Bars Turn To Hibernation As Industry Struggles to Cope with Cuomo's COVID Directives



In mid-to-late-March, when the puddles of grey filth frozen hard against the curbs of Bushwick and in her potholes melt away, new political realities and the hopeful abatement of a tenacious plague will be cause for unbridled celebration.

The pickings for a neighborhood joint in which to celebrate, however, may be slim if a recent avalanche of bar closures becomes permanent.

Owing in large part to Governor Cuomo’s expected, but nevertheless economically devastating, executive order re-eliminating indoor dining in New York City, several cherished neighborhood saloons have...[click here to read full article]