NYC celebrity haunt The Odeon sees dining structure roof blown off



One person was hurt when the top of an outdoor dining structure at a Tribeca restaurant blew off amid strong winds, fire officials said. 

Firefighters responded to celebrity haunt The Odeon on West Broadway near Thomas Street minutes before 9 p.m. Monday, after receiving reports of material blowing off the outdoor dining structure, the FDNY said. 

Video posted to Citizen late Monday shows firefighters at the scene, where the entire canopy portion of the shed appears to have blown off. 

One civilian was hurt and treated on scene. The FDNY did not provide information on the extent of their injuries. 

Actress Lena Dunham is such a fan of the restaurant that she had its logo tattooed on her backside, she said in 2017. 

“On my butt, I have a snake wrapped around the moon,” she revealed. “I also have a sign for The Odeon, which is my favorite restaurant in Tribeca.”

Dining structure roof.
Firefighters outside The Odeon working to clear the blown-off roof from the street.
Empty seats are seen outside of The Odeon.
The Odeon is a celebrity favorite in Tribeca.
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John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and other “SNL” cast members and writers have also frequented The Odeon. And director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro met there regularly at the height of their collaboration. 

Writer Jay McInerney was a regular, and he turned The Odeon into a supporting character in his debut novel, “Bright Lights, Big City.”


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