Upper West Side 

Restaurants, Upper West Side 

Krispy Kreme opens on the Upper West Side

By Devin Gannon, Tue, November 17, 2020

Renderings courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Finally, some sweet news. Krispy Kreme on Tuesday opened its latest New York City shop at the corner of Broadway and 96th Street on the Upper West Side. The new doughnut shop comes after the company opened a new store in Harlem and a massive flagship in Times Square this summer, part of a Krispy Kreme expansion in the city.

Delicious details here

Landscape Architecture, Upper West Side 

All photos courtesy of Elizabeth Felicella

New photos of the public park at the Waterline Square development were released this week, showing off the nearly three acres of green space designed by MNLA. Positioned in the middle of the three glassy Upper West Side towers, Waterline Square Park offers a tucked-away oasis for the community, along with a huge playground and unique water features. When it officially opened this summer, the park hosted a number of socially-distanced events including live music performances and yoga classes. See it here

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Evan Joseph

For the past 30 years, John Wrazej has been an executive at Ralph Lauren, and for just as long, he’s lived at this four-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side. The home at 107 West 82nd Street has all the fashionable flair you’d expect, with tons of industrial details, lots of plaid fabric, and an overall masculine-yet-comfortable vibe. John said he and his wife, Patti Trainor-Wrazej, approached their home with the same sensibility as the Ralph Lauren brand–“like wearing a tuxedo jacket with jeans and a pair of cowboy boots.” The couple has now decided to sell, listing the apartment for $3,495,000.

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condos, New Developments, Upper West Side 

Renderings courtesy of ODA for Landsea Homes and Leyton Properties

New renderings of the Upper West Side condo tower that replaced one of New York City’s oldest synagogues were revealed this week. In 2017, Congregation Shaare Zedek sold its synagogue at 212 West 93rd Street to developers Leyton Properties and Landsea Homes. Some local residents and preservation groups opposed the sale and pushed for the nearly 100-year-old building to be landmarked, but their efforts fell short. Now as the project nears completion, we’re getting an updated preview of the 14-story mixed-use condo designed by Eran Chen’s ODA New York and a peek inside its 20 luxury residences, 70 percent of which will have private outdoor space.

Details here

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Compass

The Manhattan Avenue Historic District is a group of 40 buildings that encompasses barely two blocks in the Manhattan Valley section of the Upper West Side. Stretching from West 104th to 106th Streets, the majority of the district’s structures are picturesque townhouses designed in the then-popular Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles and built between 1885 and 1890. One of these homes, at 127 Manhattan Avenue, has just come to the market for the first time in 50 years. The five-bedroom townhouse is asking $2,495,000.

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Upper West Side , Urban Design

Photo courtesy of the Riverside Park Conservancy

Yesterday, the fifth phase of Riverside Park South opened to the public. The 4.6-acre area stretches from West 65th to 68th Streets and includes new paths, stairs, and plazas; a playground and swings; lawns; sand volleyball courts; and a dog run. As West Side Rag tells us, the $21.1 million project–which was completed with federal, state, and private funds–was originally planned to open in 2018.

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City Living, Hell's Kitchen, Upper West Side 

New Target store at 1863 Broadway on the UWS. Photo credit: AP Images for Target.

After construction and COVID-related delays, Target has officially opened three new small-format stores on the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and Staten Island. The store at 61st and Broadway at Columbus Circle was first announced two years ago and was planned to open in 2019. Likewise, the store on 10th Avenue and 45th Street was first announced four years ago and was also planned to open in 2019. The store in the North Shore section of Staten Island is only delayed by six months.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo Credit: Empire Optix for Sotheby’s International Realty

This three-bedroom co-op is located in a row of combined 1899 Beaux-Arts townhouses at 329 West 108th Street, just off Riverside Drive. The $3,200,000 million home is about as grand and classic Upper West Side as they come. From the bay windows and stained glass to the elaborate moldings, coffered ceilings, and ornate mantles, there are gorgeously preserved architectural details in every room.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo credit: Hayley Ellen Day

You might be surprised to learn that there’s a hidden “English village” tucked away on the Upper West Side, and you may be even more shocked that you can live there for under $400,000. Built in 1921, Pomander Walk is a collection of quaint Tudor-style homes tucked behind a private cast-iron gate off West 94th and 95th Streets. This 326-square-foot alcove studio at the address 266 West 95th Street retains lots of the home’s historic charm but has gotten a stylish, contemporary makeover.

Have a look around

Restaurants, Upper West Side 

Photo of the Upper East Side storefront by Tjeerd Wiersma via Flickr cc

“If I’m away from New York long enough, I need a correct pastrami sandwich from either Pastrami Queen or Katz’s. And you’re not getting that anywhere else, as far as I’m concerned,” said Anthony Bourdain in 2016. And New Yorkers will now have two locations from which to enjoy a Pastrami Queen sandwich, as West Side Rag reports that the 64-year-old business will open a second location (the first is on Lexington Avenue and 78th Street) tomorrow on the Upper West Side at the former Fine & Schapiro space at 138 West 72nd Street.

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