1) East Village: Coming to the East Village, we have plywood vet and Moroccan-themed restaurant Sintir, recently vanquished by Community Board 3. Launched in response to a lack of good Moroccan food in NYC, Sintir promises to stick with traditional Moroccan dishes like couscous and harira. Status: Not open. Opening this weekend. 424 E. 9th St., 212-477-4333.
2) Spanish Harlem: Opening in a 4,000 square foot space Guest of a Guest reports on Chimney, a Japanese BBQ fusion restaurant and lounge. In the kitchen is Malik Fall, the chef from Boucarou. More info here. Status: Unknown, no answer to calls. 2056 2nd Ave., 212-360-1988
3) Midtown: Hudson Terrace is officially declaring it spring with the launch of Sunset on the Hudson, a series of weekly after work roof deck events. Check-out their website for more details. Status: Certified open. 621 West 46th St., 212-315-9400.
4) Gowanus: A supper club called Crossroads is now open in in the short lived Brick Oven Barbecue space on 3rd and 6th in Gowanus. So far it's only opening on the weekends and the menu is still being played with, but they do offer live entertainment. Status: Certified open. 402 3rd Ave., 718-596-7623
5) Lower East Side: Grand Street News has some blockbuster news: "Since the Baskin Robins store disappeared from the corner of Grand and Essex Streets, the neighborhood had to endure a life without machine-poured soft ice cream...Now our suffering is over, with the advent of the East Side Kosher Market’s shiny-chrome machines, where for under two bucks you get a cone of luscious, thick, unbearably delicious, heaping soft ice cream. We highly recommend it!" Status: Certified Open. 510 Grand Street, 212-477-3434.