City Council Finally Gets Ball Rolling on Sidewalk Cafes

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) and City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso (D-Ridgewood, Brooklyn) joined legislators and restaurant owners in a virtual press conference, today to announce the introduction of legislation regarding outdoor dining amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation will require the Department Of Transportation (DOT) to identify open spaces and streets where restaurants and bars can safely serve customers outside under the health department guidelines.

The Irish Cottage Restaurant in Forest Hills, which recently was reported to be closing after a 60 year run due to COVID-19. Photo from Facebook. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) and City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso (D-Ridgewood, Brooklyn) joined legislators and restaurant owners in a virtual press conference, today […]

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