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‘Shark Tank’-Backed Lobster Roll Shop Sets Up in Times Square — and More Openings

‘Shark Tank’-Backed Lobster Roll Shop Sets Up in Times Square — and More Openings

June 5

Midtown: Cousins Maine Lobster has debuted a kiosk in Times Square. Maine- and Connecticut-style lobster rolls are on the menu, as well clam chowder, lobster bisque, lobster grilled cheese, and a lobster ice cream.

The kiosk, known for its Shark Tank appearance, will be open from 11 a.m.

to midnight daily. Broadway Plaza between 46th to 47th streets

Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Comedian Majah Hype is behind a new Caribbean restaurant called Hype’s Kitchen and Juice Bar.

The menu, created by executive chef Ronald Harris, includes Hennessey wings, chicken and waffles, oxtails, and jerk chicken. Tropical juices — mixes of guava and berry and pineapple ginger — are also on tap.

589 Flatbush Ave., between Rutland Road and Midwood Street

Bowery: Floret has opened on the ground floor of new Bowery hotel Sister City, which is run by the trendy hospitality company Atelier Ace, the company behind Ace Hotel.

The all-day restaurant is helmed by chefs Joe Ogrodnek (Battersby and Dover) and Andrew Whitcomb (Colonie, Norman, and Petit Crenn), which have created a menu of toasts, pastries, sandwiches, bowls, and sides during the day with sturdier dinner options arriving in the evening. 225 Bowery, near Stanton Street

Midtown: There’s a new 24-hour McDonald’s store in Times Square.

It’s a glossy, three-story location with room for 170 people and tech features digital kiosks and mobile ordering. Specialties from international outposts of McDonald’s, such as a stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands and the cheesy bacon fries from Australia, will be sold here, too.

1528 Broadway, at West 45th Street

Crown Heights: The Benjamin — a Southern-inspired restaurant from a team with experience at upscale restaurants like Jean-Georges, Olmsted, and Gramercy Tavern — is now open. Expect burgers, étouffée, and fried chicken for two or four.

Drinks center on cocktails, though 15 wines by-the-glass, ranging from $9 to $14, are also available. 698 Nostrand Ave.

, between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place

Midtown: Bagel chainlet Ess-a-Bagel has opened a third store near Herald Square.

108 West 32nd St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues

East Harlem: Spanish tapas bar Gaudir is now open; in addition to tapas, paella and Spanish wines are also on offer.

251 East 110th St., between Second and Third avenues

Upper West Side: Pan-Asian noodle restaurant the Tang has debuted its newest location near Columbia University.

920 Amsterdam Ave., at 105th Street

Bushwick: Ice cream parlor Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff is now serving flavors such as “bread and roses” and “midnight mint.

” Plus, owner Eric Kyriakopoulos has also made ice creams specifically for dogs, including a “peanut butter pumpkin butt.” 158 Irving Ave.

, between Dekalb Avenue and Stockholm Street

Upper West Side: A new kosher bakery called Patis Bakery has sprung up within the lobby of the Arthouse Hotel. It’s a New Jersey-based bakery serving danishes, croissants, turnovers, and cookies, as well as savory pastries like focaccia and cheese twists.

2178 Broadway, on 77th Street

Sheepshead Bay: Timed omakase restaurant Sushi by Bou — from divisive chef David Bouhadana — has opened a new waterfront location. 1811 Emmons Ave.

, near Sheepshead Bay Road

Upper West Side: New Mediterranean restaurant 8th Hill is now open, serving mezze dishes like octopus and calamari, as well as larger protein entrees like a lamb shank. 359 Columbus Ave.

, on 77th Street

Greenwich Village: The draw at La Ventura is charcuterie and a hot chicken sandwich from chef Peter Lipson, though jerk sunchoke kebabs seasoned and grilled octopus with yucca and curry mayonnaise are also planned. 615 Hudson St.

, between Jane and West 12th streets

Lower East Side: Faema, the Italian espresso machine brand, has opened a pop-up cafe called Art Caffeine, which will serve 16 roaster offerings. Educational classes and panel discussions on coffee will also be held.

It’ll be open for the month of June. 198 Allen St.

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