New York City bar and restaurant homeowners have put collectively a brand new internet sequence aimed solely at bringing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s consideration to their plight in the course of the pandemic.
“Good Morning Cuomo” debuted on Instagram this week. Its creators stated the present is meant “for an viewers of 1: Governor Andrew Cuomo.”
“NYC Bars and Eating places have labored to get in contact with Cuomo for the previous a number of months by protests, telephone calls, emails, instagram and twitter with NO RESPONSE,” reads the sequence’ first publish on Instagram. “Lately, it dawned on us — Governor Cuomo LOVES TV! Particularly Cuomo loves that TV is all about HIM — so we made him a present!”
The first episode options Daybreak Eldridge, the proprietor and operator of Citroen Bistro and Cocktail Bar in Brooklyn.
“We undoubtedly can not survive on outside eating. I’ve 5 tables. It’s math. There’s no means,” Elridge says in a message directed on the Democratic governor.
Eldridge describes the impression that shutdowns have had on her restaurant, together with having to let workers go.
“With out indoor eating, I don’t know the way we’re going to outlive. It’s all numbers. If we don’t fill these tables, and we don’t flip them at sure instances, we don’t make that cash,” she stated. “So, in the event you reduce our hours and reduce our quantity of tables, we’re making even much less cash.”
Cuomo ordered indoor eating to be shut down earlier this month following a monthlong rise in COVID-19 circumstances. It was the primary citywide shutdown since March, when coronavirus-related restrictions have been launched. Final month, the governor restricted eating places within the metropolis to takeout and supply after 10 p.m.
“No one needs to come back right here and go to an Amazon restaurant. No one,” Eldridge stated. “Killing us you’re going to kill tourism. You’re killing what New York is about. We’re shedding every little thing and we’re shedding the guts and soul of this metropolis.”
Fox Information has reached out the Cuomo’s workplace for remark.