Good news: The Lot Radio Kiosk, the outdoor cafe space in Williamsburg attached to The Lot Radio's studios which was temporarily shut down in January by the DOH, will reopen on May 1 with coffee, beer, cider, wine and sake. "We would like to thank the Office of Nightlife for their invaluable help through this shut down," The Lot wrote in their newsletter. "They created space for us to have the best and most constructive dialogue we ever had with Department of Health and Department of Buildings." As Gothamist notes, Ariel Palitz, the Senior Executive Director of the Office of Nightlife at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment said in a statement, “The Lot Radio is a unique case and we felt it was important to step in. We were happy to help resolve the issue, in order to allow this cultural institution to reopen and continue to contribute to New York’s diverse creative and music loving community.”

The Lot Radio Kiosk will keep its same hours: 8 AM - midnight on weekdays, and 10 AM - midnight on weekends. To celebrate the reopening, and raise some money from the months they were closed, The Lot Radio is throwing a party at Market Hotel on May 4. Details on DJs and performers are still TBA but tickets are on sale.

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