Despite the original catch phrase of "flattening the curve" in New York being an objective accomplished long ago, NYC residents are still having their Constitutional Rights decimated by the feckless leaders of their City and State.
NYC is the only city in the state which is forbidding Indoor Dining in its restaurants.
And now a Class Action Lawsuit seeking $2B in damages is being filed on behalf of restauratuers in the city against Mayor De Blasio & Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused “irreparable harm” to the city’s food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining — the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action.
Il Bacco, an Italian restaurant in Queens, is spearheading a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and New York Attorneys General to force the state to allow indoor dining and for damages lost during Covid-19 guidelines.
Over 350 restaurants have signed on to the $2 billion lawsuit.
Il Bacco is only 500 feet from the Nassau County border, where restaurants have been able to serve indoors at 50% capacity since June 24.
New York City is the only city in the state where some form of indoor dining is still not allowed, despite a weeks-long statewide case positive rate below 1%.
In mid-August, 1,500 gym owners across New York filed a class-action lawsuit against the state which led to gyms, fitness centers, and yoga studios opening their doors at 33% capacity just a few weeks later."
Shockingly-Or not-Governor Cuomo has confessed that there are really no plans to address the indoor dining crisis that NYC restaurants will be killed off by.
From Fox Business:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he does not have a plan to allow New York City restaurants to reopen indoor dining, blaming difficulties with enforcing coronavirus restrictions during a conference call on Thursday.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson released a statement on Wednesday declaring "it's time" for New York City to ease back into indoor dining, citing neighboring New Jersey's decision to do so.
After months of surviving with outdoor dining and takeout and delivery, city restaurant owners say the coming colder weather could be fatal for their businesses. While owners have tended to blame Mayor Bill de Blasio for lacking a plan to reopen dining rooms, Cuomo said any decision would need to be made by the state government.
"That's not a decision that's going to be made by New York City," Cuomo said on Thursday. "They have no legal authority to make that decision. The state will make that decision, I happen to agree with the speaker. I'd like to see the restaurants open."
Having announced that casinos in the state and malls in New York City may reopen at limited capacity and with coronavirus regulations on Sept. 9, Cuomo said the state lacks the manpower to make sure restaurants are complying by any reopening guidelines and suggested that key discussions with local officials and the restaurant industry have not yet taken place.
"We're going to contact the speaker today and say, look, if New York City can say this many police, NYPD, can be put on a task force to monitor the compliance, that's something that we can discuss," Cuomo continued. "I'm going to say to the Restaurant Association that desperately wants to open, and I understand the economic pressure, can you tell me how we're going to enforce it, and how we're going to monitor compliance?"
Democrat officials across the country have seized the pandemic hysteria that has hearded scared citizens indoors and away from social life for months.
They have become Tin-Pot Dictators in their own little Banana Republics.
Cuomo doesn't wear a mask, as evidenced above. Pelosi expects to be catered to by any lowly business owner serf that will have her.
Governor Cuomo has no plan to re-open restaurants in America's largest city.
But he found plenty of time to write a book patting himself on the back.