New Yorkers may be enamored with Prohibition-era drinking culture, but we are soooo over the 1920s blue laws banning alcohol sales in the morning. And in a rare instance of our elected officials hearing the concerns of their constituents, Governor Cuomo yesterday announced the lifting of such a ban through the amendment of the 80-year-old ABC Law, effectively allowing NYC restaurants and bars to start selling alcohol at 10am on Sundays, with a select number of permits for venues to sell at 8am outside of the city.
The agreement also included a number of new measures consistent with the governor's support of New York's craft beverage industry, including the elimination of burdensome paperwork requirements, the authorized sale of wine in growlers and reduced fees for both craft beverage salespeople and small wholesalers.
Use our handy guide to the best brunch in NYC to decide where you'll be drinking (earlier) this weekend.
After all, the best way to clear a hangover is to drink more, right?