New Ice Cream Shop Announced on the Upper West Side

There’s a new ice cream shop that will be opening its door in just a few short weeks on the Upper West Side! While it may seem like a little early to be thinking ice cream, with the warm winter days we have been having in between the cold, there’s no reason to rule out this refreshing treat this time of year. Here is all that our Sagamore residents need to know about this new eatery making its way to the neighborhood.

Van Leeuwen is not new to NYC with several locations in Brooklyn, the Lower East Side and both East and West Village. They strive to provide delicious flavors to their customers that are unique and their own. Describing themselves as an Artisan Ice Cream Shop, this family run business has been around for just under a decade and has made quite a name for themselves here in NYC. Starting in 2008 out of an ice cream truck, all of their ice cream is made in their Greenpoint store and brought to the other locations. They strive to use only the freshest ingredients and also have a vegan menu with several flavors.

Flavors you will find include Honeycomb, Hazelnut Chocolate Chip, Sicilian Pistachio, Peanut Butter Marshmallow, Maple Pecan, Ginger and of course all of the classics such as Chocolate and Vanilla. They also serve special flavors that change throughout the year.

This new Upper West Side shop will be located on Amsterdam and 81st, just a few blocks away for our Sagamore residents! If you want to learn more you can visit their website or even purchase this Ice Cream Shop’s very own cookbook!


Van Leeuwen

448 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024

Celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day on the Upper West Side

National Blueberry pancake Day is on January 28th and quickly approaching! While you may think this is a holiday you can easily forget or didn’t need, it is a great excuse for our Sagamore residents to get out and about to find the best Pancakes on the Upper West Side. Celebrate the national food holiday this month by visiting one– or multiple local eateries close by to The Sagamore that serve some of the best pancakes in NYC.


Good Enough To Eat: Take a look at this popular eateries breakfast and brunch menu and you will find an abundance of pancake options– including blueberry pancakes! The dish is served with a stack of three pancakes topped with fresh blueberries while also cooked in the center of these four grain oatmeal pancakes. Like syrup as your pancake topper? The syrup at this place is to die for coming straight from Doerfleur Maple Farm to the Upper West Side for you to enjoy!

Big Daddy’s: Located at Broadway and 91st street, you will find much more on the menu than blueberry pancakes at this Upper West Side eatery! Their famous pancake dish is made of a fluffy buttermilk mix served with blueberries, wildberry, strawberries and whip cream to top it off! You can check out their full menu on their website and make reservations to enjoy those blueberry pancakes.

Hi Life Grill: Less than a ten minute walk away for our Sagamore residents and you will find some savory sweet pancakes that are sure to not disappoint. This famous local bar and grill has a fabulous brunch menu that consists of course of blueberry pancakes! Their jumbo stack of three pancakes served with the choice of strawberries, banana or walnuts.


Good Enough To Eat

520 Columbus Ave. at 85th St

New York, NY 10024


Big Daddy’s

2454 Broadway

New York, NY 10024


Hi-Life Bar and Grill

477 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10024