Doctors Worry Winterizing Outdoor Dining Spaces Will Increase COVID Risk For DinersRemember, heaters do not circulate air, and if the space is noisy, that can be a big problem.
City Council Approves Extending Outdoor Dining Program, Use Of HeatersThursday marked a major step forward for outdoor dining.
New York City Council Committee Approves Bill Allowing Electric, Propane Heaters For Outdoor DiningRestaurant owners have complained about restrictions on propane.
Small Business Owners In Cluster Zip Codes Fearing The Worst If Another Shutdown Hits Parts Of New York CityGov. Andrew Cuomo believes mass gatherings are the priority right now to curb the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases.
New York City To Make Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas Permanent, Mayor de Blasio SaysThe mayor said restaurants will be allowed to permanently expand into parking areas in front of their restaurants and adjacent storefronts.
City Council Weighs Bills That Would Make Outdoor Dining Permanent, Expand Outdoor Heating OptionsCurbside dining could soon become a permanent fixture on New York City streets.
NYC Officials Say Restaurant Owners Will Soon Get Clear Guidance On Outdoor Dining During Colder WeatherMayor Bill de Blasio says safety remains his top priority.
New York City Restaurants Want Clarity On Outdoor Heating Guidelines As Weather Gets ColderColder weather means New York City restaurants are facing new outdoor dining challenges.
CBS2 Learns Some Of The Heating Guidelines For Outdoor Dining In New York CityAndrew Rigie with the NYC Hospitality Alliance and New York City Councilman Justin Brannan told CBS2 they have been calling on City Hall for months to release outdoor heating guidance.
Dining Pods So Close To Traffic In New York City Cause Concerns About Safely Eating OutsideOutdoor dining pods from Forest Hills to Brooklyn have increased business for restaurants, but they also come with some safety concerns after multiple accidents involving cars and diners.
Indoor Dining Remains Banned In NYC With Gov. Andrew Cuomo Citing Past Compliance Problems At BarsIn the midst of all of this, restaurants still have no indoor timeline as they think about shelling out more money to make their outdoor space conducive to colder weather.
SUV Barrels Into Restaurant's Outdoor Seating On Upper East SideTwo vehicles collided, and the SUV driver lost control, slamming into tents where people were eating.
Gov. Cuomo Says It's Too Soon To Announce Plans For Indoor Dining In NYC As Restaurant Owners Continue To Struggle"We have much, a much bigger problem in New York City today than any of the surrounding suburbs with the lack of compliance," Cuomo said.
Coronavirus Impact: Mayor De Blasio Says At This Point There Is No Plan To Allow Indoor Dining Any Time SoonReopening phases have come and gone, but as for dining at New York City restaurants, it remains outdoor only. So what is the plan when the seasons change and the temperatures drop?
Restaurants Dependent On Outdoor Dining Dealt Another Blow By Tropical Storm IsaiasThere's still about three months left in hurricane season, so they're hoping indoor dining will be allowed long before then.