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Peace Treaty Reached in Brooklyn Brunch Wars

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Soon, Brooklynites will be able to sip mimosas and eat eggs Rothko outside on Sunday morning without any interference from The Man. DNAinfo reports that on Wednesday, the City Council voted to abolish a decades-old law that prevents restaurants from serving outside before noon on Sunday. The Mayor still has to sign off on the new legislation, but that shouldn't be a problem — Mayor Mike is a human, just like the rest of us, and humans love eating food outside on the weekend, especially when the weather's nice.

Council Member Stephen Levin, who has been fighting the good fight for the last year or so, tells DNAinfo:

This law has been on the books for far too long and does not reflect the reality that New Yorkers eat brunch before noon on Sundays, they prefer brunch to lunch, and that they are hungry to eat brunch outdoors...The time for waffling has passed and today the City Council stands resolute in their support of brunch.
Amen, brother. A manger at Five Leaves, which was fined for violating the law, notes: "Theres obviously a loss of revenue due to not being able to seat outside...but the biggest bummer is watching people stand around and wait while we set up."
· Sidewalk Cafes Conquer City's Sunday Brunch Ban [DNAinfo]
· All Coverage of Brooklyn Brunch Wars [~ENY~]

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