Outdoor dining to resume in Manhattan after winter storm

first_imgShare via Shortlink Full Name* However, it seems like such structures have stood up to the storm.“For the most part they held up” through last night’s storm, Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson said during a press conference on Thursday.But businesses have yet to weather the financial storm. Indoor dining was once again suspended earlier this month, forcing restaurants to rely on takeout, delivery and outdoor dining.“There’s a lot of businesses hurting,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said during the press conference. “Nobody wants restrictions.”Contact Sasha Jones Message* Snow and sleet temporarily paused outdoor dining yesterday, but it’s back on in Manhattan now that the storm has passed. (Getty)Outdoor dining can continue — in Manhattan, anyway — on Thursday after a temporary, storm-related pause. The resumption of curbside eating is still to be determined in the outer-boroughs, however.Starting Wednesday, restaurants were forced to suspend outdoor dining and remove or consolidate curbside streeteries, as the city anticipated eight inches of snow from a winter storm.An accumulation of snow could have led those structures to collapse, and the city worried that snow plows would hit and damage such structures, the Wall Street Journal reported.Read moreIndoor dining will shut down again in NYC54% of NY restaurants expect to close in six months88% of NYC restaurants could not make October rentcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* TagsBill de BlasioCommercial Real EstateNYC RestaurantsRetail Real Estatelast_img read more