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Angelo Sosa Launches Abajo Speakeasy; The General Greene's New Ice Cream Shop

A rooftop Mexican bar and another Dos Toros.

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1) TRIBECA — Celebrity chef Angelo Sosa's Anejo downtown now sports a speakeasy called Abajo. The downstairs bar offers drinks like la burracha: tequila, basil, strawberry, peppercorn shrub, chartreuse, and ginger beer. There's also bar food like Mexican hot sauce coated wings and fried guacamole. Status: Certified open. 301 Church Street, 212-920-6270.

2) CLINTON HILL — The General Greene, where Nick Morgenstern used to operate a small ice cream business (before he broke off and started the hit Morgenstern's) now has its own ice cream shop, Fort Grace Ice Cream. There's honey ricotta ice cream with orange peel, and salted caramel made with Morgenstern's recipe. Soft serve will come soon, reports Flo Fab. Status: Certified open. 293 Greene Avenue, 917-909-1237.

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3) MIDTOWN EAST — Popular Mexican spot Dos Toros opened its seventh location serving burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Status: Certified open. 465 Lexington Avenue.

4) HELL'S KITCHEN — Mexican restaurant Cantina Rooftop opened just in time for early summer temperatures. There's a retractable roof so the team plans to be open rain or shine. There are pulled chicken enchiladas, tequila shrimp, braised pork belly, and tortillas nixtimalaized in-house. Status: Certified open. 605 West 48th Street.

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Devra Ferst

5) MIDTOWN — Fast-casual carb haven, Academia Barilla has a new outpost just across the street from Bryant Park. Expect pastas, pizzas, panini, and salads. Status: Certified open. 1065 Avenue of the Americas, 646-665-3816.

6) BRYANT PARK — Le Pain Quotidien and Waffles and Dinges have opened their kiosks in the old ‘wichcraft spots in the park. An outpost of Breads Bakery is still in the works for the third kiosk.

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