Hell’s Kitchen White Castle Provides Support for Smokers; Red Hook Gets Yet Another Outdoor-Garden Spot

Coney Island: The shortening of the Nathan’s hot-dog contest is causing a major stir. [City Room/NYT]
Hell’s Kitchen: White Castle has a special kind of trash can out front with an ashtray attachment. [Lost City]
Midtown East: The Roosevelt Hotel’s new rooftop bar, Mad46, sells bottles for around $300. [Down by the Hipster]
Red Hook: A beer-and-sausage spot called Grindhaus will have an outdoor garden and is opening at 275 Van Brunt Street. [NewYorkology via Eater]
And 354 Van Brunt Street will get a coal oven, so Anselmo’s Bakery Restaurant can bake its pizza, pastas, pastries, and breads! [Slice]
West Village: Where there was a Yummy Shawarma there will be a Hummus Place. [Eater]