On the Upper East Side, the Mark hotel’s Jean-Georges restaurant is opening in March, according to the New York Times, with former Vong chef Pierre Schutz, at 25 East 77th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues.
In the East Village Thai spot Rhong-Tiam has relocated to 87 Second Avenue at Fifth Street. Faustina, formerly Table 8, opened today at the Cooper Square Hotel at 25 Cooper Square at the intersection of East 5th Street and the Bowery. Nearby, at the old Café DeVille location on the corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street, the people behind Phebe’s are planning to open a new establishment.
Amid these openings were a few closings. Arqua at 281 Church Street in Tribeca has shuttered after 20 years. Bedford Stuyvesant café Bread Stuy has been seized at 403 Lewis Avenue, reportedly over tax issues.