Diners & Coffee Shops – Mike’s Picks

Posted by in Coffee and Tea, Diners, Food & Drink, Locals

I’m definitely a diner junkie.  But specifically for breakfast.  I find the best way to start my day is to have another human serve me.  And the endless coffee refills are really appreciated. While we’ve lost a lot of great spots like Big Nick’s and Popover Cafe, the Upper West Side is still a great diner destination.  Keep reading to find yourself some great Upper West Side diners.

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HudsonWay Immersion School – Mandarin & Spanish Immersion Education – Preschool & K-5 – Upper West Side, NY

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Children, Education, Family, Locals, Other, Sponsored

Want to see the difference an Immersion Education can make? Look no further! HudsonWay Immersion School has campuses in New York City and Summit, NJ, offering full day, after school, enrichment, and summer camp programs in Mandarin or Spanish for children in preschool through grade 5.

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Delicious Desserts on the Upper West Side

Posted by in Children, Coffee and Tea, Desserts and Bakeries, Food & Drink, Locals

Is there a more comforting word in the English language? Dessert is what you crave, and luckily there are some delicious desserts on the Upper West Side just waiting for your aggressive consumption. You always say you’ll just have a bite, then you finish the whole thing. It’s the sweet or savory end to a good day or a good meal, and the pick-me-up when your day or meal isn’t quite as good.

The Upper West Side is chockfull (no pun intended) of places to satisfy your dessert fix. But gone are the days where just going for a scoop of ice cream is doing it justice. I’ll concede up front, I’m a lover of rich desserts, and not everyone has the same palate. That being said, there are several options that hit the spot without emptying your wallet if you’re looking for some yummy desserts on the Upper West Side.

We gave ice cream shops their own article. 

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We Bring Fitness to You

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Community, Convenience Services, Convenience Services, Fitness, Fitness, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Sponsored

Jenn has lived on the Upper West Side for 12 years. She can often be seen spending time in Central Park, paddleboarding at the Jersey Shore, or taking her Havanese, Milo, to the dog park. Jenn began her career in health and fitness as a Nutrition Consultant, but soon evolved into managing multiple corporate fitness centers throughout New York City and the Northeast region. During this time in her career, she worked with corporate clients such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Dow Jones. Now, she is the owner of Trainers in Transit LLC!

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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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8 Wifi Spots on the Upper West Side (that are not Starbucks)

Posted by in Coffee and Tea, Continental, Desserts and Bakeries, Education, Food & Drink, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other

Wifi spots on the Upper West Side can literally be life-saving!  Living in New York is the dream – but let’s be real, you’re current living situation in New York is probably less than dreamy. Space is an issue, so we need to get creative to keep ourselves sane in a (studio… 300sq ft… with a roommate…) home.

And even if your mini-oasis is your dream home – working (or seriously concentrating) from your apartment can be tricky. So we have compiled a list of wifi-friendly work from “home” locations that will make you feel like your living space just tripled (and you won’t feel like you’re taking work to bed with you… literally).

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Robofun – 20 Years of STE(A)M Innovation

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Children, Community, Education, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, Sponsored

Looking for fun and exciting STE(A)M activities for your child this fall? Look no further! Robofun is the place to be! For the past 20 years, Robofun has been a leader at the forefront of STE(A)M education, offering Coding, Robotics, and Stop Motion Animation classes to kids in grades pre k – 6. This year, in addition to all of our tried and true favorites, we are featuring a new Circuits & Making curriculum, specially designed to bring out the inventive and creative side in all kids. What sets Robofun apart from all other STE(A)M activities and courses? Read on to find out!

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Best Mexican Restaurants on the UWS

Posted by in Food & Drink, Latin, Locals, Other

Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas…we love Mexican food! Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic and authentic Mexican restaurants to indulge in on the Upper West Side. So whether you’re grabbing a fully loaded burrito for a quick and easy dinner during the week or satisfying a late night craving after hitting a bar on the Upper West Side, these Mexican Restaurants on the UWS are sure to please any appetite!

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Easter 2017 on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Children, Community, Events, Family, Locals, Museums, Other, Places of Worship

Easter Week is upon us and that means it’s time to gather with friends and families to observe Christ’s resurrection day. We’ve rounded up some of the best events taking place on the Upper West Side this Easter. Get ready to celebrate one of the most festive holidays of the year by enjoying the activities listed below!

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Schweiger Dermatology Group – New Upper West Side Location

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Community, Health and Beauty, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other

Schweiger Dermatology Group loves the Upper West Side! The newest Manhattan location of the leading New York City-based dermatology practice opened its doors on 137 West 96th Street, with top dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian and certified physician assistant Danielle Daughtridge leading the medical team.

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