Business owner say they see a drop in sales and foot traffic whenever scaffolding is erected.
King Tai Bar will open soon in a gutted one-story building next to a community garden in Crown Heights.
The diverse neighborhood is known for its dozens of European-style outdoor eateries.
A proposed zoning change would allow sidewalk cafes in special zoning districts where they're now banned.
There are more sidewalk cafes in Astoria than Williamsburg, and more are on the way.
The number of sidewalk cafes in Astoria keeps growing, disturbing residents' quality of life.
Steak 'n Shake's bid for a sidewalk cafe was turned down by the local community board Thursday.
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.
The sidewalk cafe in front of Albert Hall Tavern has returned, much to the chagrin of some members of the community.
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.
Three new Harlem restaurants got the support from Community Board 10 to add sidewalk cafes.
Community Board 8 rejected East End Bar and Grill's request for a sidewalk cafe and advised the bar to clean up its act.
TriBeCa residents lashed out at Locanda Verde at a recent Community Board meeting, saying its staff is rude.
Sidewalk cafes have been banned on West Broadway since 1979.
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