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NYC on Target to Begin Reopening June 8

The last region of New York State to begin the process of exiting the lockdown brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City is on track to enter phase one of reopening on June 8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Among other things, that means non-essential retailers can open their doors for curbside pickup and non-essential construction may resume.

“Phase one should bring about 400,000 employees back to work in New York City,” Cuomo said. “Remember that reopening does not mean we’re going back to the way things were. Life is not about going back. Nobody goes back. We go forward.”

Cuomo also announced that five regions could enter phase two of the state’s multi-phased reopening process. In those regions, “phase two is all office-based jobs, real estate services, retail reopening, barber shops, hair salons reopening,” said Cuomo.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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