NYC may let restaurants and bars 'space out' onto sidewalks and streets: report

Maya Rajamani
May 12, 2020 - 7:53 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City may let restaurants and bars “space out” onto sidewalks and streets when patrons are allowed to dine in again, a city official said Tuesday. 

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    During a remote budget hearing on Tuesday, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said the agency is “absolutely thinking about… turning over part of the streets and sidewalks so restaurants can space out and do social distancing,” the Daily News reported

    “There’s sort of an inter-agency group that’s looking at how you would manage it and some of the permitting issues… and also talking to the restaurant association,” she said, according to the outlet.

    The move would be “a wonderful way to help restaurants start to generate some business again,” Trottenberg added. 

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