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New York’s Katz’s Delicatessen to Offer Outdoor Dining, First Time in 132 Years

New York’s Katz’s Delicatessen to Offer Outdoor Dining, First Time in 132 Years

New York’s iconic Katz’s Delicatessen added outdoor seating for the first time since it opened its doors 132 years ago.
The restaurant, known for its pastrami sandwiches and matzoh ball soup, had been offering take-away meals as well as delivery in recent weeks.  With the start of Phase 3 of New York City’s reopening plan, which permits restaurants to resume table service provided it is outdoors, Katz’s is offering seating for …

Sixt to Open 10 New Airport Locations from Bankrupt Advantage Rent-a-Car

Sixt to Open 10 New Airport Locations from Bankrupt Advantage Rent-a-Car

Sixt Rent-a-Car won court approval to take over ten airport locations from Advantage Rent a Car, which filed for bankruptcy in May, just a few days after industry giant Hertz entered bankruptcy proceedings.
The Munich-based company paid $16.1 million for the concessions.
A U.S. District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court judge approved Sixt’s acquisition of airport concessions at New York’s three major airport locations, LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark, as well as at Boston …

New York City Postpones Move to Indoor Dining at Restaurants as Cases Climb in Other States

New York City Postpones Move to Indoor Dining at Restaurants as Cases Climb in Other States

New Yorkers won’t be dining in restaurants any time soon.  On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo postponed the reopening of the city’s dining rooms.  Outdoor dining will continue to be allowed, alarmed by the dramatic increase in cases in states that reopened and allowed indoor dining.
Indoor dining is being postponed “until the facts change and it is safe and prudent” to do so, the governor said.  He added that the postponement …

Coronavirus News: June 30, 2020 – Republican Senator Tells Trump to Wear a Mask, More States on Quarantine Lists

Coronavirus News: June 30, 2020 – Republican Senator Tells Trump to Wear a Mask, More States on Quarantine Lists

The number of new virus cases in the United States has increased dramatically in the past two weeks. An increase was recorded in 36 states, while only two – Connecticut and Rhode Island, reported a decrease last week.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday in the course of testifying to Congress that daily U.S. cases could hit 100,000.  “We recommend masks for everyone …

Why Indoor Dining is So Risky in the Age of Coronavirus

Over the past several days, we’ve seen state officials focus on one aspect of the reopening more so than any other that is causing the number of new coronavirus cases to spike: Indoor dining.
Restaurants face great challenges when they try to reopen their dining rooms. Ventilation systems can create complex patterns of airflow and keep viruses aloft.  As a result, simply spacing tables six feet apart, in line with current …

New York to Delay Reopening of Theaters, Fitness Centers, and Malls

New York to Delay Reopening of Theaters, Fitness Centers, and Malls

The State of New York will postpone plans to reopen indoor movie theaters, fitness centers, and shopping malls, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference.
Such establishments were slated to be allowed to resume operations in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening.  Phase 4 will begin in some parts of the state on Friday.
The governor said that more study is needed on indoor viral transmission, adding that the state’s Department …

Coronavirus News: June 24, 2020 – N.Y. Metro Area to Require 14-Day Quarantine, Marathon Cancelled

Coronavirus News: June 24, 2020 – N.Y. Metro Area to Require 14-Day Quarantine, Marathon Cancelled

Good morning. The number of new coronavirus cases in the world keeps going up and now stands at 9.34 million, an increase of over 162,994 people in the past 24 hours.   The situation is particularly critical in Brazil and parts of the United States, where some states reopened their economies.
Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday, June 24.
Russia held a belated Victory Day celebration.  Traditionally held for May 9, parades were …