Ray’s Bar on Rivington Benefits from City’s Latest ‘Open Street’

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

Another Lower East Side street is now closed off to traffic on weekends for outdoor dining, Mayor de Blasio announced last Friday.

Celebrity-owned (Justin Theroux) Ray’s Bar is the “host” for the road closure of Rivington Street between Chrystie and the Bowery.

This outdoor dining initiative, launched by de Blasio back in June to allow restaurants to set up tables on the roadbed, comes to a close at the end of next month. Fewer than half of the city’s 25,000 restaurants participate, according to a report in the New York Post.

City restaurants can resume indoor dining at 25-percent of their capacity at the end of September, Governor Cuomo announced last this week.

With the addition of Rivington and Chrystie, the total number of car-free corridors under the coronavirus-linked restaurant program is now at 87.

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