Restaurants are getting special permits to have sidewalk and curbside spaces for safe-distanced outside dining. Even scaffolding didn’t deter Patsy’s. Well done, all. Photo by Gwen H.
Too depressing. Oxbow Tavern gave up the ghost. Hoping for a new bistro with outside seating. Soon. Please.
Bloomberg is reporting that New York’s City Council has approved a plan to block some streets and/or lanes for expanded outdoor dining starting in July! Yay!
March 6, 2020. Birthday dinner in my favorite booth with my two favorite guys at our traditional mainstay Gramercy Tavern. Danny Meyer has since announced that he would not be re-opening this or any of his fine dining restaurants until there is a vaccine for Covid19. His hallmark focus on service and ambience cannot be achieved with mask-wearing, socially distanced chefs, sommeliers & waitstaff. So. Maybe that was a last supper for some time to come.
New York should partially open its streets, using now-empty bike and/or car lanes for pedestrians so sidewalks can be used for al fresco dining. Safe – distancing outside will bring customers, income & jobs to neighborhoods.
Poignant beautifully written homage to Prune, Gabrielle Hamilton’s acclaimed East Village boîte. A wonderful read which will elicit a tear for so many reasons.
An UWS neighborhood gem is feeding front line medical workers. Click here to find out how to donate: West Side Rag
Many restaurants are remaining open during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis for take-out and/or delivery. Santa Fe is delivering enchiladas and such with margaritas. Many UWS restaurants are adding alcohol and happy hour options for take-out as well. An updated list can be found here: WEST SIDE RAG