New York City is opening up some pedestrian plazas starting this week.
City officials announced that Douglaston Plaza will be opened to include exclusive seating, collective dining and open public seating.
The city’s Open Restaurants program now has more than 9,500 participants. They will be allowed to host outdoor dining through October.
“The expansion of the Open Restaurants program to include Douglaston Plaza in Northeast Queens is a great victory for our small businesses and our community,” said Councilman Paul Vallone, who chairs the Committee on Economic Development.
“Let’s all celebrate by grabbing some coffee and enjoying dinner at our wonderful Douglaston Plaza!”