In the News: Memorial to 9/11 Recovery Effort

••• “June 1 is a big day for Shopkins fans—that’s when they can reserve a spot for the Shopkins Macaron Café pop-up experience to celebrate the launch of the collectible’s eighth season, World Vacation. The café, which is entirely free, will debut in Manhattan June 17-19 at 35 N. Moore [….] Fans can reserve their one-hour spot by visiting beginning June 1 at 8 p.m.” —Newsday

••• A recap of the recent forum where candidates for our city council seat faced off. —Tribeca Trib

••• “Qutab Singh Negi is the new chef at Benares in Tribeca. He replaces Peter Beck, the original chef, who has taken a consulting role.” —New York Times

••• “Black Tap, an expanding group of restaurants known for burgers and baroque milkshakes from the chef and co-owner Joe Isidori, has gone on the road. Two food trucks, called Shake by BT, will be on New York streets starting Friday.” One is in the Seaport. —New York Times

••• “Teahouse specializing in matcha, Chalait, has opened a new location in that recently bustling neighborhood Hudson Square.” It’s on Houston between Hudson and Greenwich. —Eater

••• “A new memorial dedicated to the rescue and recovery effort after 9/11 is being planned at the current 9/11 Memorial site. […] This particular dedication will be located in a part of the memorial known as the Memorial Glade, near the Survivor Tree. Museum officials have been in discussion for months now to create some type of commemorative space and walkway as a form of recognition for the efforts of 9/11 rescue workers.” —Curbed