The economic havoc the pandemic shutdowns are wreaking across the country is being measured by a host of different metrics. This week a new survey, released by the New York Hospitality Alliance and reporting on 450 respondents from the alliance’s 2500 members, underscores the severity. As reported in the New York Times, 9 out of 10 restaurants in the Big Apple did not pay their full rent for the month of August. Furthermore, the survey showed that almost a third, just under 33% of restaurants didn’t pay any rent for the month of August. And, just a week ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he was extending the moratorium on commercial evictions throughout the state until October 20. At the same time, new data from Morning Consult shows that the level of comfort Americans have for dining out at restaurants is rising after 3 months of stagnation. According to Morning Consult, 39% of U.S. adults say they are comfortable going out to eat, which is the highest percentage since June and a full 5 points above last month. By political affiliation, 26% of Democrats and 54 percent of Republicans are comfortable dining out.