Reasons to Stay in Williamsburg; Green-Tea Cupcake in West VillageBattery Park: The Treats Truck will be on hand at CultureFest NYC on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. [Treats Truck]
Clinton Hill: Two armed men robbed the White Castle at 531 Myrtle Avenue yesterday. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Meatpacking District: Next Tuesday is Dirty Bingo night at Paradou. [Paradou NYC]
Midtown West: The Royalton hotel has reopened after a brief renovation and has already started serving breakfast at Bar Forty Four. [NewYorkology]
Upper West Side: Thankfully, the old-school Murray’s Sturgeon Shop holds a long-term lease because the neighborhood’s “soul currently hangs on the continued existence of a few shops, among them Zabar’s, Fairway, Citarella, H&H Bagels, Barney Greengrass, Gryphon Book Store and Murray’s.” [Lost City]
West Village: The green-tea cupcake Josh DeChellis serves at BarFry is not only intensely and deliciously flavored, it’s also ” a study in green: the kind of snack a stay at home Incredible Hulk would send off to the school bus in dozens if his kid were having an in-class birthday party.” [Gothamist]
Williamsburg: In an effort to dissuade those thinking of leaving Brooklyn for greener (cleaner) pastures out west and elsewhere, one blogger has compiled this list of some of the hood’s best dishes. [Cakehead]
City Harvest Guide Helps Justify Craziest Kind of Roman ExcessThere has been a blizzard of charitable food events lately, many of them exercises in full-out sybaritism, blowouts marked by the craziest kind of Roman excess. (Or at least decent eats.) But it’s okay, because they benefit charities like City Harvest, which collects leftover food and distributes it to the hungry. That organization, which feeds 260,000 New Yorkers each week, is now releasing Great Food, Good Hearts, a guide listing all the restaurants that partner with them, from H&H Bagels to Le Bernardin. So do your part: Eat out more!
To get a copy of Great Food, Good Hearts, send a self-addressed envelope with a 87-cent stamp to City Harvest Restaurant Guide, 575 Eighth Avenue, Fourth Floor, New York, N.Y. 10018, or call 917-351-8700.
Earlier: Cans of Food Made Into Art? Impossible! [Grub Street]