New York Food Festival: If Not Meatpacking, Where?

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The Times may have jumped the gun in pronouncing the New York Wine & Food Festival a done deal in the meatpacking district. Caryl Chinn, of event organizer Karlitz & Co., tells us that, Lee Schraegers statement in the Times notwithstanding, the festival has not gotten permission to close down Ninth Avenue, nor has it tried to: It never was our intention to close down Ninth Avenue. Theres still a good chance that the event will take place in the meatpacking district, but ideally along four contiguous blocks, much like at South Beach. Were also looking at different parks, says Chinn. So there is a festival, and it is on Columbus Day weekend. But where should it be? Make your suggestions in the comments.

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