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Farewell Party for SYEP Interns (8/12/23)

Refreshing Summer Open Streets (8/19/23)

Time to cool off with us again at our Refreshing Weekend Open Streets in Chinatown tomorrow Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 12pm to 3pm, on Forsyth St (79 Division St), between Division & East Broadway. Water rides, activities and fun for families. Join us!

Business Reminders

Restrictions on Providing Utensils, Condiments, Napkins and Containers

Effective July 31, 2023, New York City food service establishments* providing take-out and delivery service must comply with these restrictions:

  • Do not provide utensils, condiment packets, napkins, or extra containers to take-out or delivery customers, unless requested by the customer.
  • Your online ordering and delivery apps must be set to a default of not providing these items. You must provide customers with the option to request these items only if you offer them.
  • Delivery and courier services may not provide these items unless such items are requested by the customer.

Food Businesses MUST Comply with New Rule to Fight Rats

As of August 1, 2023, ALL food-related businesses in NYC must use rigid containers with secure lids when setting out trash for collection.

Who is affected

The new rule impacts ALL food-related businesses. This includes catering establishments, food manufacturers, food preparation establishments, food service establishments, food wholesalers, and retail food stores. Restaurants, grocery stores, delis, bodegas, caterers, and other businesses that sell or handle food MUST comply.

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