1) Clinton Hill: ICI Restaurant on Clinton Hill's Dekalb Avenue recently rebranded under a new name: Maison May. And last month, the team opened a second location around the corner on Vanderbilt Avenue. Maison May Vanderbilt is open every day and serves soups, salads, and tartines. A patisserie, as well as a catering department, are coming soon. The space has an outside sidewalk cafe. Status: Certified Open; 270 Vanderbilt Avenue, 718-789-2778
2) Bed-Stuy: A Gusto opened in late March on Fulton Street, with pastries and desserts served in a market-like setting. Menu items include a matcha cheesecake, green tea ice cream, matcha white chocolate brownies, and chocolate cake. A Gusto also offers breakfast items. Status: Certified Open; 1450 Fulton Street
3) West Village: An outpost of the very popular Kenmare Street vegan cafe/juice bar the Butcher's Daughter opened over the weekend on Hudson Street. New menu items include wood-oven pizzas, cold-pressed cocktails, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Status: Certified Open; 581 Hudson Street (Bank Street).
4) Williamsburg: Chef Patti Jackson opened Delaware & Hudson Tavern next-door to her Michelin-starred restaurant Delaware & Hudson. An à la carte menu is available as well as a retail area offering Jackson's doughnuts, pretzels, and pies. Status: Certified Open; 135 North 5 Street (Bedford Avenue), 718-218-8191
5) Kips Bay: Tim and Nancy Cushman's Cal-Med restaurant Covina now has a breakfast and lunch cafe. Covina Cafe is serving a daily rotating list of pastries including Almond Joy scones, baklava buns, everything kolaches, and babka knots. The menu also offers eggs, salads, sandwiches, and soups. The "Trumps (not Donald)" sandwich comes with wood grilled chicken, brie, caramelized onion, and bacon. Status: Certified Open; 127 East 27 Street, 212-204-0225
6) Park Slope: A seasonal branch of People's Pops has opened on Union Street. The outpost promises new seasonal flavors like frozen hot chocolate with coconut milk, coconut cream, and dark chocolate. All pops are vegan. Status: Certified Open; 808b Union Street
7) Meatpacking District: Chris Reda (Gansevoort Market) is behind Invite Only, a new "social club." The chef is Jordan Andino who has created an "American-inspired" menu offering baked clams, burgers, and fries. Invite Only will also act as a live-music venue. Status: Certified Open; 63 Gansevoort, 212-255-7484
8) Bed-Stuy: One of the owners behind Civil Service Café has opened The Trade Union Cafe on the east side of Bed-Stuy. Items on the opening menu include a chicken sandwich, savory grits, a steak sandwich, and a breakfast platter. The priciest option on the menu currently is $10. The menu is served all day. Status: Soft Open; 346 Malcolm X Boulevard, 347-715-3936