1) Greenpoint: Park Slope Italian restuarant Scalino has opened an outpost in the former Cookie Road space on Manhattan Avenue. The menu is the same as the original, with dishes like pappardelle with tomato cream and bacon, and braised lamb shank with white beans. Status: Certified Open. 659 Manhattan Ave.
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2) Upper West Side: Restaurant and wine bar Vino Levantino opened recently, reports West Side Rag, serving a menu influenced by the cuisine of the former Ottoman Empire. That means dishes like fattoush salad, quinoa falafel, and grilled lamb chops. The restaurant also offers an international wine list. Status: Certified Open. 210 W 94th St., 212-280-3333.
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3) Little Italy: Cocktail lounge Mulberry Project has just launched a temporary pop-up bar called Project 1919. The new bar is located in a "secret" space next to Mulberry Project, and will be serving cocktails made with dark spirits for the next three months. The pop-up is open Mondays through Saturdays, only to those who make a reservation by phone. Status: Certified Open. 149 Mulberry St., 646-448-4536.
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4) Greenpoint: Native Barcelonian Elena Manich has opened El Born on Manhattan Avenue. The menu from chef Diego Gonzalez, formerly of Soccarat Paella Bar, is a mix of tapas and larger dishes, ranging from goat cheese croquetas to foie gras with quince to "chestnut flour crispy rabbit." El Born is open for dinner now, with lunch and brunch coming soon. Status: Certified Open. 651 Manhattan Ave., 347-844-9295.
5) Carroll Gardens: Smorgasburg vendor Dosa Royale opened a brick and mortar restaurant on Court Street recently. DNAinfo reports that it serves a south Indian menu, which besides the namesake dosas includes fish and lamb curries, savory lentil cakes, and thalis. It also serves a variety of Indian-influenced cocktails Status: Certified Open. 316 Court St.
6) Flatiron: Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah lounge Pergola opened last week. The bi-level restaurant serves standards like shawarma, kofta, and hummus and also has over a dozen flavors of hookah. Status: Certified Open. 36 West 28th Street, 212-679-4842.
7) Jackson Heights: Queens' well-liked Arunee Thai has reopened in a new location. It still has the same menu and staff, but the interior has been given a more contemporary look. Owner Tony Chen tells DNAinfo he hopes to start hosting parties and nightlife events there soon. Status: Certified Open. 78-23 37th Ave., 718-205-5559.
8) Clinton Hill: A prepared foods shop specializing in updated versions of kosher deli classics has opened on Myrtle Avenue. Brownstoner reports that Peck's is owned by Theo Peck, whose great-grandfather ran the iconic Ratner's. It will sell everything from charcuterie and cheese to baked goods, sandwiches, growlers of beer, and dishes like brisket cooked sous vide and sweet and sour beets with crispy chicken skin. Status: Certified Open. 455A Myrtle Ave., 347-689-4969.
9) Greenpoint: A cheesesteak spot called Delilah's Steaks soft opened Friday. It serves classic Philly cheesesteaks (with the option of whiz or American cheese), plus a handful of other sandwiches like a chicken parm and roast pork with broccoli rabe, provolone, and hot peppers. For drinks there's a choice of Bud, Rolling Rock, Busch or soda. Status: Certified Open. 55 McGuinness Blvd., 347-689-4409.
10) Greenpoint/Prospect Heights: Swedish coffee shop mini-chain Konditori has opened two new Brooklyn outposts recently, one on Manhattan Avenue and one on Washington Avenue. Both serve the shops same selection of coffee, espresso drinks, and traditional Swedish pastries. Status: Certified Open. 687 Manhattan Ave. and 696 Washington Ave.