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Andrew Pressler In at Hung Ry; Earl of Sandwich Hits New York

Battery Park City: Until 7 p.m. tonight, take advantage of the warm weather and head out to the World Financial Center to celebrate the summer opening of Greenmarket in Battery Park City. Featuring cooking demonstrations from vendor Fatty Snack, live music, and more. [NYDN]
Brooklyn Heights: Although Chinese restaurant and neighborhood favorite Fortune House has been indefinitely shut for renovations, it is rumored to reopen this Tuesday, September 6. [McBrooklyn]
East Village: Veselka Bowery (9 East First Street), the Velselka offshoot expected to open in October, announces a new beverage director who plans to stock the bar with small-producer Eastern-European vodkas. The restaurant will also feature an expanded menu. [EV Grieve]
The highly anticipated IHOP opening at 235 East 14th Street is confirmed for September 20. [EV Grieve]
Flatiron: Gramercy Tavern will host the eighteenth annual Autumn Harvest Dinner this year, on Monday, September 26. Chefs from restaurants like Maialino will serve a five-course meal, paired with wine by top sommeliers. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m.; tickets benefit Share Our Strength. [Grub Street]
Flushing: Although we were pleasantly surprised by the dining options at the U.S. Open this year (local produce and champagne!), there are several spots nearby that are worth trying while you're in the area, such as La Dulce Vida (107–22 Corona Avenue) and La Porteña. Edible Queens has a full list of what to eat along the 7 line. [Edible Queens]
Fort Greene: If you're in town this Monday and still without Labor Day plans, join No. 7's third birthday party celebration, with happy hour starting at 5:30 p.m. and free fried chicken at 8 p.m. [Grub Street]
Long Island City: On Saturday, September 9, Brooklyn Grange and the Manchester Pub will pair up for the "Home on the Grange" festival, to take place at the rooftop farm. Dinner will feature a seasonal and local menu, beer tastings from Brooklyn Brewery (among other breweries), Coffee Foundry beverages, and fresh produce from the farm. Tickets are $85 per person, and can be purchased for the afternoon session, from 2 to 5 p.m., or the evening, from 6 to 9 p.m. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: The sandwich has come a long way since John Montagu invented it in 1762, but his great-great-etc. relatives are still perfecting them at Earl of Sandwich, which opens its first Manhattan location tomorrow, September 2, at 1290 Sixth Avenue. The shop's midtown outpost will be followed by a second New York location in the financial district, expected to open this fall. [Grub Street]
Noho: Andrew Pressler, formerly of Fatty 'Cue in Williamsburg, is the new chef at hand-pulled-noodle shop Hung Ry. [Eater NY]
West Village: We're not sure why, but September is Peanut Butter Month at Magnolia Bakery. With several new additions to their menu, including peanut butter ice box pie and a PB&J sandwich made with peanut butter loaf cake, we're not sure we care. [Grub Street]
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