(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Hey, hey: we just spotted this neon signage going up on the corner of Second Avenue and East First Street in the East Village, where Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is set to open in late July, according to a construction manager.

Speaking of Brooklyn-Manhattan empires: Greenpoint’s Café Grumpy appears to be on a slow, steady course of dominating Manhattan. Last month, Café Grumpy Time’s Square was announced – and now? Looks like they’re set to arrive at Grand Central Station. [The Real Deal]
Roebling Tea Room gets its happy hour on with dollar oyster specials and two-for-one cocktails [Eater]

Chef alums of Mile End and The Good Fork have started a Kickstarter for Shalom Japan, which will serve up “authentically inauthentic Jewish and Japanese food” in South Williamsburg. [Grub Street]

The popular Bushwick Block Party returns on July 27 this year, backed up by pizza pies from Roberta’s. [Brokelyn]

Looks increasingly like Danny Bowien really will be opening another restaurant on the Lower East Side. The Mission Chinese chef hasn’t confirmed or denied, but Eater sources say it will be a Mexican joint. [Eater]

The Nor’East Clam Shack will have a soft opening at 77 Delancey Street Tomorrow. [Bowery Boogie]

The Yippie Museum Café will close this weekend, due to failure to make mortgage payments. [EV Grieve]

A crowd-source campaign for the East Village Farm worker injured in an accident last week raised $11K in one week. [EV Grieve]