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Zucker’s UWS, Verde, Dayboat, and More NYC Openings

Vital info on six recent openings around New York City

Zucker's Upper West Side

1) Upper West Side: The hand-rolled bagel people at Zucker’s Bagels officially opened this week on Columbus Avenue. In addition to a slew of homemade bagel varieties, the team is serving smoked fish from Acme, pastries from Mah-Ze-Dahr, and coffee from La Colombe. Zucker’s UWS is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 273 Columbus Ave., 212-874-2800

2) Nomad: Cosme’s opening GM Gonzalo Gout opened Verde earlier this month with his childhood friend Alejandro Porteny, according to Grub Street. Verde is the duo’s fast-casual salad restaurant that will feature menu items from rotating chefs. This month fellow Cosme alum Mariana Villegas created a winter salad with cauliflower, romanesco, spinach, hazelnuts, and shallot vinaigrette. Salads cost $11 to $14 and proteins cost $4 to $7. Status: Certified Open; 22 West 25 St., 646-838-0700

3) East Harlem: The team behind Urban Garden Center — a family-owned garden resource in East Harlem — opened UGC Eats, a spin-off cafe and market. Currently, UGC is in soft-open mode with a limited menu including options like grain bowls, a burger, and a chickpea salad. The new, expanded menu will launch on January 2. Status: Certified Open; 1674 Park Ave., 646-580-0354

Photo via UGC

4) Soho: Flatiron Chocolatier L.A. Burdick Chocolate moved its nearly 30-year-old shop to Prince Street earlier this month. Chocolatier Michael Klug is serving confections like bonbons, caramels, drinking chocolates, and seasonal items such as Scotch whisky chocolates and chocolate snowmen. Status: Certified Open; 156 Prince St., 212-796-0143

5) Sunnyside: The Queens Boulevard space that was home to critical darling Salt & Fat earlier this year has transformed into Dayboat, a Peruvian-inspired restaurant. Owners Robert Mendoza and Sandra Telenchana are serving options like a quinoa salad and octopus with peppers, but the focus will be ceviche. Currently the menu includes five variations of ceviche, including one made with fluke, celery, and onion; made with sweet potato, corn, and the daily catch. Status: Certified Open; 41-16 Queens Blvd., 718-255-6736

6) Bushwick: Brooklyn-born actors Santo Fazio and Anthony Nocerino are the duo behind recently opened Fazio's Sicilian Pizzeria and Rosticceria. According to DNA Info, the restaurant specializes in thick-crusted Sicilian slices served with toppings like soppressata, as well as Sicilian street foods like rolled pizza, calzones, and arancini. Status: Certified Open; 709 Knickerbocker Ave., 347-529-3222