Drinking from an open container in public is in opposition to the legislation in New York.
Maybe it’s the climate or the understanding that two months of the pandemic lockdown is a hardship, however the metropolis has loosened its enforcement, and in reality is encouraging individuals to maintain strolling with their to-go cups as a result of it’s higher than having them cease in teams.
As heat climate has arrived, many New York residents are leaving their tiny flats for the primary time to socialize, typically spilling into sidewalks and streets close to watering holes which are at the moment permitted to serve solely takeout drinks.
Impromptu block events have been popping up outdoors some bars in current weeks. A New York Police Division officer patrolling the Decrease East Aspect one current Saturday afternoon rolled her eyes and sighed after dispersing a bunch of sidewalk drinkers following a number of calls to the town’s 311 grievance hotline. “We’ve been dealing with these all day, nonstop,” she stated.