Masten Lake in Williamsburg has closed after about seven months in business today, according to Eater. The Bedford Avenue eatery gained some good buzz in foodie circles, but apparently that was not enough to save it in this restaurant-stacked hood. The management still has control of the space, but there's no word on if they will make another go with a new eatery at the space.
Over in the Meatpacking District, it seems like a little drama has hit the restaurant MPD. A lawsuit over the MPD brand between partners in the restaurant has led Daniel and David Koch to walk away from the eatery, which has been operating under the same name since their departure. The bros are suing for money that's allegedly owed to them, and they have released the following statement: "While we have enjoyed our time at 73 Gansevoort, Gans-Mex, LLC and Ginza Project, LLC have made it impossible for us to operate our restaurant, MPD, at that location at this time. We will announce in the near future a new venue, where we hope to continue the laughs and make new memories together with our family, you."