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Cafe Moto Shutter, Kale Sorcerers Strike Again, and More Intel

A crab boil from Prime Meats, and more restaurant news and gossip

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The backyard at Frankies 457
Daniel Krieger

— Restaurant and music venue Cafe Moto closed last month after 14 years in Williamsburg. Owners of the casual spot known for hosting jazz musicians say they will be opening a "new venture" soon.

Box Kite Coffee, the acclaimed East Village coffee shop, says a goodbye on a chalkboard sign inside the shop: "Time to quit drinking coffee, the sublime tastes of our myriad roasters cannot be made by Every Man or Woman or any 'Joe Coffee' on the block. Our 'More Stars Less Bucks' gift to NYC paid back in [hearts] many times over, but not in the old do-re-mi. Taste is the most important aspect of coffee and we were the only game in town."

The kale sorcerers behind Organic Avenue continue to revive locations of the juice chain that suddenly closed all its outposts last fall. One in the West Village at Hudson and West 10th Street is now open again.

West Village Organic Avenue Robert Sietsema

— Tim Cushman’s rooftop bar at Park South Hotel is hosting cocktail programs from across the country this month. On the 14th and 15th, the team behind Denver’s Williams and Grahams — a bar considered one of the world’s best — and Occidental will be on deck, and on the 29th, Cure and Cane & Table from New Orleans will be a guest.

— In crime news, a man was slashed at pizzeria Mamma’s Famous Ristorante in the UWS on Monday during an argument. The victim is in stable condition, and it’s not clear what the argument was about.

— A man who was kicked out of Greenwich Village wine bar Bar Veloce harassed a police officer once outside. The police officer was writing the man a summonses for threatening a bartender.

— Bed-Stuy’s getting a one-day Vietnamese food pop-up. Viet Comfort will serve summer rolls, spring rolls, and taro chips.

— Brooklyn darling Prime Meats is hosting a crab boil on Thursday in the Frankies 457 garden. Tickets cost $84-per-person, and reservations can be made by emailing

— And finally, here’s a look at the menu at Kopitiam, a Malaysian counter in Chinatown:

Prime Meats

465 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 254-0327 Visit Website

Roof at Park South Hotel

125 E 27th Street, New York, NY 10016 212-204-5222 Visit Website

Frankies 457

457 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231