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LIC Special Update: June 19, 2020
Dear LIC Community,

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blasio have announced that NYC will be entering Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, June 22. Click here to see a full list of industries allowed to reopen in Phase 2 . The below information focuses on the Open Restaurants program.

The self-certification form for restaurants to take part in the Outdoor Dining program is now available for restaurants and bars that meet program re quirements. For restaurants participating in the NYC Open Restaurants Program, the application just opened this morning, please click here to access the application.

Restaurants will be able to use the following spaces, subject to certain limitations:
  • Sidewalks
  • Curb Lane Seating
  • Backyard Seating
  • Open Streets & Plazas

Documents needed to fill out the application include:

Restaurants and bars meeting NYC's Open Restaurants requirements, may apply for the program. Please have the following information available to apply:
  • Business name (DBA), address and contact information
  • Food Service Establishment Permit number
  • Dimensions of sidewalk and/or roadway seating areas

Establishments planning to serve alcohol must also provide:
  • State Liquor Authority ("SLA") serial number
  • SLA license information
  • Licensee certification

SBS will also launch a reopening supplies  marketplace  for easy access to wholesalers selling PPE, gloves, sneeze guards and other equipment. Business owners can call a hotline at 1-888-SBS-4NYC with any questions.

Helpful Links:

We are currently working with NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and NYC Department of Small Business Services (NYC SBS ) to set up a time early next week for someone from one of these city agencies to walk our local restaurants through the process of reopening and answer any questions you may have through the process. Please stay tuned for additional information.

For immediate questions, please contact the Small Business Services Hotline: 888-SBS-4NYC.

As always, please visit our website at for additional updates.