I'm browsing the internet just now while eating a delicious sandwich from Milk Street Cafe. This story at the NYPost: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/... says they just laid off 21 workers because the protests have blocked patrons from the restaurant. Now he's looking at a shutdown of the store.
In previous weeks the city had narrowed passage to the store with barricades making it difficult to get to. However the barricades have been removed. Its now easy to walk there.
I suggest that any chowhounders anywhere near downtown visit the store to show support. The food is fantastic. I would hate to see them have to close.