As of Tuesday (4/27), 44.6% of New Yorkers had received at least one COVID vaccine, and 31.9% both. With cases continuing to fall in the state, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the 12 AM curfew on outdoor dining will be lifted beginning Monday, May 17. The indoor dining curfew will be lifted two weeks later, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.
Also set to return is bar seating, which will be allowed again starting on May 3. And say goodbye to "Cuomo Chips;" state lawmakers are expected, on Wednesday, to do away with the oft-criticized rule requiring that restaurants serve food along with orders of alcohol, Times Union reports.