Special Report

Shutdown: The Coronavirus

A typical afternoon at Shade Bar NYC

A customer waiting for her order at Shade Bar NYC takeout window, September 14, 2020. Photo by Kaity Assaf

Within a three minute walk from Washington Square Park lies the cozy, eclectic corner bar and cafe Shade Bar NYC. 

Due to COVID-19, the business has slowed down at Shade. While its indoor dining area is closed off to the public, you will still find a customer or two enjoying a meal on their patio. The takeout window at Shade has proven to be convenient for both its customers and employees, in view of the restrictions in place. Their variety of food options and beverages, combined with their affordable prices, has shown to be a favorite for people stopping by after work, on weekends or in-between classes. 

In the midst of taking orders, employees usually step out to catch their breath because of having to wear face masks for long periods of time, before heading back in to resume work. Glancing through the door of the bar, passersby can spot an employee in the kitchen, placing money in the register, while awaiting for the next customer to arrive. 

The atmosphere is quite lively around Shade Bar NYC. Among the benefits that comes with the location is that it is in the heart of Greenwich Village, it is situated next to NYU’s Furman Hall, there is an accessible bike path, you’ll always find people sauntering by and there are other outdoor dining spots available at your service. 

The Menu of food options at Shade Bar NYC situated under the takeout window, September 14, 2020. Photo by Kaity Assaf

A motorcycle parked at Shade Bar NYC, September 14,2020. Photo by Kaity Assaf

A customer, eats her meal at Shade Bar NYC, September 14, 2020. Photo by Kaity Assaf

An employee at Shade Bar NYC, September 14, 2020. Photo by Kaity Assaf

Jose, an employee at Shade Bar NYC, places money in the register, September 14, 2020. Photo by Kaity Assaf

The people in a sitting area near Shade Bar NYC, September 14, 2020. Photo by Kaity Assaf

 

 


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