New York’s busy streets fell quiet at the start of the pandemic and recovery has been slow in the months since, although many areas, including Brooklyn, are busy again. Indoor dining, while previously allowed at 25% capacity, was paused in New York City on December 14. However, outdoor dining continues, with restaurants and bars building ad hoc structures. Tent enclosures and heating are being used over the winter. Bars must close at 10 p.m.