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Free Bagels in Union Square; Pó Becomes Bino

Carroll Gardens: The former Pó has officially rechristened itself Bino, with signage going up today. [Grub Street]
Cobble Hill: Marius Café has been temporarily closed by the Department of Health. [Cobble Hill Blog]
East Village: After nineteen years, Graceland, the neighborhood grocery at Avenue A and 2nd Street, will close owing to substantial rent increases. [EV Grieve]
Zerza, a Mediterranean and Moroccan–themed bar and restaurant, is slated to move into 308 East 6th Street, a space formerly occupied by Carne Vale, with plans to offer hookah and belly dancing on weekends. [EV Grieve]
Greenpoint: Bombay Garden, an Indian restaurant, will replace Socrates (which shuttered in January) at 651 Manhattan Avenue. [NYS]
Lower East Side: Melted, a grilled cheese–oriented restaurant, will open at 101 Stanton Street. The menu will also include salads, steak, salmon, and desserts. [Bowery Boogie]
Union Square: Healthy Me Bagels, a line of high-fiber and flaxseed bagels, will give away free bagels and Oren's Daily Roast Coffee coupons on April 14 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Look for Healthy Me signs near all Union Square subway station entrances. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Café Carlyle will host "A Night of Chilean Wine and Spirit" on April 18. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and performances by guitarist Gonzalo Arias Contreras and pianist Patricio Molina. Tickets are $195 to $250, with proceeds benefiting Un Techo Para Mi Pais. Call 212-744-1600. [Grub Street]
Southern Hospitality launches Trivia Mondays tonight, complete with prizes and 25-cent wings. [BBQNYC/Twitter]
Upper West Side: Join Healthy Appetite's Ellie Krieger and Dovetail's John Fraser on May 17, as the American Museum of Natural History hosts "A Conversation With ... " to discuss school-lunch programs, healthy eating, buying local, and Upper West Side restaurants. Tickets are $25 to $35, and all net proceeds will be presented to Wellness in the Schools, an organization dedicated to health, nutrition, and fitness in NYC public schools. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Restaurateurs Vu Bui, Dung Trinh, and Thomas Bui have teamed up to bring their Vietnamese spot Bánh Mì to Grand Street. [Free Williamsburg]
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