Since outdoor dining began at the end of June, NYC has been closing certain streets down on weekends to be used exclusively for extra restaurant seating (our favorites are Mott St. and Mulberry St.!).
And now it will be extended through weekdays too, in 40 different locations.
Mayor de Blasio announced the news this week, saying weekday hours will begin as early as Thursday, September 17, varying by location.
“Restaurants deserve every chance they can get to serve more customers this fall – and, as the weather gets cooler, New Yorkers deserve every chance they can get to enjoy outdoor dining,” said Mayor de Blasio. “The Open Streets: Restaurants program has been a success, and we’re proud to grow its reach and give restaurants more tools to make it through this crisis.”
You can see the full list of participating restaurants here, including Arthur Ave in the Bronx, Broadway in the Flatiron District (between 21-22 and 25-28th St.), Gansevoort St. in Meatpacking, and many more. 40 out of the 87 total participating streets will now be closed weekdays too for outdoor dining.
In other news: NYC Restaurants Can Now Add A 10% ‘COVID-19 Recovery Charge’ To Your Bill
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