The Upper West Side has been a prominent fixture in romantic comedies for decades. Here are a few of the neighborhood’s most famous locations featured in classic chick flicks.
1. Zabar’s – 2245 Broadway
This well-known neighborhood landmark at Broadway and West 80th Street has been featured in quite a few movies. Joe comes to Kathleen’s rescue inside Zabar’s in You’ve Got Mail when she has no cash in a cash-only checkout line. And Isaac and Mary admire the gourmet treats on display in Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Read More
We’ve had a bunch of exciting restaurant openings in the past few months, and we’ve gotten a chance to check them out: Earth Cafe, Sugarcane, the new uptown Halal guys, and our own branch of Parm! Here’s an early word on how they’ve been.
I was surprised by the warm, buttery smell inside the Earth Cafe at 97th and Broadway, which specializes in coffee and espresso drinks and a variety of homemade sweet or savoury pastries likes croissants and quiche. Although they smelled amazing, I stopped by just for a cup of regular coffee, and it was very good. They also have a variety of milk options, a chill atmosphere, and they let people hang out. I definitely plan to stop by for a snack soon, and it’s a great close place to just read, away from home distractions. Read More
1. Ice Skating at Wollman Rink
Brrr… baby it’s cold outside! But get active and have some fun ice-skating at the Wollman rink! Open everyday of the week until March 15th from 10 AM (closing times vary, check website for complete schedule), the rink in Central Park is a short walk from the south entrance of W 59th St and 6th Ave. For those seeking to improve their skills, the rink offers a skating school for all ages every day of the week starting from $55 + admission fees (see website for more details). Read More
While coworking was once the bastion of tech hubs in places like San Francisco and Austin, TX, it is experiencing a global boom, and with the opening of The Yard at Lincoln Square has for the first time reached the Upper West Side. In the last several years the demand for coworking space has expanded beyond tech and now encompasses a range of industries, from marketing to architecture to writing.
Coworking is like traditional office space for non-traditional businesses. People who might have left a big firm and gone out on their own to start a company or do consulting work from their house or a Starbucks can now rent desks and offices month-to-month in a larger space shared with dozens or hundreds of businesses like themselves. These spaces have shared conference rooms, shared lounges, glass offices, networking events and opportunities, and free coffee by the gallon. Read More