Why your Uber/Lyft ride in NYC is suddenly costing a fortune

https://www.curbed.com/2021/06/uber-lyft-expensive-new-york-city.html Why Your Uber Ride Is Suddenly Costing a Fortune June 4, 2021 The lockdown ended. The curfews were lifted. And just as New Yorkers started to peel off their masks and make their way back out into the world, they were confronted by a rather rude reopening reality. Ride-hailing prices are up — way … Continue reading Why your Uber/Lyft ride in NYC is suddenly costing a fortune

Upper West Side has a star with a curry ramen [?] sandwich shop

Top Eater Critic Says UWS Has Best Sandwich in NYC Mike Mishkin  June 10, 2021  Food & Drink Eater NY food critic Robert Sietsema has been documenting his favorite city sandwiches in a series of lists featuring hoagies and heroes throughout the boroughs. In his most recent round up, a new Japanese curry and sandwich spot – Curry Mania – … Continue reading Upper West Side has a star with a curry ramen [?] sandwich shop

NYC’s Birdland Jazz Club reopening in July

It's wonderful to see signs everywhere of all the entertainment -- theatre, movies, concerts, and more -- reopening. Some are reopening full bore (Broadway beginning in September) while others are tip-toeing. Was particularly pleased by the news below as several jazz venues have closed permanently. Since this club is one I've often gone to (I … Continue reading NYC’s Birdland Jazz Club reopening in July

Small-business owners scoring dream spots in Manhattan

Some businesses thrive and some fail. Altho the focus during the pandemic has been on the economic disasters that have hit so many businesses, the newly vacant space has prevented an irresistable opportunity for those with the dreams and resources. After all, NYC is still the place where many would love to thrive. https://www.npr.org/2021/05/25/999064347/small-business-owners-are-scoring-dream-spots-in-the-most-cutthroat-market-manha? Small-Business … Continue reading Small-business owners scoring dream spots in Manhattan

Absolute best ice cream spots in NYC

Links to Instagram and the photos will require that you click thru to the article. https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/food/best-nyc-ice-cream-spots-to-cool-off The Absolute Best Ice Cream Spots In NYCby Christie Grimm · May 20, What would summer in the city be without the occasional scoop and stroll? Cup or cone? Vegan or culinary maximalist? No matter your ice cream persuasion, click through … Continue reading Absolute best ice cream spots in NYC

Summer fun: roller skating on the JFK tarmac?

https://www.thrillist.com/lifestyle/new-york/roll-a-rama-at-the-runway-rink-twa-hotel-jfk You Can Now Roller Skate on the Tarmac at JFK Lace up your skates! By Liz Provencher Published on 5/18/2021 at 4:30 PMPHOTO COURTESY OF TWA HOTEL If retro roller rinks are your jam, this one’s for you. The TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport just opened a brand new ‘60s-inspired roller skating rink over the weekend. … Continue reading Summer fun: roller skating on the JFK tarmac?

Why are NYC restaurants still investing in outdoor seating?

https://ny.eater.com/2021/5/18/22425326/outdoor-dining-nyc-restaurants-quality-bistro-nami-nori-lucky-mockingbird Why NYC Restaurants Keep Investing in Outdoor Setups Despite the Return of Indoor Dining Owners continue to pour thousands in streetside outdoor dining structures while the program’s future remains in fluxby Erika Adams  May 18, 2021, 4:07pm EDT Share this story Share this on Facebook (opens in new window)Share this on Twitter (opens in new window)SHAREAll sharing options … Continue reading Why are NYC restaurants still investing in outdoor seating?

Bloomberg says NYC recovering nicely

Here's my unrequested pitch for Apple News. The service gives access to many periodicals that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive for a fairly nominal monthly fee of $9.95. Bloomberg is obviously a terrific source and I wouldn't have access without Apple. I'll go even further and give a repeated pitch for AppleOne Premier. This tier, … Continue reading Bloomberg says NYC recovering nicely

E-scooters — yay or nay in NYC

Very interesting analysis of e-scooters: their utility and their dangers. I can always count on The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Mother Jones for thorough reporting and analysis of issues I care about. Other specialized publications can match them on various topics but it's hard to beat those three. The E-Scooters Loved by Silicon Valley … Continue reading E-scooters — yay or nay in NYC

Spectacular photos of Waterline Square Park on Manhattan’s UWS

Altho this reads in places like the advertisement it is (notice the word "sponsored"), this new park sounds like a refreshing place to go once it gets really hot this summer. One of the ways the city as a whole has remained a magnet for many is its commitment to public space and green areas. … Continue reading Spectacular photos of Waterline Square Park on Manhattan’s UWS

Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nycs-billionaires-have-amassed-fortunes-during-pandemic-forbes NYC's Billionaires Have Amassed Fortunes During Pandemic: Forbes NYC's richest man could have paid 350,000 New Yorkers a minimum wage salary for a year just from the increase in his wealth. Adam Nichols, Patch StaffPosted Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:29 pm ET|Updated Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm ET Michael Bloomberg's wealth increased by $11 billion in … Continue reading Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

A nearby restaurant named best opened since pandemic hit

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/ny-post-names-uws-eatery-best-new-nyc-restaurant-pandemic NY Post Names UWS Eatery 'Best New NYC Restaurant' Of Pandemic The recently opened Israeli eatery Dagon on the UWS was just named the best new restaurant in New York City by the NY Post.  Gus Saltonstall, Patch StaffPosted Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 9:58 am ET A hummus and dip spread offered by Dagon. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading A nearby restaurant named best opened since pandemic hit