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Rosemary’s Takes Its Italian Specialties to Stuyvesant Town

The original Rosemary’s in the West Village, with its rooftop garden, now has a sprawling sibling in Stuyvesant Town. The outdoors will also play a significant role at this location, the latest from Carlos Suarez’s Casa Nela group. Sidewalk seating for 100 overlooks a community garden that the group is helping to develop. Inside, the airy tile-accented restaurant can seat 120 in the dining room (at full capacity). A 50-seat wine bar and an intimate private dining room complete the picture. The executive chef, Ed Carew, plans an Italian menu with homemade pastas, vegetables, salads, roast chicken and sourdough pizzas. There will also be a cocktail, the PDT PCV, named for the East Village bar PDT and Peter Cooper Village, adjacent to the restaurant. The drink’s price will help support Nazareth Housing, which serves New Yorkers in need, and other charities. Prepared and packaged foods, like pastas, burrata, sauces and wines, will be sold retail through Rosemary’s Pantry. Alex Gaudelet is a managing partner.

350 First Avenue (20th Street), 646-868-5335,

Drew Nieporent has reopened his TriBeCa restaurant with a new executive chef, Doug Brixton, who was a sous-chef at Café Boulud. Mr. Brixton’s seasonal menu features cured salmon with sauce gribiche, chilled cucumber and avocado soup, cappelletti with nine spring herbs, Rohan duck with spiced pistachio crumbs, seared black bass in a saffron barigoule, and veal tenderloin with bacon, sweetbreads, peas and morels. Desserts include a rhubarb galette and a coconut curry parfait. None of the Austrian-style dishes by Markus Glocker, the previous executive chef and partner, remain on the menu, though the wine list still includes a category of Teutonic whites.

239 West Broadway (White Street), 212-219-2777,

This new apartment tower at the riverfront Domino Park, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has added Roberta’s and OddFellows Ice Cream as ground-floor tenants. Other Half Brewing, which moved in a month ago, has opened its tap room where experimental brews may be sampled.

One South First Street (Grand Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn,,,

This restaurant opened in January, but only for takeout and delivery. Now, it will be serving dinner outdoors. Grilled salt-and-pepper shrimp, steak with romesco sauce and spring onions, and a double cheeseburger are highlights of the menu. (Wednesday)

853 Onderdonk Avenue (Cornelia Street), Ridgewood, Queens, 718-417-6567,