Here were our biggest stories in March, according to you.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Films on the UWS. After a long delay due to the pandemic, production of the hit show’s fourth season resumed in NYC at the beginning of the year, and scenes were shot in the neighborhood last month – drawing a crowd as usual. It’s now been revealed that John Waters will be joining the cast for season 4, Variety reports.
UWS Hoard Finally Gets Cleaned Up. Since October 2020, an Upper West Side resident had been keeping a giant pile of items – which some nearby residents said he was trying to sell – on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th Streets. After receiving a multitude of complaints, the mess was finally cleaned up on March 1 when the city’s sanitation department and NYPD showed up.
Four Tenants Lease Space at New Retail Site at 93rd and Columbus. The first few tenants have signed up to be the first to move into the retail corridor, which has been in development for the last several years. For two of these businesses – OrangeTheory Fitness and Peaky Barista – it will be their second UWS locations. The other two tenants will be Cleanlab Cleaners and Morningside Playcare.
La Pecora Bianca to Open at 77th and Columbus. This is a popular Italian restaurant with three other locations in the city, and it will be moving into the corner space occupied by Isabella’s for 30 years (and most recently occupied by 8th Hill, which didn’t end up lasting too long).
Upper West Sider Goes Viral on TikTok. Special education teacher Hattie Kolp’s overnight fame came from her amazing prewar apartment, but more from the fact that it’s rent controlled, and she only pays $1,300 a month for it.
200 Amsterdam Avenue Can Keep All of its Floors. After what seemed like never ending litigation between the project’s developers and its opponents, a New York State appellate court ruled in early March that the controversial tower can remain 52 stories tall. From the time the construction project was conceived, opponents claimed the developers behind it had used a zoning loophole in order to build higher.