‘Restricting people’s freedom’: Bar owner clashes with de Blasio over vax checks

Mayor Bill de Blasio and a Brooklyn bar owner sparred over his new proof-of-vaccination requirements for indoor service Friday, as some barkeeps and restaurateurs continue to push back against the new rules.

The contentious exchange occurred three days after the new mandate went into effect, which is one part of City Hall’s aggressive strategy to boost New York’s vaccination effort and head off the hyper-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19.

The barkeep, only identified as Bob, even challenged Hizzoner to work the door at his establishment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, as he accused the mayor of violating the civil liberties of his patrons.

“You’re talking about restricting people’s

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