On the Upper West Side, the Sunburnt Calf began serving Austrialian-inspired cuisine yesterday at 226 West 79th Street, and the Corner, a new restaurant by owner Marc Roth and chef Ryan Smith has opened in the old Roth’s location at 680 Columbus Avenue.
In Midtown, Ma Peche is officially opening next week in the Chambers Hotel at 15 West 56th Street, but only for lunch. Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel, the rooftop bar at 145 East 50th Street, is opening in late April or early May, representatives for the spot told Hotel Chatter. A tipster told Curbed that a new Times Square restaurant, Smokehouse BBQ, is coming to 249 West 49th Street. Retailer Manhattan Jewelers is coming to 1363 Sixth Avenue, according to a release. Zengo, serving dim sum, tacos, empanadas and arepas, is opening April 6 at 622 Third Avenue, near 41st Street. French restaurant Nooi is opening its first U.S. location at 370 Lexington Avenue,and New York Burger has inked a 15-year lease for its third store at 470 West 23rd Street, according to press releases. Meatpacking District restaurant the John Dory will be reopening in the Ace Hotel at 20 West 29th Street, possibly under a different name.
Heart of India, at 79 Second Avenue, was slated to open today in the former Madras Café space near 4th Street. Meanwhile, another Indian restaurant, Seven Rivers of India, opened today at 203 East Houston Street and is angling for a wine and beer license. A new boutique, Miss Hoe, is coming soon to 230 Bowery, also known as 2 Prince Street, in the former Prince Restaurant Equipment space. At nearby 4 Prince Street, Cowboy Shoe Repair has relocated from the eastern half of the storefront to 396 Broome Street, and in the western half, boutique Nikki Laura is being replaced by lingerie and swimwear shop Luscious NYC. A new art gallery from Joel Mesler and Carol Cohen is coming to the ground level retail space at 30 Orchard Street.
In Brooklyn, a new bar, Dram, is open at 177 South 4th Street in Williamsburg. Carmine’s II is coming soon to 436 Union Avenue in Williamsburg. Chef Nicholas Morgenstern is planning a second ice cream cart for spring that will be parked outside of the Five Leaves restaurant in Greenpoint.
Amid these openings, there were some closings. Eighty One, at 45 West 81st Street, will serve its last supper this Easter Sunday. A tipster told Eater that Soho’s relatively new Italian spot, Lusso, at the Southeast corner of West Broadway and Grand Street, has closed. In Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Health closed down 60 Henry Street‘s Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, according to the Brooklyn Heights Blog, and at 1207 Avenue U in Sheespshead Bay, children’s toy store Bim Bom has shuttered.