Possible development in Yorkville: 2nd ave b/w 85th - 86th

A Curbed reader has the scoop on some more possible development in Yorkville.

"Lately the Copycats copy shop on the east side of 85th and Second has been displaying a sign saying that they were closing because the building was coming down."

Apparently, it may be a low probability.

"One answer was that a developer had bought the building and was trying to buy the neighboring buildings, but had been rebuffed on the south by the owners of Panorama Cafe on the corner (an old bank building). To the north, Schaller and Weber and the Heidelberg restaurant (among the last commercial remnants of old Yorkville) have also declined..."

Will have to keep an eye out. On the 3rd ave and Lex ave corners, stores on those corners closed one by one over a short period of time to make room for pending consturction. We'll see if that happens here.


Where best to watch the German World Cup on the Upper East Side?

The World Cup this year is being played in Germany. So where can one find a good place to watch it on the Upper East Side? Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch went to the Heidelberg in Yorkville (2nd ave b/w 85th and 86th).

I am more than 4,000 miles from Munich's World Cup Stadium but when I arrive shortly after 11 a.m., I am feeling distinctly Deutsch. There are roughly 70 people at the restaurant, probably 30 percent German and one percent Red Bull. Veteran MLS player Steve Jolley, who has played against most of the members of the U.S. National team, is wearing a Bayern Munich jersey and sitting near one of the televisions. Like a one-man soccer Aesop, he will blog about his bar travels in New York City throughout the month.