By Julie Shapiro
TRIBECA — Who doesn’t like tube socks and greasy kabobs?
Paul Grieco, for one.
The owner of trendy wine bar Terroir Tribeca wants the city to ban street fairs. Grieco, who also owns the original Terroir in the East Village, posted a screed against the fairs on the TerroirNY Twitter Wednesday.
“Who needs a glass of wine?” Grieco wrote in a colorful PDF. “We do. Why? Because Street Fair Season is in full operation. Because last year we had to put up with 321 fairs that contributed a big, fat zero to New York City life.
“Because while Street Fairs generated $1.6 million for NYC last year, Street Fairs cost us $2.4 million in police overtime.
“Because all the tube socks Street Fairs sell have holes in them.
“Because a chicken kabob on 3rd Avenue and 22nd Street tastes exactly like 3rd Avenue and 22nd Street and that is not the terroir we are looking for.”
Grieco then listed the locations that street fair haters should avoid this weekend: A stretch of Broadway in Times Square and Lexington Avenue north of 42nd Street.
A manager of Terroir’s TriBeCa location, which just opened a couple months ago, confirmed that Grieco wrote the angry missive but said he was not available for comment.