Tracking NYC restaurant closings: 1,000 or more so far

Have any of your favorite New York City restaurants closed for good as a result of government edicts issued during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The NY Eater website is keeping a running list of establishments that have announced they are going out of business, ranging from plush large venues to storefront spots to chain locations. In its latest posting, the foodie news outlet reports: 

"Nearly six months into the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants across the city continue to close en masse. Between March 1 and September 1, Eater documented close to 150 restaurant and bar closures -- a mere fraction of the pandemic’s toll so far, which The New York Times estimates has claimed at least 1,000 eating and drinking establishments so far. Among them are neighborhood favorites like Uncle Boons and Maison Premiere, along with sites of teenage debauchery like FiDi’s China Chalet and the glitzy McDonald’s flagship store off Times Square. 

"In all likelihood, though, this is only the beginning of permanent closures in New York, as loans from the Paycheck Protection Program run dry ... [and] rent payments continue to mount ... ."

Go here for the full report.