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Sidewalk Cafes: What You Need to Know

Few things make a lunch or dinner out more romantic than sitting outside and enjoying the warm summer breeze.  However, because sidewalk cafés are built on city property—namely, the sidewalk—and can present an obstruction to pedestrians, these cafés are subject to special zoning regulations and special government clearance.  According to the New York City Zoning Resolution, there are three main types of sidewalk cafés: More Info