Thymari Open in Astoria; Red Egg Shut Down Friday Night

Astoria: Thymari, the recently opened Greek restaurant in the Queens neighborhood, aims to set itself apart from any Greco competition with a menu designed to combine traditional flavors with modern approaches and unique ingredients. [Grub Street]
Bedford-Stuyvesant: The floors of an outdoor smoking section at the Slave Theater collapsed on themselves, injuring four people and ruining an otherwise perfect party. [NYP]
Financial District: Libations 101, a new bar at massive food court Earl’s Court, wants your business. Daily happy hours, weekly trivia, karaoke nights, and in-house D.J.’s are all supplied to entice you to check out the spot if mere booze isn’t enough of a draw. [Grub Street]

Everywhere: Zagat’s website is currently hosting their survey of NYC shopping, which covers retail and gourmet establishments across the five boroughs. Anyone who completes the survey before February 20 will be eligible to receive a free print copy of the finished guide. Vote here. [Grub Street]
Flatiron: Alyssa Campanella, or as you might know her, Miss USA, is hosting a Valentine’s Day charity baking class at the Institute of Culinary Education. All proceeds from signing up to bake cookies with the pageant winner will go to children’s cancer research. [ICE]
Flatiron: Serious Eats recently took a closer look at “Curry Hill” — a section of Flatiron overflowing with Indian restaurants — highlighting delectable dishes from Roomali, Lahori Kabab, Old Delhi, Tiffin Walla and Curry in a Hurry. [SENY]
Little Italy: The NYPD shut down the after-hours party at Red Egg for reasons that remain unknown, but likely have to do with noise and neighborhood complaints; we hear they reopened Saturday night. [Eater NY, Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Cheeky Sandwiches recently got its liquor license approved, which means you can finally enjoy cold beers with your spicy Cajun cooking. Bonus: the owner leased out the basement below, hoping to transform the space into a full-on Creole breakfast spot. [Lo-Down]
Nolita: In celebration of Waitangi Day — think New Zealand’s version of Fourth of July and Thanksgiving rolled into one — Public’s Kiwi sommelier is planning a special event this evening, having put together a Waitangi wine menu featuring exclusive New Zealand wines by the glass. [Grub Street]