The controversy over children at bar and restaurant Greenwood Park continues. The establishment has instituted a new rule: No kids after 4 pm, the New York Daily News reported. Previously, children were welcome any time, but the New York Times last month said drinkers there were incensed by the presence of children. Parents upset over the ban say 4 pm is too early, and claim the real reason for the new rule is that teachers from nearby schools want to drink without kids or their parents seeing them. “We love having the kids,” said owner Diane Vasilakos. “We’re just trying to make it fair for everybody.” At the oldest beer garden in the city, Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria, children are allowed at any hour, the Daily News noted.
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