Monday, April 07, 2008

Strollers In, Computers Out on Weekends at 'Snice

Snice Computer Policy

Park Slope's 'SNice, at Fifth Avenue and Third Street, has established itself as a very popular place in the short time since it opened. We stopped in over the weekend for some excellent vegetarian food, including the excellent vegetarian meatball sub and a taste of the tofu wrap, plus some good vegan chocolate chip cookies. What was interesting, though, were the signs saying "No Computers" on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (We're not clear what's defined as a holiday--whether the request covers National Holidays only whether state holidays are included.) We have to say it's the first such sign we can recall coming across in Brooklyn, although the policy might be more widespread than we know. We can also see both pluses and minuses to the policy, the pluses being keeping tables moving (it was darned crowded) and the minuses being offending people that want to crack open their laptops. They that giveth the wi-fi, we suppose, also can taketh away.

Snice Art



Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the second weekend, it was a horror show in 'sNice. The no laptop rule has made a difference.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freelancers and their laptops have completely ruined coffee shops for most people I know.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's true. They could at least buy something more than a cup of coffee and support a local business if they're going to sit there all day! Lord knows they're saving business overhead expenses.

9:06 PM  

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