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El Sombrero Lives Again; Bootleg Bar Opens in Bushwick

Faberge Big Egg Hunt NYC 2014: Ryan Cronin, Little Italy

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Five more cases of measles have been diagnosed and attributed to that outbreak that started in February, bringing the total number of patients to 25. Three of the newest people to be diagnosed are Lower East Siders. [NBC NY]

Local firefighter-turned-film star Steve Buscemi will have an AOL web series beginning in May called “Park Bench,” where he interviews New Yorkers while sitting streetside. [NY Daily News]

Next time you start complaining about how easy kids have it these days, remember that your parents never put you on a juice cleanse, an icky pint-sized trend. [NY Post]
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East Village Loses a Sichuan Spot, Gains a Ramen Restaurant

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

While downtown denizens continue to await the opening of Ivan Ramen on Clinton Street (“Oh so soon,” Ivan Orkin tweeted on Friday, “Waiting for mr co[n] ed and then it’s a go!”) a Chinese-Japanese noodle joint has opened to fill the void. Not that there ever was a ramen void in the East Village.
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You’ll Be Sipping Homemade Vermouth at This New Pintxos Bar By Month’s End

(Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

(Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

A new Basque restaurant is set to bring house-made vermouth and cider on tap to the former L’asso EV space by the end of the month. Seating 75, Huertas will feature a pintxos (Basque tapas) bar in the front and tables for a four-course, $52 “menu del dia” in the back.
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Is Adam Parker Smith Going to Bring It to the Brooklyn Artists Ball? Butt Of Course!

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As in previous years, the Brooklyn Museum has handpicked a stellar group of Brooklyn-based artists to create site-specific installations for the Brooklyn Artists Ball, which takes place at the museum April 16. The 17 artists were tasked with creating an “immersive, multi-sensory table environment,” or, as they are more casually described, centerpieces.
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