Pretty soon you’ll be able to shuffle on over to your boozy brunch before noon on Sundays. Governor Andrew Cuomo will be proposing legislation that would allow the sale of alcohol in New York on Sunday mornings in restaurants and bars, meaning that New York would be the latest state to change laws that harken back to the Prohibition era, like Raines law.
“The law was created 80 years ago right after prohibition.” Cuomo said during a press appearance at a Rochester bar. “It is the most bizarre, arcane, frustrating, maddening law that you could imagine.”
The upcoming proposed legislation could allow bars and restaurants to sell alcohol as early as 8 a.m. This could be a serious advantage for those of us who want to beat the mimosa and Bloody Mary crowds that swarm all over New York City by early Sunday afternoon. The bill will also make it easier for fans of international sports, who often want to partake in a pint before watching a soccer or rugby match played several time-zones away.
Cuomo said he is hopeful the legislation will pass before the end of the House session next month.