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Caravelli's, Blueprint Open; Dekalb Market This Weekend

1) Downtown Brooklyn: Dekalb Market, the shipping container-filled "hub for artisans, eateries, and creative start-ups", is opening this Saturday, the New York Times reports. Ten food vendors (including the Lower East Side's Cheeky's Sandwiches and coffee scene staple Joe) have signed up to be among the various retailers inhabiting the 22 160-square-foot containers that sit in the space, where you can also find vinyl, Pratt-curated art, and a "retro shades" shop. It's a joint venture from seasoned market operators Urban Space and Youngwoo & Associates, and will also include a community planted farm with a kitchen and classroom. Status: Opening Saturday; 322 Flatbush Avenue Extension (it's the whole square block).

2) Park Slope: Here's Park Slope reports that long-awaited Blueprint, Park Slope's first high-end cocktail bar, opened up in the old Long Tan space last night. The 15-seat bar looks classily worn-in, and the drinks include a Haymaker's Punch (apple brandy, cider vinegar, ginger, honey and lemon), and The Kickstarter (NY-state roasted Strongtree coffee, turbinado sugar, and lemon). You can also order wine, beer, or various small plates of food. Status: Certified Open; 196 Fifth Avenue (b/w Union and Berkeley), 718-622-6644.

3) Battery Park: Caravelli's a new Italian takeout spot from Ed McFarlane (of Ed's Lobster Bar) that hits somewhere between pop-up and restaurant (it's here until March of next year) opened in the World Financial Center this past Monday. It's what you'd expect it to be: thin-crust pies, heroes, and pasta, and there's a courtyard with seating out front. Status: Certified Open; Three World Financial Center, Courtyard Shops (220 Vesey St.) 212-323-6920.

4) Park Slope: Here's Park Slope also checks in with the opening of Wolf and Deer at 74 5th Ave. The wine bar serves cheese plates, charcuterie, sandwiches, salads, and deviled eggs, and pickled vegetables. Status: Certified Open; 74 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY.
—Alex Ma

Caravelli's

220 Vesey St., New York, NY

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