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Coronavirus updates: White House considers new measures after staffers test positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus updates: White House considers new measures after staffers test positive for COVID-19

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 284,000 people worldwide. More than 4.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due […]

Why the Path to Reopening New York City Will Be So Difficult

Why the Path to Reopening New York City Will Be So Difficult

Nearly 190,000 people were tested for the coronavirus in New York City over the past two weeks, a record number. The increase in testing, crucial for curbing the outbreak, came as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to hire a small army of 1,000 disease detectives to track down the contacts of every infected New […]

DOB and COVID-19 Updates

DOB and COVID-19 Updates

DOB UPDATES COVID-19 Response: Certificate of Authorization, License and Permit Renewal Extension All licenses/registrations and permits issued by the Department of Buildings and expiring from the beginning of the declaration of the state of emergency through the period of the emergency declaration are extended in accordance with Mayoral Emergency Executive Order. Currently, this period has [...]
Gov Cuomo declares that New York is past its coronavirus peak

Gov Cuomo declares that New York is past its coronavirus peak

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York appears to have passed its peak in coronavirus fatalities as the death toll across the state dropped for a second consecutive day. Cuomo on Sunday announced that 507 people died from COVID-19 on Saturday, down 43 from the day before. The total number of hospitalizations also continued its steady decline, falling from 16,967 […]

N.Y. Building Sites Reopen, Carefully, in Sign of Life Gearing Back Up

N.Y. Building Sites Reopen, Carefully, in Sign of Life Gearing Back Up

On the Far West Side of Manhattan, construction workers start every morning with a thermal forehead scan to take their temperatures. On service elevators at the high-rise development, they stand on floor markings to maintain social distancing. And when deliveries arrive, drivers stay behind the wheel while the haul is unloaded. City building inspectors often […]

NYC approves ‘emergency’ construction on controversial luxury condo tower

NYC approves ‘emergency’ construction on controversial luxury condo tower

Construction crews returned to work on a controversial luxury tower in Manhattan last week, less than a month after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned all nonessential construction during the coronavirus pandemic. The city’s Department of Buildings granted permission to the developers of the building at 200 Amsterdam Ave. to do “emergency work.” In February, a State […]