Will Bright Lights Revive Restaurant Row?

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An innocent Times Square favorite.

Restaurant Row is hurting — and it blames food carts and chains in Times Square. But business owners think that a petition for flashy lights and fork-shaped maps might lure tourists and theatergoers back to 46th Street, which has 34 restaurants looking to feed people. James Marchignoli, owner of La Rivista Ristorante, is particularly aggravated. "The problem is, Times Square has taken business away from us — period." Don't bite the hand that feeds you ... or do! [Gothamist]