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 [...]

Three UWS Closing/Liquidation/Going-Out-Of-Business Sales Taking Place Now

If you’re looking to get some shopping in this weekend, just a quick reminder that there are three different closing/going-out-of-business/liquidation sales taking place on the Upper West Side right now:

Upper West Side Gap Closing On January 23rd; Remaining Inventory Marked Down Up To 70%

Mentioned in November that the Gap located at 2373 Broadway (corner of 86th) was not renewing their lease — it’s one of 189 Gaps around the country that is being shuttered. At the time of the post there was no specific date, but MUW reader Kevin e-mailed earlier today saying the store will be closing [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Brooks Brothers, The Gap, Syms, Filene’s Basement

MUW readers can always be counted on! On Thursday night I posted about a mystery storefront at 2381 Broadway (between 87th & 88th) and asked for help with identifying it. On Friday, MUW reader Betsy came through with the answer.

Shoplifting Mom Lashes Out at Reporters, Son’s Charges Dropped

The New York Post reports that Carolyn Taylor, the 35-year-old Bronx mom accused of bringing her 11-year-old son on a shoplifting spree, had a bizarre outburst at reporters in court on Friday.  Taylor lashed out at news photographers after the court appearance, yelling, “next time, I’m coming back here with a thousand Muslims and kick [...]

Shoplifting Mom/Tween Combo Caught

The mother and son who were caught on tape earlier this year in the midst of an Upper West Side theft and shoplifting spree were caught, according to The New York Post.  Carolyn Taylor, 35, and her 11-year-old son Enrique Tate, both of East 180th Street in East Tremont, were chased down by cops on [...]

Family Caught on Tape Going on UWS Shoplifting Spree

The New York Post obtained an unbelievable video of a family in the midst of an Upper West Side shoplifting spree in January, including a boy as young as 11 following an unidentified woman’s instructions.  The woman entered the Always Love pharmacy near 72nd and Broadway on January 15th when the video was taken, and [...]

High School Students Learn from Fashion Experts at Lincoln Center

As Fashion Week nears, the community is joining in to celebrate.  This afternoon, about 125 high school students will attend a special event at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd).  The event, made in part by IMG Fashion, Lincoln Center, and the NYC Department of Education, features a fashion panel of [...]

Sad Current State of Upper Broadway: Empty Storefronts

Crain’s reports that upper Broadway has become “ripe for the picking” for national chains, as the empty storefronts in the area have been increasing while rents have been dropping.  In fact, asking rents for retail space on Broadway between 84th and 100th have dropped about 20% from the commercial real estate peak two years ago, [...]