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NIMBYs Hate Sidewalk Benches; Shake Shack for Billyburg?

This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, & nightlife blog.

1) West Village: The seating situation outside of the popular Spotted Pig restaurant on West 11th Street is "particularly egregious." Complaints have been filed against the outpost for creating a sidewalk bottleneck because of its two benches and a bunch of plants.

2) Williamsburg: The opening of Billyburg's first Starbucks was underwhelming, but is another chain headed for the neighborhood, too? Rumors are swirling that Shake Shack is eyeing a spot in a new residential building on South 4th Street.

3) Also Williamsburg: The new Urban Outfitters store in North Brooklyn recently opened the doors to its in-house restaurant, the Gorbals by former Top Chef contestant Ilan Hall.

4) All Over: Robert Sietsema provides a vital guide on where to find the best cheesecake in New York City.
· Eater NY [ny.eater]