Small plates have become so ubiquitous in the last few years, it's no longer novel to open up a tapas restaurant. So to cut it in this town with that kind of concept is tough. But not for Boqueria, apparently. "We're in a city where restaurants have a half-life of about two years," says Yann de Roch ... More >>
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Yesterday, as Polar Vortex II: Electric Boogaloo descended on the city, vengeful Marxist dictator Bill de Blasio made his class warfare agenda known. The mayor cruelly and deliberately prevented the Upper East Side from being snow plowed, because he hates the rich and wants them to get their shoes a ... More >>
"This is basically supposed to be the Fat Radish on the Upper East Side," a bartender told us at the East Pole last night after he'd cleared away the last of our dishes and caught a moment to breathe on the other side of the dinner crush that had kept the bar three deep for the last two hours. The n ... More >>
On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle? Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we've never looked back. They've proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort ... More >>
One neighborhood in the contentious battle over the location of the city's temporary garbage dumps is looking to up the stakes. This week, an Upper East Side community organization, Residents for Sane Trash Solutions, released a study highlighting the adverse impacts of putting a waste transfer stat ... More >>
Our own Tejal Rao reviews Bill's Food and Drink, a "flashy John DeLucie joint." Bill's Food and Drink is the recently revamped former speakeasy that once held Bill's Gay Nineties. The Midtown restaurant is "cluttered with maps, Victorian portraits, and taxidermied animal heads... it can feel like th ... More >>
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LeChurro, a stand-alone shop specializing in those deliriously good, traditionally Spanish sticks of fried dough, opens for business on the Upper East Side. You didn't think people were still talking about cupcakes, did you?
Catania Café, which served up Italian soups and sandwiches, will not reopen. [NY Eater] Stuzzi Restaurant closed and will be replaced by Buschenschank restaurant at 928 Broadway. [MadParkNews]
A newly opened dessert place called Vegan Divas up on the Upper East Side has introduced their own version of vegan soft serve for the tail-end of the season. It's gluten-free, kosher, cholesterol-free, and made with an organic tofu base, vanilla bean, and ginger. [See More Events: Brooklyn Pour | ... More >>
[See More Events: Feast On A Home Grown Pig Named King Arthur at Northeast Kingdom | Clam Talk at the South Street Seaport Museum] We love posting about free deals around the city. Most recently was one for free iced booze, today we have for you free tasting of hand-crafted, gluten-free pudding cou ... More >>
Crime citywide is up by 4 percent through last week, pushed largely by an increase in grand larcenies, though there have been 15 percent fewer homicides so far this year over last, NYPD figures through July 8 show. Much more troubling are the larger increases in some of the city's police precincts. ... More >>
A pizza parlor probably isn't the first place you'd pick for a weekend brunch spot, but the guys at the Upper East Side location of Numero 28 Pizzeria are going to try to convince you otherwise. Earlier this month, they started brunch service with their signature pizzas; a morning pie with mozzarell ... More >>
Doppio Senso, an Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side, begins service this week. [Diner's Journal]The 5 Napkin Burger chain opened a new post in the Union Square area on Monday. [Grub Street]
The Upper East Side has a rep for being filled with stodgy restaurants catering to a clientele that's likely to subsist on a strict regimen of Centrum Silver. Well, friends, the times they are a-changing. While it might not boast as many trendsetting eateries as, say, the Lower East Side or the East ... More >>
"Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad" only begins to describe this vegetarian delight at the Upper East Side's new Seahorse Tavern. It's really more of a teepee, with
Jbird hatches."I don't want to spoil the surprise," says Joshua Kaiser, co-founder with Jamie Hinojos of Jbird Cocktails. But then he did. With no shortage of speakeasy-style cocktail lounges around these days, the Jbird team is launching three. The first, opening tonight, can be found hidde ... More >>
The Upper East Side's wait for an Instant Heart Attack is nearly over: after two and a half years, the Second Avenue Deli is almost ready to open its newest location.
Today in your why is it taking me so freaking long to get where I want to go news: Two extremely famous world powers are in New York City today, on the very same day. This is unprecedented! They are: President Obama and Justin Bieber. Obama, of course, is in town for fundraisers in Midtown an ... More >>
There is an article in the New York Post today that sheds light on an important issue facing Manhattan women -- specifically, Manhattan women with babies. The Post dubs it "Mommyrexia." Adorable, right? Unfortunately, mommyrexia is not the fear of being a mom; no, it is the fear of being a FA ... More >>
In a shockingly awful Monday morning attack, "a light-skinned Hispanic man, 25-30 years old" snatched an 85-year-old woman, dragged her into a stairwell, sexually assaulted and robbed her on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The crime occurred before 6 a.m. near 81st and Madison Avenue, close ... More >>
flickr/rdpeytonFlex those musselsAccording to Crain's New York, Flex Mussels owners Alex, Bobby, and Laura Shapiro's bivalve business has done so well over the past three years since its opening, in addition to their Upper East Side and West Village digs, they're currently scouting for an Upp ... More >>
The film MetropolitanThursday's New York Times features an article on Native Society, a collection of about 400 "preppy young men and women, mostly friends from the Upper East Side," who started a secret club so they can dress up and look down on people. It's like any social gathering in New ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. American Trash, a biker bar located on the Upper East Side, is closing after 22 years in business. [Grub Street] The East Village pizzeria Apizza has shuttered. It tweeted its permanent closur ... More >>
prjctns.wordpress.comThings aren't looking too sweet for food trucks There's a rumble in the streets of the Upper East Side, and residents are saying they don't want any food trucks in their hood.
zhippo.comToday in non-shockers, Magnolia Bakery is continuing to replicate like bedbugs in an abandoned sofa: per Eater, the root of all evil cupcakerie is planning to open locations in the Upper East Side Bloomingdale's, Long Island, and in New Jersey's Short Hill mall. We're hard-pressed t ... More >>
For $39, you too can be Mario Batali, Eataly.
Ron Suhanosky and Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky, the couple who opened Sfoglia on the Upper East Side, are no longer involved with the restaurant or its Nantucket big-sister establishment. [Diner's Journal] Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert have announced they're opening two new restaurants i ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 11, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 48 Scenes by Howard Smith SHEEP MEADOW in Central Park is one of the most used pieces of real estate in Manhattan, and now that fall is here the football players have appeared on the horizon. They have ... More >>
You heard me. Driton Nicaj attacked Joe Holladay on the Upper East Side last year and used the word "faggot," though a judge somehow pooh-poohed the hate crime angle.
Flex Mussels presses south.While a downtown fish shack gets settled on the Upper East Side, an uptown one gets ready to go south. The new location of Flex Mussels at 154 West 13th Street is expected to open in four to six weeks, according to general manager Jennifer Gavino. The menu will be m ... More >>
Morsels to go with your micro-brew: "quesadilla authentica" on the left, gorditas to the right. Today, Counter Culture wrestles its way into Cascabel Taqueria, a micro-eatery on the Upper East Side with an excellent beer list (including bottles from Sly Fox, Goose Island, Lagunitas, and othe ... More >>
No al fresco dining for you!Even though the endlessly talked-about Second Avenue subway still seems like a figment of a wistful city planner's imagination, it's very real -- and very personal -- for many of the Upper East Side restaurants that line the busy street.
Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterLuke HoldenLuke Holden is loathe to call himself a chef -- "I am no chef" were his first words after he picked up the phone to talk to us -- but he inarguably knows a thing or two about how to make a superlative lobster roll. The son of the owner of one of Main ... More >>
So young and impressionable.We've all been new to New York City at one point or another. And whether you experienced your baptism by fire recently or decades ago, you know how it feels to naively choose the "perfect" first apartment only to realize that Murray Hill is actually not where the c ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioComing soon to the Upper East Side.Kids, they grow up so fast these days! Scarcely six months after opening Luke's Lobster on East 7th Street, Luke Holden and his business partner, Ben Conniff, are planning to expand to the Upper East Side.
This bizarre Peep wants you to be happy Dylan's Candy Bar, a three-level sugar emporium on the Upper East Side, has broken out the green-and-red foil wrappers, chocolate Santas, and just about everything else you can think of that's holiday-themed and will rot your teeth. It's a good place to ... More >>
It's 9:34 pm right now and the Twins and Tigers are still playing baseball. Which wouldn't be extraordinary in most any other circumstances, except that this is one-game playoff game. And the game started at 5. It's the 12th inning, and 4 and 1/2 hours ago, these two divisional teams commence ... More >>
It comes as little surprise that just days after Frederick's Downtown closed, its sister restaurant on the Upper East Side has also shuttered. Owner Frederick Lesort tried to battle slow business by offering discounts, but apparently it wasn't enough to save either restaurant. [Eater] Upper East Si ... More >>
Once and future futurist Faith Popcorn may have a job for you! There's an ad on Craigslist inviting some lucky young knowledge worker to serve the inventor of terms we use to this day, like "Brailling the culture" and "InCulture Marketing," as a factotum (or, if you find the term demeaning, dogsbody ... More >>
I don't care what anyone says, I'm still seeing this movie... I wouldn't have thought there was an original thing left to say about Biggie, but Jody Rosen's portrait of the artist as an aspiring Upper East Side Jew is inspired: "He was a tragicomic character: fat, ugly, and "stressed," spooked by t ... More >>
Audience Participation: What makes a cooler "hipster"? From the craigslist Free Board: Styrofoam box/hipster cooler (Upper East Side) I have a large (about 21" x 14" x 15") styrofoam box originally used to ship Omaha Steaks. I'd rather not see it go to the landfill, and it still has life in it fo ... More >>
The hipification of the Upper East Side?
"The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>