New York City restaurants to get bump in permitted seating capacity

One week after New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the city’s establishments soon will be able to welcome more patrons.

On Friday, he said restaurants in the Big Apple will be able to run at 35 percent capacity, up from the 25 percent they’re operating now. That’s still less than the 50 percent that eateries on Long Island, Westchester County and other parts of the state can operate. However, as the governor noted, it will put New York City venues at the same level as neighboring New Jersey.

“What’s happening now is people in New York City, Staten Island, Manhattan, are going to
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