Up Yours, Charles!


Two weeks ago, we ripped a new one for Charles, the restaurant at West 4th and West 10th that pretends not to be there, by leaving the tattered awning of the previous restaurant in place, and taping up the windows with newspaper, all to make the place seem more exclusive and keep the likes of you and me out. Now Frank Bruni at the NY Times has managed to slip inside, and from his description, it sounds like the food is awful. And the place is fiendishly expensive. Please, Community Board 2, shut this place down! It’s an eyesore, and doesn’t deserve its liquor license.

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