Traffic is back to pre-pandemic levels in many places, but there are a lot of tables for two where parking spaces used to be.
Allison Arevalo owns Pasta Louise, a Brooklyn restaurant. She kept a weeklong diary for us, as she, like many restaurant owners, faces yet another seismic change in the industry.
Outdoor dining has been a lifeline for many restaurants during the pandemic. But now? Some may need to rethink how to keep patrons and food warm.
Business owners are battling with limited space, unpredictable weather and unwanted pests.