by City College on Amsterdam a couple of years ago and that part of the Heights now has quite a few options to choose from. Then there is the Strivers Row Corridor just above 135th Street on 7th Avenue which now has a new bistro, bar, and cafe but probably could use few more spots to open.
Our other current 2015 recommendation would be the St. Nicholas Avenue Corridor on Sugar Hill just north of 145th Street which benefits from an amazing express subway station. The immediate area already has Il Caffe Latte, Sugar Hill Cafe, Tsion Cafe and Mamma K's Soups but has even greater potential in our opinion for more shops to come along. Also the border of Sugar Hill on Amsterdam just a couple of blocks west has a lot of storefronts but not much as far as better businesses go.