What is open in Times Square New York NY during the coronavirus?

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What is open in Times Square, NY, during the coronavirus? Well, this is a great question. Of course, at the moment life is a little different, and the businesses we were once used to being open day and night are suddenly closed. However, there are still businesses that are open in the city, and below we have gone through a few of them to give you a better understanding of where you can shop and visit during this time.


While a lot of places, especially in the entertainment industry, are closed, Madame Tussauds is back and still as great ever. Take a tour around some of the world’s most famous people, and have pictures with the life-like waxwork figures (you might even be able to fool your friends that you met a celebrity during your day out!). Due to the coronavirus, you have to now book tickets in advance, and ensure that you are wearing a mask inside at all times.


There is cautious optimism with nail salons being back open, and there are plenty in measures in place to keep clients safe. All salons are required to undergo frequent and extensive cleaning, there is a cap on how many customers can be in the salon at once, and face masks must always be worn. If you are needing your nails done, check out a salon in Times Square such as Ivy Nail & Spa, or Nams Nail Spa.


Despite the number of coffee shops currently closed, Starbucks is hanging in there and still providing the city with their daily coffee fix. There is currently one Starbucks open in Times Square which you can find in the Times Square shopping center. Currently, they are only able to serve coffee as a takeaway with delivery or sit down options on hold for the moment. However, a takeaway coffee is what most people are after anyway, so you can still get your favorite drink every day.


Everyone knows that New York City has some of the best places in the world to eat, and having so many of them closed has been a big adjustment for many people. Fortunately, though, a lot of restaurants have been able to reopen, albeit with a few restrictions, and we have put some of the top restaurants in Times Square below. Not all the restaurants are able to accommodate diners so it is best to check whether they are offering takeout or delivery only.

  • Times Square Diner & Grill
  • Virgil’s Real BBQ – Times Square
  • Havana Central Times Square
  • Tony’s Di Napoli
  • Los Tacos No.1
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • Margon
  • The Capital Grille
  • P.S. Kitchen
  • R Lounge

The acts of kindness, teamwork, and great attitude displayed by those who live and work in New York City has been a great example to the rest of the country – the safety of everyone is the priority. If you are unsure about any of the rules or regulations in place at the moment then you can head to your city’s website to read the guidelines or find the relevant contact numbers.

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