In Soho, an apothecary shop called MiN New York will open at 117 Crosby Street between Prince and East Houston streets. In the East Village, popular Italian eatery Max Restaurant will open a third location in the space at 39 Second Avenue at the corner of 2nd Street.
In Midtown, the owners of a Hunts Point, Queens-based restaurant called Herb International Soup Factory have set up a food cart on 53rd Street and Park Avenue. The Roberts Restaurant has opened on the ninth floor of the Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle.
On the Upper West Side, popular bar P.D. O’Hurley’s has opened a second location on 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. Hong Kong yoga chain Pure Yoga has opened a branch at 77th Street and Amsterdam.
On the Upper East Side, Danny Meyer will open a restaurant in the former Sarabeth’s space which is inside the Whitney Museum at 945 Madison Avenue between 74th and 75th streets. http://www.observer.com/2010/daily-transom/meyer-sets-shop-whitney
Amid these openings, there have been some closings. In the East Village, falafel joint Cinderella Snacklicious has shuttered at Second Avenue near St. Mark’s Place. Sushi restaurant Shiki closed its doors on First Avenue and 9th Street. In Brooklyn, Sheepshead Bay Gourmet Market has shuttered its hot food market on Avenue Z and East 16th Street. Its fruit and vegetable market nearby on East 18th Street will remain open. Mazzotti Music has shuttered after just five years in Business On Third Avenue between Carroll and President streets in Carroll Gardens.