Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Gotham Burger Company, Verizon, Brief Encounters

Gotham Burger Company opened for business on the Upper West Side earlier this evening. The kosher burger restaurant based out of Teaneck, NJ is located at 726 Amsterdam (between 95th & 96th).

UWS Openings & Closings: Verizon Wireless, Obama Campaign Office, Alexis Bittar Jewelry

It’s been more than ten months since word first broke that Verizon Wireless would be taking over the old H&H Bagels spot at 2239 Broadway (corner of 80th). They finally opened last week, just in time for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.

UWS Openings & Closings: The Purple Fig, Verizon Wireless (In Former H & H Bagels Space)

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 [...]

UWS Openings & Relocations: Verizon Wireless (In Former H&H Bagels Spot), Paper Source

Looks like there’s finally some serious action going on at the dilapidated corner of Broadway & 80th, previously home to H & H Bagels for nearly 40 years. Plywood went up today around both the former H & H spot, as well as the adjacent two spaces that used to house Magic Smile and Oz [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Reopenings: Gastronomie 491, Starbucks, Verizon Wireless, Unamed Children’s Clothing Concept, Abbey Pub, Hungarian Pastry Shop

I first mentioned Gastronomie 491 (491 Columbus, between 83rd & 84th) way back in September. At the time, word was they’d open “sometime in October.” As with many openings in the neighborhood, things moved a little slower than originally planned. However, the wait is now over — the gourmet market and cafe is opening for [...]

Upper West Side Closings: Patagonia Tin Shed, Verizon Wireless, The Abbey Pub, Broadway Gourmet Deli

So long, Patagonia Tin Shed — we hardly knew ya! MUW reader Anthony reports the store that opened in November at 2625 Broadway (near 100th) is set to close on March 26th.

Upper West Side Openings: Beacon… Something, Red Velvet Bakery, Verizon Wireless, H&H Bagels

A mystery opening of sorts is slated for the ground floor of the Beacon Hotel at 2130 Broadway (between 74th & 75th). As you can see from the sign above (thanks to MUW reader @dzoldan), a liquor license has been filed under the completely uninformative name of “Beacon Operating LLC.”

Can You Hear Me Now? Verizon Wireless Slated To Move Into Former H & H Bagels Space

For nearly 40 years, 2239 Broadway (corner of 80th) was home to H & H Bagels. Since its sudden closure last June (full coverage here), the space has been vacant and a bit of an eyesore. Initial rumors indicated a bank would move in. In October, Queens-based Davidovich Bagels was considering taking over the space, [...]

Can You Hear Me Now? Cell Phone Service Coming To Upper West Side Subway Stations

Your commute is about to get a whole lot louder. Following the recent launch of a pilot program at four stations in Chelsea, the MTA and its wireless partner (Transit Wireless) have announced cell phone service will be expanding to 31 platforms in 26 addition stations within the next year. Among those scheduled to get [...]

Upper West Side Week In Review: 8/8/11 – 8/14/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: Upper West Side Blue Donkey Bar Shutters, Blames Vocal Angry Neighbor Alec Baldwin Ditching Upper West Side For SoHo & Yoga Instructor Girlfriend Second Triathlete Dies After (Mostly) Upper West Side Race Police Make Arrest In Connection To “Serial Groper” Case Upper [...]