Brunch

There’s a War on Brunch in Brooklyn

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Lokal in Williamsburg just had its morning outdoor brunch business quashed. Photo: Elliot Black/NY Mag

If it weren’t bad enough that you can’t even order a Bloody Mary in many New York brunch places before noon on Sundays, a community board in Williamsburg has now pulled out an obscure law prohibiting restaurants from serving food outdoors before noon on church-going days. The law was meant to keep sidewalks free for people walking to and from church, but there’s a definite tension here between the hordes of hip, hungover newcomers to the neighborhood and the elderly Polish and Italian people who must suffer them. Anyway, this was just your requisite feel-superior-to-New-York moment of the day. [Grub Street NY, Gothamist]

There’s a War on Brunch in Brooklyn