Reopen News: Partygoers ignore social distancing guidelines in East Village

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
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Hundreds of people assembled in close proximity in Manhattan Friday night, disregarding social distancing guidelines and wearing face coverings.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Hundreds of people assembled in close proximity in Manhattan Friday night in the East Village, disregarding social distancing guidelines and not wearing face coverings - and drawing a social-media rebuke from the governor.

The gathering happened along a stretch of St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue in the East Village.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reacted to the incident via Twitter.

New York City bars and restaurants are set to reopen outdoor dining in Phase 2, which is likely several weeks away.

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