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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‘We’re Coming for You’: For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace

Anna Maria Barry-Jester   April 25, 2021 [Editor’s note: This article contains strong language that readers might find offensive or disturbing.] SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. — Dr. Gail Newel looks back on the past year and struggles to articulate exactly when the public bellows of frustration around her covid-related health orders morphed into something darker

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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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Blip on the radar? Roosevelt Island coronavirus rates back to normal

After last week’s scary surge in the wrong direction, Roosevelt Island coronavirus rates are back to normal, this week. As New York City rates dived below 6% for the first time in 2021, local numbers followed.

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Pandemic hit, Many New Yorkers fled, but Roosevelt Island stayed put

Although the exodus was not as bad as expected, many New Yorkers left the city during the pandemic. But Roosevelt Island stayed put. Real estate giant CBRE released a study of American move outs, and in a granular look at the details, Roosevelt Island stands out as an oasis of stability.

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Coronavirus struck hard, but spring blossomed anyway on Roosevelt Island

“You can’t stop spring on Roosevelt Island. Pandemics, stupid politics, sorrow — none block the awakening. Pictures prove our point.” That’s what we wrote, last year, and it’s a clue for 2021. So, what’s ahead?

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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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