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New Restaurant Farm in Bayside; Free Cupcakes and Popbars

EAST VILLAGE—The building that housed the former Mo' Pitkins and Aces & Eights spaces is on the market for $4.65 million. [EVG]

WEST VILLAGE— To celebrate its first anniversary Popbar, the gelato on a stick shop, is offering every customer a free Coffee popGelato with the purchase of any regular popBar on Wednesday, May 4th from 12pm-10pm.

GOWANUS— Brownstoner takes a peek inside the newly renovated Monte's Venetian Room. The restaurant closed after decades in business in 2008, and new owners have spruced the place up but kept the name. [Brownstoner]

FREEBIES—The image at right explains when and where Sprinkles will be giving out cupcakes for the next week. It's all in a move to promote the May 13 opening of the LA-based cupcake chain's first ever New York City store, located on the Upper East Side in the former Gino space. Check here for more. [EaterWire]

BAYSIDE—Urban farm alert! Valentino's on the Green, the grand restaurant that opened in Bayside, Queens last fall, will soon launch The Shared Table Farm on the grounds of the restaurant. It will combine outdoor raised bed and container plantings with indoor, soilless, aquaponic, hydroponic and aeroponic systems and will act as an educational, and research center with the goal of teaching and advancing new approaches to urban food production.


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