Another day, another iconic New York establishment pushed out it seems by ever-rising rents, too tired from the constant grind of it all to keep up the fight. First setting up post as a beloved 6th avenue perch in 1975, yellow awnings and sidewalk seating too good to be true, Da Silvano closed its big wooden doors last evening after dinner service for the last time. Reportedly, the space's rent stood at $41,000 a month - quite the difference from the very first rent check they signed way back when for $500.
41 lovely years filled with pasta, celebrity sightings, and the ongoing drama of a long-standing, much entertaining, hard to understand feud with literal next door neighbor, and competing hot spot, Bar Pitti...
Alas, a sad day indeed for all those who enjoyed waiting outside for an hour, standing in a line of fellow desperate diners hunched over the tables of those they wished would just eat their food faster. With this Greenwich Village void, one must wonder who will see the sunny weather pedestrian pickup? Bar Pitti really can't get any busier than it already is. So Cafe Clover? Charlie Bird? Time shall tell.
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