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1) Fort Greene: The new Greene Grape Annex opened last week in the former Greene Grape Provisions shop, across the street from the coffee shop's tiny original home. The space now sports communal tables, a long bar and a sunroom with couches, reports The Greene Focus. The menu includes coffee, pastries, cheeses, charcuterie and open-faced sandwiches. It also has a wine menu and 10 beers on tap, and will begin offering classes on wine, beer, and coffee in the fall. Green Grape Provisions moved just down the street earlier this year. Status: Certified Open. 753 Fulton Street.

2) Park Slope: Three friends teamed up to open 2 Duck Goose, which serves creative takes on Cantonese food, reports Park Slope Stoop. Menu items include a "paper bag fish, "soy sauce chicken and a whole roasted duck with cucumbers, silken tofu, wilted greens, sour plum compote and saffron rice, that needs to be ordered a day in advance. Status: Certified Open, 400 4th Avenue, 347-987-4808.


3) Prospect Heights: Peter Sclafini and Kristen Hallett, who own Bar Toto and Provini in Park Slope opened Ogliastro Pizza Bar last week. The upscale pizzeria features a large and lovely outdoor patio. Status: Certified Open. 784 Washington Avenue, 718-789-3700.

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4) Greenpoint: Vegetarian spot Jungle Cafe opened last month serving Mexican, Polish, Chinese, and Indian fare in a cafeteria style setting. According to the Greenpoint Gazette, the owners want the cafe "to be a center to inform people about diet and nutrition." Status: Certified Open. 996 Manhattan Avenue, 347-987-4981.

5) Upper East Side: Maison Kayser has opened an enormous outpost only a short distance from its first New York location. The new spot offers 120 seats, a coffee bar, and a menu with seasonal lunch items like heirloom tomato salad, panzanella, and heartier options like braised lamb casserole or roasted chicken. Status: Certified Open. 1535 Third Avenue.

6) East Village: Andre Muñez, who previously ran the vintage boutique Catalog has transformed his space into a coffee shop called Honey House. One visitor described it as "somewhere between Abraço and Third Rail — but has a few seats," reports EV Grieve. Pastries are on the way. Status: Certified open. 334 E. 11th Street.

7) Lower East Side: Coffee shop Green and Brown opened last week in a former catering space. The small shop is roasting its own coffee and serving light bites, reports Bowery Boogie. Status: Certified Open. 115 Stanton Street.

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8) Bed-Stuy: Capitoline Grounds, which doubles as a cafe and small grocery store opened late last month, says Brownstoner. Croissants, hot and cold sandwiches, crepes, homemade lemonade, and ice cream are on the menu. There's also a garden with seating in the back. Status: Certified Open. 1499 Fulton Street.

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9) Times Square: Russian restaurateur Eugene Kadomskiy and Michael Tevelev opened their massive two story complex recently. The 26,000 square foot spaces restaurant, URBO Kitchens, a cafe called Grind, provisions shops Supply and Bar URBO. The restaurant is serving items like spiced lamb sausage flatbread, pulled pork shoulder sandwiches, and a burger for lunch. There's also, curiously, a selection of sushi. Status: Certified Open. 11 Times Square; 212-542-8950.

10) Flatiron: Late last month, South Korean chain Caffe Bene opened its newest location, reports Discover Flatiron. The cafe serves coffee, pastries, and bubble tea. Gelato-topped Belgian waffles are also on the menu. There's also a photo booth, in case a picture to mark the occasion seems necessary. Locations in Soho, on Saint Marks Place, and in several other parts of the city are in the works. Status: Certified Open. 12 West 23rd Street, 646-707-3999.

Greene Grape Annex

753 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY