The optional surcharge would apply only to patrons eating at restaurants, not to takeout food.

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New York City Council Approves Optional 10% Restaurant Surcharge FeeThe optional surcharge would apply only to patrons eating at restaurants, not to takeout food.
Multi-Billion Dollar Development Firm Comes To The Aid Of Mom And Pop Eatery In New RochelleIt’s a recipe for small business success in a Westchester County city. A multi-billion dollar development firm is helping a mom and pop restaurant survive during the coronavirus pandemic. CBS2’s Tony Aiello reports.
Business Leaders Beg De Blasio To Take Action On Quality Of Life In NYCThe CEOs of more than 160 companies are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to take action on quality of life issues in New York City. 
Indoor Dining Can Resume In NYC With RestrictionsGov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday indoor dining in New York City can resume at the end of the month with restrictions, but is it enough to save a devastated industry? CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Announces NYC Restaurants Can Resume Indoor DiningGov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday indoor dining can resume in New York City at 25% as of September 30. There will be a host of requirements restaurants will have to meet.
Hell's Kitchen Restaurant Forced To Close After Trying To Survive Coronavirus PandemicAnother business is forced to close its doors for good due to the pandemic. Despite making adjustments, one Hell's Kitchen restaurant couldn't be saved; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
Casinos, Malls Get Reopening Dates In New YorkCasinos and malls in New York now have a reopening date.
New York City Gyms Reopen With Safety PrecautionsGyms across New York City are now open, but only at a third of their normal capacity and with safety restrictions in place.
Struggling NYC Restaurant Owners Suing State Over Indoor Dining RulesIt's like a tale of two cities when it comes to dining. In Nassau County, you can eat in doors, but in nearby Queens and the rest of the city, indoor dining is still prohibited. Now, hundreds of struggling restaurant owners are suing the state; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
New Jersey Business Owner Starts Video Series To Spotlight Other Small BusinessesAs shops and restaurants struggle to stay open, one business owner in New Jersey is doing what she can to help other business owners; CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
NJ Gyms Welcoming Members Under New RestrictionsGyms in New Jersey opened their doors Tuesday for the first time since the pandemic hit.
New Jersey Gyms Allowed To Reopen At 25% CapacityGyms in New Jersey are now allowed to welcome members back indoors. It was a contentious battle for some gym owners who wanted to get back in business a lot earlier; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.
New Jersey Gym Owners Frustrated As Shutdown Continues With No End In SightWhile some gyms are reopening in New Jersey, many remain closed, forced by the state; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Estee Lauder To Close 10% Of Its Stores, Up To 2,000 LayoffsCosmetics giant Estee Lauder has announced major changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
New Jersey Restaurant Owners Wonder When Indoor Dining Will ReturnCiting COVID concerns, leaders in New York and New Jersey have not laid out a plan to restart indoor dining, but that puts the future for many restaurants at risk; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Employers Slowed Hiring In July As Coronavirus Spread In U.S.Hiring slowed in July as coronavirus spread throughout many parts of the country, government figures indicate. Michael George reports.
Small Business Owners Beg Governor For Help As Manhattan Remains A Ghost TownNew York City has entered the fourth and final phase of reopening, but many businesses are still closed and Manhattan remains pretty much a ghost town. Struggling small business owners are begging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to find a solution; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.
Lawmakers Propose $120 Billion In Grants For Caterers, Independent RestaurantsSocial distancing is putting a lot of distance between wedding receptions for caterers and independent restaurant owners who bank on busy calendars. They say they face extinction if Congress doesn't provide them stimulus money like they did for the airline industry in April; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Google Says Employees Can Work From Home Through July 2021One of the world's largest tech companies seems to be bracing for a long pandemic.
NYC To Step Up Social Distancing Enforcement At Bars, RestaurantsOn the road to reopening, crowds are causing road blocks for bars and restaurants. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will step up social distancing enforcement at businesses this weekend; CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.
New Grant Program Will Help New Jersey Businesses Pay RentHelp is now available for thousands of small businesses in New Jersey having a tough time paying their rent because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio Give Phase 4 Reopening The Green LightGov. Andrew Cuomo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in giving Phase 4 of reopening the green light, but there will be some major limitations; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
NYC Small Business Services Encourages Shop Owners To Reach Out For Help If They're StrugglingAs more small businesses reopen their doors, many of them are still at risk of shutting down for good, so is there anything being offered to help them stay open? CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
NYC On Track To Enter Phase 4 Of Reopening Next WeekAfter months of shutting down, New York City is now on track to enter the fourth and final phase of reopening next week.

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