[Photo at Tallgrass Burger on 1st Avenue by Sonya]
Phase 2 commenced yesterday, and with that, bars and restaurants with permits for Phase 2 open space are now OK to serve food and drinks on newly created sidewalk, and in some cases, street spaces. (No indoor dining yet!)
As Gothamist reported, as of yesterday morning, there have been 3,192 applicants for additional Phase 2 outdoor space, per the Mayor's Office and city's Department of Transportation.
Here's a sampling of East Village establishments and what they're doing to make outdoor dining available... there are tables in the parking spaces adjacent to the bike lane and roadway on Second Avenue between Fifth Street and Sixth Street outside Local 92 and Frank... via EVG regular Lola Saénz...
[Tarallucci e Vino, 1st Avenue at 10th Street]
[Tatsu Ramen, 1st Avenue]
... these photos are all from Steven...
[Miss Lily's, 7th and A]
[Mudspot Café, 9th Street]
[Kitchen Sink, 5th Street at 2nd Avenue]
[St. Dymphna's, Avenue A]
[Tacos Cuautla Morelos, 9th Street]
Elsewhere... Lucien has a few socially distant tables here on First Avenue ...
... and Rosie's on Second Avenue at Second Street already had ample outdoor space...
... and on Second Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, Il Posto Accanto has sidewalk and curb seating...
We'll have an update later this week as more restaurants get their outdoor seating together...
The city released guidelines (document here) for safely dining out ... here's a recap via Grub Street:
Customers themselves are advised to limit their exposure by making reservations in advance and looking at menus online, practice social distancing and hand hygiene; to also wear coverings; and stay home if they are either sick or vulnerable to the coronavirus. The guidelines don’t account for how these rules will be enforced across the city, and there is the issue of whether customers and business owners actually comply.
And check out Eater's explainer on Phase 2 dining here.