Please consider this... As I was taking it all in, the fanfare and the fear, the proselytizing and the pain, the deep, deep anger; I realized that if I wanted to become more active in the fight to battle racism in our country and city and...

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The Sound of Silence

June 1, 2020

I've got nothing to say tonight.  I don't want to talk or write or do anything other than read and watch and think and mourn and listen.  I hope you understand. We will be back tomorrow and the rest of the week with any important breaking news. Here's...

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Captain Cuomo Sets Phaser to 1: Highly illogical to expect outdoor dining will also reopen on June 8th NYC will creak open a week from Monday on June 8th.  Phasers are set to 1 and dammit Scotty, it's not stunning.  While Phase 1 opens nothing new for hospitality it is an...

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HOUSE OF YES! PPP Reform Passes; City Council Introduces Open Streets Bill Our favorite bipartisan lion tamers, Phillips & Roy hustled their bill through the House and now it's headed to the Senate  for a vote next week.  Hopefully, Queen Bee McConnell and his drones will get...

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Do it!Do it!Do it! Do the Hustle!!!! We need some industry specific assistance and we need to hustle it up now.  We love small business owners and we support all the mamas and the papas but our industry is extra, super-duper challenged and we need our dearly elected...

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DeBlasio Enters the Fray: Deals Major Blow to Landy!! Congratulations to everyone who got behind 1932 as the Mayor signed it into law today!  Perhaps that elusive tunnel light will soon come into view and we will be able to hoist ourselves further out of this crater...

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Summer

May 23, 2020

Hot Time!! Summer in the City So, here we are, a few months in with summer at our door and most of us are hanging in there but it ain't easy.  The PPP money is going to run out soon and DeBlasio is in lala land and DT's abracadabra plan to...

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The Catering Issue

May 21, 2020

We have been so laser focused on the plight of restaurants and bars that we thought it was high time to expand our horizons and check in with the industry's unsung heroes; caterers. They are the toughest and most compassionate breed of hospitality people. They are empathic therapists, sly, sleight-of-hand artists and wily...

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Pelosi on the Warpath!

May 20, 2020

Pelosi Spits Fire! Madam Speaker has had it.  First DT holds a squaretable with all men....and Ivanka (whom Trump calls honey at the meeting), then the hydroxy stunt to divert our attention as he openly dismantles the foundations of checks and balances in our government by firing the...

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Open 'Em Up!!!! Someone told me today that Memorial Day Weekend is coming up.  It was the first I was hearing of it.  Once it settled in that summer was on its way, I quickly started feeling much more optimistic.  Warm weather is still in the cards. Trees and...

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