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Mayor Adams Vows to Clean Up NYC’s Outdoor-Dining Scene

  • Abandoned dining sheds will be torn down to discourage vermin
  • Residents should report unused or unsafe dining sheds

Mayor Eric Adams is promising New Yorkers that the city’s outdoor dining program is here to stay -- it just needs to be cleaned up. 

“As long as I have something to say about it, this initiative will be here, but we’re going to get it right,” Adams said at a Thursday press conference, in front of an abandoned dining shed in Manhattan. He called on the city’s residents to report any unused or unsafe outdoor dining sheds, because they “can’t be a safe haven for rats” or illegal behavior.