Sidewalk Cafes in NYC

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StatsBee is a new column featuring interesting statistics about NYC, written by economists at the Economic Research & Analysis department within NYCEDC’s Center for Economic Transformation. This week, StatsBee studies the proliferation of sidewalk cafés in NYC.

There’s something magical about dining streetside in NYC. And you can do so all across the City, especially in the West Village in Manhattan and in Astoria in Queens—both neighborhoods of which boast unusually high numbers of outdoor cafes. Read on for our top 5 list of largest sidewalk café spaces where we hope you can score a table.

  • The City has 861 licensed unenclosed sidewalk cafés, which contain a cumulative 209,784 square feet of space.
  • The vast majority of these (80%) are...
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New York Pizza

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As New Yorkers, we love to talk pizza. Nearly everyone has a favorite place, and many people claim to know the best slice. To our knowledge, only Colin Hagendorf would know objectively where the best in Manhattan is – because he has now been to every pizza place in the borough.

Whether you prefer coal oven, Sicilian, or a dollar slice from 2 Bros, sometimes what matters most is just which place is the closest. So which New York City neighborhoods have the highest number of pizza establishments? Using the latest available data from the Department of Health restaurant inspection results, we know this to be the East Village (zip 10003) with 33 pizza places....

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