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 this is Greene's last week at the magazine, and her last review will appear in Monday's issue.