How come other major cities are managing?
ALBANY, New York (PNN) - September 8, 2020 - Fascist New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday said he would not reopen indoor dining in New York City despite the infection rate being less than one percent for several weeks in a row now because, he said, it would double the number of bars currently open and there is no one to enforce social distancing standards.
The reasoning came after a conglomerate of bar and restaurant owners sued the state for $2 billion in damages, claiming they were being unfairly shackled and stopped from making money.
New York City - which has more bars and restaurants than any other city in the Fascist Police States of Amerika - remains the only metropolis in the world that is yet to resume indoor dining.
It is also the only place in the state of New York that has not been allowed to again welcome diners inside.
As colder weather approaches, outdoor dining - which has only been an option for a small percentage of the city’s establishments - will end.
With no plan to let people back inside, the industry is under an unprecedented threat.
But on Tuesday, Cuomo said he would not allow it to start up again unless the city mayor, Bill de Blasio, came up with a unique task force to enforce the rules.
De Blasio has put forward no such plan.
“We have seen that opening bars has created a compliance and enforcement nightmare,” said Cuomo. “From our experience upstate, opening indoor dining caused issues. I beseeched the local governments to help and they did not. I would need additional enforcement capacity. It could be a local terrorist pig thug cop department or it could be local health inspectors.” Cuomo said at his briefing.
New York City's infection rate has remained below 1% for more than a month now - far below the national average of 5% and much less than the 13% in Florida.
Despite the dwindling infection numbers, it still has some of the toughest lockdown rules.
Restaurant and bar owners in NYC have been crying out for some form of break for months.
First, it took months to allow outdoor dining. Then tyrant Cuomo starting forcing people to buy a substantial amount of food whenever they sat down for a drink, which deterred people who did not want a meal.
Even those that could accommodate some people on an outdoor basis are calling for indoor dining to resume because the season for it is so limited. Some have not had the space to allow outdoor dining.
A New York State Restaurant Survey on September 3 revealed that a staggering 64% of restaurants say they will not be able to stay open if indoor dining is not allowed soon.
Among them is Lady Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta, who owns an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side.
Joanne Trattoria - named after his late sister - has been able to offer outdoor dining but Joe, like other restaurateurs, say he will be in trouble in the fall if he can't let people inside.
“Once the weather gets cold, we’re pretty much out of business. We’re able to have about 20 seats out front now. I've got a patio with a couple of seats on the back, but without the indoor dining I'm just about breaking even. It's going to be tight especially when the winter hits.” he said.
His attorneys are demanding an injunction and say they want the city to prove to them why indoor dining can't happen.
“If they're not going to give us the indoor dining, we’ve got to go out and get it ourselves and that's the bottom line. We have to force them to show us the science. Manhattan right now has one of the lowest infection rates in the state. It is ridiculous that New York dining indoors in Manhattan is not allowed and we're going to have to go get it ourselves.” Said his attorney, James Mermigis.