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]
Owners of the four-year-old company Radiant Pig Craft Beers are seeking business partners to help them open a brewery and taproom in Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily] In Williamburg, The Doe Fund bakery is providing job opportunities to homeless New Yorkers. [DNA Info] Newtown Creek’s Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint is the subject of the latest episode of the podcast This Is New York. [DNA Info] Speaking of which, this weekend at Flux Factory, painter Sarah Greenbaum will exhibit works inspired by the pollution-causing creek. [Greenpointers] For $20/hour, a journalist and NYU grad will walk around the East Village playing Pokemon Go for you while you’re at work. [Brokelyn]