While an Upper West Sider and her husband were waiting for their food at Mamoun’s Falafel (between 84th and 85th Streets on Columbus Ave) on Sunday night, a dog-owner hovering around the eatery’s outdoor dining area launched into a tirade against them for not wearing masks.
The reader tells us that the scene began when she started yelling at employees about customers being unmasked, and that once she started filming, the lady tried to hit her. She also tells us that her dog jumped on top of her.
“She made up a story that my husband and I were not vaccinated (which was false, we are fully vaccinated and never spoke a word to this lady) and she waited outside the restaurant we were at to scream that she hopes we die of COVID,” the reader told us. “I started filming her mainly because I was confused and wanted to document it.”
We’ve reached out to Mamoun’s for more information and will update this post if and when they get back to us.
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With so many people packed together it just takes one nut to ruin it for everyone else.
Hmmmmmm……………….a Mamoun’s West Village sandwich with the babagonoush and the pickles sounds good right now. I’d even tolerate the crazy lady.
I live right by there and see that woman around all the time. She’s…not well, it must be said.
This story is kind of unclear. I do see a lot of people come in to place or pick up orders in various establishments who don’t think they need to put their mask on because “it’s just a minute or two” and this might be what she was responding to. Employees are reluctant to say anything because they don’t want to lose potential business. Another question is in places like cafes and other self-service kind of establishments, if someone picks up their food and drink from the counter and sits down to consume it there inside, is anyone even asking them for proof of vax? And now that we are opening to vaccinated foreign visitors in November, how will restaurants and such check their documents which are likely to be in languages or formats they don’t recognize? It all seems kind of vague and haphazard right now.