NYC May Let Restaurants And Bars Use The Streets

The New York Daily News reports:

New Yorkers should get used to dining alfresco. City streets could transform into sidewalk cafes to give patrons more space when restaurants and bars reopen as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

An interagency group with the Department of Transportation is looking at how the city could use streets, curbs and sidewalks to allow for socially-distanced drinking and dining, Commissioner Polly Trottenberg [photo] said Tuesday.

“We’re absolutely thinking about it … of turning over part of the streets and sidewalks so restaurants can space out and do social distancing,” Trottenberg told Council members during a remote budget hearing.