sidewalk dining

The General Opens Its Garage Doors on the Bowery

Posted April 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

With the warm weather, restaurants are undergoing the annual ritual of deposing storefront vestibules and opening the windows.

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Pulino’s Police Barricades

Posted September 22, 2010 at 6:23 am

Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria at the corner of Bowery and East Houston broke out their collection of police barricades to mark the boundaries of the sidewalk seating space.

88 Orchard Now Serving Alcohol to Sidewalk Diners

Posted August 5, 2010 at 6:26 am

We received word over the Twitter wire yesterday that 88 Orchard is now officially permitted to serve alcohol to patrons sitting at their outdoor tables.  Community Board 3 approved the sidewalk cafe extension back in February, but the coffee shop just received the go-ahead.

An Choi Annex is Now Operational

Posted May 17, 2010 at 6:12 am

The brown paper is gone. With months of preparations now in the past, An Choi has lifted the veil on their new annex space next door.  The Vietnamese restaurant now controls the lion’s share of 85 Orchard Street.  Additional picnic-style tables are available to patrons, accessible either through a new doorway into the main restaurant, […]

Pulino’s Sidewalk Dining to Crowd Bowery and Houston

Posted May 14, 2010 at 6:11 am

Along with EV Grieve, we’ve certainly been keeping tabs on the sidewalk dining situation at Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria.  Since the joint opened, tables situated in the Bowery-facing window-doors merely flirted with the concrete, but barely crossed the threshold.  That is no longer the case.