Neighborhood News: Talde to Open 4 Venues in Chinatown, Two Boots Pizza Opens Vegan-Friendly Spot in Newport Mall


**The Talde empire continues to expand. After opening its first Jersey City outpost, the Three Kings Restaurant Group — aka Dale Talde, David Massoni, and John Bush — are opening four large-scale venues in New York’s Chinatown neighborhood. The venues will reside in the new 22-story Joie de Vivre Hotel coming this fall to 50 Bowery. The plans — which are still tentative — include a 150-seat restaurant called “Second Floor Breezeway,” a cellar bar called “The Green Lady,” a 218-seat restaurant called “Rice and Gold” with entrees that will range from $10 to $75, and a space on the 19th floor called “Top Floor,” which will be fashioned in the style of “old time New York.” —Eater

**Two Boots Pizza has opened a new location inside the Newport Centre Mall. Two Boots reps say the menu will emphasize vegetarian and vegan items with a “Home Pie” that caters to Newport’s South Asian community. —

**Hudson Restaurant Week has been extended through Wednesday, February 10th. GP’s Hamilton Park, Satis, and Light Horse Tavern are just a few of the local restaurants participating in the extension. For a full list, check out the Restaurant Week site. —Hudson Restaurant Week

**A Jersey City resident was arrested after accidentally flying a drone into the Empire State Building. Sean Riddle, 27, of Jersey City was arrested by New York police shortly after 8pm on Thursday after he asked security guards at the Empire State Building for help retrieving the drone from a ledge on the skyscraper’s 36th floor. Riddle was charged with reckless endangerment and navigation in and over New York City. —NYT

**Jersey City waterfront residents will soon be able to look forward to quieter weekends. The NYC Economic Development Corp. and the helicopter tourism industry have reached a deal that will decrease the number of helicopters flying over the Hudson River (including Hoboken and Jersey City). The deal calls for all Sunday tourist flights to end on April 1st. Come June 1st flights would be reduced by 20% and by October 1st flights will be reduced 40%. By January 2017, the plan calls for a 50% overall reduction or about 30,000 fewer flights per year. —NJTV

**After surviving last month’s record-breaking blizzard, two stray dogs who were found living in Liberty State Park are ready for their forever homes. Braveheart and Faithful are hoping to be adopted together and are part of the Liberty Humane Society’s ongoing free adoption event. —

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