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Further to its 'Gossip Girl' appearance, a history of the Brooklyn Inn's troubled relationship with bloggers.

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Lady Chefs Reign Over on Flatiron; East Village Pizza Csar on Finding the Perfect Pie

Boerum Hill: The Brooklyn Inn owner hates bloggers and if you want to know what he’s doing with his legend of a bar you should go ask him yourself. [Lost City] East Village: Una Pizza Napoletana czar Anthony Mangierei on finding the perfect pizza: “The place should smell slightly smoky (that’s from the oven) and like a really good bakery (that’s the dough cooking). But you don’t want to smell grease. I know a lot of people associate that aroma with a slice, but trust me, it’s not the sign of an amazing pizza." [Slice] Flatiron: Patti Jackson, Anne Burrell, and Gramercy Tavern pastry chef Nancy Olsen will take part in a five-course dinner held at Prince George Ballroom on 27th Street at Fifth Avenue to support culinary education for women. [Restaurant Girl] Midtown West: Chodorow insists that “not only is Kobe Club not closing, but we’re opening more of them, first in Miami.” [Eater] Times Square: Mandler's Sausage Co. is closed. Union Square location remains open to satisfy all your sausage needs. [Midtown Lunch]

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Greenpoint Saved From Starbucks by a Mediterranean Bistro

Boerum Hill: Reports that owners of WXOU Radio and WCOU Radio (the Tile bars) and the Magician are taking over the Brooklyn Inn and will lose the pool table. [Eater] Carroll Gardens: Cash-only Quench perturbed some residents who claim the spot prefers men with shaved arms to their "kind of [atm-needing] people." [Brooklyn Record] Chelsea: Former model Eric Milon, now behind Miami's Opium Group, overheard discussing the former Crobar space. [Down by the Hipster] Financial District: From a tipster: "FYI, Amarok, (or Marok Bar ) was closed by the health inspectors. I was there last night and there were yellow signs posted around the entire bar." [Grub Street] Forest Hills: Latina Cabana Express now open, but will it become a neighborhood favorite, or be doomed by skimping on ingredients or being mean to its customers? [Forest Hills 72] Greenpoint: Former Monsignor space on Lorimer seems to have avoided the corporate devil by becoming a Mediterranean bistro, not Starbucks. One prediction: Olive Garden. [A Test of Will] Prospect Heights: A section of the former Ward Bread Bakery Complex, which will be demolished for the Atlantic Yards project, collapses before its time. [WABC]

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A New Menu for the Next Time You’re in the Financial District

Boerum Hill: Brooklyn Inn on its way out. [Eater] Clinton Hill: Credit the blogosphere if the brewery on Waverly Avenue opens this summer as a beer garden. [Gothamist] Financial District: We’ve got the menu for the new Dublin-European bistro Stella Maris. [Grub Street] Flatiron: Markt has relocated to Sixth Avenue and now serves breakfast. [Grub Street] Greenpoint: Starbucks cabaret may be opening soon. [Curbed] Harlem: Wine store to replace Back in the Day antique shop. But will it have as cutesy a name? [Harlem Fur] Midtown East: Jeffrey Chodorow’s Wild Salmon replaces English Is Italian on Friday; we look forward to his review [NYT] Morningside Heights: Order pinot at Vino Fino wine shop, opening soon. [Harlem Fur] Times Square: Only two more days until you can sing Journey like everyone else at karaoke joint Spotlight Live. [NYS] West Village: Alexandra swallowing nearby storefronts for wine bar to be filled by nonexistent waiting customers. [Eater] Newly opened Central Kitchen offering 10 percent off its menu through Sunday. That’s as much as a “European-style” tip. [NYS]

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