Celebrity Chefs Chart New Future for NYC Restaurant SceneFebruary 5, 2021
The pandemic upended New York’s restaurant scene. Overall, employment in the city’s dining and drinking establishments plunged 43% last year from a year ago, according to state labor statistics. The industry, which employed 324,500 people at the end of 2019, only counted 183,800 jobs by December. New York’s restaurants and bars lost 11,400 jobs from November to December alone, after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down indoor dining and the weather got colder.