September 2017 Newsletter

New from the BID

New Columbus Avenue Maps are Here!

Our new map is out! The map is updated with all of our current shops and restaurants and has a brand new cover, pictured to the right. As the map reflects, Columbus Avenue has an astounding 18 new shops that opened this year, with a few more we can’t wait to reveal. The fact that we have so many new openings was highlighted in a recent article in Real Estate Weekly, which you can see HERE.

The entire map can be seen anytime on our website, by going HERE. Maps have been delivered to those who requested them. If you didn’t ask for maps, but would like some, please feel free to stop by our office to pick them up. We also have "Hate Has No Place Here" stickers (pictured below right) available for anyone that is interested. Just let us know  Please call first to make sure we’re here: (212) 877-2678.

Avenue Spotlight

Introducing TAP NYC, our newest cafe and eatery!

TAP NYC is Columbus Avenue’s newest café and eatery and we are thrilled to have them in the neighborhood! TAP NYC’s goal is to highlight the Brazilian delicacy, tapioca, and introduce the exciting ingredient to New Yorkers who may not have tried it. Tapioca, made of pure cassava, is naturally gluten-free, and offers many health benefits.

TAP NYC’s menu features a wide selection of tapioca crepes with sweet and savory fillings, as well as delicious coffee and tea (including matcha), acai bowls, salads, and other Brazilian treats. Everything on the menu is gluten free. The café’s interior is warm and inviting and the staff is always willing to help you find a tapioca crepe you are sure to love! And once you are hooked, you can buy TAP NYC’s tapioca to make your own crepes at home.

We are happy to have another wonderful café in our neighborhood that is perfect for any time of day. TAP NYC is located at 267 Columbus Avenue, between 
72nd & 73rd Streets. Learn all about TAP NYC here.

Storico Unveils Fresh Look and Menu

As we edge into the fall season, the Upper West Side regional Italian eatery Storico is pleased to usher in some changes that will add new energy to the local restaurant scene — as well as its home in the revered New-York Historical Society
Already known for a commitment to inventive menus and locally sourced produce, Storico executive chef Julian Alonzo has created a collection of new offerings that draw on seasonal inspiration — from a lunchtime avocado toast with quail egg to a dinner entree of parsley linguine with a medley of briny clams, hot red pepper, and pancetta.
Storico strives to be a dynamic go-to culinary destination for those who live and work in the area, and an attractive amenity for visitors to the Museum. Learn more at

Neighborhood Happenings

Rat Academy

Council Member Helen Rosenthal and the City’s Department of Health (DOHMH) are holding a free Rat Academy. The session will address the health and safety issues posed by rats in our community and offer tips for rat prevention/elimination. We suggest that all merchants with any suspicion of rat infestation in tree pits attend this important event.

The event will take place Thursday, September 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (150 West 83 Street) in Classroom 406. Please RSVP at (212) 873-0282 x 203 or


Jump into Conversation at Book Culture on Columbus

Book Culture is located at 450 Columbus Avenue, between 81st & 82nd  Streets.

Sales, Specials, and Store Events

New Shop: Johnny Was
Our newest shop, Johnny Was, is now open! They are offering 20% off (this weekend only) to celebrate their opening. Stop by to check it out and welcome them to the neighborhood!

Johnny Was is located at 270 Columbus Avenue, between
72nd & 73rd Streets, formerly the Crocs shop.
Eileen Fisher's Annual Fall Event
Eileen Fisher’s Annual Fall Event is coming up on September 28. This year’s theme is “Power Through the Words of Women”. Stop by for $30 off one purchase, food, and a chance to win $250 Eileen Fisher gift card!

Eileen Fisher is located at 341 Columbus Avenue, between
76th & 77th Streets.
Trollbeads Autumn Collection Release
Join Trollbeads on September 15 to celebrate the release of their 2017 Autumn Collection! Beautiful beads, refreshments and lots of surprises!

Trollbeads is located at 226 Columbus Avenue, between 70th & 71st Streets.
Fall Entertaining in the Air at La Terrine
La Terrine, your destination for the perfect gift, has just received new arrivals from Italy made exclusively for La Terrine. There are also new collections from Arte Italica, Vietri, Match Pewter, and Gien. Whether you are the hostess or a guest, La Terrine has the perfect assortment for the table!
La Terrine is located at 280 Columbus Avenue, at 73
rd Street.
Spacious at The Milling Room - Free Trial
Try out Spacious at The Milling Room’s co-working space with a free week trial! Just stop by to redeem the offer – no reservations or credit cards required.

Spacious at The Milling Room is located at 446 Columbus Avenue, between 81st  & 82nd  Streets.
Back to School Special at Modern Martial Arts
Modern Martial Arts is offering a back to school special consisting of a two class trial for only $29.99, and one free trial for kids! Modern Martial Arts is a family friendly martial arts school offering kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and kids classes. Learn more about Modern Martial Arts and check out the full class schedule here.
Modern Martial Arts is located at 103 West 73
 Street just west of Columbus Avenue.
Bicycle Renaissance Sale
Bicycle Renaissance is currently offering 10% off all 2017 bicycles in stock as well as 20% off all summer jerseys in stock. Additionally, you can find 2015 and older bicycles at more than 25% off.

Bicycle Renaissance is located at 430 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Streets.
Start Fall off right at Corks on Columbus
Have a fabulous start to Fall with the best wine and spirits, local artists, and neighborhood cheer at Corks on Columbus! Learn more about weekly tastings and events at
Corks on Columbus is located at 313 Columbus Avenue, between 74
 & 75th Streets.
New Collections at Swatch
Head over to the Swatch store to discover two new Fall/Winter collections – New Skin Collection and the Color Studio Collection. They are also having a Hits and Hots promotion: Buy 1 Get 1 50% to 80% off.

Swatch is located at 100 West 72nd Street.
Join KT Collection at the Columbus Avenue Festival
KT Collection will be celebrating the Columbus Avenue Festival on September 17 from 12pm to 6pm. Stop by for bubbly and refreshments, a raffle and prizes, and a sale outside!
KT Collection is located at 276 Columbus Avenue, at 73
rd Street.

Additional Announcements

Art in the Park at Straus Park

Friends of Straus Park’s Annual Art in the Park event is on Saturday, September 23. Stop by Straus Park from 10am to 5pm to participate in celebrating art, including painting, photography and jewelry. There will also be a live music from 12:30pm to 3:30pm!
Straus Park is located between 106
th & 107th Streets at Broadway and West End Avenue. Learn more about the park here.

Columbus Avenue Festival

The West Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 41st Annual Columbus Avenue Festival this coming Sunday, September 17. The festival will take place from 11am to 6pm on Columbus Avenue from 68th Street to 86th Street. This fair is NOT sponsored by the Columbus Avenue BID, and for information regarding it, please contact the organizers directly.

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