NEW YORK - The city is entering Phase Four of its reopening plan Monday, but with a number of restrictions still in place.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the details on Friday but said New Yorkers need to proceed with caution.
Under Phase Four, low-risk outdoor and entertainment venues — like zoos and botanical gardens — can open at one-third capacity.
Sporting events can go on without fans. The first official game in the city will be the Mets' home opener Friday.
Movie and TV show production can also resume; however, malls, museums, theaters, gyms and other indoor activities will remain on hold.
Those reopenings will be based on data of the coronavirus spread, according to government leaders.
Liberty Island is set to welcome visitors again Monday. But the National Parks Service has decided to keep Ellis Island closed for the time being.
The Empire State Building is also reopening its observation deck Monday.
Visitors will have to get a timed-ticket in advance and face coverings must be worn.
Mayor Bill de Blasio also revealed the city's Phase Four plans earlier Friday.
"There's going to be care when it comes to indoors," de Blasio said. "We've got to strike a balance and we've got time."
The city's "Open Restaurant" initiative will extend until Oct. 31 and 40 blocks will open up for restaurants' use on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, de Blasio said.
"When the weather’s good," de Blasio said, "I think a lot of New Yorkers will be out enjoying this opportunity."
Cuomo has taken steps to limit New York restaurants, banning bars and restaurants from serving alcohol without food and launching a "Three Strikes and You're Closed" initiative to shut them down for social distancing violations.
De Blasio said he respected the governor's decision but complimented New York City restaurant owners for sticking to city and state laws.
"New Yorkers really have stayed in compliance," de Blasio said. "I appreciate how much people have done the work to open these businesses the right way.
The mayor also announced the return of alternate side parking Monday and released New York City's COVID-19 tracking indicators which showed levels below the reopening thresholds with 75 hospitalizations, 314 intensive care unit patients and a 2 percent positive testing rate.
Of the 10 New York State residents to lose their lives to virus Thursday, two were from New York City, both in Queens, state data show.
"This city continues to fight the coronavirus battle and fight it well," de Blasio said. "We are on track for Monday."