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Availing Ourselves of Danny Meyer's Hospeetality

Last week we noted that the once cutting-edge bathrooms of Brasserie were looking quite dull, but on the other side of 53rd Street is MoMA, a place that cultivates the sort of modernism that stands the test of time. Just step into the sexy lighting of the restrooms tucked behind the giant photomural in its ever-elegant eatery, the Modern.

Closing of East Village Pork Store Causes Polish Homemaker to Clutch Bosom

Dumbo: Not only will cookbook author and multiple James Beard Award winner Rozanne Gold be a guest host at Tuesday night’s food benefit for the American Cancer Society, there’ll also be lots of New York brews. [American Cancer Society] East Village: Fifty-year-old Kurowycky Meat Products Inc., known for its sausages and internal smokehouse, closes, and a Polish homemaker, dismayed, clutches her bosom. [NYT] Midtown West: Appreciating modern art just got easier: MoMA’s got a brand-new (seasonal) bar. [NewYorkology] Park Slope: Store owner harassed for putting the word “arena” in the name of his new bagel shop, as suggested by his teenage children. [NYT] Red Hook: 360 should reopen structurally upgraded, but mostly unchanged, though even the owner’s not sure when. [VV]

Chelsea Nightclubs Not Yet a Thing of the Past

Boerum Hill: Backyard garden at Donna da Vine is now open. [Eater] Chelsea: PM owners Kiki and Unik look to expand into the old XL space, and perhaps continue the trend of naming clubs after abbreviations. [Down by the Hipster] Clinton Hill: A house installs its own fast-food-dining terrace. [Clinton Hill Blog] Soho: Crack nuts in style with the Nusskubus from Germany in limited release at the MoMA Design Store; slam any size nuts between the two carved cubes, and you guessed it: They crack. [The Food Section] Upper West Side: Grom lines persist, but a sign says delivery to Central Park West is coming soon. [What I See] Big Nick’s Pizza has been closed by the Department of Health; a little yellow sticker washes away claims that it's because of a flood. [What I See]