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Dining al fresco by the fountain in Tompkins Square

East Village artist Tom Manco is at it again, this time encouraging people to support local restaurants during the pandemic.

His cardboard figure of a man chowing down at a table, complete with a candelabra, appeared this weekend in Tompkins Square Park.

(Photo by Everynight Charley Crespo)

Despite the Temperance Fountain right behind him, the figure hoists a glass of wine in one hand. In the other, he clamps a “Fat Boy” stogie — hey, why not, it’s outdoors?

To make the message perfectly clear, the guy’s hairy, shirtless torso sports an “Eat Out” stomach tattoo.

Back in December, Manco filled the fountain with a menagerie of cardboard figures.

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