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Famed food critic loses job

November 20, 2008 5:29:15 PM PST
One of New York City's most famous and recognizable food critics is out of a job. New York magazine confirmed Thursday that Gael Greene - known for her flamboyant hats and influential opinions - is no longer working for the publication.

Magazine spokeswoman Lauren Starke says that in a "tightening economy, our company is simply no longer able to support four separate restaurant critics." Three other critics remain.

There was no immediate response to an e-mail sent to Greene.

Greene was the magazine's chief restaurant critic from 1968 to 2002. After that, she wrote a weekly column called "Insatiable Critic."

Starke says Greene's last review will be in Monday's issue.

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