Times Square Alliance unveiled visual Markers for Historic Restaurant Row, located on both corners of West 46th Street at Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue. The two kiosks up the entry points of Restaurant Row with a color coded key highlighting the location of the restaurants and types of cuisine they offer. A few of the restaurants, served samples of their cuisine, Barbetta’s, Bourbon Street Bar & Grill and Sushi Seki.
Barbetta, a family owned restaurant, opened three years after New Yorkers rode their first subway car, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. It was in their garden, that Mayor John Lindsay in 1973 named the street “Restaurant Row” with only a few restaurants on that now famous street.
Included, is St. Luke’s which serves fabulous lunches in their soup kitchen. It was mentioned by Rev. Schmiege, on a couple of occasions, Shake Shack a block away, came over with trays of shakes for the soup kitchen.
Times Square Alliance also stated, they will be setting up entertainment during the summer in various areas around Times Square.