Shots had been fired exterior an iconic Upper East Side restaurant Saturday when a patron refused at hand over his watch to thieves, in keeping with police and police sources.
The dispute unfolded exterior JG Melon, a well-known hamburger joint on the nook of 74th Street and Third Avenue, simply earlier than 4 p.m., the NYPD mentioned.
Two people approached a 22-year-old man ready for a desk and demanded he hand over his watch, police sources mentioned.
A bodily altercation ensued and the instigators discharged one spherical.
No one was struck by the gunfire, cops mentioned.
The two suspects hopped on a moped and fled southbound on Third Avenue.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
JG Melon is a widely known Big Apple restaurant with an extended listing of celeb regulars, together with Food Network host Bobby Flay, who known as it one of the best hamburger joint within the metropolis. Its standard burgers and cottage fries typically draw lengthy strains of hungry New Yorkers.
Despite the gunfire, the cash-only eatery was open for dinner Saturday evening and advised The Post they had been too busy with the “dinner rush” to talk about the incident when reached by cellphone.
The “saloon with meals” opened in 1972 after taking up a post-Prohibition-era tavern. It was additionally featured within the 1979 Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman movie “Kramer v Kramer.”