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'It worked': In New York City, pandemic-inspired outdoor dining to become permanent...

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posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 06:38 AM
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced the concept since the coronavirus pandemic struck in the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.


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That is great! Awesome! Should be a lot of fun! Snow fights on the patio and pigeon droppings from the sky, just the flavoring needed for my egg drop soup...Better have big umbrellas to catch the sun...How about splashes from the mud puddles when the cabs come flying by...I am thrilled! Thank ME that I do not live there!




posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 06:45 AM
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They'll remember what winter is soon enough.

You've got to shovel that snow... And singe mornings it's below zero F.

Convince someone to enjoy their soy latte on the deck at -5, I'll be waiting.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 07:05 AM
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originally posted by: spiritofsoul

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced the concept since the coronavirus pandemic struck in the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.


news.yahoo.com...

That is great! Awesome! Should be a lot of fun! Snow fights on the patio and pigeon droppings from the sky, just the flavoring needed for my egg drop soup...Better have big umbrellas to catch the sun...How about splashes from the mud puddles when the cabs come flying by...I am thrilled! Thank ME that I do not live there!



They are building glass rooms on patios with force air heaters up here in Canada....with peak roofs....we get about 6 feet of snow where I live...

Perfect solution to keep people outside...build shelters for them....makes sense....

SMH at politicians...




posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: spiritofsoul

Guess you've never travelled to Europe were it's been kind of a thing for a long time now. Took this while I had my lunch:




posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 07:51 AM
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They are using a car lane to do this. One on each side.

NYC will become even more car unfriendly. NYC does not like people owning cars for some strange reason.

Winter will sort out the problem as will the prices to heat outdoor areas.

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posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 07:56 AM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
NYC will become even more car unfriendly. NYC does not like people owning cars for some strange reason.


People who own cars in Manhattan are either very well off or very stupid. There's nearly no reason to own a vehicle between mass transit, ride shares, car sharing and rentals.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: pheonix358
NYC will become even more car unfriendly. NYC does not like people owning cars for some strange reason.


People who own cars in Manhattan are either very well off or very stupid. There's nearly no reason to own a vehicle between mass transit, ride shares, car sharing and rentals.
Maybe they can use tax money from Montana?



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 08:04 AM
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originally posted by: apydomis
Maybe they can use tax money from Montana?


Other way around. New York State sends more to the Treasury then it gets back, unlike Montana.




posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: spiritofsoul

Guess you've never travelled to Europe were it's been kind of a thing for a long time now. Took this while I had my lunch:



I lived in Europe for 6 years. Loved the outdoor dining. Great on sunny days when the temperature is above 60 F.

BUT it was shut down in winter, no one sitting outside in the snow or sitting in outdoor dining in heavy jackets and hats while shivering. They didn't even bother to put tables and chairs out in winter.

It was also shut down in the rain.

Won't work well for a good 4-5 months in NYC so I hope NYC doesn't plan to save restaurants with this plan the next 4-5 months. The economic estimate is 60% of all restaurants will close their door permanently and never reopen, with winter coming on outdoor dining won't slow that down.

COVID and massive strict shutdowns have destroyed 60% of all small businesses around the nation, leaving the big corporations the only shopping option since they had the resources to survive with only shutting down some of their stores.


edit on 9/27/20 by The2Billies because: addition



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 08:25 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
This is true. I believe New York and Conneticut are the big Donor States.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: The2Billies
BUT it was shut down in winter, no one sitting outside in the snow or sitting in outdoor dining in heavy jackets and hats while shivering. They didn't even bother to put tables and chairs out in winter.


I've dined outdoors in Italy in the fall/winter, they have these things now called heaters.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: ColeYounger
This is true. I believe New York and Conneticut are the big Donor States.


Yeah, New jersey is on the list too, it's always nice to see my tax money go to the broke asses in places like Moochabama.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: The2Billies
BUT it was shut down in winter, no one sitting outside in the snow or sitting in outdoor dining in heavy jackets and hats while shivering. They didn't even bother to put tables and chairs out in winter.


I've dined outdoors in Italy in the fall/winter, they have these things now called heaters.


Those heaters are all flameless and woodless right ?

😃



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 09:39 AM
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I thought all the tax imbalances was due to population ? 😃



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

DC is planning to have out taxpayer grants to "winterize" outdoor dining for restaurants. So DC is planning to make a winter thing to save restaurants.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: The2Billies

DC is planning to have out taxpayer grants to "winterize" outdoor dining for restaurants. So DC is planning to make a winter thing to save restaurants.



Smells like heating the outdoors.

None of these people grew up with fathers.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Those heaters are all flameless and woodless right ?


No, it's a burning pile of dry tinder.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 10:51 AM
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i live at the lincoln tunnel. i hang in hoboken and nyc.
there is an AWESOME bar in hoboken, which build these round igloo like tents. massive, like 15 feet in diameter, enough to hold a table of 8.

but for sure, it gets mighty cold over here.

diblazio and his commie comrades are grasping at straws to continue the narrative.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: spiritofsoul

Guess you've never travelled to Europe were it's been kind of a thing for a long time now. Took this while I had my lunch:



You really don't think that New Yorkers are as civilized as Europeans. Not to mention paying 30 bucks for a hamburger and 15 bucks for a beer and sitting on a sidewalk. Its fine as a supplement to add to indoor dining but weather and New York's general pissy attitude isn't gonna work in the long run. LOL not to mention inthis day and age you'd better bring your riot gear LOL no telling when you will "volunteered" too march for BLM.



posted on Sep, 27 2020 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: The2Billies
BUT it was shut down in winter, no one sitting outside in the snow or sitting in outdoor dining in heavy jackets and hats while shivering. They didn't even bother to put tables and chairs out in winter.


I've dined outdoors in Italy in the fall/winter, they have these things now called heaters.


Yeah, so does Florida. Granted, they're weather wimps down there and don parkas & heavy sweaters as soon as it hits 69 degrees, but still. Nothing like sitting outside in a brisk January/February winter wind with those things. That meager heat dissipates lickity-split.

To prevent a ramble, what I'm saying is....those heaters ain't gonna cut it up north where it actually gets COLD.




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