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1) Clinton Hill: The former Rope space on Myrtle Avenue is back in action, with Andrew McDowell of Williamsburg music club Pete's Candy Store opening a bar called Splitty there. As Brownstoner writes, the cocktails?separated into classics and "Splitty Specialties"?run 10 bucks, and it's got pastrami, mushroom, and Nutella steamed buns on offer. The space is designed to evoke the old-school summer camper/van aesthetic. Status: Certified Open; 415 Myrtle Ave., 718-643-2867.

2) Midtown: Kosher steakhouse The Prime Grill reopened last Tuesday, the company announced in an email. Originally on 49th Street, it closed in January to move up to 56th, taking over the two level, 400-seat space that formerly housed Beacon. Per Fork in the Road, the menu by chef David Kolotkin is pretty meat heavy, with sliders, flatbreads, and heartier entrées like a veal chop with peach fritters. Status: Certified Reopen; 25 W 56th St., 212-692-9292.

3) Tribeca: Tribeca Citizen gets word that the new Greek restaurant The Greek is opening for dinner service tonight. The Greek calls itself "the first ever gastrotaverna," with traditional taverna fare in a gastropub setting. Status: Opens Tonight; 458 Greenwich St.

4) Financial District: After a lengthy delay because of Hurricane Sandy, doughnut and sandwich shop Dough Re Mi has opened on Water Street at Coenties Slip. Per Midtown Lunch, it's open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Status: Certified Open; 36 Water St., 212-947-4400.

5) Lower East Side: Another long-delayed restaurant, Mi Casa Es Su Casa, opened last Thursday at 140 Orchard St., reports Bowery Boogie. Initially projected to open back in November, the 32-seat restaurant has a menu that jumps around from Spanish to Cuban to Ecuadorian. Status: Certified Open; 140 Orchard St.

6) Bed-Stuy: Karine Petitnicolas, better known as Superfrench, the owner of the eponymous vintage store in Bed-Stuy, has opened a little café called The Georges-Andre Vintage Café, reports Brownstoner. Everything inside the shop is apparently for sale, and in terms of food and drink it's got coffee, croissants, and baguettes. Status: Certified Open; 558 Halsey St.

7) Park Slope: Le Pain Quotidien opened last week in the former home of the French bistro Moutarde on Fifth Avenue. Per Here's Park Slope, it's got retail goods in the front with a 35-seat dining room in the back. Status: Certified Open; 239 Fifth Ave., 347-986-1131.

8) East Village: The Village Voice reports that a new Georgian restaurant called Oda House opened recently (per Yelp, looks like early May) on Avenue B. It has a menu full of Georgian standards, like khinkali (large soup dumplings), khatchapuri (cheese bread), and more. Also do check out the Georgian wine list. Status: Certified Open; 76 Avenue B, 212-353-3838.

9) Clinton Hill: Brownstoner learns that a new café has opened on Putnam Avenue in Clinton Hill, called Cinnamon Girl. It brews La Colombe coffee and sells a variety of baked goods, including croissants and vegan muffins and scones. Status: Certified Open; 18 Putnam Ave.

10) Harlem: Frederick Douglass Boulevard restaurant Savann soft opens today, writes Harlem Bespoke. This is the new location of the now-shuttered UWS Turkish restaurant of the same name. Status: Soft Opens Today; 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

11) Midtown: Mini coffee chain Macchiato Espresso Bar has a new shop on Fifth Avenue at 46th Street. It opened a little under two months ago, with a menu of coffee, pastries, and sandwiches like the other locations. Status: Certified Open; 565 Fifth Ave., 212-557-5707.


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