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"Mayor de Blasio announced far more open streets for restaurants than he initially had promised, revealing that restaurants will be allowed to operate in the roadway of 22 streets starting this weekend — more than the 10-20 roads he had promised last week, when indoor dining still seemed likely to reopen," reports Gersh Kuntzman.
Mayor Bill de Blasio piggybacked the al fresco dining program on the city's pre-existing open streets program, the latter launched at the end of April, even naming the new program "Open Restaurants on Open Streets."
The article includes a full list of the streets that will allow restaurants to operate in the roadway, as well as responses from restaurant industry advocates, who call for even more space for restaurants to operate in the public right of way.