Just an update. The landmark East Village KIEV DINER has been reborn (7th St. & 2nd Ave.). It is now updated, with a new more elegant atmosphere, but the classic cuisine is back: challah bread, mushroom barley soup, pierogis. Plus a full bar and a new lighter menu, Ukraine meets Asia, is also now available. Also, poetry and Shakespeare nights return it to an earlier East Village era. Worth checking out.