New York Bars, Restaurants Can Soon Stay Open ‘Til Midnight
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
The governor also announced during a telephone briefing Wednesday that auto and horse racing events will be able to accommodate spectators at 20% capacity starting April 23.
“”But at the same time, we caution New Yorkers: Don’t get cocky. The disease is still very much with us,” Cuomo said.
Weddings and other catered events will be allowed to run until 1 a.m. instead of midnight as of Monday, the Democratic governor said.
Restaurants had pleaded for an end to the 11 p.m. curfew, saying that pandemic restrictions were hurting their business.
A similar curfew was lifted earlier this month for casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiard halls and fitness centers.
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