| 02 Mar 2015 | 04:28

    renowned restaurant and hospitality architect glen coben will design the dining environment for the secondannualnew taste of the upper west side, a fundraising event organized by the columbus avenue business improvement district. "we are delighted that a designer with such close ties tonew york's culinary greats has volunteered his services to help us," said barbara adler, the bid's executive director, in a statement. coben has created dining destinations for some of the world's greatest chefs and restaurateurs, including mario batali, jonathan waxman and marcus samuelsson. this year's festival will showcase the talents of more than 30 celebrated chefs with restaurants in the neighborhood and 31 long island vineyards. it will be held on may 30 alongcolumbus avenuebetween west 76th and 77th streets. for more information, visit www.newtasteuws.com.