NYC May See Crackdown On Outdoor Drinking [VIDEO]

CBS New York reports:

Social distancing guidelines appeared to have gone out the window in various popular areas of Manhattan over the weekend. Video and photos posted on social media show crowds of people gathered outside bars and restaurants on the Upper East Side and in the East Village on Friday night.

While current rules allow for people to get takeout food and alcoholic drinks, they are supposed to be “grab and go,” without gathering on sidewalks. A photo posted on Twitter showed people purportedly “seven deep” near a restaurant on 84th Street and Second Avenue.

Sen. Brad Hoylman called for State Liquor Authority inspectors to work to enforce open container laws in Manhattan. He also suggested, if social distancing violations continue, the governor reconsider the executive order permitting take-out and delivery alcohol service.