The Real Deal New York

Openings and closings: T.G.I. Friday’s opens, ice cream trucks close

September 14, 2009 03:01PM

New udon noodle spot Onya is reportedly opening today in Midtown at 143 East 47th Street between Lexington and Third avenues. The Garden, a new breakfast, lunch and brunch eatery in the Four Seasons New York hotel at 57 East 57th Street near Park Avenue, is opening this month. Café Gitane is reportedly opening in the Jane Hotel at 113 Jane Street between Washington Street and Tenth Avenue next month. Yet another source confirms that the folks behind the Spotted Pig and John Dory will open their new spot, the Breslin Bar & Dining Room, next month at the Ace Hotel at 20 West 29th Street on the corner of Broadway. Farther North on Broadway, an Indian restaurant, Aangan, has opened at 2701 Broadway on the corner of 103rd Street. The Pierre is welcoming a new seafood restaurant next month at Two East 61st Street on the corner of Park Avenue. Super Tacos, the popular food truck at 96th Street and Broadway, has opened a new rolling location at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue. T.G.I. Friday’s has reportedly opened a third Penn Station location in the old Houlihan’s spot. A new Italian-American eatery, the East Side Social Club, will open next month at the Pod Hotel at 230 East 51st Street between Second and Third avenues. Boutique retailer Babel Fair has signed a lease for retail space at 260 Elizabeth Street, between Prince and Houston streets, according to a press release. Posman Books is adding a new location at 75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th streets, in Chelsea.

In Brooklyn, Essential Cakes, a Clinton Hill bakery at 866 Fulton Street on the corner of Clinton Avenue, has opened.

Concrete Plant Park, a new outdoor community garden and park installed in a former cement factory, has opened on the bank of the Bronx River.

A tipster reports that many of the city’s summertime ice cream trucks plan to close in the next couple of weeks.

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