June 29, 2020 By Christian Murray
The city has released a new map that provides the public with a list of restaurants across the five boroughs offering outdoor dining.
The Department of Transportation has posted the map online–called “NYC Open Restaurants“—that provides a growing list of the more than 6,200 restaurants now offer outdoor dining.
The public is able to search a restaurant by name, borough and zip code and even find out if alcohol is being served. There are 1,210 establishments listed in Queens, with 40 in Sunnyside, 88 in Long Island City, 56 in Forest Hills, and more.
The guide was introduced following the city entering into Phase 2 last Monday, when some restrictions were lifted. Phase 2 allows bars and restaurants to provide outdoor dining as long as social distancing measures are in place.
The map shows what outdoor dining options are available— including tables on sidewalks and parking lanes.
This week, some restaurants will be able to set up on the street.
The DOT is accepting applications from business improvement districts and various associations to set up seating on roadways that were part of the Open Streets program.