Gabriel Levinson was quoted in the New York Post article “Hotels hitting hipster ’hood.” The article addresses the City Council Brunch Bill that would allow restaurants and cafés to start serving their popular Sunday brunches before noon. The bill, proposed by Council Member Dan Garodnick and others, has garnered a lot of support. A church-friendly 1971 law currently prohibits dining before noon. Backers of the bill want the clock turned back to 10 a.m.
Gabriel, who represents building owners and co-op boards, said changing the law could create big headaches and noted that “it will affect the peace, comfort and conveniences of the residents who spend upwards of $1 million on their apartments.” He also noted that the slippery brunch slope could lead lawmakers to amend New York State liquor laws that also ban alcohol sales before noon on Sunday.
Gabriel is a Counsel in the Litigation Practice at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. His practice focuses primarily on commercial, real estate, and corporate litigation. He represents commercial and residential real estate owners and developers, nightlife and restaurant owners, operators, and developers, and a New York City restaurant group among others.