New York Democratic legislative leaders reach deal to strip Cuomo of emergency powers

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / March 2nd, 2021 (The Center Square) – Democrats in the New York Legislature have reached a deal that will end Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers, leaders from both chambers announced late Tuesday afternoon. The powers, which have been in effect since the start of the COVID-19

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The Eviction Moratorium Pause Ended Yesterday. Here’s What You Need to Do

Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 24 at 12:25pm ESTby THE CITY When the state Legislature passed the Emergency Eviction Act at the end of last year, nearly all eviction proceedings were paused for 60 days. That pause ended on Friday, Feb. 26.  After Feb. 26, pending eviction cases can start

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Schumer pushes for financial aid for struggling New York restaurants

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / February 22nd, 2021 (The Center Square) – In New York City on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the restaurant industry suffering from the COVID-19 crisis has his full attention. The New York Democrat said he plans a restaurant relief fund like the RESTAURANTS Act

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New York City restaurants to get bump in permitted seating capacity

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / Feb 19, 2021 (The Center Square) – One week after New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the city’s establishments soon will be able to welcome more patrons.

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Business Leaders Warn Tax-the-Rich Bills Will Leave New York Poorer. But Don’t Call it a Threat to Pull Up Stakes…

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Feb 17 at 7:28pm ESTby THE CITY The city’s big-business leaders say they find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the suggestion from leaders in Albany that the only way to stem momentum for an income tax increase on the

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NYC’s middle school students to head back to buildings this month

Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat New York Feb 8, 9:16am EST New York City’s middle school students will return to their campuses on Feb. 25, education department officials told principals on Monday.  Middle school teachers will return the day before to ready their classrooms, and they will be prioritized to receive coronavirus vaccinations during the mid-winter recess,

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Updated: New York City restaurants get OK to open earlier for indoor dining on Valentine’s Day

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 29th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York City restaurants got the news they’ve been pining for more than six weeks on Friday, but they’ll still have to wait before they can reopen. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said they will be able to reopen on Valentine’s Day February 12th, at 25

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Cuomo touts plans to spark resurgence of New York’s businesses

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 12th, 2021 (The Center Square) – In the second installment of his State of the State address on Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began detailing his plan for opening up the state’s business sectors that have struggled in the wake of the coronavirus. The pilot program the state

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Cuomo: More than 6,700 fans to be allowed in to see Buffalo Bills playoff game

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/December 30th, 2020 (The Center Square) – After mentioning the possibility of it last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the Buffalo Bills will get to have more than 6,700 fans in attendance for their first home playoff game in nearly a quarter-century. The game will

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