Freemans Closing Briefly for Renovations; Burritos No Longer

Carroll Gardens: The initials N.M. carved into the top of the building that houses Mazzola’s Bakery on Union Street stand for Nick Mazzola, whose family actually built the building. [Lost City]
East Village: It looks like the Border Burrito will change its concept and name before opening. [Eater]
26 Seats has been closed by the DOH. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
Lower East Side: Freemans is closing from August 14 through 17 to make a few renovations and prepare for new chef Michael Citarella. [Down by the Hipster]
Related: Michael Citarella Taking Over at Freemans
Morningside Heights: An outlet of the Thai chain Wondee Siam will open at 969 Amsterdam Avenue this September, right in time for the Columbia crowd. [Eating in Translation]
Tribeca: Danyelle Freeman’s list of her favorite French fries in the city seems to favor mostly traditional picks like Pommes Frites, and doesn’t include the duck-fat fries we like so much at the Harrison. [Restaurant Girl]