“Seinfeld” diner faces disability lawsuit

The eatery’s landlord, Columbia University, is also being sued

New York /
Aug.August 16, 2014 12:00 PM

Tom’s Restaurant, better known as “Seinfeld’s” fictitious “Monk’s Café,” is facing a lawsuit for not being handicapped-accessible.

Wheelchair-bound Carolyn Coleman filed a lawsuit against the Morningside Heights diner because she can’t get in the door. Coleman told the New York Post that she wants to eat at the restaurant “because it’s near my doctors’’ at St. Luke’s Hospital, but “can’t because there’s no way I can get inside or maneuver.”

Coleman is seeking more than $30,000 in damages and a court order that would force Tom’s to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The suit targets both the restaurant, located on Broadway at 112th Street, and it’s landlord, Columbia University.

Tom’s manager, Manuel Papas, admitted to the Post that they don’t accommodate wheelchairs, saying, “We no have access for handicapped.”

“But we have tables outside, though, that they can use. It’s not a problem in the summertime,’’ he said. [NYP] Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Former NY Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin (Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal with Getty Images)
Former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin skates on developer-linked fraud charges
Former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin skates on developer-linked fraud charges
Steve Croman with 40 Avenue B
Steve Croman seeks $2.6 million from restaurant he evicted
Steve Croman seeks $2.6 million from restaurant he evicted
Eagle Point Properties’ Justin Amirian and Albert Kalimian with 142 Wooster Street, 140 Wooster Street and 259 West 10th Street (LinkedIn, Getty, Google Maps)
New rift in Kalimian family’s escalating legal saga
New rift in Kalimian family’s escalating legal saga
Avison Young’s Keith Caggiano and Roshan Shah with 650 Madison Avenue (Avison Young, Vornado Realty Trust, Getty)
CRE brokers wrestle over $900K commission for 650 Madison
CRE brokers wrestle over $900K commission for 650 Madison
Estate Partners' David Aviram, FIA Capital Partners' David Goldwasser and Steve Croman (LinkedIn, Google Maps, Getty)
Steve Croman: I was duped by predatory lender
Steve Croman: I was duped by predatory lender
From left: McSam Hotel Group's Sam Chang and SL Green's Marc Holliday with 711 Seventh Avenue  (Getty, Google Mpas, SL Green)
Times Square hotel developer sues neighbors over delayed demolition
Times Square hotel developer sues neighbors over delayed demolition
 Justice Sandra Sciortino and Newburgh mayor Torrance Harvey (Facebook, Daniel Case, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
“Good cause eviction” struck down in Newburgh
“Good cause eviction” struck down in Newburgh
Rotem Rosen and Alex Sapir (Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal with Getty Images)
Sapir and Rosen settle longstanding legal feud
Sapir and Rosen settle longstanding legal feud
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...