Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Eric Adams rolled out city-mandated guidelines and regulations for permanent outdoor dining, Dining Out NYC. The Adams bill gives restaurants clear design requirements they must adhere to for “clean, safe, and rat-free” outdoor dining. The move follows an announcement earlier this year from the Mayor and the Department of Transportation (DOT), which oversees the program, on the licensing aspect of the dining sheds.
The bill Mayor Adams signed on October 19 mandates ADA requirements and specific distances that must be adhered to from elements such as fire hydrants, cellar doors, and subway infrastructure. It also proposes guidelines
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