Monthly Archives: August 2011

Post-Irene Local Stores Begin to Open on Upper West Side

As evidenced by the crowded streets right now, New Yorkers in my five blocks of the Upper West Side were eager to get back outside. Although many restaurants and stores are still closed, several have opened already and more are … Continue reading

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Bed, Bath and Beyond Store Near Lincoln Center: Doormen Greet Customers With A Smile

Among the many retail stores overcrowded with New Yorker’s preparing for Hurricane Irene was Bed, Bath and Beyond on Broadway between 64th and 65th st in my five blocks. It’s easy to walk by this store and mistake it for … Continue reading

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Pinkberry Adds Peanut Butter As New Seasonal Frozen Yogurt Flavor

Pinkberry recently launched Peanut Butter as the new seasonal flavor. It is being promoted as PB+J with a recommendation to order it topped with organic strawberry jam and toasted breadcrumbs. I tried it without toppings and thought it was delicious … Continue reading

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Summertime Weekend Lunch and Tennis at SANTA FE

I typically am not a fan of Southwestern or Mexican cuisine and I rarely drink alcohol, so you may be surprised that I’m writing about SANTA FE restaurant on West 71st st between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. SANTA … Continue reading

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Upper West Side THEORY Store Moves One Block South

The theory store has moved a block south to 201 Columbus Ave in my five blocks. It is a bright, expanded space on the northeast corner of 69th street and Columbus Ave. I would expect this move to increase traffic … Continue reading

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Mornings at Magnolia Bakery: Fresh Muffins, Fresh Flowers and a New Coffee Club Card

Magnolia Bakery on Columbus Avenue at 69th street is a great place to start the day. Enjoy delicious fresh muffins while surrounded by fresh-cut flowers and the smell of cupcakes and brownies baking in the oven. It feels like being … Continue reading

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Central Park: Beautiful Sites Mid-Park Near 72nd Street

The weather in New York has been stunning the past few days — blue skies, lower humidity, sunny with puffy clouds. The pleasant atmosphere helps showcase the many beautiful areas of Central Park. I’ve attached just a few photos of … Continue reading

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