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This story was sitting in unpublished for awhile but I was inspired by a recent article on Streetsblog about the inequity of the Open Restaurant program, here: https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2020/07/05/op-ed-the-dangers-of-privatizing-public-space/

Three weeks ago, the City of New York announced that it would be closing streets to cars and opening up to 100 miles of streets to “make social distancing easier and reduce crowds at city parks”.

Let me remind you that three weeks ago, we were a little over week 5 of NYS on Pause. And for many in New York City, it might have even been Week 6 or 7 of…

Nur Asri

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