Neighborhood Watch

Friedman Planning Ace Hotel’s Basement Bar?; Nightly Ramen Pop-up in Murray Hill

Brooklyn Heights: Le Petite Marché closed on New Year’s Eve and will be rechristened soon as Bread and Butter, serving American comfort food like fried chicken and clam bellies. [Zagat Buzz]

East Village: Slow Food NYC hosts an evening with women cheesemongers at the Astor Center, Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $35. [Food and Things]

Midtown East: Urban Lobster opened a new location in the food court on the lower level of Third Avenue near 49th Street. [Midtown Lunch]

Midtown West: The latest buzz from the Ace Hotel: “[Ken] Friedman is now thinking of installing a bar in the basement that might be themed around Tin Pan Alley, that century-old mecca to music that was exactly one block south of the Ace.” [Flatiron Newsletter via Eater NY]

Murray Hill: A Japanese businessman — who “studied ramen-making for a decade, including a ramen boot camp held by a Japanese noodle company on Shikoku Island in Japan” — now moonlights as a ramen chef at Moco Global Dining from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Williamsburg: Dressler now offers 20 percent off food for the first Monday of each month, in addition to its BYOB policy every Monday night. [Eater NY]

West Village: When it opens at 10 Morton Street mid-month, a new tea shop called Bosie will feature pastries (including macarons) from a Pierre Hermé and Bouley Bakery alum; savory dishes by Xie Xie’s Angelo Sosa; and over 100 teas picked by an American tea master. [Feed/TONY]

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