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NYC outdoor dining resumes, schools reopen Wednesday following storm

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Outdoor dining will resume Tuesday afternoon — and in-person learning will return for the city’s public schools Wednesday — in the wake of a monster snowstorm, officials said. 

Restaurants will re-open for outdoor dining beginning at 3 p.m., Mayor Bill de Blasio said during his daily press briefing. 

While in-person classes were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, with only remote learning in effect, school buildings will re-open on Wednesday, Hizzoner said. 

“Our schools will be back in person tomorrow strong,” the mayor said. “Everything is looking great for that tomorrow.” 

On the transportation end, PATH subway service between Manhattan and Jersey City resumed at 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Port Authority officials. 

The system’s Newark and Harrison stations remain closed until further notice.

The Staten Island ferry is operating on a 30-minute schedule, according to the mayor. 

Workers shovel snow from their restaurant and bar entrance in midtown on Feb. 1, 2021.AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

While the Seastreak Ferry is canceled Tuesday, the NYC Ferry service is back in service, he said. 

Alternate side parking in the city is cancelled through Saturday, he added. 

While flights are expected to resume at JFK Airport “later” Tuesday, 114 cancellations and 20 delays have already been reported by the morning, the airline said in a tweet.

At LaGuardia airport, nearly 85 flights had been cancelled as of Tuesday morning.

A total of 17.2 inches of snow was reported in Central Park as of the morning, with an inch or two more expected to fall throughout the day.

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