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Tri-State Reduces Coronavirus Restrictions For Business, Gathering & More – CBS New York

CARLE PLACE, NY (CBSNewYork) – As of Friday, restaurants in the Ba Bang Area are expanding, allowing for more diners indoors.

Restaurants may currently have 50% capacity in some languages ​​and 100% in others.

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Like eating and drinking at home pandemic The restrictions are loosened, which is an important standard that is creating buzz.

As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, Friday was the first time a group of adventurous friends went out to eat in a year, meeting each other for their traditional dim sum at their favorite Queens restaurant. New Northern Manor is having a slight push with New York City’s 50% indoor expansion rules now in effect.

Owner Kai Yeung said he could get 100 patrons, up from 75.

“Normally, we have 300 people in the dining room. Now 100 people, you see, can’t be of any help “, Yeung said.


Fifty percent wouldn’t help enough, Yeung said, especially because his Little Neck, Queens restaurant – and many other restaurants along North Avenue – were just blocks from the Nassau County border, where storage on Long Island and the rest of the state has increased by 75%.

“It will help a lot. An extra 30 seats, when you move them in the evening, generate more revenue, ”said Bobby Marisi, owner of Vincent’s Clam Bar.

In Carle Place established, they are distance and divisible and ready to operate. The Tri-State area has competitive umbrellas:

  • 100% capacity for home catering in Connecticut
  • 75% for New York state, except New York City, 50%
  • New Jersey is also leading with 50%.

New Jersey lawmakers and emotional owners say they are happy to be back indoors of any kind.

“We cried with our customers when they came to get their food and they said they missed us,” said Grace Sciancalepore of Leo’s Grandevous in Hoboken.

The owners reported an increase in the capacity of the restaurants and dining halls, along with the increase vaccinations sites and falling COVID case, is bringing optimism to the spring.

“As people get vaccinated, they become more confident and safer, and they are also more open to eating out,” Marisi said.

READ MORE: Mayor Bill De Blasio said the new CDC Guidelines will allow ‘a significant number of students’ to return to the classroom.

Clams, broccoli, salads and pastas await the hungry palates for in-house dining.

Saad Fatih, general manager of Pause Cafe, said East Village The restaurant was on the verge of closing – two months at most – because previous restrictions only allowed take-out and eight people inside.

“It’s very tough, really tough,” he told CBS2’s John Dias. “This is a space in New York, a small space, so we tried to do our best in what we had.”

Customers must call in advance to reserve a seat, but the new capacity regulations provide the needed relief.

“It was like a dream come true again,” Fatih said.

“These businesses have encountered difficulties. Great people with great hearts, ”said Brian Martin, of Basking Ridge. “New York will be back stronger than ever.”


The general meetings there were also strengthened. Indoor gatherings can increase from 10 to 25 people and outdoor gatherings can increase from 25 to 50 people.

Also in the Garden state, Interstate outdoor sports may return on Fridays with certain limitations, including only two parents or guardians per athlete allowed to watch live

In Connecticut, business owners are excited when the state introduces the most prominent restrictions in the Tri-State. All Power limits are removed for most businesses, including restaurants, retail stores and gyms, as well as churches and museums.

“We just want things to get better from here,” said Dennis Cloke, general manager of Fish Restaurant + Bar. “It’s great, it’s a long step. We still have to follow the six-foot rule, but this is a big step forward. So we are happy because it looks like things are going very well. “

Even with the new rules, health officials say people cannot let their guard down. Still practice away from society and wearing a mask.

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John Dias contributed to this report.



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