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What You Should Know About Drinking in Public In New York 

(DNAINFO) Nicole Levy | May 23, 2016 — It’s illegal, unless you’re at a block party, at a restaurant, or on your stoop (maybe).

Whenever the days grow longer and warmer in New York, the allure of a frosty beer inevitably grows stronger.

Still, you will have to dam your ears against the siren song of brews, spirits or wine until you’re safely at home, at happy hour or at dinner. On Wednesday, the City Council will vote on legislation that calls for the reduction of penalties for violations such as drinking in public or urinating outdoors, but the essentials of New York’s open-container laws will remain the same.

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