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at least they're aware. Caracas on 7th has become impossible to walk past during the dinner rush. I find myself crossing the street. And not once have I seen a staff member ask the waiting patrons to clear a path. Terrible.
Children, use your INSIDE voices!!!
Is that "right side of the store" as you enter "right" or as you leave "right" ?
Caracas is horrible when I'm trying to walk past or even just get into Luke's Lobster. Same with Veselka on weekends. I just knock the offenders out of my way if they won't move at a polite "Excuse me"...then of course they glare as if it's my fault they're blocking the sidewalk. Pigs.
It's sad that a business needs to post this, but it's true. Every night, there are hordes of morons at the restaurants under my apartment who SCREAM and yell all during dinner. The place does not serve booze, nor do they have TVs, so why on earth these people feel the need to scream as they eat, I have no idea. Welcome to EV Daycare.
I gotta say I feel really badly for everyone who lives in the EV and has to put up with all this commercial noise. The EV used to be just a neighborhood. It had retail stores that were open in the day, and there were a few nighttime areas (mostly on the avenues) that had a lot of restaurants & bars, but nothing compared to the incompatible marriage of home and business that the city has allowed to proliferate. Other cities have entertainment districts and areas where residential and commercial are kept reasonably apart.I fear that NYC has been irreversibly been changed for the worse.
@Anon. 6:22 - You have hit the nail on the head. The avenues always had drinking establishments, but the side streets were quiet places of refuge with stores that closed in the evening. This current - and permanent = nightmare is a result of landlord greed, city complacency and a willingness to sell out the little folks in favor of unbridled commerce.
It's also due to the economy. Unfortunately in any neighborhood, not even in NYC, the only businesses that are able to survive are restaurants/bars. While the landlords are charging more for sure, they are also being taxed a whole hell of a lot more.
Two words: CORN COOKIE
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