UPDATE 5/7: Emerald Inn Targeting June 1st For 72nd Street Opening Wrote back in February that Emerald Inn — an Upper West Side fixture since 1943 — was facing closure due to a massive rent increase. It now looks like the UWS institution has found a second life and will relocate from 205 Columbus (between [...]
I little late with tonight’s “Openings & Closings” due to earlier reports of an explosion that turned out to be related to fireworks. The corner space at 53 W. 72nd (at Columbus) has been vacant ever since Indian restaurant Earten Oven closed in August 2011. In October 2011 it was reported that Jennifer Klein, a [...]
Posted last month that Rack & Soul closed shop at 258 W. 109th (near Broadway) after six years. A new restaurant has already taken over the space and it’s pretty big news (at least in terms of restaurant openings): An outpost of Chelsea’s highly regarded Legend Chinese restaurant opened its doors this weekend. Upper West [...]
November saw the end of two mediocre sagas: The Twilight Saga and the saga of The Purple Fig. The much maligned restaurant at 250 W. 72nd (between Broadway & West End) recently closed and has been replaced by its predecessor, the reincarnated P.D. O’Hurley’s.
Had a slew of posts last month about the ongoing saga (Are they open? Are they closed?) at The Purple Fig (250 W. 72nd). If you lost track of things, they reopened in late-September with a new menu. Apparently they also have new management (thanks to @ManhattanMingle for the photo).
It’s been almost a year since upscale consignment shop Second Time Around opened their first UWS store at 2624 Broadway (between 99th & 100th) last October. They’re now opening a second location a little further south in the neighborhood.
Posted back in May that Harry’s Shoes (2299 Broadway, between 82nd/83rd) would be expanding its store by taking over the space next door neighbor Talbot’s had vacated. The new combined space opened earlier this month and I recently had a chance to stop by and check it out. They’ve done an outstanding job with the [...]
The ongoing saga at The Purple Fig continues: Yesterday, the restaurant was ordered closed by the Department of Health for operating without a permit.
I’ve spent the past three days speculating that The Purple Fig had closed for good (here, here & here). It turned out to be as unproductive as speculation usually is… Looks like Purple Fig will indeed be reopening.
It’s day three of “The Purple Fig Death Watch.” Posted on Monday that the restaurant had not reopened from their “summer vacation” as planned and that their telephone was disconnected. Then yesterday, despite all indications that the restaurant had ceased operating, a deal was listed for them on Groupon. Today, that deal seems to be [...]
Looks like spinning studio Flywheel is trading up to a larger space in the neighborhood. They currently operate out of studio inside JCC In Manhattan (334 Amsterdam, at 76th), but will be moving to a space inside Kidville (466 Columbus, between 82nd& 83rd) this fall.
UPDATE 9/11: Groupon deal offered for Purple Fig (at least temporarily); phone still disconnected. Posted at length a couple of weeks ago about the difficulties facing UWS newcomer The Purple Fig (250 W. 72nd, btw. West End & Broadway). Included in that post was news they were closed “for summer vacation” and would reopen on [...]
It’s been less than four months since The Purple Fig opened in the former P.D. O’Hurley’s space at 250 W. 72nd (near West End). During that time it has been plagued by rotten reviews and rumors of financial problems. They’ve now been shuttered for the past few days and a phone call placed to them [...]
If you’re the kind of person who just can’t get enough Chase branches, you’re in a luck! A new one is coming to Columbus Avenue.
Recently posted about UWS newcomer The Purple Fig (250 W. 72nd), a bistro helmed by award-winning chef Conrad Gallager. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to try it out, here’s a good one: They’re offering more than 50% off two different dining deals.