NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Outdoor dining has been extended in New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law immediately allowing restaurants to continue using sidewalks and streets for another year.
The measure extends a policy put in place during the pandemic that helped eateries stay afloat.
Restaurant owners say the extension will definitely boost business.
"It's almost like another half a restaurant, almost three-quarters a restaurant out there, so it helps a lot, completely makes a difference, tremendous difference," one restaurant owner said.
"It's a new feeling of New York dining. It's a happier feeling to have people outdoors, outside," another restaurant owner said.
Cuomo did not extend the to-go booze measure allowing carry-out alcohol sales.
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