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2010_12_elaines1.jpgElaine's wasn't just a haunt for celebs and writers, it was a hangout for cops. A spokesman for the NYPD even credits Elaine's with aiding in the overhaul of the police department, because a commissioner came up with a new philosophy for the NYPD while there: "These ideas don’t spring to mind in the office...These are the flashes of clarity that come with the rare confluence of genius, a napkin and the perfect saloon." [City Room]

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