NYC restaurant tries to build 'crazy' double-decker outdoor dining shed

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The second-floor section of the structure was already taken down on Saturday. Photo credit Kristie Keleshian

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A restaurant in the East Village tried to build a two-story outdoor dining structure and was promptly asked by the city to take it down this week.

Construction on the double-decker dining shed outside The Izakaya NYC on East 4th Street was ordered stopped by a Department of Transportation inspector on Friday, according to the New York Post.

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Photo credit Kristie Keleshian

The second story had already been taken down on Saturday, with piles of wood surrounding the outdoor shed.

Structures aren’t allowed to be built that high under the city’s Open Restaurants program, and the restaurant would have faced fines if it followed through with the construction.