Fall 2010 Newsletter

   Seasonal Offerings
Alice’s Teacup
Alice's Tea Cup Alice's Tea Cup
Hot off the press, their brand-new, fantastically received cookbook, and their totally unique and Holiday Gift boxes, which include everything from Mad Hatter tea sets, to sparkly spatulas and much more. All beautifully packaged. Please use the link below to get all the details.
103 West 73rd Street, just west of Columbus Ave.
212 799-3006


Columbus 72 (nightclub)
Special dancing-after-dark party coming up on Thanksgiving eve (come over after the balloon blowup) and don't forget their annual New Year’s Eve party with hats, balloons, with English and Latin music.
246 Columbus Avenue bet. W. 71st-W.72nd Sts.
212 769-1492
Gas Bijoux
Join them on Thurs., Nov. 18th from 6PM-8PM as they celebrate their 40th anniversary and the launch of Gas Bijoux, the Book (in association with Assouline) at their Holiday Cocktail party in their shop.  Their new winter collection will also be presented that day, and purchases during event hours that day will be 10% off. Come have a glass of champagne and other goodies.
Columbus Avenue, bet. W.68th-W.69th Sts. 
212 799-0282 

La Boite en Bois
Now serving their famous Beef Bourguignon, a traditional French beef stew, as seen in the movie, Julie and Julia. It is also available for takeout.
75 West 68th Street
212 874-2705
Get away from the stress of holiday time and come discover the most desirable luxuries of the holiday season at Lancôme I The Boutique. Our experts will put you in a merry mood with luxury spa services, party looks and top-of-the-list product and gift set hits. Our Gift To You: Receive $25 off your Lancôme I The Boutique purchase when you spend $100 or more. Offer Valid between December 1 – 31, 2010 For details, terms and conditions call or visit Lancôme I The Boutique.
201 Columbus Ave. at 69th Street
212 362-4858
Magnolia Bakery
Offering their special Thanksgiving Day cupcakes ($3.25/each) , their November Cupcake of the Month, the Snickerdoodle ($3.25/each), a light, heavenly cinnamon cake with meringue icing finished with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, and their newest product--the Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie ($2.50/each), 2 mini pumpkin spice cakes sandwiched with maple cream cheese icing.
200 Columbus Avenue, corner of W.69th St.
212 724-8101
Fabulous jewelry and one of a kind pieces will be on sale through the holidays, including gold and diamond necklaces for under $500. Necklaces normally $400 are now $200, and a special holiday necklace with semi-precious jewels for under $100.
276 Columbus Avenue bet. W72nd & W.73rd Sts.
212 496-5050
Sensuous Bean
Keepsake custom gifts of many varieties of coffee, tea, various sweets and holiday gift certificates. If you purchase a gift of $35.00 or more you'll receive a half pound of complimentary coffee or one-quarter pound of loose-leaf tea.
66 West 70th Street
, just east of Columbus Avenue
212 724-7725 
Shake Shack
Seasonal offerings include mouth-watering concoctions as only Shake Shack can make them, including their Salty Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate ($3.75) all winter long; Pumpkin Pie-Oh-My! Concrete, a vanilla custard blended with a slice of Buttercup Bake Shop’s Pumpkin Pie ($6.75) until November 28th. And one day only, on Wed., Nov. 24th, they’ll stay open until midnight for the annual blowing up of the Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons.
366 Columbus Ave., corner of W.77th St.

Lights on Columbus

Our traditional Columbus Avenue snowflakes will once again light up the Avenue, starting on November 15th.

Fourth Annual New Taste of the
Upper West Side

Returning this year for our 4th Annual event, which promises to be even more spectacular than in the past. Please mark your calendars, as tickets go on sale February 15th, 2011 at our website: www.newtasteuws.com, where you will be able to see all the particulars. This event has sold out each year, so don’t wait too long before getting tickets! Hope to see you there!


   New Shops on Columbus Avenue
The Fred Marcus Studio
One of New York’s oldest and most elite wedding and party photographers is soon to open on the avenue.
442 Columbus Avenue
bet. W. 81st-W.82nd St.

Gazala, owned by Gazala Halibi, a native of Israel, and a member of the Druze, an Islamic Gnostic sect whose followers are found throughout Israel, Syria, and Lebanon. has opened on Columbus Avenue, serving authentic Druze Middle Eastern food, one of only two restaurants in the country doing so. which serves home-baked paper-thin crepes called saggs.
380 Columbus Avenue
bet. W.78th-W.79th Sts.
212 873-8880 

Paige Premium Denim

Women’s and men’s great jeans.
245 Columbus Avenue
bet. W.71-W.72nd Sts.  
212  769-1500

Think Closet
Women’s boutique featuring Japanese and Korean designers, with mostly one of a kind items and new arrivals weekly.
324 Columbus Avenue
bet. W.75th-W.76th  Sts.



   Daffodils for Spring
The Columbus Avenue BID just planted 3,000 daffodil bulbs so that spring will be welcoming on the Avenue.