Stumptown Hits Midtown West; Signs of Life at Cru

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Bedford-Stuyvesant: There’s a mini-honor-system-farm-stand in front of the Franklin Avenue house with a Mansard roof. A sign says fresh fennel bulbs, kale, and herbs in a nearby bucket are a dollar apiece, and you’re supposed to drop money in a mailbox. [Clinton Hill Blog]
East Village: Lesly Bernard’s Cantina Latina opens Thursday. [Feed/TONY]
Flatiron: Starting tomorrow, Aldea opens for weekday lunch with a menu that includes a sea-urchin sandwich and a three-course prix fixe for $20.09. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Miss Softee is retiring her soft-serve truck at the end of September. [Midtown Lunch]
Stumptown coffee’s new café has officially opened at the Ace Hotel. [Eater]

Park Slope: The new Italian spot Provini from the owners of Bar Toto aims to set itself apart with a nice selection of craft beers from Italy. [Fork in the Road/VV]
West Village: After closing for nonpayment of rent, Cru is now hiring kitchen staff for “reopening after renovations.” [Craigslist via Eater]