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West New York amends outdoor dining regulations 

The change restricts outdoor dining on parking spaces 

Hudson Kebab House at 5402 Park Avenue in West New York utilizes the permitted outdoor dining. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

West New York has amended its outdoor dining regulations to enact some restrictions, but also expanding other regulations.

The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the ordinance at a meeting in late April. The commissioners voted in lockstep without comment, as usual.

West New York first adopted an ordinance to establish outdoor dining in 2020. And following another executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy permitting the move, the town amended outdoor dining in 2021.

That amendment expands accommodations and licensing of outdoor cafes for restaurants and food establishments located in business, residential, commercial, and industrial zones throughout the town. The move came in response to COVID-19 related restrictions and capacity limitations implemented throughout New Jersey.

Now, with this ordinance, the town has amended its outdoor dining regulations to restrict the use of parking spaces for accommodations. It also expanded the use of outdoor cafés located on the sidewalk of an adjacent structure. 

Read the ordinance online in full at: westnewyorknj.org/_Content/pdf/ordinances/Ord0522.pdf.

The next West New York Board of Commissioners meeting will be held on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, go to westnewyorknj.org and click on the link on the calendar web page.

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