Upper West Side Openings & Closings

Monday, May 2nd, 2011


Manhattan Diner, one of the few remaining businesses on Broadway, between 78th & 77th, finally closed its doors last night after 11 years in business. Yesterday’s New York Times had a nice (short) piece on the place. You can’t see it in the picture above, but the “Thank You” sign in the window invites patrons to visit the owners’ other diners in the neighborhood — all three are also located on Broadway. City Diner at 90th, Manhattan Diner at 94th, and Metro Diner at 100th. Thanks to tipster Ilan for the NYT link.

I’ve actually got some information on what’s slated for the almost barren stretch of Broadway that’s mentioned above — I’ll get a post about it up tomorrow or Wednesday.

In opening news, tipster Lisa B. wrote in with information on two new places in the neighborhood:

Spices & Tease, a purveyor of organic and all-natural spices and teas (what, you were expecting pet food from them?) is set to open by the end of June. The store is located at 2580 Broadway (btw. 97th/98th) in a space previously occupied by a framing store. According to their web site, these guys have actually been at some of the local flea markets over the past few weeks, so you might have already seen them around. I just realized I was admiring their wares at the 77th & Columbus market recently.

Lisa also followed up on a tip she provided in February about the impending arrival of a new neighborhood restaurant. That restaurant, Warique Peruvian Kitchen, is now open. It’s located at 852 Amsterdam (between 101st & 102nd). That’s the former site of Noche Mexicana, which has since moved across the street.

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