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The Temporary Open Restaurants Program is currently transitioning to the permanent Dining Out NYC outdoor dining program. 

Key dates of the new Dining Out NYC program include:

  • March 5, 2024:  Food service establishments may begin applying online to join the Dining Out NYC program.
  • August 3, 2024:  Deadline for food service establishments with existing temporary outdoor dining setups to apply to continue operating until the Department of Transportation (DOT) approves the application. 
  • November 1, 2024:  A temporary program outdoor dining setup that applied before August 3, 2024, must comply with the new Dining Out NYC design requirements by the earlier of 30 days after DOT approves the Dining Out NYC application or November 1, 2024. 

To learn more, visit the Outdoor Dining page.

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