Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement on Monday: "During the month of May, we took major steps towards reopening our economy and, as of May 31, we are lifting the midnight curfew on indoor dining for bars and restaurants across New York.
"Like every other milestone of our reopening, the end of curfew for indoor dining is the result of New Yorkers banding together, practicing safety precautions and getting vaccinated, so we can defeat the virus and work our way towards a new normal.
"Our reopening approach has always been data-based and, if we want to stay on our current trajectory, we need to remain vigilant across the board – especially when it comes to indoor activities. As always, we will continue to work with our local partners to make sure venues are following basic safety guidelines."