BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Sacré bleu!
A garbage truck on Monday evening mistakenly scooped up an outdoor seating shed in front of a French restaurant in Greenwich Village — with a diner inside of it!
A Twitter user, Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY), posted a video from the scene, interviewing the restaurant’s manager, who confirmed that a garbage truck making a pickup had “dragged” the shed for about 10 feet and that a patron had been inside. The diner was unhurt, she said.
Adding to the chaos, coming up from their protest at Foley Square, a group of teachers and others who oppose being forced to get the coronavirus vaccine marched past the French eatery’s totaled shed while chanting slogans.
“Antimandates March just went by a crime scene,” Scootercater tweeted. “A sanitation truck attempting to pick up garbage picked up and dragged an outdoor dining structure while someone was inside. Incident occurred at West 13th and 6th Avenue. The diner was uninjured but shaken.”
“It was shocking, definitely felt like an earthquake almost,” the bistro manager said of the frightening incident. “I was worried for the safety of our customers and everyone involved.”
She said she was disappointed to hear that Bar Six would have to handle the cleanup of the wreckage and that the city would not help out.
“The police came out to inspect it [and file a report]…but then it’s our responsibility apparently to clean up the mess,” she said. “I think the city should definitely get involved and be responsible for helping us to clean up the street.”