Guess what? The sun's out, which means it's topless season, and, as a reminder, cops can't do nothin' about it. (Still, be respectful of our bosom buddies when you see them out and about.)
Time Capsule: Preserve24 Open now
This old-timey joint sticks to of-the-moment pub grub — scallops with pork belly, fried oyster sandwiches, bone marrow with face bacon — that's everything you'd expect if Wes Anderson opened a restaurant.
177 E. Houston St. (Orchard St.), Lower East Side (646-837-6100)
Secret Pizza: One Twenty-Two First Avenue Open now
After a slight delay, this pizza speakeasy is now open and serving pies both traditional and non-, including bacon-&-bleu-cheese and lox-&-cream-cheese varieties, with cocktails by a Beauty & Essex vet.
122 1st Ave. (St. Mark’s Pl.), East Village (212-533-2809)
They Blinded Us: Sweet Science Open now
On the up-and-coming stretch of Graham Ave. in East Williamsburg is this new expansive bar with comforting pub grub — fried chicken, burgers, tempura pickles, you get the idea.
135 Graham Ave. (Johnson Ave.), East Williamsburg (347-763-0872)
It's Actually Their Third: The Fourth Open now
The husband-and-wife team behind Toqueville and 15 East have a new spot at the Hyatt Union Square with an Italian-tinged menu of cioppino, chitarra with braised tomatoes, and even a 35-day NY strip steak with goose schmaltz potatoes.
132 4th Ave. (E. 13th St.), Union Square (212-432-1324)
What's Questlove Got to Do With It?: Hybird Open now
His loss to David Chang in a fried chicken battle didn't stop Questlove's drumstick ambitions, and now his new stall is putting out his signature recipes with sides.
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave. (W. 15th St.), Chelsea (212-989-3332)