In New York’s tough restaurant marketplace, some fave places are on the endangered list

Eat there while you still can!


Several treasured city restaurants are hanging on by a thread, seemingly destined to suffer the same fate as other area eateries that met their demise in recent months.


A moment of silence for the SoHo dive Milady’s, Tribeca bistro Capsouto Freres and – gasp! – Gray’s Papaya in Greenwich Village. Wipe a tear for Caffe Dante, set to become a full-service restaurant after shuttering last week. And for the 7A Cafe, set to close its East Village doors by the end of this month.


Change has always defined New York’s restaurant landscape. But brutal competition and insane real-estate pressures have swept away a raft of beloved spots recently.


For others, it’s only a matter of time.


Brooklyn pie palace Di Fara will likely close whenever proprietor Dom DiMarco goes to that great pizzeria in the sky. And how long can diner Hector’s Cafe hang on in the sizzling Meatpacking District?

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