Restaurateurs rejoice! Embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he will allow eateries to operate indoors at 75% capacity starting March 19, an order the legislature now has the power to block if they have 50% opposition.
The announcement follows the state of Connecticut allowing 100% capacity indoors as of the same date and Massachusetts allowing the same amount on March 1.
But there’s one snag for the dining scene in the five boroughs: they must keep capacity at 35% while the rest of the state opens up.
So is there a reason that the NYC delegation of the state legislature is allowing this to happen?