Upper East Side

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    A Complete List of 2014 Tax Day Deals in NYC

    Those of you eagerly awaiting your refund probably have just one thing in common with others who are weeping over a hefty check to Uncle Sam: You're happy tax season is over. And per usual, this town's restaurant industry is ready to help you celebrate, with plenty o' deals for those of us who feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Five Dishes We've Been Digging Around Town

    We often dine out in the city multiple times per day, and so we've begun amassing notes on the dishes we taste that strike just the right note. Our five highlights this week include a simple salad, a platter of bacon, and ice cream worth seeking out even in the cold.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    What We Talk About When Quinn Talks About "Environmental Racism"

    Another week, another opportunity for the mayoral race to turn up the volume on its candidate-baiting side-chatter. The latest dealt with a comment Christine Quinn made last Thursday, when she responded to candidate Bill Thompson's decision to support a group of Upper East Siders lobbying to overtur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Sugar and Plumm Opens in West Village; Attaboy Takes Over Old Milk and Honey Space

    Sugar and Plumm is opening its second location today on Bleecker Street. The original location on the Upper West Side is known for its French macarons, and the downtown outpost will also serve the various flavors: salted caramel, pistachio, rosewater, and passionfruit. Other pastries like croissants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2013

    Flan Patissier at Francois Payard Bakery

    Flan Patissier (center) is one of three custard-based, flan-borne pastries currently available at Francois Payard Bakery on Houston Street. When former Daniel pastry chef Francois Payard abandoned his long-running bistro and bakery on the Upper East Side and eventually moved down to Greenwich Vill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Ploughman's Pork Pie at Jones Wood Foundry, Dish #91

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Benoit's Cheeseburger with Fries, Dish #93 | Chivito completo at Tabare, #95

  • Dining

    March 21, 2012

    Kaia: Please Boer Me

    Happily, New York gets some more South African food

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Say Hello to Montanara, Atrio

    Montanara, a pizza joint opened by master pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani that serves deep-fried pies, has opened on the Lower East Side. [Time Out] The owners of the Italian restaurant Il Mulino are opening a new location on the Upper East Side. [Eater]

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Vehicle Crashes Disproportionately Hit Children in Low-Income Areas: Report

    Last week, a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed as she crossed Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, in an area that has a reputation for being dangerous for pedestrians. Now, an advocacy group has said that this tragedy is part of an alarming trend -- that young children in low-income neighb ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 18, 2012

    Land of Plenty: Old Money Burns Its Tongue

    In a good way. Some Sichuan spice for 58th Street.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    City Swiggers Beer Store and Tasting Room Debuts on UES

    ​On the left, California beer selection at City Swiggers (click on image to enlarge to readable size). Last Thursday marked the grand opening party of City Swiggers, a new beer store and tasting room on the Upper East Side -- although the place has apparently already been open for six weeks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Escaped Inwood Hill Nature Center Turtle Wants His 15 Minutes

    ​Ah, how jaded we have become in this last month of 2011. As we speed into January and the year 2012 we can reflect back on how young and innocent we once were -- how excitable and naive, how easy to enthrall -- as evidenced primarily by the public's reaction to escaped zoo animals and their T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Rojo Guacamole at Toloache 82

    Lauren ShockeyChristmas-colored guac at Toloache 82​While doing some reconnaissance for our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants, we paid a visit to Toloache 82, the newest branch of the Toloache empire, which opened several weeks ago. Inspired by the colors of the Christmas season, we opted f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    This Week's Specials: UES Dining and Grease!

    And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week. Should come with a warning label. ​ Lauren Shockey heads uptown, and scouts the 10 best Upper East Side eats.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Mas (La Grillade), Goodbye to Hollis Famous Burgers

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hollis Famous Burgers, in Jamaica, appears to be closed. The website is down, and the phone line disconnected. [Grub Street]​ Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Rudy Giuliani: Don't Rush to Judge Rupert Murdoch; Cops Seek Upper East Side Groper; Pet Store Praised for Ban on Drunk Buying

    ​• Rudy Giuliani, longtime friend of Rupert Murdoch, says we shouldn't so easily judge Murdoch with regard to that little hacking scandal but should instead, "Give people the presumption of innocence," and not jump to conclusions. (Full disclosure: a law and lobbying firm in which Giuliani i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    NYC is a 'Ghost Town': 1 in 25 Manhattan Homes Are Empty Because of Rich People

    Apartment at the Trump/ Only slept in it once​Out of 845,000 houses and apartments in Manhattan, 102,000 were counted as vacant according to census numbers, the New York Times reports today, and more than 33,000, or one in 25 residences on the main island, had someone living there less than tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    François Payard Will Return to the Upper East Side This Fall

    ​In January, word got round that François Payard would be returning to the Upper East Side to open a new patisserie sometime in the spring. Spring has come and gone with no patisserie, though it did bring pricey macarons and asshole-y cupcakes to the neighborhood. Fortunately for area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    How New Yorkers Describe Themselves in Their Online Dating Profiles

    The "shy" map.​Ooh, infographics! Dating infographics! According to these enlightening maps by R. Luke DuBois, which appear today on Fast Company's Co.Design blog, America is quite diverse with regard to how we like to describe ourselves on our online dating profiles. In certain places (like W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Colonie, Goodbye to Niko's

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Satsko on the Lower East Side has been shuttered recently and plastered with bright orange "seizure" stickers, apparently due to state taxes owed. [Bowery Boogie] Salt & Pepper in Midtown West ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2011

    Andre's Cafe Has a Hungary Heart

    Budapest sometimes looks a little like the Upper East Side

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Andre's Café; Lauren Shockey at Mary Queen of Scots

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers authentic Hungarian comfort food on the Upper East Side; Lauren Shockey is bored by oodles of tartan and whiskey at Mary Queen of Scots. San Sifton is charmed by Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan: "Those who recall when Chinese food first began to matt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Il Vagabondo Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Scam

    NYPost.comA plate of manicotti won't make him feel better​ Up until now, Upper East Side Italian restaurant Il Vagabondo (351 East 62nd Street, 212-832-9221) has been best known for its indoor bocce court. But now that owner Ernest Vogliano has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, there's probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2010

    Weekend Links: "Bedbug Stigma," Julian Assange Accused/Un-Accused of Rape

    ​The New York Times has a story about how bedbugs basically make people into pariahs. If you're afflicted, you may get treated like Brooklyn waitress Hilary Davis, whose "friends and even her boyfriend refused to take her in" while her apartment was being treated. [NYT]

  • Film

    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Coming of a Chinese Gossip Girl: Predictions from Real Chinese People

    Doubt you'll be seeing these at a Shanghai bus stop.​Josh Schwartz is taking Gossip Girl bi-continental and producing a Chinese version of the famous Upper East Side set series, the Post reports, made with Chinese actors and broadcast in China. It's hard for us Western folk here to understand exac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    L'Ybane to Relocate to Hell's Kitchen

    nydailynews.comAl Rineh​Upper East Side Mediterranean restaurant L'Ybane is moving to new west-side digs. The new space for the New York outpost of chef-owner Al Rineh's flagship restaurant in Nice, France is larger, but the menu will be much like the original: Lebanese-influenced small and la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Shake Shack on Alleged Jersey Shore Location: No Comment on 'Rumors'

    ​Now that the Shake Shack has colonized the Middle East and Miami, is New Jersey next?

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Smurfs...Now Filming in Jail?

    ​We've been following the Smurfs movie filming rather diligently, since it's occurred primarily in our East Village stomping grounds (as well as in Soho, Midtown, and the Upper East Side) ... and also, it's the Smurfs. But things just keep getting more interesting. Today we heard an odd rumor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    The Hidden Upside to New Yorkers' Awful Cell Phone Service

    ​If you're a New Yorker, you've likely complained about your awful cell phone service at some point. It's part of living in a city where people live on top of people, under huge buildings, and they're all screaming into expensive, overheated little machines radiating someone else's screaming i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Poll Results: Do You Care About the New York Times/Wall Street Journal Newspaper War?

    ​It's been a week since the Wall Street Journal launched their much-ballyhooed and long-awaited Greater New York metropolitan section. How is it? Who cares! You always knew it was going to start out as The New York Post for People Too Rich To Be Caught With A Copy Of The New York Post, and wow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Isaac Mizrahi Tells Trippy Fairytale Story​Fashion Week ended with a fairytale happy ending, thanks in part to Isaac Mizrahi's "Central Park Story Book" fall collection. So what's it like getting a fifteen-minute peek into the mind of the fashion-forward fairy godfather? Think: the Upper East Side on ecstasy. Elevated bag lad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Tre Otte; Goodbye to Olana

    After declaring bankruptcy last year, Olana has finally closed. A staff member says the restaurant rallied, but could not negotiate an affordable enough rent with the landlord. [Eater] Argo Tea Cafe has opened in Chelsea, serving more than 30 loose-leaf teas, as well as Fairtrade coffee and a menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to By the Ounce; Goodbye to Zoe

    Bouley Bakery now has a wine bar. By the Ounce serves wines, well, by the ounce, as well as snacks by Chef Shea Gallante, like charcuterie, cheese, and caviar, also sold by the ounce. [NY Times] A new taqueria on Avenue A has a Mexican wrestler theme. La Lucha serves Mexico City-style tacos, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Chumley's to Re-open in Six Months, "Optimistically"

    Last night's Community Board 2 SLA & DCA Licensing Committee Meeting was a four-plus-hour slog through the lower intestine of the West Village and Soho restaurant industry, replete with irate residents, raised voices, and at least one shockingly obtuse proprietor. But the highlight was undoubtedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Judith Jones Talks About Dining Solo

    ​Judith Jones got her big-screen shout-out in Julie & Julia, but the Wall Street Journal has an endearing video of the legendary cookbook editor playing herself as she cooks up a frittata in her Upper East Side apartment. The video accompanies an interview with Jones about her new cookbook, Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Forget 31 Flavors: Israel's Screme Kosher Gelato Takes Manhattan with 12 Stores and 5,000 Varieties

    ​Flo Fab reported last month that Israeli kosher gelato chain Aldo was making its way to the U.S. as Screme. The first location opened at Madame Tussaud's, with a second store on its heels on the Upper West Side. The brand has now announced that its flagship location is set to open September ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Gossip Girl Tours Exposed!

    ​In case you were wondering what one of those Gossip Girl tours -- which seem to have replaced Sex and the City tours as the baby bridge and tunnel brigade's girls-day-out of choice -- Gadling has the highlights, or at least the lights: they travelled in a bus with TV screens that played scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Cafe Regular du Nord; Goodbye to Village

    Cafe Regular Du Nord has opened about a mile north of the original Cafe Regular. The new location was opened by Richard O'Connell, brother of Martin, who owns Regular. [Grub Street] Fashion designer Marc Bagutta is opening an eatery in the former Cafe Fresh space in Morningside Heights. Cafe Bagutt ... More >>

  • Film

    December 12, 2006

    Yes, But He's Our Nebbish

    Just in time to wind down Hanukkah, a Woody Allen retro

  • Dining

    September 26, 2006

    Change of Course

    The Pastry King spins off a Mediterranean Rim bistro on Mott

  • NYC Life

    June 27, 2006

    Doggie Divas

    Harlem gets its first luxury pet shop; Liza celebrates gay pet pride

  • NYC Life

    August 16, 2005

    Hopped Up

    Hardcore brewing dudes make peanut butter beer in an NYC tenement apartment

  • Dining

    April 19, 2005

    Shaggy-Dog Story

    Kicking out the jams, mofo, chef returns to the West Coast

  • People

    February 1, 2005
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    July 29, 2003
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    October 22, 2002
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    March 5, 2002
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    January 11, 2000
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    August 10, 1999
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