- Outdoor dining Opening: 6/22
- Indoor dining (50% capacity): 7/6
- All tables must be 6 feet apart on all sides, Max 10 people per table.
- Where 6 feet distancing is not feasible between the table must use a physical barrier.
- Physical Barrier must be 5 feet tall and not block emergency exits (ex. acrylic guards)
- indoor capacity is limited to no more than 50% of the maximum occupancy
Expected guidance on Open-streets outdoor dining expansion of seating:
- Restaurants in "commercial corridors" will be able to convert parking spaces for the dining service.
- Restaurants need to supply their own barricades and planters (buy here) to block the area from the road.
- The city will allow restaurants to register and certify themselves online to expedite the process, but they must comply with guidelines like not blocking bus stops, fire hydrants, and intersections.
- New York City has opened over 45 miles of streets to pedestrians, closing them to traffic, and plans to open 100 miles of roads across the city.
- Restaurants will be able to utilize the street space in front of their locations.
- The city is also working to identify specific streets with a heavy concentration of restaurants and bars as it opens more streets.
- The city is simplifying the permit process for restaurants to use sidewalks for seating
- Restaurants will still need to maintain space on sidewalks for pedestrians, including those with disabilities.