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EaterWire: Water Taxi Beach Reopens & So. Much. More

LONG ISLAND CITY—Harry's at Water Taxi Beach, the sandy retreat that the Port Authority and the New York Water Taxi built, will be opening for the season this weekend. Remember the SPF 40, kids. [Joey in Astoria]

PARK SLOPE—Alchemy, the Park Slope gastropub that lost its chef Jared King in March, now has a new toque. The chosen one is Paul Nanni, formerly of Aquavit. He'll be shaking things up a bit with adventurous menu additions like buttermilk-fried frog's legs tossed in parsley, garlic and chorizo powder and coriander-and-saffron-infused rabbit pot pie. Frogs legs in Park Slope? Who'd have thought we'd see the day. His arrival also marks the debut of the restaurant's brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. [EaterWire]

CHELSEA—Some curious goings on in Chelsea, as a tipster writes, "Remember Crush, the old “teen nightclub” at 539 W. 21st or maybe most recently it was Aria? Well, that location, as well as two others, 19 Kenmare, and 621 W. 46th St, are all applying for liquor licenses under the same company name? What liquor-serving restaurant/nightclub group or chain would be opening 3 new places at a time? I am baffled and have searched business filings, etc. to find nothing?" Then, we received another note from the same tipster, "I take that back; there is also a liquor license application at that location (539 W. 21st) for Michael Sinensky, the owner of Proof? But I wonder is IKFD his company?" Thoughts, intel, anyone? [EaterWire Inbox]

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