NYC Lawsuit to Increase Capacity for Indoor Dining

Sep 14, 2020

Indoor Dining is only at 25 percent and a lawsuit against NYC is hoping to increase that percentage
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A lawsuit has been filed to try and get the capacity increased for indoor dining when it reopens September 30th in New York City. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis accuses Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio of discriminating against New York City restaurant owners by only allowing 25 percent capacity for indoor dining. “25 percent capacity is still treating us differently than the other municipalities in the state. Every other municipality is operating at 50 percent capacity.” She says the city meets coronavirus data metrics. Robert Hanley manages Bocelli Restaurant on Staten Island and says 25 percent will shut many restaurants city wide. “We are barley staying afloat. To have that extend through the winter. That would be a knockout punch for all of us.”