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Whole Foods @ 98th and Columbus is Still on Target to Open Late Summer/Early Fall

Update:  The new Whole Foods will open Aug. 27. There’s considerable angst concerning the planned opening of Whole Foods at 97th and Columbus. Many are fearful that the store won’t actually throw open its doors to eager neighborhood food shoppers. It appears, at least for now, everyone can relax a bit. Here’s what the company’s [...]

Recession Hits Upper West Side Restaurants

Walking down Broadway on the Upper West Side these days is a lesson in the toll that the recession can take.  Stores are shuttering left and right.  It’s getting easier and easier to remember the 1970s, when the neighborhood was considerably shabbier than it is today. Eateries seem to be closing their doors as well.  [...]

Picholine Extends Recession Dining Special

In December, Picholine instituted a menu d’economie to lure recession battered diners to the high-end West Side eatery.  But, if you wanted the lower priced option, you were relegated to the eatery’s bar area.  The special included half portions of superior Picholine preparations offered up at lower-than-normal prices, including entrees for $20 and 60 different [...]

A Meal with Alice Waters Will be Offered at New Amsterdam Public Market’s Online Auction

Starting right now through Feb. 24, you can bid on some great goodies if you log onto the New Amsterdam Public Market auction web site. Supporters are trying to raise enough money to secure a permanent place for the market, which will feature  goods from a range of  local and organic purveyors. Here are some [...]

Lincoln Center’s New Spot to Dine

We walked by the new futuristic glass-enclosed Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center last night and spied a restaurant in the lobby.  According to the Times, it will open to the public Feb. 22 and will serve sandwiches, soups, salads and the like. It looks like there’s space for a few outside tables on the [...]