The Department of Transportation is dropping Summer Streets, the program where main roads are closed to cars on three Saturdays in August.
He cited the challenges of social distancing and noted that many roads are already closed for the Open Streets program to create more pedestrian space.
LONG-TERM RESTAURANT CLOSURE
A longtime restaurant in Lower Manhattan is shutting down for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bennie’s Thai Cafe on Fulton Street will serve its last meal on Sunday after opening in 1996.
In a message to patrons posted on their doorstep, the restaurant owners proudly wrote that they had weathered the 9/11 attacks, the recession and Storm Sandy.
NJ DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION
Parents in New Jersey will have the option to choose distance learning for their children for the next school year. The New Jersey Department of Education has released its advice for parents choosing this option. Gov. Phil Murphy has said allowing parents to choose distance learning for their children will help reduce student density in our schools. He said this will also allow the classroom spaces to stretch further to ensure good social distancing for other students and staff. Students must respect the same rules of attendance and duration of the day.
NY STATE LIQUID AUTHORITY PROBLEMS
New York State Police and the State Liquor Authority issued 37 summons to bars and restaurants statewide. Governor Cuomo called on local governments and law enforcement agencies to do their jobs and help enforce regulations.
BLUE JAYS TO PLAY HOME GAMES IN BUFFALO
The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in Buffalo, New York, this year amid the pandemic. The Blue Jays said in a statement Friday that the bulk of their home program will be played at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, home of the club’s Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons. General manager Ross Atkins previously said if the team couldn’t find a major league park, Buffalo would be their most likely site for home games.
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