Anthony Weiner wants to open New York City restaurant

In this file photo, then-New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner meets with people on a street corner in Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City. Andrew Burton, Getty Images

NEW YORK -- Former congressman Anthony Weiner wants to open a restaurant in New York City.

The place would be in the Rockaways, a coastal Queens neighborhood that is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. It would be named The Rockaway Restoration Kitchen and offer locally sourced food.

Weiner is listed on the restaurant's Idealist.org job listing page, and The Rockaway Times reports he's scouted locations.

"Large swaths of the peninsula are lacking in quality, sustainable, nutritious food. It's is also sadly true that many Rockaway residents need help developing skills to lift them out of unemployment," Weiner said, according to the New York Daily News. "This project is at the very earliest stages of trying to tackle these challenges."


The website for the new venture says the restaurant's goal "is to provide a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with healthy, locally sourced food that satisfies the hunger of Rockaway residents, attracts visitors and serves up dignity and self-sufficiency by serving as a hands on training ground to provide skills, real experience and job placement in the culinary industry."

Weiner resigned his seat in Congress in 2011 after admitting he sent explicit photos to women who were not his wife.

He ran for mayor last year and led the field before more sexting allegations sank his bid.

He has been working as a pundit and consultant.

The Rockaways were part of his former congressional district.

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