Scruffy Murphy's, on Fourth Avenue between 68th - 69th Street seems like it has been closed for a year. There has been construction in the building. Will Scruffy's re-open? America needs to know.
The New Royal Restaurant, an institution round here, recently closed for good. It's been replaced by another Greek-owned diner, Emphasis, which is not drawing anywhere near the number of customers the Royal had drawn . People knew the Royal well, they do not know this place yet. I had breakfast at Emphasis two Saturdays ago- the service, and the cheese omelette, were both good. Good luck. Should not have changed the name.