Councilman Levin drafts brunch legislation

A Brooklyn lawmaker is trying to end the ongoing feud between restaurant owners trying to have Sunday brunch outdoors and neighbors who want it off the streets.Councilman Steve Levin has drafted legislation that would change the law that prohibits restaurants from serving customers outside after 8 a.m. The law is rarely enforced, but a local community board complained that some cafes were clogging up sidewalks, causing a hazard for churchgoers and seniors.At least three restaurants in Greenpoint and Williamsburg have been issued summons for breaking the law.Levin says he's still deciding how the law would be changed.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."