NY Passes Bill Making Restaurant Reservation Black Market Illegal

NY Passes Bill Making Restaurant Reservation Black Market Illegal

On June 7th New York passed Bill S9365 the “Restaurant Reservation Anti-Piracy Act” to combat a significant rise in predatory software flooding the online restaurant reservation marketplace. Guests wanting to dine out at restaurants will no longer have to compete with predatory bots capturing reservations and reselling

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NYC Makes Outdoor Dining Permanent with “Dining Out NYC”

NYC Makes Outdoor Dining Permanent with “Dining Out NYC”

NYC Makes Outdoor Dining Permanent with “Dining Out NYC” Mayor Adams has signed off on legislation originally introduced by NY City Council in July, creating the most expansive and exceptional permanent outdoor dining initiatives in the United States. Named ‘Dining Out NYC”, The permanent program builds upon

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Cocktails To Go May Soon Become Permanent in NY

Cocktails To Go May Soon Become Permanent in NY

New York’s “cocktails to go” law is set to expire in 2025. Governor Kathy Hochul is pushing for a permanent extension. Originally introduced as a temporary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Cocktails to Go” was enacted to help struggling restaurants and bars required to shut their doors

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NYC May Ban Smoking in Outdoor Dining Areas

NYC May Ban Smoking in Outdoor Dining Areas

The NYC Department of Health wants to ban smoking and vaping in all outdoor dining areas. Under current law, restaurants can allow guests to smoke tobacco and non-cannabis electronic cigarettes while dining outdoors, as long as the restaurant is compliant with Chapter 10 of Title 24 of the

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SantaCon Returns to NYC

SantaCon Returns to NYC

The SantaCon event held every December, returns to New York City this Saturday December 9th. The annual pub crawl brings thousands of participants dressed in their best Santa / Christmas-themed costumes. What is SantaCon? As described on the official website, SantaCon is “a charitable, non-political, nonsensical Santa

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