Anyway! We walked by Sunday morning, and found the tables and set up with zero adult supervision...
Also, thanks to our friend Esquared for passing along a City Room link at the Times... J. David Goodman used our post as a jumping off point for a piece on the great responsibility that comes with great weather. As he writes:
While there’s no data in the post to show that cutlery et al. are not routinely pilfered from these tables, the very fact that it’s all laid out there nonchalantly seems to prove, not that New York restaurateurs are reckless, but rather that we pedestrians are just not that larcenous as a group.
You can read the whole piece here.