1) Tribeca: Family-owned deli Church Street Kitchen has opened in the Tribeca space vacated by Kool Bloo last month. According to the Tribeca Citizen, Church Street Kitchen serves up casual American fare, like meatloaf, fried chicken and roast beef, as well as sandwiches and panini. Open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 178 Church St., 216-272-1040.
2) Harlem: After shuttering at the beginning of the summer, the second location of Les Ambassades reopened with a switch from their original buffet format to a more formal restaurant last month, with a menu more in line with the original Frederick Douglass Boulevard location. According to Harlem + Bespoke, they're having a grand reopening party this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 341 Lenox Ave., 212-866-9700.
3) Williamsburg: A new coffee shop called Pudge Knuckles is now open, Zagat reports. A collaboration between a former pro rock climber named Ivan Greene and Hartje Andresen, a model, Pudge Knuckles is open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and serves food for breakfast and lunch. Status: Certified open; 184 Kent Ave., (347) 457-5475.
4) East Village: After more than a month closed for renovation, Black Iron Burger is finally back open, EV Grieve reports. Open Sunday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Status: Certified open; 540 E Fifth St., (646) 439-0276.
5) Battery Park City: Hugh Jackman's coffee company Laughing Man has opened a second shop, Laughing Man Marketplace, according to the Tribeca Citizen. This one is inside the New York Mercantile Exchange and starting this weekend will be open Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Status: Certified open; 1 North End Ave.