Best Butchers on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Other, shopping

Planning a barbecue or poultry party? There are plenty of places where you can buy meat, but these are, in my view, the best butchers on the Upper West Side.

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Kosher Guide to the Upper West Side

Posted by in Diners, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, shopping

Kosher dining can be tough sometimes, but there are Upper West Side kosher destinations offers some of the best restaurant options in the city. There’s a kosher option almost every few blocks, which makes the UWS just THAT much more awesome. This Kosher guide to the Upper West Side should make your life much, much easier.

Two of the restaurants in our list – Grill 212 and CoffeeBerry – had among the best ratings for restaurants on the Upper West Side in 2017!

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Another Trader Joes on the Upper West Side!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Convenience Services, Gourmet Groceries, Other, shopping

A second Trader Joes on the Upper West Side is scheduled to open late this year!  To be located at 670 Columbus Avenue, on 93rd Street.

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A Tribute to Small Business

Posted by in Apparel, Clothing, Community, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Hardware Stores, Hardware Stores, History, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Shopping, shopping

In an era when chain stores are becoming the norm, supporting Upper West Side small business has become more important than ever before. Many independent local stores on the Upper West Side are run by families who have been around for generations. They’re part of the community and what makes this neighborhood so family-friendly. Read below to find out what are some of the oldest small businesses that are still thriving today.

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The Grand Bazaar Opens its Doors

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Shopping, Street Scenes

Come visit one of the longest running markets in NYC by visiting the Grand Bazaar this summer. The market’s located in the heart of the Upper West Side at 100 West 77th Street and is open from 10am to 5.30pm. Read below to find out what’s awaiting in this new community space featuring plenty of indoor and outdoor stands with more than a hundred merchants selling anything from antiques and edibles to rare artisanal items!

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Longest Lines on the Upper West Side

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Bars & Nightlife, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Other

Every NYC neighborhood has its hot spots.  There are always a number of stores, restaurants, bars and bakeries which dominate and, regardless of the wait time, will continue to see lines out the door.  Here are my top three Upper West Side locations with the longest lines!  For you local residents, try to go during off hours!!

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9th Annual New Taste of the Upper West Side

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Asian, Bars & Nightlife, Breakfast, Burgers, Desserts and Bakeries, Desserts and Bakeries, Events, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Healthy, Latin, Mediterranean, Other, Pizza, Seafood

Read about 2017’s upcoming New Taste of the Upper West Side!

As spring and summer time are rapidly approaching we are excited to announce the mouthwatering 9th annual New Taste of the Upper West Side, which will start Friday, June 3rd and end Saturday, June 4th. This two night food extravaganza showcases the finest in Upper West Side dining and will be a sneak peek for future culinary hits with restaurants that have not opened yet. We take great pride in an event that highlights our favorite New York neighborhood especially with celebrity chefs and restaurant heavyweights making an appearance at this year’s New Taste of the Upper West Side.

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Farmers Markets on the Upper West Side – Spring 2016

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Healthy, Local Business, Locals, Other

Ever pass by a sidewalk full of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, cheeses, eggs (that you think should be refrigerated…), baked and jar goods that will remind you of your grandma’s house growing up…? Well, most likely, you’ve just passed through a farmer’s market!

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Too much convenience? How close is too close?

Posted by in Bars & Nightlife, Blog, Food & Drink, Gourmet Groceries, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Real Estate, Shopping

If you’ve lived in New York City for any length of time, you know that nothing makes life easier than a really close supermarket. Having one right next door, or on the ground floor of your building, saves infinite amounts of hassle over having to walk three, five, ten blocks away, especially when you’re carrying milk. Some would put a good restaurant right up there, too, and there are those who strongly appreciate a good watering hole a few steps away. How close do you want your apartment to be from the action?

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Trader Joe’s on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Gourmet Groceries, Shopping

When the Trader Joe’s on the Upper West Side opened its doors on Broadway and West 72nd, it brought more than competition to the UWS grocery business . . . it brought a lot of fun. It’s not just the Hawaiian shirts sported by the always-upbeat staff or the secret code of bells ringing that communicate something to someone, it’s a sense of whimsy from the products to the prices to the displays at Trader Joe’s Upper West Side.

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