Last week, the New York Times revealed that 420,000 people fled the city in the first two months of the crisis, with richer neighborhoods emptying the most. The New York Post reported that bookings to the city’s largest moving company were up 11 percent in March. That is a traditionally slow period for moves, implying that people were bolting away from the pandemic’s epicenter. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
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The governor’s executive orders leave it up to his administration to decide when a region has met the state’s standards for lifting restrictions. The rules guiding exactly when counties can move from one reopening phase to another have been less clear, though the state set the minimum amount of time between phases at two weeks, saying that gap was needed to let officials monitor infection rates. … [Read more...] about Questions on reopening New York’s economy baffle businesses
For his part, Travolta’s only worry was the raccoon that had been annoying him and his friend, Jorge. Jorge and Travolta did not want to go live upstairs in a homeless shelter, because, they said, the shelters were “inhabited by animals and crazy people.” Wasn’t he crazy? “Sure I’m crazy,” says Travolta. But you’d have to be really crazy to want to live outside, where, among the shiny buildings and fancy restaurants and pretty faces, things are much rougher. “Outside, people throw things at me or try to hurt me,” Travolta explained. “Here, I’m left alone …This is where I find my peace and privacy.” … [Read more...] about Under the City, There Lives a Man Named John Travolta
“There is literally no way that we can solve this problem without federal help or without having to make very, very painful choices that will affect the quality of life in this city, our ability to provide basic services and how many people we’re able to employ to support you in the middle of a pandemic,” he added. … [Read more...] about De Blasio: NYC to begin ‘Phase 1’ of coronavirus reopening in ‘the first or second week of June’
The New York City Phase 1 reopening could send as many as 400,000 city residents back to work. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that he is working with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to work out how mass transit will operate. De Blasio noted that, as more staff return to work, MTA subway services “can increase.” … [Read more...] about NYC Phase 1 reopening set for June 8, Governor Cuomo confirms