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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Dream of Connected NYC Greenway Re-Envisioned as Path to COVID Recovery

Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Apr 4 at 8:29pm EDTby THE CITY After long pushing for a 400-mile citywide network of protected multi-use trails, green groups are betting on President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan to help link the disjointed system of so-called greenways and propel New York’s COVID comeback.

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FBI Cuomo Probe Seeks Details on Deal to Shield Nursing Homes from COVID Lawsuits

Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 18 at 5:47pm EDTby THE CITY FBI investigators probing the Cuomo administration’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic last spring are seeking information about a state budget provision that gave operators legal immunity, THE CITY has learned.  In recent weeks, FBI officials have been

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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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NYC Lost a Record 631,000 Jobs to the Pandemic in 2020. So What’s Next?

Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 14 at 8:26pm 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. Up first: a look at the

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‘Tough Guy’ Cuomo’s Hard Reign Over MTA Shaken by Growing Scandals

Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Mar 11 at 10:26pm ESTby THE CITY For ex-transit chief Andy Byford, moving to head London’s transportation system after his two-year stint running New York’s buses and subways marked his own declaration of independence. “I’m now given the space and leeway as a transit professional to

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