Neighborhood Watch

Ben & Jerry’s Gives Away Free Cones; Crumbs Gives Away Free Cupcakes

Carroll Gardens: Ciboa, the Dominican restaurant at 172 Smith Street, reopens after renovations. [Pardon Me for Asking]
Ditmas Park West: Purple Yam will offer a Hawaiian menu on May 5 featuring items like lechon, poi, laulau, and maitais. [Ditmas Park Blog]
Lower East Side: Hakki Pizza plans to open another location at 123 Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie]
C&C; Prosperity Dumpling, a second outpost of Prosperity Dumpling, opens at 69 Clinton Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Midtown East: Le Cirque debuts a prix-fixe café menu. The $25 lunch menu includes crispy calamari, lobster risotto, and a salmon fillet, and the $35 dinner menu includes cheese ravioli, mini cheeseburgers, and steak tartar. [Grub Street]
Walle Restaurant & Lounge is now serving lunch daily from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Grub Street]
Murray Hill/Kips Bay: Crumbs Bake Shop will celebrate the opening of its new location at 32nd Street and Park Avenue with a 1,000-cupcake giveaway starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. [Grub Street]
Ozone Park: Philip Search of Dallis Bros. Coffee wins the regional barista championship and will compete for the national title this summer. [Grub Street]

Park Slope: Der Kommissar, an Austrian-inspired sausage tavern, opens tonight at Fifth Avenue and 15th Street. [Brownstoner]
Prospect Heights: Brooklyn Brewery will pour its suds at the Vanderbilt’s next beer dinner on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The dinner includes a four-course meal with five beer pairings for $50. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: Ben & Jerry’s at 104th Street and Broadway is giving away free cones until 8 p.m. [My Upper West]
The Tangled Vine Wine Bar offers a daily oyster happy hour with $1 Wellfleet oysters and specially priced wines from 5 to 7 p.m. [Grub Street]

Ben & Jerry’s Gives Away Free Cones; Crumbs Gives Away Free Cupcakes