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2010_06_cpwcafe.jpgGregory Hunt got a surprising nod of approval from Community Board 7's licensing committee last night for his planned Central Park West Cafe, stunning the well connected residents of 15 and 25 Central Park West who had lobbied hard for a denial. Hunt continually pleaded to the committee and the neighbors that CPW Cafe will be "a very quiet, upscale place where people like us can go to", but many remain unconvinced. One resident sums up the concerns, saying, "drinking leads to trouble and drug use and drug deals". The full board votes on July 6. [WCBS 2]

Central Park West Cafe

25 Central Park West, New York, NY