1,000 Free Cupcakes; Artie’s Changes Hands

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Flatiron: CupcakeStop will park at Fifth Avenue near 22nd Street Thursday starting at 10 a.m. to hand out 1,000 free mini red velvet, chocolate peanut-butter swirl, and Oreo cupcakes in celebration of 10,000 followers on Twitter. [Grub Street]
Tribeca: Closet-sized Ashley's European Bakery at 96 Chambers Street sells Turkish breads like the simit, which Rob and Robin recently recommended as a bagel alternative. [Eating in Translation]
Upper West Side: An investor bought Artie’s from the Alicart restaurant group (Carmine’s) and plans to turn it into a chain. [Crain’s]
West Village: Brooklyn Grange Farms, the rooftop project from Roberta’s, hosts a holiday fund-raiser at Bobo on December 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. The $50 entry fee includes drinks and canapés. [Brooklyn Grange]