Tipping Costs You $3,330 Per Year

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In a non-story today, the Post calls tip jars the ubiquitous scourge of New York and points out that theyre everywhere now from the supermarket to the water taxi to the movie theater to the baseball stadium. The paper estimates that the average New Yorker leaves $1,170 worth of tips per year at restaurants (assuming they eat out three times per week) and $568 at bars (assuming they go out twice a week). Mandatory tips are also on the rise, as in the case of the the Ace Hotel: Eater pointed out last week that the Ace is now stamping receipts with YOURE COVERED: For your convenience we have already added an 18% tip to your bill. You can thank us later.

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