There are fewer reasons daily for Upper West Side residents to leave the 'hood. Danny Meyer may be opening an UWS Shake Shack, that darling of tourists and i-bankers in Madison Square Park, which would join (off the top of my head) branches of the Hummus Place, Jacques Torres, Buttercup and Magnolia bakeries and Loehmann's.
And yes, clothes, cupcakes, hummus, hot chocolate, and frozen custard are among the few reasons I ventured below Columbus Circle during college. (And coffee.)
But since Shake Shack 2.0 won't come with free outdoor wireless and maniacal squirrels, it's still best to stray from the 1 line and gawk at the Flatiron building when the Eileen Fisher-clad, razor scootering moms and their tri-lingual offspring overwhelm.