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Eyes on the Street: Chowing Down in Midtown’s Public Spaces


Yesterday the 18th Annual Taste of Times Square filled up the crossroads of the world, serving dishes to throngs of people. DNAinfo reports that the event broke with tradition a little bit, and the vendors were better off for it:

This year the festival concentrated all its booths on Broadway, instead of to placing them on West 46th Street between Broadway and Ninth Avenue as they had last year. Participants said the move helped them reach more people.

"With all the tents on Broadway it's gotten better visibility, it's more popular. And the weather always helps," said Gus Montesantos, director of food and beverages for Doubletree Hotel, home of Ginger's restaurant.

Eat your heart out, Steve Cuozzo.

Lindsey Ganson

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