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Entre Amigos, Spanish Webinar Series supporting Small Businesses in Queens.

Open Restaurant Program

Spanish webinar on Wednesday, July 15 2020 with the NYC Department of Transportation DOT

Open Restaurants Program Q&A with DOT

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4PM-5PM

The City of New York has launched the Open Restaurant Program to expand outdoor seating options for food establishments on qualifying sidewalks, curb lanes, and Open Streets. Please join NYC Department of Transportation for an informational webinar about the options available for temporary expanded outdoor dining, and a virtual Q&A session where representatives will address questions from the audience.

Seminario del programa Restaurantes Abiertos/"Open Restaurants"

Miércoles 15 de julio de 2020 4 PM-5PM

La ciudad de Nueva York ha lanzado el programa de Restaurantes Abierto/Open Restaurants para ampliar las opciones de asientos al aire libre para los establecimientos de comida en las aceras, calles, y Calles Abiertas/Open Streets. Únase al Departamento de Transporte de Nueva York para un seminario web informativo sobre las opciones disponibles para los restaurantes interesados en expandir cenas al aire libre temporalmente. También habra oportunidad para responder preguntas de la audiencia durante la sesión virtual.

La Ciudad de Nueva York creó el programa Restaurantes Al Aire Libre para apoyar al sector de los restaurantes en su recuperación, pero la seguridad de los comensales, los empleados de los restaurantes y de otras personas en la calle es primordial. Además, estos espacios para comer deben ser accesibles para todos los neoyorquinos según la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades (ADA). Los dueños de los restaurantes deberán cumplir todos los requisitos del programa o arriesgarse a perder el permiso de participar en el programa.

Open Restaurant Program is an effort to implement a citywide multi-phase program to expand outdoor seating options for food establishments to promote open space, enhance social distancing, and help them rebound in these difficult economic times.

There are two options for temporary expanded outdoor dining:

  • Open Restaurants – Individual food establishment may apply below and self-certify to use the sidewalk or curb lane adjacent to their business.
  • Open Streets: Restaurants – Community based organizations, BIDs or groups of three (3) or more restaurants on a single block may join together to apply online for weekend-only outdoor dining on streets closed to traffic. More information and locations on the Open Streets: Restaurants program page.

These programs are designed to assist existing food establishments that have been authorized by the Governor of the State of New York to re-open under Phase Two and want to use outdoor areas on a temporary basis. This application is only for food establishments seeking permission to place outdoor seating in front of their establishment on the sidewalk and/or roadway. You do not need to apply to place outdoor seating on private property.

NYC's approach prioritizes geographic equity and allows us to reach the areas most impacted by COVID-19.

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Jul 15, 2020

4 PM - 5 PM

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