The East Village to Be Beset With Sidewalk Cafés

EV Grieve attended last night's Community Board 3 SLA meeting and emerged with the news that DBGB plans to add sidewalk seating, presumably so that its customers can exchange smug looks with the patrons installed at Pulino's alfresco tables across the street. Penny Farthing will also get sidewalk seating, allowing its customers to inhale the invigorating exhaust fumes of Third Avenue. And in somewhat related news, Grieve reports that after a protracted and impressively nasty battle with its neighbors and the community board, Westville East has gone and rolled out its sidewalk café, though its current lack of seating barriers will most likely inspire a new round of territorial grousing.

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