1) FiDi: From the inbox: "The Chicken BonChon on John Street in FiDi opened this week... (and it looks like they have a bar." Status: Certified Open. 104 John Street, (212) 682-7747.
2) Harlem: Another tipster reports that plywood vet and burger chain Checkers on 125th is now open. The phone number listed goes to a fax machine. Status: Signs point to open. 567 W. 125th Street; (212) 222-1499.
3) Harlem: HarlemCondoLife reports that Frizzante Italian Bistro is now open: "Last night (Thursday, January 14) was their first night of business in Harlem. I tried chatting with the gentlemen on site today to get the chisme on who is behind this new restaurant, which, in our view, supports our claim that from 110th Street to 125th on Frederick Douglass Blvd. it is slowly and surely becoming the restaurant row of Harlem." Status: Certified Open. 2168 Frederick Douglass Boulevard; (212) 866-0525.