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Graphic Panel, Streateries, New York City, 2020–21

This is a Graphic panel. It is a part of the department.

Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic led cafes and restaurants to move their businesses outside. Jennifer Tobias (American, b. 1964) has photographed hundreds of streateries in New York City, ranging from homemade structures to elaborately designed retreats. Sidewalk dining has prompted debates about public space, private commerce, and the rights of cars, bikers, pedestrians, and wheelchair riders.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 182.9 × 91.4 cm (6 ft. × 36 in.)

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