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With 650+ articles published by Upper East Site this year, there was no shortage of stories that caught the attention of Upper East Siders | Envato Elements

Most Read Upper East Site Articles of 2023 🆓

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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.

10. The Shittiest Overpriced Coffee on the UES, according to Upper East Siders

Upper East Siders sounded off about who makes the shittiest overpriced coffee in the neighborhood
Upper East Siders sounded off about who makes the shittiest overpriced coffee in the neighborhood | Christopher Stites/Unsplash

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.

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9. Papaya King Saved, Set to Move from Iconic UES Location

Papaya King's original location at East 86th Street and Third Avenue is now closed | Upper East Site
Papaya King’s original location at East 86th Street and Third Avenue is now closed | Upper East Site

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.

8. NYPD Shuts Down UES Spa Accused of Being a Brothel

The NYPD has shut down Sunday Spa, which was ordered closed by a judge, over allegations of prostitution | Upper East Site
The NYPD has shut down Sunday Spa, which was ordered closed by a judge, over allegations of prostitution | Upper East Site

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.

7. Your Favorite UES Restaurant on Seamless Probably Does Not Exist

First Avenue Gourmet Deli operates under 25 different brands on Seamless and Grubhub | Upper East Site
First Avenue Gourmet Deli operates under 25 different brands on Seamless and Grubhub | Upper East Site

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.

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6. Maniac UES Subway Slasher Now Linked to Three Attacks on Women: NYPD

UES subway slashing suspect caught after violent attacks on three women | Upper East Site, NYPD
UES subway slashing suspect caught after violent attacks on three women | Upper East Site, NYPD

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.

5. Milano Market’s Dirty Little Secret

Upper East Site obtained the details of the most recent inspection done at the popular UES sandwich purveyor Milano Market | Upper East Site
Upper East Site obtained the details of a recent inspection done at the popular UES sandwich purveyor Milano Market | Upper East Site

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. 

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4. Horrific Murder-Suicide in UES High-Rise Under Investigation: NYPD

Photo shows a woman dressed in dark blue from the Medical Examiner's Office standing on a loading dock holding a gurney carrying a body in a black plastic bag, pointing to the back of a white van with a black horizontal stripe. Her partner, whose back of shirt reads 'OCME' in large yellow letters, is seen from behind looking up at the woman.
A man and woman were found shot to death inside an Upper East Side high-rise in what’s being investigated as a murder-suicide, police say | Upper East Site

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.

3. Whole Foods Market Opening Second Upper East Side Supermarket

Eight years after arriving in Yorkville, Whole Foods market is set to open a second Upper East Side supermarket | Upper East Site
Eight years after arriving in Yorkville, Whole Foods market is set to open a second Upper East Side supermarket | Upper East Site

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.

2. UES Doorman Slashed by Intruder in Gruesome Scene: NYPD

An Upper East Side doorman was slashed in the face by an intruder, police say | Upper East Site
An Upper East Side doorman was slashed in the face by an intruder, police say | Upper East Site

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.

1. Popular UES Coffee & Pastry Shop Closed by NYC Health Department

A popular Upper East Side coffee shop and bakery has been closed by the NYC Health Department | Upper East Site
A popular Upper East Side coffee shop and bakery was closed by the NYC Health Department | Upper East Site

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.

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Massive Luxury High-Rise Planned for Entire UES Corner

Photo shows a mural painted on a restaurant wall of two men wearing traditional Palestinian keffiyeh’s. A set dining room table is next to the mural. Inset photo shows an menu reading ‘From the River to the Sea’ and listing two shrimp dishes and their prices.

UES Restaurateur Defends ‘Offensive’ Phrase on Sister Location’s Menu