NYC: Mott Street reclaims road-space from cars for outdoor dining amid decline in COVID-19

Mayor Bill de Blasio may have endured criticism for taking less than a lukewarm approach opening streets for social distancing and to prevent an influx of vehicles during the pandemic, but local organizations are filling the gap.

Mott Street from Worth to Mosco has outdoor seating for ten restaurants and over 100 customers who will be able to enjoy some of best Asian food Chinatown has to offer in an enclosure free from cars, according to organizers.

Apart from the city Department of Transportation which authorized the street closure, the Rockwell Group and Dine Out NYC is attempting to make a lively and safe go of it considering much of the controversy around open air dining in since it was allowed in Phase III reopening.