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joebatali.jpgBlaming "frivolous" lawsuits over "frivolous" things like unpaid overtime and illegal tip-sharing, restaurateur Joe Bastianich (and Mario Batali partner) is done with opening restaurants in New York. Said Bastianich, “We opened three other restaurants, in California and Connecticut, worth 1,000 jobs that could have been here in New York. Someone in Albany needs to understand the agenda, what this is really costing the greatest restaurant city in the world." [NYP]