88 Central Park West (near 69th) that the family had been rumored to have purchased is back on the market.  The home, [...]

Knicks Star Forward Finds UWS Pad

Amar’e Stoudemire, the basketball forward who signed on with the New York Knicks this summer after eight years with the Phoenix Suns, may be an Upper West Sider, according to the New York Post.  Page Six watched Stoudemire get “bombarded by a pushy broker” at the Oak Room last week about a Harlem loft.  Stoudemire [...]