Free Food at the Boathouse

$196,000 in free meals were given away by a restaurant under franchise with the city in Central Park, and there’s no record of who actually got them, according to an audit from City Comptroller Bill Thompson.

An attorney for the restaurant, the Central Park Boathouse, said the meals “are not only common in the restaurant industry, but are integral to the restaurant’s business development and financial growth,” according to the audit.

— Azi Paybarah Free Food at the Boathouse