By Carol Tannenhauser
More than 100 people turned up at Hi-Life Bar & Grill on Amsterdam Avenue and W. 83rd Street on Friday evening to enjoy complimentary hot toddies and the sight of their favorite eatery — “our church,” one regular called it — without a sidewalk shed for the first time in 10 years.
Everyone was happy!
The scaffolding workers who hauled the pipes and wood away, looking forward to the weekend…
Earl and Sara Geer…
And most of all, the crowd!
If you want to understand why sheds and scaffolding stay up for so long, read our special report, The Omnipresence of Scaffolding and Its Impact on City Lives; Why and What Is Being Done?