New York enacts law requiring businesses to take steps to combat airborne disease

Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor/May 6th, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that requires workplaces to follow certain standards to prevent the spread of airborne diseases, but only after the he got an agreement from lawmakers to make some “technical changes” to the legislation.

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New York joins New Jersey, Connecticut in plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor/May 3rd, 2021 (The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the most significant easing of COVID-restrictions since the pandemic began. The move to reopen more of New York’s economy came as part of a joint initiative with neighboring states New Jersey and Connecticut, which

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COVID and Cabin Fever Inspire New Uses of NYC Outdoor Space This Summer

Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Apr 22 at 9:14pm EDTby THE CITY Sure, air conditioning is nice. But after the year we’ve had, who wants to stay indoors this coming summer? Much more of city life is expected to take place in expanded public spaces in upcoming weeks — with

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New York City Jobs Jump Trails Nation as Wary Tourists Wait in the Wings

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Apr 15 at 6:45pm EDTby THE CITY The city economy shifted into second gear in March with growing jobs numbers — but New York’s comeback will depend on when the vaccine rollout convinces office workers and tourists to return. At the moment, both are saying: Not

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Weakened Cuomo, Lawmakers Reach Deal on Massive $212 Billion Pandemic Budget

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Apr 6 at 8:30pm EDTby THE CITY State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached a deal on the state’s $212 billion budget Tuesday, agreeing to tax increases on wealthy New Yorkers and to create a fund for undocumented workers shut out of financial assistance during the

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New York nursing homes now can allow residents to have visitors

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor/March 26th, 2021 (The Center Square) – The New York State Department of Health informed all nursing homes late Thursday that residents can receive visitors. The move puts the state in line with current federal recommendations regarding the coronavirus. DOH sent a memo to nursing home officials informing

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Early Signs of a NYC Retail Return With Deal-Seekers Ready to Gamble

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 17 at 8:21pm EDTby THE CITY Spencer Rubin spent Wednesday waiting for a building inspector at his Melt Shop location on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, which he hopes to reopen next month.  But Rubin, the co-owner of the 15-shop chain, isn’t just

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Can Vaccinations — and Shakespeare — Bring Back New York City’s Lost Tourism and Arts Jobs?

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 16 at 6:51pm EDTby THE CITY A year after the pandemic threw New York into turmoil, THE CITY is examining the shaken-up jobs market — including the varying impact on different sectors and evolving predictions of what’s to come. The Muse Hotel in Times Square

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