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Roadside Dining is Suspended for the Third Time This Winter as Another Snowstorm Hits NYC

Plus, Brooklyn’s historic Gage & Tollner restaurant is open for takeout and delivery — and more intel

Snowstorm in New York Ciity
An ongoing snowstorm has suspended roadside dining for the day
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Snowstorm leads to another roadside dining suspension in NYC

For the third time this winter, a snowstorm has suspended roadside dining in New York City. The city’s sanitation department announced yesterday that it had issued a snow alert set to commence at 5 a.m. Thursday, prompting the temporary suspension of streetside dining setups.

Sidewalk dining can still proceed — and New Yorkers have done so during past snowstorms — though the temporary suspension on roadside dining will remain in place through the end of today. The city is expecting between four to nine inches of snow today, though NYC won’t face the brunt of a record-breaking freeze that has blanketed much of the United States this past week, and has left at least 38 people dead. Climate scientists have pointed to this extreme weather as yet another indication of the deepening global warming crisis.

Meanwhile in NYC, this is now the third snowstorm that has disrupted outdoor dining in the last few months. The storm earlier this month dropped 17.2 inches of snow on the city, making it one of the biggest snowstorms in NYC’s history. Though the storm is expected to continue into tomorrow morning, the roadside dining suspension is only in place for today as of now.

In other news

— Nearly a year after it was originally set to open, Brooklyn’s reimagined Gage & Tollner is now open for takeout and delivery. The restaurant is offering a combination of meal kits and batched cocktails, along with a larger selection of a la carte cocktails from the restaurant’s tiki-themed cocktail bar, Sunken Harbor Club.

— Chick-fil-a has opened its first standalone outpost in Jackson Heights, Queens. The chain has multiple locations throughout the city, but this is the second one to open in the borough after the 2016 opening of an outlet at the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst.

— Modern Korean restaurant Oiji has debuted its popular honey butter chips, which is served with vanilla ice cream for guests dining at the East Village spot, for takeout and delivery as part of a meal kit sold through the platform Mise.

— The Market Line’s Waroeng pop-up is hosting its next event on March 20. This edition will focus on seafood from the seaside town of Jimbaran, in Bali, Indonesia.

— The Cuomo administration has awarded a total of $4 million to 80 New York farms to address climate change and reduce their environmental footprints.

— The City looks at how food workers in New York City can get vaccinated.

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