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Nighthawks Honors Edward Hopper, Two Matcha Bars Open Downtown

Plus, other openings around town.

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West Village: Nighthawks, a restaurant named after an Edward Hopper painting, opened right after Christmas. The menu is a sort of jumble of Italian pastas like a burrata ravioli and Turkish fare like ground lamb kebabs. The restaurant is opened all day, starting at 7 a.m. Status: Certified Open. 679 Greenwich Street,  646-329-6390.

East Village: After a long build-out, vegan ice cream company DF Mavens opened its first brick and mortar shop during the holidays. There are 15 flavors on the menu including Key lime creme and pistachio cardamom, but expect them to rotate regularly. The shop is also making fresh almond milk daily and serves several acai bowls. Status: Certified Open. 37 Saint Marks Place.

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Kat Odell

West Village: Matcha bar Cha Lait (pronounced chalet) opened today in Sheridan Square. In addition to coffees, teas, and of course, matcha, there's packaged matcha to go. Status: Certified open. 224 West 4th Street.

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East Village: Chat Lai isn't the only matcha bar to open recently. The owners of Pirka Salon finally opened the doors to Matcha Cafe Wabi, reports EV Grieve. In addition to tea, matcha, and coffee, there are gluten free red bean paste and green tea pastries. Status: Certified open. 233 E. Fourth Street.

Long Island City: BLVD Wine Bar started serving 42 wines recently, four of which are on tap and go for $6 a glass. Charcuterie and cheese will come in the new year. Status: Certified open. 4720 Center Boulevard, 718-440-8520.

Crown Heights: Chika Mexicana is now serving tacos, quesadillas, and burritos in a tiny space on Nostrand. There's also chile corn soup, plus black beans and rice, reports Brownstoner. Status: Certified open. 814 Nostrand Avenue,  718-484-7006.

West Village: Creperie Delice & Sarrasin opened earlier this month serving a few salads and lots of crepes stuffed with items like sausage, eggs, mustard, and smoked salmon. Status: Certified open. 20 Christopher Street, 212-243-7200.

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