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NYC Too “Bureaucatic”

By on 11.25.11 | 6:55PM

For more than seventy years The Algonquin Hotel in Midtown Manhattan has been world famous for having a cat freely roam the lobby much to the delight of its guests.

Well, no more. Inspectors from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine have seen fit to order the Algonquin to banish Matilda III from the lobby and place her on a leash behind the check out desk or out of sight on upper floors. It seems that the city government view Matilda III as a public health menace because she could contaminate food is served in the lobby despite the fact no one has got sick much less sneezed. How excessively bureaucratic. Or should I say "bureaucatic."

Leave it to Nanny Bloomberg's administration to create a problem where none existed.

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