Dubious Lifeline. Cuomo signs legislation extending use of municipal space for outdoor dining. Calls this a Lifeline to small businesses. Instead it nearly ruined them thanks to his relentless shutdowns !! The once thriving New York restaurant and bar industry was crippled by the Governor’s lockdown of hospitality spots. Hundreds of thousands workers found themselves unemployed. Businesses large and small suffered mightily. The sweat equity of owners and managers evaporated overnight. King Andrew threw a bone by permitting outdoor dining. It was too little too late. The unnecessary restrictions on seating and hours plunged thousands of establishments into financial ruin. Dubious Lifeline. If Cuomo had a conscience he would be remorseful for the harm he has inflicted !!!!