A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for the Boston Globe on the explosion of eateries in the Hub (in contrast to the shuttering of retail stores like Borders). Yesterday's New York Post suggests that the trend is even stronger in the five boroughs.
The number of restaurants citywide skyrocketed by 42 percent -- from 5,610 to a gut-busting 7,966 -- between 1999 and 2009, a Post analysis of Census data released last month reveals.
For the record, the number of "full-service restaurants" (the category used by the Post) in Boston's Suffolk County increased 14 percent over the same period, from 661 to 754.
We've got to catch up. It just won't do to have New Yorkers look down on us as people who actually use our kitchens.