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A Van Accident Can’t Stop Bar Carrera; Celebs Support Tavern on the Green

Bar Carrera’s Stefan Mailvaganam was hit by a van when working on his new Williamsburg wine bar, but managed to get to work just seven hours later. [NYP]

• Martha Stewart and Alec Baldwin are among the celebrities who’ve written letters to the city asking that Tavern on the Green stay in the hands of the LeRoy family. [NYDN]

• Rapper Asher Roth got food poisoning at Nobu. [NYDN]

• Mario Batali’s genetic profile will be revealed in new PBS series Faces of America. [Food Section]

• Three locations are quite enough for cult coffee shop Cafe Grumpy. [Gothamist]

• If the rain ever stops, you’ll be glad to know that restaurants like Boqueria and AQ Kafe are offering ready-made picnics this summer. [Urbanite/amNY]

• A federal court ruled that the Bronx’s Stella D’Oro cookie plant must reinstate its striking workers and pay them back wages. [City Room/NYT]

A Van Accident Can’t Stop Bar Carrera; Celebs Support Tavern on the Green