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The Drinking Spills Onto the Sidewalk
josé a. alvarado jr.
Jun 18, 2020
Location: New york city
Of all the New York City businesses impatiently awaiting for official permission to reopen, bars arguably face the biggest challenges. Every aspect of their appeal — large crowds in small spaces, close contact with strangers, mouths constantly open to drink or talk — runs contrary to the watchful guidelines that frame conduct during the pandemic. My latest contribution for The New York Times with words by Robert Simonson, story in today's paper, 6/17!

New York’s New Bar Stool: The Sidewalk
Reopening may be a long way off, but bar regulars have reassembled outdoors, and owners are trying to balance business and safety.


José A. Alvarado Jr. is a visual storyteller devoted to documenting cultural and social issues, as well as human interest stories in the US and Puerto Rico.
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