More Alfresco in Times Square; Big, Expensive Restaurants Still Opening


• Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to close parts of Broadway to cars could result in more tables for outdoor dining in Times and Herald Squares. [NYP]

• Big names like Vongerichten, Keller, and Puck are still expanding, economy be damned. [WSJ]

• The Amish Market will pay almost $1.5 million in back wages to workers who were denied overtime. [City Room/NYT]

• Closing a loophole, inspectors from the National Organic Program must now report any health or safety violations they encounter to government health officials. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]