Eyesores and confusion as city restaurateurs wait for concrete outdoor dining plan


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When the pandemic slammed the city in March 2020, Frangos Peri Peri had been open inside a narrow East Village storefront for just a few months.

More than two years later, the Portuguese chicken restaurant on Avenue B has managed to survive, but its orange wooden outdoor shed on the roadway is no more.

Owner Rosina Ishaq had set up sidewalk tables in June 2020, when former Mayor Bill de Blasio initially established outdoor dining as a lifeline for thousands of businesses hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions.

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