“Thirsty Thursdays”: Free UWS Beer Tastings Throughout April At On Tap @ Columbus Circle Whole Foods

Attention Upper West Side beer lovers: On Tap — the specialty beer shop that opened at the Time Warner Center Whole Foods back in 2011 — is hosting “Thirsty Thursdays” every week in April (starting tomorrow, 4/4). Each evening will feature free samples from local breweries.

UWS Openings & Closings: Hugo Boss, Ivy’s Cafe, Amcook Fusion, Piccolo Cafe, Blockbuster Video

Looks like Hugo Boss is slowly taking over the Shops at Columbus Circle. The store is about to become the first retailer in the Time Warner Center to span three floors.

UWS Openings: Birch Coffee, 7-Eleven, Center Bar

UPDATE 4/16/13: Looks like Birch will be opening on April 30 If you live anywhere near Columbus & 96th, you’ve probably seen the “Coming Soon” signage for Birch Coffee — it’s been been up since August. Finally got an update on this space and it looks like they’re planning to open in February.

Free Music & Entertainment Galore At Monday’s 13th Annual UWS “Winter’s Eve”

Related Post: 30+ UWS Restaurants Offering Cheap Food Tastings At “Winter’s Eve” Free Kid-Friendly Events At “Winter’s Eve” UWS Stores Offering Discounts & Giveaways During “Winter’s Eve” Support The 24th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive At “Winter’s Eve” UWS Photos Of The Day: Christmas Tree & More At Winter’s Eve The 13th Annual Winter’s [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Grom Gelato, LuckyBrand

It’s becoming harder to get your sugar fix on the Upper West Side these days. Yesterday came word that Choco Bolo (temporarily) closed. Now it looks like the UWS Grom Gelato is no more (2165 Broadway, btw. 76th/77th). MUW reader Kimberly snapped the photo above, showing the popular store closed for good yesterday.

UWS Photos Of The Day: IceFest On The Circle

The inaugural IceFest On The Circle has been running outside the Time Warner Center for the past few days. The event’s description makes it seem like there’s nonstop action all day, but apparently it’s kind of hit-or-miss depending on what time you’re there. I’ve heard from a few readers who passed by and reported seeing [...]

FRIDAY MORNING: Free $10 – $500 Gift Cards For First 100 Shoppers At New Upper West Side H&M

Posted yesterday that H&M opened their new UWS store this morning at the Time Warner Center. Tomorrow morning (Friday, 11/16) they’re giving away gift cards ranging in value from $10 – $500 to the first 100 customers.

Massive Upper West Side H&M Set To Open Thursday Morning; First To Include Dedicated Men’s Shop

Related Post: FRIDAY MORNING (11/16): Free $10 – $500 Gift Cards For First 100 Shoppers At New Upper West Side H&M Mentioned back in May that clothing retailer H&M planned to open a huge store in the Time Warner Center. Almost six months to the day later, the new Upper West Side location is finally [...]

THURSDAY – SUNDAY: IceFest At Columbus Circle

UPDATE 11/17 – UWS Photos Of The Day: IceFest On The Circle The forecast for the next four days calls for temperatures in the upper-40s, perhaps hitting 50 degrees on Saturday. That won’t put a damper on the inaugural “IceFest On The Circle” that kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday (11/15 – 11/18). IceFest [...]

2013 NYC Michelin Guide: Multiple UWS Restaurants Receive Stars + Tips For Eating At Them For Less

The 2013 edition of the highly-regarded New York City Michelin Restaurant Guide went on sale earlier this month — once again, a handful of Upper West Side restaurants received coveted stars. Of particular note is that of the seven 3-star restaurants in all of NYC, three of them reside on the Upper West Side. If [...]