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Detroit-Inspired Pizza, Coney Dogs, and More New Restaurants

(Image courtesy Paradise Lounge via Instagram)

Between a bizarre amount of Detroit-inspired greasy goods and fish-shaped ice cream delights, we’ve compiled a lineup of new openings to keep you stuffed this entire weekend.

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Williamsburg Gets Cheesy Eatery; Sudekis Hits Bowery Poetry Club

In Williamsburg, a middle-aged employee at a kosher food factory lost his hand Friday after it reportedly got sucked into a grinder. [NY Daily News]

Bryan Lepe, 22, was arrested last week for helping a pit bull owner get rid of his dog by stuffing it in a suitcase and throwing it out in a Lower East Side dumpster. The owner was arrested on October 27, and the rescued dog was brought to an ASPCA animal hospital. [DNA Info]

On Thursday, Miss Paradis, a Mediterranean eatery, will open 47 Prince Street, featuring a nine-foot-tall chrome rooftop apple sculpture by designer Philippe Starck. [Eater NY] Keep Reading »

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Heart Found in East Village Trash; ‘Merica-Themed Restaurant Opens

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

According to police, a 68-year-old man found a pink box in the garbage containing a heart that “appeared to be human” Wednesday morning outside of a housing project on FDR Drive in the East Village. [NY Daily News]

A real estate firm secured a $139 million loan to refinance 12 Williamsburg properties. [The Real Deal]

In Williamsburg, a private equity firm will assist a real estate investment firm with buying the Brooklyn Bowl/Brooklyn Brewery complex for the previously published sum of $37 million. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Five Leaves Chef Steps Down; Professional Pokemon Trainers

Ken Addington has stepped down as the chef at a pair of Bedford Avenue eateries: Five Leaves and Nights and Weekends. [Eater NY]

The long-gestating William Vale Hotel opened on Monday in Williamsburg.[Greenpointers]

As part of a $2.5 million project, the Department of Design and Construction is currently installing several Lower East Side pedestrian ramps. [Bowery Boogie]

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Week in Film: Attack of the Sleep Demons and Flashback to Reagan Doom


Winter demons be gone, will you not?! How many of our yearly allotment of BBQs and rooftop hang outs have we lost already to this arctic blast that cares for no one and forgives nothing? How many more will we lose before we’re spared this suffering? Try not to think about it. Or rather, distract yourself with this friendly assortment of film things.

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