I made my first visit below deck this afternoon. About half the places are still closed, including Tortilleria Nixtamal, which was my primary destination. Alas. The Pickle Guys (who are up and running) told me Tortilleria was open earlier in the day but ran into some problems and shut down early. So I had some Nom Wah dumplings instead. They were good. Also ready in 10 seconds, which made me suspicious.
Vin Vero is in more danger than I thought - People's is selling vodka and mezcal and whiskey. It's very precious in there, like a wine gallery. And it's enclosed, which I thought was weird.
Essex Pearl looks like a winner. Pretty psyched to be able to take a live lobster on the M14 at some point.
Other things that are open: Schaller & Weber, Slice Joint, The Grand Delancey, Veselka, Kuro Obi, Moon Man, Rebecca's Cake Pops,Substance Vitality Bar. Still very much a work in progress, though.