We just got word from the fine folks over at Living Liberally (you know, the dudes who organize Drinking Liberally) that venerable Hell's Kitchen dive Rudy's (you know, the one with the free hot dogs) is perilously close to shutting down because of a stop-work order from the dastardly mustache twirlers over at the DOB. It's something to do with a fire escape in the backyard garden, but the crux of the matter is Rudy's is losing tons of business because of the backyard shut down. This sucks. You should head here IMMEDIATELY and sign a petition to help prevent a local institution from closing and being replaced by a Duane Reade. Seriously. Do it or you are a jerk.