As 2023 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the most-read news articles on Upper East Site. With 650+ articles published by The Upper East Side’s News Leader this year, there was certainly no shortage of stories that caught the attention of Upper East Siders.
Everyone has an opinion on the worst cup of coffee on the Upper East Side, but is it overpriced, too? The big reveal may not be that much of a surprise to java-lovers.
Upper East Site was the first to report that Papaya King would leave its longtime storefront at the corner of East 86th Street and Third Avenue. Eight months later, the short move across the street still has not occurred.
Sunday Spa’s doors were chained shut by court order after the NYPD filed a civil suit to close the business using the City’s 1977 nuisance abatement law, accusing the massage parlor of being a front for a brothel.
Upper East Site was the first to report on a handful of Upper East Side restaurants posing as dozens of different establishments on Uber Eats, Seamless, and DoorDash, with one Yorkville deli doing business under a whopping 25 aliases.
A crazed suspect slashed two women inside an Upper East Side subway station on a Sunday afternoon, leaving both of them wounded in back-to-back assaults. Police then linked the same man to a third attack in lower Manhattan less than 20 minutes later. The suspect was caught two days later.
With its giant sandwiches featured in countless TikToks, this Upper East Side restaurant usually has a line out the door during lunchtime. However, Milano Market also has a big secret. Here’s a hint: Try to find its Health Department grade on the storefront.
Tragedy struck Yorkville when an elderly man and woman, both 78 years old, were found shot to death in their high-rise apartment. Police said at the time that the bloodshed was being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Upper East Site was the first to report that Whole Foods Market would be opening a second location on the Upper East Side in the heart of Lenox Hill. An exclusive rendering revealed the new storefront’s design.
An Upper East Side doorman survived a horrific, unprovoked attack by a stranger who had asked him for directions to the subway. A source told Upper East Site that 15 to 20 stitches were needed to close the gash on his face.
The closure of a small cafe, located just outside of a Second Avenue subway entrance, caught commuters by surprise. Meanwhile, the Health Department inspection revealed evidence of rodents, insects, and cross-contamination concerns.