Hey, if fictional restaurants from Bret Easton Ellis novels can get rated on Yelp, why not some of Manhattan’s penitentiaries? That was the question when The New York Post picked up the story two years ago, Rikers Island averaged four and a half stars, which is half a star higher than Balthazar. Central Booking, according to the Post, only managed to earn itself two.
But that was apparently during the salad days of New York’s penal system: Today, Rikers has slipped an entire star to three and a half, while the Tombs lost half a star. (Maybe it’s time for the prisons to change their chefs.)
Below, some of our favorite reviews of the correctional facilities in New York. At least we know they aren’t paying for fake reviews. Read More