Outdoor dining will continue in New York City, with a deal in place to keep it going year-round.
Under the agreement struck by Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council, outdoor dining will be allowed on the sidewalks all 12 months of the year. The mayor says it will support small businesses, create jobs and keep the communities vibrant. Outdoor dining will be allowed on city streets eight months of the year.
“We will continue to move this program forward urgently to give restaurant owners and communities the clarity and support they deserve,” Mayor Adams said.
Outdoor dining is credited with helping save the restaurant industry during the pandemic. However, those outdoor dining sheds were also accused of attracting garbage and rats.
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