NYT: Family Friendly Bar Upsets Some Customers

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This one may be a bit of a stretch. On the basis of a few Yelp reviews, the New York Times has declared the Park Slope stroller wars of a few years ago to be back on — but the bar in question is a restaurant with outdoor space — and it’s not even in Park Slope. The 13,000-square-foot Greenwood Park, near Green-Wood Cemetery in Greenwood Heights, serves food and has a large outdoor area with three bocce courts. Some call it a beer garden, although owner Ted Mann has said it is not. “I arrived around 6 PM with friends and showed my ID to the doorman. OH YEAH, time for a laid back and relaxing time with some frosty beverages and bar food! WRONG, welcome to Chuck-E-Cheese in South Slope,” the New York Times quoted Yelp reviewer John H. as saying. “From infant to toddler to preteen, every age except adult seemed to be well represented. I’m not sure why they even put tables and chairs in. It would have been far more practical to just throw a jungle gym in there and call it a day.” A few years ago, some bars in Park Slope such as Union Hall banned strollers or children after a certain hour. Greenwood Park encourages families. What do you think? Should Greenwood Park be for adults only or is it like any other outdoor restaurant?
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Photo by Sam Horine, Gothamist

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