But that doesn't mean it's a cause.
As kids are banned in restaurants, the childless cheer and parents groan. But the whole debate is framed as a false choice between a civilized evening and kids running amok.
It seems an overwhelming majority would prefer that you leave your kids at home.
Rather than ruin everything for everyone, the restaurant owner has asked customers to leave the little ones at home.
The children of Park Slope are once again rankling grown-up diners.
A dozen places to avoid if you don't want screeching toddlers to make your hangover worse.
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