‘Work with us’: NYC restaurant, bar owners urge reopening of indoor dining

Employees and owners of the city’s COVID-19 shuttered saloons and eateries gathered Thursday for a Brooklyn protest where they demanded the reopening of indoor dining and the return of their jobs across the five boroughs.

“To punish all of us is not fair,” said march organizer Celene Rosado, owner of the Sweet Brooklyn Bar. “We are looking for them to work with us, not against us. We can’t keep people employed if we are going to be punished for something that occurs outside of our businesses.”

Bar owner Celene Rosado speaks during a rally at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to urge reopening of indoor dining in New York City, Aug. 27, 2020. Employees and owners of the city’s COVID-19 shuttered saloons and eateries gathered Thursday for a Brooklyn protest where they demanded the reopening […]

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