By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Outdoor dining has been extended in New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law immediately allowing restaurants to continue using sidewalks and streets for another year.

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The measure extends a policy put in place during the pandemic that helped eateries stay afloat.

Restaurant owners say the extension will definitely boost business.

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“It’s almost like another half a restaurant, almost three-quarters a restaurant out there, so it helps a lot, completely makes a difference, tremendous difference,” one restaurant owner said.

“It’s a new feeling of New York dining. It’s a happier feeling to have people outdoors, outside,” another restaurant owner said.

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Cuomo did not extend the to-go booze measure allowing carry-out alcohol sales.

CBSNewYork Team