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.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Remains Hospitalized After Harlem Shooting; Sources Say Suspect Had Multiple Guns Hidden Under Mattress
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.READ MORE: 'I'm Very Cautious:' Harlem Community Responds To Adams' Plan To Restore Anti-Crime Unit
“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.MORE NEWS: Scrap Metal Fire At Port Newark Sends Heavy Smoke Into Surrounding Neighborhoods
Cuomo did not extend the to-go booze measure allowing carry-out alcohol sales.