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05.14.15 Liam Mathews

A bill passed in the New York State Senate on Wednesday that would allow canine dining companions at restaurants with outdoor seating, the New York Post reports. The way the law currently stands, a restaurant that serves food near pets risks losing its operating license, but people with dogs often still sit at sidewalk or […]

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05.07.15 Liam Mathews

Slop buckets, when stripped of their smelly context, can make for some visually interesting art. This anonymous Tumblr, shared on Reddit, hosts a collection of photos apparently taken from the slop bucket (restaurant jargon for “liquid trash receptacle”) of a of a Park Slope restaurant. New photos are uploaded daily. The results function sort of […]

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07.31.14 Thomas Kemeny

The finest food and drink in New York has to end up somewhere, but even the fanciest of restaurants seem shy about sharing their bathrooms. This series documents those rarely discussed amenities. Wallflower 235 W 12th St, West Village, Manhattan Ramona 113 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Navy Restaurant 137 Sullivan St, Soho, Manhattan Mission Cantina 172 Orchard […]

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11.13.13 Andy Cush

City Councilman David Greenfield of Borough Park recently introduced a bill that would regulate the way restaurants automatically add gratuity to a check. Under the law currently, restaurants are allowed to add a tip on parties of eight or more; Greenfield’s proposal would allow the city’s commissioner of consumer affairs to standardize the way those automatic […]

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10.29.13 Andy Cush

If you’re the type to follow Mayor Bloomberg’s advice and avoid all restaurants graded lower than “A” by the Health Department, your picky eating just got easier. Redditor akillsm created this Chrome Extension, which imports the ubiquitous grades to the internet, inserting a big A, B, C, and et cetera onto sites like Yelp, Seamless, […]

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10.10.13 Thomas Kemeny

The finest food and drink in New York has to end up somewhere, but even the fanciest of restaurants seem shy about sharing their bathrooms. This series documents those rarely discussed amenities. Smith & Mills 71 N Moore St, Tribeca, Manhattan The Great Georgiana 248 Dekalb Ave, Fort Greene, Brooklyn National  723 Fulton, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Ippudo […]

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08.21.13 Thomas Kemeny

The finest food and drink in New York has to end up somewhere, but even the fanciest of restaurants seem shy about sharing their bathrooms. This series documents those rarely discussed amenities. Diner 85 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Black Tree 131 Orchard St, Lower East Side, Manhattan Tabare 221 S 1st St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Gallow Green 542 W […]

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06.20.13 Nate Cepis

According to New York City Administrative Code § 17-172, basically every place that serves food has to hang “a sign graphically depicting the Heimlich Maneuver or a comparable technique instructing on how to dislodge food from a choking person” in an area where it can be easily viewed by the public, or face a fine. […]

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06.19.13 Thomas Kemeny

The finest food and drink in New York has to end up somewhere, but even the fanciest of restaurants seem shy about sharing their bathrooms. This series documents those rarely discussed amenities. Cadaques Grand Bistro 188 Grand St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Extra Fancy 302 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Ramen Misoya 129 Second Ave, East Village, Manhattan Hecho en […]

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05.28.13 Andy Cush

Ladies who lunch, beware: the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs has issued notices to 17 restaurants around town, ordering them to close their sidewalk dining areas or comply with zoning laws. “Please be advised you have 100 business days from and including May 1 to complete one of the following options,” said the notice, detailing […]

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