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From: [an eater]
Date: Friday, February 13, 2009
To: eater complaints dept.
Subject: Do We Need a Noise Manifesto?


Do we need a noise level manifesto, or am I just becoming an old fart? Last night at 10 Downing was almost physically painful. The guy at the next table kept shrieking about the profit margins he makes on selling ad space on video terminals in airport newsstands. Of course, he had to shriek because that was the only way to be heard. I totally get that some restaurateurs feel it's important to create a lively "party atmosphere," but this was a bit much. What a relief to get back out into the quiet of the Manhattan streets.

10 Downing Food and Wine

10 Downing Street, New York, NY 10014 212-255-0300

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