City Hall Restaurant in Tribeca in Manhattan will close after New Year's Eve. Henry Meer announced the closing today, as his restaurant and its staff were serving homeless people dinner for the 17th year in a row. Henry said the rent was gonna be too high for him.
City Hall was an occasional (and sometimes frequent) stop for my wife and me since it opened. At that time I was lucky enough to be working nearby, and we loved City Hall from the first.
I know that some found it mediocre, or perhaps less than mediocre, and I just don't know why. Any time we needed to go to a good restaurant on short notice, City Hall was there.
Another iconic restaurant bites the real estate dust...