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).

Upper West Side Subway Stations Slated To Get Cellular Service (And Wi-Fi?) By End Of 2012

Posted last October that Upper West Side subway stations were slated to receive cell phone service “within the year.” Looks like that target was accurate, as UWS stations between 59th and 96th Streets will begin to go live starting next month, with the roll-out expected to be completed by December.

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.

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, [...]

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 [...]

Upper West Side Verizon Wireless Picket Going Strong Despite The Rain

The picture above is from yesterday, but picketers are back out in front the Verizon Wireless store at 2268 Broadway (between 81st & 82nd) right now despite the lousy weather. I can hear chants of “HEY, HEY! HO, HO! VERIZON GREED HAS GOT TO GO!” and “DON”T CROSS THE LINE!” from my window. Here’s a [...]

Picket At Upper West Side Verizon Wireless Store Scheduled For Sunday Afternoon

If you haven’t already heard, 45,000 unionized workers at Verizon went on strike on Sunday over proposed benefit cuts. I won’t bother trying to summarize it, but you can read coverage from the New York Times or Google it — every major media outlet in the country has stories about it. Here in our neck [...]

Verizon to Make Buzzed-About iPhone Announcement at Lincoln Center Tomorrow

Slews of technology buffs, finance-world people, and citizens annoyed with the poor service that AT&T offers with the iPhone are eagerly anticipating an announcement taking place tomorrow morning at Lincoln Center.  Verizon plans to make an announcement at Frederick P. Rose Hall (in the Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle) regarding “latest news.”  While they didn’t [...]