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Big Nick’s was a burger spot on Broadway between 76th and 77th streets. Been there forever. It closed recently and is apparently moving uptown. My stepmother used to live a block-and-a-half away and I’ve known about the place since the mid-’80s. It served overpriced but fabulously greasy burgers. The atmosphere was cramped and humid, like being jammed into a fogged-out fishbowl. Terrific New York characters worked the grill and waited tables. It was a neighborhood fixture, for sure.

I walked by a few days ago and was sorry to see it, like so many other joints, was no more.

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1 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2013 11:13 am

I read a few months ago that his lease was in trouble. That sucks. What's left that isn't nationwide or multinational? Your dollars spent at these "chains" do not circulate locally, and only line the pockets of management, suppliers far from the area, and stockholders worldwide.

Support your local businesses, that drives prosperity where you live.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 15, 2013 11:14 am

Yeah, rent was going up $20,000. It will be replaced by a bank.

3 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2013 11:19 am

Just what Broadway on the Upper West Side needs, the 354th bank branch within a mile radius.

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