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Pint Sized Albany bar manager Ariana Miller on Monday
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Under direction from Governor Andrew Cuomo, bars and restaurants in New York state are now restricted to take-out and delivery service only, as a strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On Monday, just hours after the governor’s announcement, businesses in Albany were trying to figure out what to do next.

131 Different Things

Dec 17, 2018

Zachary Lipez is a longtime New York City resident who has a unique beat on music and culture writing. His writing has been featured in Vice, Pitchfork, and he is a regular contributor to Noisey. Nick Zinner is the lead guitarist of the three-time Grammy nominated indie rock band, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs as well as the hardcore group Head Wound City. He is also an accomplished photographer. His photos have been featured in the New York Times, Vice, and Rolling Stone.

Together with artist Stacey Wakefield, Zinner and Lipez form a creative super group who have put out five collaborative books. Their latest is “131 Different Things.” It is published by Akashic Books. It’s a pleasure to welcome Zachary Lipez and Nick Zinner to The Roundtable.

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Some bars in upstate New York will be closing an hour earlier this weekend after state regulators approved a proposal this week by Warren County. 

On Wednesday, the New York State Liquor Authority voted unanimously on a proposal submitted by Warren County’s board of supervisors to move closing time for bars across the county from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. According to the Authority, the new policy is Friday.

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The Essex County New York Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution asking the state Liquor Authority to roll back bar closing hours in that county from 4 to 3 am. 

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A county in the Adirondacks has taken the first step toward requiring bars to stop serving alcohol at 3 a.m. instead of 4 a.m.

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Essex County, New York is joining a number of counties and communities considering reducing the number of hours bars can stay open.