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When New York City ordered bars and restaurants to close or solely offer takeout and delivery starting last Sunday, executive chef Diego Moya of Tribeca bistro Racines NY faced a tough decision. He and his team decided a to-go model wasn’t viable and posed potential health risks, so the restaurant has gone into “hibernation”—it’s closed indefinitely until the spread of COVID-19 in the city is contained.