Today Governor Cuomo announced that New York City restaurants may expand indoor dining capacity from 35% to 50% occupancy beginning March 19.
While city restaurants may not increase occupancy to 75% like restaurants are safely doing throughout the rest of the state, it is still welcome news to the battered restaurant industry.
Cautiously and safely increasing indoor dining capacity at New York City restaurants to 50%, with an eye toward expanding in the future, more vaccinations, and dedicated restaurant relief on its way from the federal government gives our industry some optimism among all the doom and gloom of this past year.
The NYC Hospitality Alliance will continue to fight for the future of our industry.
Note: Occupancy is increasing but all the same requirements remain in effect.