At least 22 additional streets will be opened to restaurants to use for outdoor seating, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
This will add about 2.62 additional miles for restaurants to have seating.
This will take place across all five boroughs on Friday nights and weekends, those days were picked because they are busy days for going out, de Blasio said.
“We are very excited,” de Blasio said.
More context: The decision was made yesterday to not allow indoor dining in New York City when the city moves to phase 3 of reopening next week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.