Eyes on the Street: AAA Approved Roadside Dining

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A reader sent in this photo from Park Slope, where restaurateur Irene Lo Re has been railing against the Fifth Avenue bike lane.

It is in Aunt Suzie’s window now, along with the sign for free bike air.

Is this just another salvo in AAA’s war against people-friendly city streets — or maybe a small token for taking up the cause? There’s no way to be sure, but it might call for raising the profile of the Bike-Friendly Business awards.

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