By Sabina Mollot
On Saturday, Gramercy residents and foodies got to sample dishes from over 20 local restaurants, which were all participating in the second Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood event.
The outdoor food tasting event and fundraiser for the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates took place along one block on Irving Place with plenty of foot traffic despite some rain later on.
Tickets ranged from $30-$80 in price with the proceeds going to two local schools: PS 40 and School of the Future.
Terry Dougherty, a longtime Gramercy resident, was one of those who’d gotten a ticket.
“It seemed successful last year and it’s something I look forward to,” he said. “I enjoy all kinds of things that promote businesses.”
Another guest was Larry Oberfeld, who lives on the Upper East Side.
“It’s a nice way to sample all the different restaurants in the neighborhood,” said Oberfeld. “It’s a different thing to do when the weather’s nice.”