Open and Closed: Say Hello to Neely’s, Goodbye to Rockography


Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.

Moran’s has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo]

The Carroll Gardens outpost of Forest Hills’ 5 Burro Café, recently cited for a list of health violations, did not make it too much past one year. [Grub Street]

Bowery Wine Co. is no longer. The team behind dell’Anima, L’Artusi, and Anfora is expected to take over the space. [EV Grieve]

The extremely short-lived C Café is also a goner, having lasted little more than two months. [EV Grieve]

Rockography has apparently shut down, although the owners are claiming to be just undergoing renovations. [Eater]

The Meatball Shop’s Williamsburg outpost has finally arrived. As at the Lower East Side original, expect fleshy orbs and ice cream sandwiches … plus booze! [Time Out]

Park Slope gets a new Frenchified café. Couleur Café will serve croissants and brioche, as well as niçoise salad and quiche. [Time Out]

Sa Aming Nayon brings Filipino cuisine back the East Village. Dishes include the peanut-oxtail stew kare kare and pata, a deep-fried pork leg with pickled papaya. [Time Out]

Copacabana is back. The new Times Square location features four floors, including a dance club, restaurant, rooftop cocktail bar, and forthcoming VIP room. [NY Daily News]

Swissmaker has moved into the old Teriyaki Boy space on Seventh Avenue, between 48th and 49th streets, specializing in pretzels, sandwiches, and sweets. [Midtown Lunch]

After about a year in business, the Mexicue truck has opened a brick-and-mortar location. And there are already plans for a Lower East Side location later this summer. [Grub Street]

Hachi is a new Asian-fusion-slash-sushi bar on the Lower East Side. The name means “eight” in Japanese, a lucky number. [NY Times]

Kulushkät is bringing good falafel to Park Slope. The menu also includes chicken schnitzel, Israeli salad, and spinach or potato pastries. [NY Times]

Kips Bay is getting in on the Mexi-Korean craze with KalBQ. Expect customizable bibimbap and Korean tacos. [Eater]

George Rallis and Gary Anza of Hell Gate Social and Bistro 33 in Astoria have debuted William Hallet, an American bistro with a “Southern-comfort slant.” [Eater]

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor, from the Food Network’s Pat and Gina Neely, has finally arrived. Look for Pulled Pork Hushpuppies, Green Tomato Sangria, and “Blue Ribbon” Chicken. [UrbanDaddy]

Prospect Heights is now home to a DIY brewery-slash-beer garden. Bitter & Esters lets you make beer on the premises. [Thrillist]