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Green Nightclub Attempts to Save Chelsea From Being So Over

Brooklyn Heights: Montague Street poised for burger wars as the chain Five Guys Famous enters the fray. [The Brooklyn Paper] Central Park: The Boathouse is open. [Eater] Chelsea: Jon B. will open the first green nightclub, trading the B crowds for the untapped alcoholic, occasional recycler market. [Down by the Hipster] Dumbo: A snapshot of La Bagel Delight makes a statement for Franco-American diplomacy. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: At Thai Me Up, a new revisionist báhn mì shop, sautéed vegetables and various sauces sub in for sriracha and the usual cold toppings. [The Strong Buzz] Red Hook: Vendors discover the "soft opening" at the ball fields; next weekend the full array of pupusas and meat on sticks should be available. [Brooklyn Record] Soho: Bon Anniversaire! Balthazar celebrates ten years of beautiful design and hot babes today and tonight with free Champagne. [House and Garden] West Village: Red-velvet cupcakes from Harlem's Make My Cake now commuting to the new Southern Gourmet Pantry at 529 Hudson. [Blog Chelsea] Department of Health shutters Fedora; a sign claims the restaurant's fixing its sink. [Grub Street]

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Restaurant I.D.-Theft Ring Exposed; Ted Nugent–Influenced Cuisine

Waiters in 40 restaurants formed a huge identity-theft ring, recording credit-card numbers and making $3 million in purchases. [Fox NY] Donald Trump gets a sweetheart deal from the state to build Trump on the Ocean, a huge restaurant and banquet hall, on Jones Beach. [Newsday] Chef J.J. Rachou is still feeling the sting from his Department of Health closure and can't bring himself to reopen Brasserie LCB yet. “If you lift every can, you find a cockroach,” he says. [NYT]

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