Photo credit: Edgie168 licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition The pandemic hurt New York City’s businesses significantly and, thus, opening up the City is being welcomed by everyone, not just business owners. New York City Nightlife Director Ariel Palitz is now recommending
Photo credit: Lorenzo Messina from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition One of the benefits of the COVID-19 lockdowns was that the world became quieter. That included restaurant noise. In most parts of the world, when restaurants reopened, it was outdoor dining only. As the pandemic subsided further, indoor dining was allowed,
Photo credit: Eden, Janine and Jim licnsed under CC BY 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Recognizing the difficulties restaurants faced during this horrific pandemic, New York City has provided increased outside dining spaces for these restaurants. Mayor Bill de Blasio has stated that “[t]he success of
Dining out is about more than the food on your plate, says food writer Bob Yesbek. Dr. Daniel Fink agrees and suggests we ask local officials to pass quiet restaurant ordinances.
Pete Wells, the NY Times food critic, wrote of the 8 ways restaurants have changed in the past decade. Dr. Daniel Fink says there is one more way—restaurants have become much noisier.