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EaterWire: Gneiss to be Atria, Billy's Turns 5, Ruby's Still Awaiting Lease Renewal

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MIDTOWN— The PR for Gneiss, the restaurant that is slated to open in the Grayz space as early as the first half of January, writes to inform us that the restaurant will now be called Atria, "named for the eight story atrium space that is part of the restaurant’s floorplan." [EaterWire]

CHELSEA— On Tuesday, Billy's Bakery on 9th between 21st and 22nd turns five, and to celebrate, they're selling cupcakes for $1 from 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. [EaterWire]

CONEY ISLAND— Some troubling news about Ruby's Bar, the institution on Coney Island: "The famed Ruby's Bar & Grill on the Coney Island boardwalk is still awaiting a lease for the 2009 season...Rubys Host is concerned that Polar Bear Day Party at Ruby's may be the last one to take place at the bar." [Kinetic Carnival via GS]