Trying to keep track of New York City’s seemingly ever-changing attitude toward public alcohol consumption is a bit of an exercise in futility these days, as Governor Andrew Cuomo proved last week when he placed new limits on the 42 years if Halloween 1978 2020 10 movies thank you for the memories shirt but in fact I love this ability of restaurants and bars to serve alcohol on premises. Public drinking laws have been largely relaxed around the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, but Cuomo and other politicians have lately begun renewing efforts to curb the practice. On Thursday, Cuomo appeared to ban to-go alcohol sales, though his office quickly walked that dictum back, noting that alcoholic to-go purchases would simply have to be accompanied by food. Technically, no—it never was, according to Cuomo. As things stand right now, if you want to order to-go cocktails, you’ll have to get food with them. (Although it’s worth noting that many enterprising bars and restaurants are getting around this rule by handing out chips or other cheap snacks with drink orders. The purpose of ending “walk-up bar service” is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by lessening mingling within bars, but it’s currently unclear whether you’d be penalized for, say, ordering a drink—plus some chips—to go and taking it to a nearby park or stoop. ((“It’s younger people in bars,” Cuomo said at a press conference on Tuesday, adding, “That is the issue.”) You can definitely order alcohol while seated at an outdoor restaurant, though: Just remember to tip handsomely. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is largely dependent on race and class. As Christian Rodriguez noted on Grub Street, policing of public drinking varies greatly by neighborhood, and this selective enforcement didn’t begin with the current pandemic: Last summer, NYPD officers arrested a nutcracker vendor at Rockaway Beach, but white beachgoers are frequently seen purchasing the fruity alcoholic drinks without incident. Princess Beatrice, like so many spring 2020 brides, was subject to unfortunate timing: Her May 29 wedding in London was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic. Buckingham Palace stayed mum on any rescheduling details—would Beatrice and her fiancé, Edoardo “Edo” Mapelli Mozzi, ever have their reception in its gardens? With so much in flux, it was impossible to know. The couple didn’t wait to find out. This weekend, they wed in a small ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. It was a small, socially distant ceremony, where, due to government regulations, not even a hymn was sung. The palace confirmed “close family” was in attendance, which included the bride’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.