In the News: Indian Restaurant Opens Next Week

••• About the guy who crashed into the Irish Hunger Memorial: “The alleged driver—a shirtless man identified by police as Antoine Odom, 24, of Long Island—emerged from the car, a rental with New Hampshire plates, and appeared unhurt, witnesses said. ‘He just gets out of the car like it’s nothing, and he’s wandering around the street,’ [Diane] Cimine said. ‘He started yelling about how he didn’t do it [and] the car wasn’t his,’ added Miguel Lantigua, a server at Le Pain Quotidien.” —DNAinfo

••• “Landmarks Commission Denies 105-107 Reade Street Redesign.” —Curbed

••• “The folks behind Benares in the Theater District are gearing up to expand, announcing today that they will open a new location [at 45 Murray].” Ahem. “On Monday, September 20 a new outpost will start serving a vegetarian-friendly menu of dishes like Jaipuri Gohbi, which is potato and cauliflower cooked with cumin, coriander and chili flakes. The 70 seat eatery will be larger than its uptown sibling, and the menu options will be expanded with the extra room in the kitchen.” —Zagat

••• A FiDi sandwich shop named Lenny’s is opening another FiDi sandwich shop named Lenny’s. —Downtown Lunch


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