Manhattan-Style Bagels in Ditmas Park; Michael Jackson Cookies in Greenpoint

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Ditmas Park: A "Manhattan-style" bagel baker will fill the space that once housed Giant Bagel on Cortelyou Road between Marlborough and Rugby. [Ditmas Park Blog]
Greenpoint: Even though a single handpainted cookie at Cookie Road can cost $25, edible Michael Jacksons are selling well. Thoughtful tribute or tasteless as a MJ wine-pairing? [Fork in the Road/VV]
Midtown East: Province Canteen has been resurrected as Mantao Chinese Sandwiches, with new additions such as a fried egg and sausage and a spicy pork edition with pickled daikon. [Serious Eats NY]
Park Slope: The owners of Pete’s Downtown in Dumbo are opening a wine bar called spVino in the former Zilli space. [Brownstowner]
Waterfront District: Piccolo Café only served a few poorly executed items, so it’s not surprising the spot seems to be closed for good. [Lost City]
East Village: Jill Schulster, Joe Dobias’s partner in life and at JoeDoe, tells how they met and hopes for “many other projects and restaurants.” [Young and Hungry]