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27 great spots on the Lower East Side with outdoor dining available.

NYC is reopening for indoor dining on September 30th. To get a sense of what it’ll be like, we tried it out across the river in New Jersey.

Restaurants can resume indoor dining at a reduced 25% capacity. Here’s what to know about contact tracing, new restrictions, and more.

15 of the best spots in NYC to get dinner outside with someone you’re dating - or want to be dating.

The city council just approved a surcharge of up to 10% of your indoor or outdoor dining bill

The new restaurant openings you should know about.

NYC restaurants that have permanently closed during the coronavirus pandemic.



Saigon Social serves phenomenal Vietnamese food on the Lower East Side, and it’s one of our favorite new restaurants of 2020.

For a scoop of something cold, here’s where to go.


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The best bars and restaurants in NYC where you can hang out with your real best friend.

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You can find fried chicken sandwiches pretty much anywhere, but for the best fried chicken sandwiches in NYC, head to these 9 spots.

Mission Chinese’s owner, Danny Bowien, cites pandemic-related business challenges as the reason for the closure.

24 West Village restaurants where you can eat outside today.

7 of the best fish tacos in New York City.

16 spots across NYC where you can get food and drinks outside after 11pm.

19 great restaurants for lunch or dinner outside on Staten Island.

24 Harlem restaurants with sidewalk seating, back patios, and parking lanes decked-out with string lights.

20 excellent outdoor options in Chinatown for when you’re in the mood for tender wontons in chili oil, banh xeo, oyster omelettes, or a BEC.

From European soccer to the US Open, pro sports are back. Here’s where you can watch them outside, from Hoboken to Staten Island.

All the best places to eat and drink when you’re in the Catskill Mountains - updated for whatever upstate traveling looks like for you in 2020.

The best bars and restaurants in NYC where you can hang out with your real best friend.

You don’t just want to go someplace outside, you want to go someplace outside next to a large body of water.

28 outdoor options for grilled octopus, arepas, chicken shawarma, and more.

Before going out to eat or drink in Park Slope, check out the 24 spots with outdoor seating on this guide.


The best restaurants and bars open for outdoor dining in Woodside and Sunnyside.

Whether you want a small-group hang or a quiet dinner in a backyard, use this guide to plan your ideal outdoor birthday situation for 2020.

Before going out to eat or drink in Williamsburg, check out the 44 spots with outdoor seating on this guide.

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