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Pizzetteria Brunetti, Hill and Bay, More Certified Open

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1) West Village: The first Manhattan outpost of Westhampton Beach pizzeria Pizzetteria Brunetti opened today. It's owned by Jason Brunetti and his father Michael Brunetti, who recently worked at Motorino, and it serves a menu of Neapolitan pizzas, salads, and a few sides. Status: Certified Open. 626 Hudson St., 212-255-5699.

2) Kips Bay: Hill and Bay, a new restaurant from the owners of E & E Grill House opened recently, serving a menu of casual comfort food dishes like burgers, roasted chicken, and fish and chips. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and pcvstBee reports that it will soon open a "specialty coffees" window. Status: Certified Open. 581 2nd Ave., 212-245-5554.
3) Midtown East: New nightclub/restaurant B&Co takes up a full three stories, with a restaurant on the ground floor, a lounge on the second floor, and a private club above that. The menu is Southern Mediterranean, with a focus on seafood dishes like lobster salad and swordfish Milanese. Zagat reports that there's also a dessert cart loaded with traditional Italian cakes, and that in terms of decor, "a life-sized statue of Cindy Crawford by artist Marco Glaviano is en route from Italy." Status: Certified Open. 14 East 58th St., 212-838-3200.
4) Murray Hill: A new Indian restaurant, Pippali, just opened in the heart of Curry Hill. It's a more upscale spot than many of its neighbors, with a menu from chef Peter Beck of Benares and the Michelin-starred Tamarind. The dishes come from different regions across India, and Zagat reports that for now the restaurant is still BYO. Status: Certified Open. 129 East 27th St., 212-689-1999.
5) Williamsburg: Brooklyn's first Hawaiian restaurant, Onomea, opened earlier this summer. Owner Crystalyn Costa, a Hawaiian transplant, serves classic Hawaiian dishes like Spam-fried rice and poke. A liquor license is still pending, and Costa tells Fork in the Road that she has plans to add both brunch and a more seasonal menu soon. Status: Certified Open. 84 Havemeyer St., 347-844-9559.

6) East Village: Non-profit "socially conscious ice creamery" Alphabet Scoops reopened this weekend, after being kept from its slated spring opening by the need for some new steps. The shop, run by the Father's Heart Ministries, employs at-risk youth from the neighborhood to make and sell its ice cream. EV Grieve reports that it will be open only on weekends for the fall, and has added a couple fall flavors like salted caramel to the menu. Status: Certified Open. 543 East 11th St., 212-982-1422.

7) Long Island City: After nearly a year under construction, Dutch Kills Centraal is open for business. Long communal tables line the inside, and owner Dominic Stiller is serving a menu of American comfort foods like mac and cheese and fried pickles made from locally-sourced ingredients. It's open for dinner now, with breakfast and lunch coming soon. Status: Certified Open. 39th Ave., 718-383-2724.

8) Midtown: The New York Palace Hotel just opened Trouble's Trust, a new bar beneath the hotel lobby's grand staircase. Named after the $12 million trust fund that the hotel's original owner, Leona Helmsley, left to her dog Trouble, it offers a menu of cocktails like "The Pampered Pooch," all made with local spirits and ingredients. Status: Certified Open. 455 Madison Avenue, 212-888-7000.


84 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 347-844-9559

Dutch Kills Centraal

38-40 29th Street, Queens, NY 11101

Pizzeteria Brunetti

626 Hudson St., New York, NY

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