The scene inside Corner Bistro, before the pandemic. Photo: Melissa Hom

Some big changes are in store for New York’s restaurants. First, outdoor dining sheds’ days are numbered, so if you’ve become attached to a particular yurt over the past months, you’ll want to stop by now to say your good-byes. The other big news is that Mayor Adams announced he plans to drop New York City’s vaccine requirement for indoor dining, “so long as our indicators show a low level of risk and we see no surprises this week,” he tweeted. (To be fair: The news has been full of surprises lately.)

Adams announced mandates will lift beginning next Monday, March 7, but maybe don’t delete those Excelsior Passes off your phone just yet. Before the city mandates were in place, some New York restaurants voluntarily required diners to be vaccinated in order to eat indoors, in an effort to keep both guests and workers safe. And as Adams’s press secretary pointed out on Twitter yesterday, the “fastest way for all New Yorkers to get back to normal life is for us ALL to get vaccinated.”