On the Upper East Side, Le Magnifique has opened at 1022A Lexington Avenue. Joseph DeGrezia, owner of Ristorante DeGrezia at 231 East 50th Street, has signed a lease for a space at 805 Third Avenue Across The Street, where he reportedly plans to build a more casual version of the restaurant. Ashton’s, the current occupant of The 805 Third Avenue space, is in negotiations for a larger space at 825 Third Avenue. Brasserie 1605 has opened on the second floor of The Crowne Plaza Times Square hotel at 1605 Broadway. Ballaro, a deli, has opened on Second Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. Heaven’s Hot Bagel is coming to 283 Houston Street, near Clinton Street. A farmer’s market will come to the South Street Seaport on Fridays and Saturdays starting May 22. In Astoria, Manos Papaya has opened its new location at 30-15 30th Avenue, near 31st Street. In Brooklyn, Lobo has reopened its Cobble Hill location at 218 Court Street. The Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene could open as soon as July.
Sumile Sushi, on West 13th Street, has closed, but a note on the window says the store may reopen after a “corporate reorganization.” Zutto, a Japanese restaurant on Hudson and Harrison streets, has been seized for nonpayment of taxes. There is a “store for rent” sign up at Umbrella House, at 21-23 Avenue C between 2nd and 3rd streets. In Brooklyn, Tivoli Home, at 111 Front Street in Dumbo, is closing this weekend. TRD