Eating outside is one of life’s great pleasures, but given the cramped quarters in this city, New Yorkers have to take what they can get: ramshackle back patios, quirky roofs, and yes, sidewalk seating. Sidewalk seating isn’t always a joy, especially when you’re inhaling bus exhaust fumes and fighting for space with passersby. But in this paradise of pavement, there are still some tranquil nooks where you can happily watch the world go by. So check back tomorrow when we list Our 10 Best Restaurants With Sidewalk Seating.
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