NYC’s Outdoor Dining Situation Is Wild Right Now

Alternate side dining now in full effect.

The COVID-19 pandemic crippled NYC’s restaurant industry perhaps more than any other, shuttering in-house dining for the foreseeable future and leaving operators scrambling to pivot to delivery/takeout models that many had never offered before...

The SoHo French-Indonesian spot from husband-and-wife team Cedric and Ochi Vongerichten created a lush outdoor setup complete with plants and wooden tables and chairs. Using Re-ply, a company that has been up-cycling plywood used to board up windows during the protests of early June, the company fashioned all the tables and chairs for the sidewalk cafe.

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