Anna Wintour & Miss Lily: Vogue Editor Rallies Community Against Restaurant

06/10/2010 10:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Anna Wintour rallied the crowd at a community board meeting in NYC on Wednesday night, the New York Daily News reports. The Vogue editor-in-chief has been vocal about preventing the construction of Miss Lily, a Jamaican restaurant being built at W. Houston and Sullivan streets, right around the corner from where Wintour lives--and gets her beauty sleep.

Wintour and about 100 other residents attended the discussion where she explained, "This is a unique historic neighborhood. I'm also concerned for the safety of the kids here."

At the end, she declared, "I would like everyone who wants to vote against this project to raise their hand," to which a board member shouted, "You can't do that!" so those against it clapped instead.

Nothing has been decided yet about the restaurant/bar/nightlife spot, but one thing is for sure--don't expect to see the fashion crowd at Miss Lily come opening day.

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