New York City’s 1010 WINS reports:
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on Wednesday called for the resumption of indoor dining in New York City, saying restaurants in the five boroughs “need to begin planning for the colder months.”
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Johnson said indoor dining should be allowed “with reduced capacity and clear guidance to ensure social distancing and safety.”
“This is crucial for restaurant owners, who have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic and the resulting drop in tourism,” he said. “We know that the restaurant industry employs many New Yorkers, including many immigrants,” he added. “Its health and well-being are imperative to our city.”
It’s time to allow indoor dining in New York City with reduced capacity and clear guidance to ensure social distancing and safety.
Read my full statement ⬇️https://t.co/UUfyzc9aJH
— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) September 2, 2020