(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Orchard Street eclair bakery Les Jardins de la Duchesse debuted in Contra’s former digs. [Bowery Boogie]

Devotion Botica del Cafe, a Colombian coffee company/roasting plant, opened its first US location on Grand Street in Williamsburg. [Eater NY]

At 649 E. 9th Street — the soon-to-be site of Boilermaker‘s sister bar, Mace — owners Greg Boehm and Zach Sharaga kicked off a festive month-long pop-up cocktail lounge called Miracle on 9th Street. [Time Out]

East Village Bed & Coffee on Avenue C, a neighborhood resident for 20+ years, was declared an illegal hotel and issued a partial vacate order by the city’s Department of Buildings. [EV Grieve]

Over the weekend Simone Martini Bar & Cafe shuttered on the corner of First Avenue and St. Mark’s Place after 15 years in business, just two months after the closure of its sibling restaurant, Yaffa Cafe. Plans are underway for The Wayland‘s owners to bring a seafood restaurant to the space. [EV Grieve]

In the spring, ABC No Rio aims to start constructing its energy-efficient new housing facility following a years-long delay. [Bowery Boogie]

Both Birds & Bubbles on the Lower East Side and Arrogant Swine in Bushwick will begin dishing up brunch in the coming days. [Eater NY]

Scroll through famous chefs’ Instagrammed snapshots from wd~50‘s final night of service this past Sunday on the Lower East Side. [Eater NY]

Check out some painfully pretty photos from a West Village-inspired wedding recently held at Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel. [Refinery 29]

Williamsburg had the dubious honor of being spotlighted in a recent British expose titled, “The hipster guide to the world! The poor inner-city districts that have become achingly cool (beards optional).” [Daily Mail]