clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bureaucracy Chronicles

Restaurateurs face a lot more bureaucratic hurdles opening a restaurant in New York than in many other cities. Getting up to health, building, and fire codes while also satisfying the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the local Community Board can cost so much time and money that large restaurant groups like the EMM Group will spend "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to hire consultants and expediters for the process. [NYP]