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Abe & Arthur’s Gets a New Brunch Menu; Babbo Celebrates Earth Day

Bushwick: Bushwick Rocks the Bike Shop is holding a benefit on April 25 for Bushwick Farmers’ Market/EcoStation: NY and the Bushwick Food Co-op with a cookout featuring all local and organic food, and a movie and music afterward. [Band of Bicycles]

Boerum Hill: Coffee shop Ecopolis opened its doors this morning at 180 Smith Street. [Brownstoner]

Chelsea: Abe & Arthur’s is getting a new weekend brunch menu starting this Saturday. Expect dishes such as the Frenchie (French-Baguette French Toast, warm Vermont maple syrup, and fresh berries) and the Lobster B.L.A.T. (lobster salad, lettuce, avocado, tomato, and Old Bay aïoli served on a sourdough bread). [Grub Street]

Cobble Hill: The Slow Food NYC Book Club is having its inaugural meeting tonight at Book Court, featuring David Kirby, author of Animal Factory. [Eat It]

Fort Greene:The Green Hill Food Co-op is now accepting members, with sign-up booths stationed at the Grand Avenue street party (in front of Still Hip), Prospect Park Zoo, and Brooklyn Flea on April 24. [Local/NYT]

Hell’s Kitchen: Starting this Sunday, Ardesia will host monthly roasts, launching with a lamb-centric menu. The dinner costs $30 per person with wine pairings at $18. For reservations, e-mail [Grub Street]

Midtown: After shutting down in early April owing to licensing issues, Carnegie John’s food cart is once again open for business on the corner of 56th Street and Seventh Avenue. [Midtown Lunch]

West Village: Babbo, as well as all the other Batali restaurants, will celebrate Earth Day with each restaurant’s chef designing a special dish or menu. [@BabboRistorante]

Abe & Arthur’s Gets a New Brunch Menu; Babbo Celebrates Earth Day