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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Columbus Circle Welcomes the TurnStyle

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Apparel, Coffee and Tea, Desserts and Bakeries, Food & Drink, Other, Shopping

The TurnStyle in Columbus Circle is a new Upper West Side food and retail project that aims to revolutionize what we’ve come to expect of the traditional subway commute by creating a unique underground retail center that’s fun and easy to navigate. We’ve compiled a quick list that will guide you to the very best this innovative space has to offer. Read below to take a look at the eateries and shops worth checking out on your way home from work.

Check out the Columbus Circle Holiday Market!

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Vintage Stores on the Upper West Side

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Antiques, Apparel, Art, Clothing, Home Decor, Other, Shopping

Vintage stores on the Upper West Side are hidden gems that offer great deals and quality finds at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking for vintage designer clothes or antique decor items to add a unique feel to your home, the shops below have got you covered. You never know what treasure you might find next!

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Spring Street Festivals on the UWS

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Community, Events, Family, Food & Drink, Local Business, Locals, Other, Shopping

Street festival season is upon us, and here’s the list of where and when they will be happening on the Upper West Side. Everyone has a love/hate relationship with these fairs. On one hand, they give NYC the character and charm we all know and love – the vendors, the smells of souvlaki and crepes, the crowded sidewalks, and mindless browsing… and on the other hand, there’s closed streets and increased traffic. But hey, the good seems to outweigh the bad, yeah? We hope you go out and enjoy the live entertainment, food, cultural activities, rides, and unexpected shopping this Spring! Here’s the list (so far) of the confirmed festivals happening in our neighborhood:

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Upper West Side Bookstores

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Books, Education, Local Business, Locals, Other

Part of the attractiveness of living on the Upper West Side lies in it’s ability to attract creative minds to roam through its quaint streets. Many writers, actors, and artists are proud to call this area of Manhattan their home. The performing arts community is vibrant and their legacy is shared through the world class bookstores and libraries that serve to the neighborhood’s literature lovers. From independent Upper West Side bookstores to mom and pop shops, here are some of the best spots to find the next book to binge read before the arrival of spring.

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Upper West Side Thrift Shops

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New York, as many of us know, is the fashion capital of the world. It’s part of a conglomerate known as the “Big Four”. In case you are unfamiliar with what exactly the Big Four is, allow me to clear the fog from your window pane. The Big Four is a total of four cities that are globally known as fashion capitals. Those cities include Paris, Milan, London, and last but certainly not least: New York.

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So Much To Do at Columbus Circle!

Posted by in Food & Drink, Health and Beauty, Home Decor, Local Services, Other, Shopping

Columbus Circle is one of my favorite areas of the Upper West Side. It has glamour, convenience, and natural beauty that is enjoyed by New York residents and tourists alike. It is located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South, and Central Park West. Visit the glorious fountains surrounding the marble statue of Christopher Columbus…it is a lovely spot to sit in the center of it all. Take in the sites and sounds of this bustling area during the day or night, and feel the energy of New York.

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is coming soon!

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Furniture Stores on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Home Decor, Shopping

Check out our newer post on Upper West Side Furniture Stores.

 

Recently moved to the neighborhood?  Or perhaps you want to find a few new things to update your apartment?  You don’t have to search far to look for furniture stores on the Upper West Side.  Here are three stores with an extensive selection, all in the Lincoln Center area, so you can spend more time browsing and less time traveling. 

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FIVE Amazon.com Storage Solutions You Shouldn’t Live Without

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Apparel, Family, Home Decor, Locals

I love IKEA, but there are some seriously amazing storage solutions on amazon.com. that no city dweller should live without.

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Upper West Side Space Savers: Kitchen Edition

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Home Decor, Shopping

One of the few drawbacks of living in the heart of the city is often compromising on living space. Manhattan is notorious for having some very tight apartments, which can make living comfortably a bit of a task. Fortunately, there are many tips and tricks to keep organized and make a smaller space seem much bigger!

Many New York City apartments do not have the largest of kitchens, so it is important to make the most of your space to fit all of your cooking essentials. Just moved to a new apartment? Then you may need some new kitchen appliances and tools before you worry about organizing them effectively.

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