Cuomo said restaurants can continue to offer delivery and outdoor dining services. The problem, however, is that many businesses have turned their "outdoor" experience into indoor spaces that are taking over the sidewalks and streets of New York City.
Pictured here is a restaurant in Manhattan's Lower East Side.
The rules also state there must be 6ft between tables, and no more than 10 people seated at one table.
And, "If three side walls or more are in use, the occupancy limit will be capped at 25 percent capacity, and all indoor dining guidelines must be followed" — which doesn't seem to be a guideline that restaurants across the city are following.
Per New York State, “Outdoor space" is "defined as an open air space without a fixed roof (besides a temporary or seasonal awning or cover)." The guidelines go on to say that "an enclosed cafe with a permanent roof would not meet the definition."