Tuesday June 23, 2020
by Brenda Krisel, Patch Staff
Mayor Bill de Blasio ate at a Harlem comfort food spot Melba's whichnis one
of more than 3,000 restaurants to apply for outdoor seating.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the reopening of the city;s
restaurants by taking in a meal at Harlem restaurant Melba's with first Lady
Chirlane McCray, the mayor said Tuesday
De Blasio said he would dine out during his Monday morning press
conference, but didn;t reveal where he planned to eat. On Tuesday
morning the mayor revealed he went to the Harlem comfort food spot
on West 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blv during an interview
with PIX 11's Dan Mannarino. De Blasio said that New Yorkers seem ready
to patronize restaurants three months after food and beverages business
were limited to takeout and delivery to crub the spread of coronavirus.
"I"m really pleased that we were able to help so many restaurants
open with our outdoor seating. I was up in Harlem last night at Melba's
an amazing restaurant, and people were ou in great number's like really
for it. And it;s so exciting to think we're going to help those resturant
come back, de Blasio said.