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De Blasio Is Joining the Fight to Save Times Square Lunch Counter Legend Cafe Edison

A rally and press conference will take place

Daniel Krieger

Cafe Edison may live to serve another matzo ball. Jeremiah Moss reports that Mayor De Blasio is getting involved in the fight to keep the old time lunch counter in the Edison Hotel alive. He told the Strohls (the family that owns the restaurant): "Your family is beloved and my team will do everything it can." No word on what that means precisely, but Moss is optimistic.

Supporters are gathering on Sunday at 10 a.m. for a rally and press conference with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Brad Hoylman, and several other local politicians. A caroling group may also sing "deck the halls with balls of matzo." As Moss writes, "Anything could happen."

Cafe Edison

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