East Village Brunch Favorite Closes; First Word on Brooklyn’s Latest Beer Hall

Astoria: Coffee Bar has finally been unveiled at 22-55 31st Street, plus it serves beer and is open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight. [Joey in Astoria]
Crown Heights: The new beer hall Franklin Park is low-key, but that doesn’t mean it’s not mobbed. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
East Village: Popular brunch spot 9th Street Market closed today; the bearded owner was just tired. [Eater]
Midtown East: Tao’s executive chef, Sam Hazen, has left the restaurant group to concentrate on his own consulting business. [Strong Buzz]
Soho: The French Culinary Institute is hosting an all-day bread-baking class with help from Bouchon Bakery’s Peter Endriss on June 14; proceeds go toward feeding kids. [Zagat Buzz]