3/28/2012 10:36:00 AM

Park Slope Coop Nixes Boycott, Vic & Anthony's Opening Next Week

After much heated debate/drama, including an epic meeting that was live tweeted by an enterprising journalist, the Park Slope Food Coop has voted not to boycott Israeli foods. Over 1,800 members of the grocery cooperative showed up to vote - with proponents of the boycott looking to freeze out Israeli groceries to protest the treatment of the Palestinian people. The Times reports that only 653 people voted in support of the boycott, which would have affected only a handful of products in any case.

Over near Union Square there's a much less controversial bit of news. Vic & Anthony's steakhouse is getting ready to open their doors in the old Angelo and Maxie's space. The new steakhouse, which is the first NYC location of a national chain, will open its doors next week. There haven't been too many steakhouses that have opened since the financial crisis, so this meaty haunt will be a good indicator if New Yorkers have sunken their teeth into the recovery.

Photo: wallyg via Flickr 

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