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NY Apartments Get Food Delivered-by Fresh Direct Vending Machines

Want Fresh Direct in your building?  I mean REALLY in your building? As in a vending machine with dinner to go? Brick Underground reports that Fresh Direct will place a vending machine stocked with heat-and-serve meals in your New York co-op or condo building. Right now, the company has launched a pilot program to test [...]

Fairway to Open Up on the Upper East Side

Upper East Siders may finally be able to shed their grocery store inferiority complexes now that Fairway is scouting a new store location at 240 E. 86th St., between Second and Third avenues. According to Crain’s New York Business, the Upper West Side specialty grocer has its eye on the 60,000 square feet of space [...]

Super Bowl Recipe: Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken

By Super Bowl week, my mailbox is flooded with recipes for snacks like this one for Southern Fried Popcorn Chicken. Chef David Kolotkin of The Prime Grill NYC, a kosher steakhouse in midtown, came up with this of-the-moment combo.  In addition to its trendy reliance on fried chicken, it incorporates all the essential Super Bowl [...]

Upper West Side: Renovation of Trader Joe’s to be Completed by August

The Westside Independent reports on the latest Upper West Side Trader Joe‘s machinations: Construction at the new building on the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway is ongoing, and there are still no signs of Trader Joe’s imminent arrival on the ground floor, but that should change in a few months. Trader Joe’s will take [...]

Upper West Side: 5 Napkin Burger Opens on Broadway

Though vegetarians might not agree, a good burger joint is an essential neighborhood asset. Now, 5 Napkin Burger has opened an Upper West Side branch, occupying the space on Broadway that once housed Ollie’s. Of course, the original 5 Napkin Burger was conceived at Nice Matin. So in a way this stylish patty is simply [...]