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Munich comes to midtown at Bierhaus, 712 3rd [45th] 646.580.2437, with 24 draft lines of Germany's finest lagers, bocks, and hefeweizens. Prost!
Some disappointing pols notwithstanding, NY continues its sea change into a bike-friendly city—come summer, the city will launch a bike sharing pilot program. The full program would make 10,000 bikes available at 600 bike stations and note it would be privately funded.
NARS, 413 Bleecker [Bank/11th] 646.459.2323, has opened its first U.S. boutique, a small shop in the West Village that stocks all the lipsticks, glosses, and eyeshadows that have made the brand popular.
The adorable new gastrodiner (they're going with gastroteque) Buvette, 42 Grove [Bleecker/Bedford] 212.255.3590, from Jody Williams, has opened in the old Pink Tea Cup space. Everything about the place says labor of love.
Alex Stupak, who made his mark as the pastry chef of WD-50, has practically had a career change with his new venture Empellón, 230 W. 4th [W. 10th] 212.367.0999, opening today. You'll find interesting mains—things like mussels and mole—and unexpected tacos—beer-braised tongue with bacon and red salsa.
MOVIE AND TV SHRINE
We were fans of the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria already, but it's had a major makeover, doubling in size and given an exciting new look by architect Thomas Leeser. And it's shed its underdog status for Major Player. [Photo: Peter Aaron/Esto, Main image: Wendy Moger-Bross]
Anglophiles with a paint job in their future will like the new colors from Farrow & Ball, 112 Mercer [Prince/Spring] 212.334.8330, Britain's last traditional paint manufacturer.
THE QUEEN OF SOUL, WHEN SHE WAS A PRINCESS
Dropping tomorrow, Take a Look, Columbia's 12-disc boxed set of Aretha's early years. Her biggest successes were with Atlantic, but you can track her development in the seven full-length albums included here along with rarities, tributes, and never-before-seen photos.
It's not every day a 'new' Shakespeare play comes along. Of course, there's controversy about authorship, but there's a case to be made that Double Falsehood was written by Shakespeare and John Fletcher. Playing at Classic Stage Company through April 3rd.
We can't quite make up our mind about this 'Nappa' Peanut Slingback, a new design by Robert Clergerie—but we keep coming back to it for another look.
From Shepard Fairey's clothing line Obey, the Cherokee,
a fresh take on the tank top. Available at Oak.
‣ Coney Island Has a New Anthem
[Amusing the Zillion]
‣ Say No to Truffle Oil!
‣ Destination Playground: Gantry Plaza State Park
‣ On transit issues, fighting an uphill battle
[2nd Ave. Sagas]
‣ Field Trip: MOAF
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