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NYC Moves To Phase 2 Of Coronavirus Reopening: What It Means

NYC Moves To Phase 2 Of Coronavirus Reopening: What It Means

New York City is set to enter phase two of its economic recovery from the new coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday — one day after some initial confusion and being beaten to the punch by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Phase two officially begins Monday, exactly two weeks after the city became New York’s […]

New York City reopens nonessential construction work

New York City reopens nonessential construction work

Starting today, workers will begin returning to New York City’s construction sites after a months-long coronavirus moratorium. Between 200,000 and 400,000 people are expected to return to work as New York City enters Phase I of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. Much of the rest of the state has already entered Phase II or will do […]

Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Reopening

Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s Reopening

New York City, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., has entered its second phase of a four part reopening to tentatively restart the city’s economy. Since late March, New York has been all but paralyzed under the novel coronavirus pandemic with more than 209,000 confirmed cases across the boroughs and over […]

U.S. construction spending drops 2.9% in April

U.S. construction spending drops 2.9% in April

Spending for U.S. construction projects dropped a smaller than expected 2.9% in April, the Commerce Department said Monday. Analysts polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 6.8% plunge due to the coronavirus pandemic. Residential construction sank 4.5% in April, but spending on construction projects outside the housing sector fell a much smaller 1.8%. Yet economists still […]

Construction Job Losses Grow as Pandemic-Driven Delays Take Hold

Construction Job Losses Grow as Pandemic-Driven Delays Take Hold

Construction Industry Loses 975,000 Jobs in April as Project Delays Grow Construction employment declined by 975,000 jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The decline in construction jobs from March to April constituted nearly 13% of the industry’s employment and was by far the worst one-month decline ever, says Ken Simonson, chief […]

What businesses will be allowed to open when NYC enters Phase 1?

What businesses will be allowed to open when NYC enters Phase 1?

If New York City is allowed to begin reopening June 8 as Gov. Andrew Cuomo previously said, that does not mean everything returns to normal that day. In reality, entering Phase 1 is similar to the current situation, but it allows more businesses to participate. “Remember that reopening does not mean that we’re going back to […]

Cuomo warns protests could spark coronavirus comeback in New York

Cuomo warns protests could spark coronavirus comeback in New York

Protests against police brutality could give coronavirus a chance to come roaring back, Gov. Cuomo warned Monday. The demonstrations that have rocked New York City and other cities in the wake of the death of George Floyd “could potentially be infecting hundreds and hundreds of people, after everything that we have done,” the governor said. […]

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 […]