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Central Harlem »

Harlem Shop Owners Say Sidewalk Scaffoldings Hurt Business

Business owner say they see a drop in sales and foot traffic whenever scaffolding is erected.

Crown Heights »

Bar With 'Miami Beach' Vibe to Open in Early February Off Nostrand Avenue

King Tai Bar will open soon in a gutted one-story building next to a community garden in Crown Heights.

Astoria »

Dine Al Fresco in Queens with Astoria's Sidewalk Cafes

The diverse neighborhood is known for its dozens of European-style outdoor eateries.

Long Island City »

City Looking to Allow More Sidewalk Cafes in Long Island City and Sunnyside

A proposed zoning change would allow sidewalk cafes in special zoning districts where they're now banned.

Astoria »

Sidewalk Dining Scene Booming in Astoria

There are more sidewalk cafes in Astoria than Williamsburg, and more are on the way.

Astoria »

Astoria Plagued by Noisy Nighttime Sidewalk Cafes, Residents Say

The number of sidewalk cafes in Astoria keeps growing, disturbing residents' quality of life.

Midtown & Theater District »

Steak 'n Shake Sidewalk Cafe Would Leave Street Too Crowded, Board Says

Steak 'n Shake's bid for a sidewalk cafe was turned down by the local community board Thursday.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Plan Seeks to Add 22 Village Sidewalk Cafes

A proposal by the Village Alliance would change city zoning regulations to allow sidewalk cafés on Eighth Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, and Sixth Avenue between West 10th Street and Waverly Place.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Hell's Kitchen Gastropub Brings Back Controversial Sidewalk Cafe

The sidewalk cafe in front of Albert Hall Tavern has returned, much to the chagrin of some members of the community.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Hell's Kitchen Sidewalk Cafe Could Cost Restaurant Liquor License

Community Board 4 says the Albert Hall Tavern has been illegally operating a sidewalk cafe for months, and risks losing its liquor license because of it.

Harlem »

New Sidewalk Cafes Coming to Central Harlem

Three new Harlem restaurants got the support from Community Board 10 to add sidewalk cafes.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

East End Bar & Grill Sidewalk License Rejected by Community Board

Community Board 8 rejected East End Bar and Grill's request for a sidewalk cafe and advised the bar to clean up its act.

Manhattan »

Robert De Niro's Restaurant Seeks Sidewalk Permit, Instead Co-Owner Gets Lecture on 'Rude' Staff

TriBeCa residents lashed out at Locanda Verde at a recent Community Board meeting, saying its staff is rude.

Manhattan »

Cipriani Wants to Open a Sidewalk Cafe on West Broadway

Sidewalk cafes have been banned on West Broadway since 1979.