As New York City begins to emerge from the coronavirus arrest, thousands of small businesses – many already struggling before the pandemic hit – will face an almost impossible road to recovery. As our Janaki Chadha reports, it is practically inevitable that many businesses closed entirely by months of residence rules, or trying to get away with a small part of their normal income, will not survive the pandemic and the economic crisis unleashed in its wake. The biggest problem for many: months of non-payment of rents that have no way of recovering. A survey by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce found that 46 percent of businesses lost their May rental payments. A similar survey conducted by the hospitality alliance found that 87% of bars and restaurants failed to rent last month. While an eviction moratorium is in place until August, this does not release companies from paying the rent they have lost or facing the boot. Jagdish Shetty, owner of the Samudra restaurant in Jackson Heights, said he hadn't been able to pay the rent since the pandemic started, and his landlord doesn't offer any breaks. "A lot of people came here, people came from all over. Now, nobody comes," he said. "But you still have to pay the rent. They are not lowering the rent or anything, so I will have to close the restaurant. "Many are in the same boat and an exodus threatens to decimate the commercial strips in the city's neighborhoods and an industry that generates more than 3 million jobs. The city, which in turn was destroyed, did not offer much in terms of large-scale aid, hoping instead for a federal bailout that may or may not come. And small businesses lack an organized political constituency that could force major political changes. "We will certainly lose many, regardless of what we do, because some they were on thin ice during an era of prosperity, "said Kathy Wylde, head of the pro-business Partnership for New York City coalition." They won't survive, no matter what everyone does. "It's TUESDAY. , suggestions or thoughts? Let us know … By e-mail: (protected e-mail) and (protected e-mail) or on Twitter: @erinmdurkin and @annagronewold WHERE ANDREW? No public hours at press time. WHERE ARE THE ACCOUNT? Keep a media readiness. QUOTE OF THE DAY: "We have not yet arrived, but as soon as we are on the other side of the mountain, I will finish the daily briefings and move on to the normal briefing program." – Cuomo to Alan Chartock of WAMC, about to air The Cuomo Show ???
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"BEFORE COVID-19, life in the HELP Meyer men's shelter on the Isle of Wards could often be hostile, according to Alphonso Syville, who has lived there in the last decade. But since the beginning of the pandemic He said, any existing camaraderie among residents has almost evaporated, replaced by paranoia. Residents say they have remained in the dark about how many – or which – of them fell ill with coronavirus. Instead, they hear about cases through word of mouth. "They certainly don't tell us anything," Syville said. "And it's very scary." New York nursing homes, adult homes, the New York City Housing Authority and correctional facilities all revealed some details about the number coronavirus infections and deaths in individual facilities as a result of public pressure exerted on the Andrew Cuomo government and Mayor Bill de Blasio, however, unlike the government agencies that oversee these housing arrangements, the Department The city's homelessness did not disclose such data for specific shelters, only releasing information about the entire system. This left workers and residents in a state of fear and uncertainty. "Claudia Irizarry Aponte, Ann Choi and Hiram Alejandro Durán of the city" EVERY MORNING, when Cathy Rojas enters to teach her students in Corona, Queens, she faces a crowd of students more concerned about their next meal than the history of the United States. Rojas lectures on secular racial riots and workers' movements for teenagers who saw their families leave to work in a pandemic when almost everyone else was told to stay home. Their families have little choice. Covid-19 hit Corona hard, a borough in Queens, New York. The first deadly wave is over but the economic and health consequences are likely to shake the neighborhood for years to come. The toll that the coronavirus has taken by coincidence with the name of Corona tells a story of race, poverty and inequality in modern America. "98% of Rojas High School is made up of Latin and is designed for teenagers who have been in the United States for less than four years. Many of their parents or guardians are undocumented migrants, who have worked in the pandemic or have lost work without having access to government subsidies. Several students got sick or lost a family member because of Covid-19. "What we have seen is that some students who made big flyers, who were excellent students during Throughout the school year, they actually stopped delivering the job or did a minimal job, "said Rojas. The high school is located on the border with Corona, home to the New York City zip code that has seen the most of deaths in the city, 392, and the highest number of coronavirus cases identified: 4,014 ". Guardian Amanda Holpuch— IN THE BRONX: “As New York City begins to reopen, nothing has really changed in Mount Hope. Many residents have never stopped going to work. Not facing the dangers of the virus. Not when looting broke out during racial justice protests over George Floyd's death. Not when many other New Yorkers started working from home, and others abandoned Manhattan's wealthiest neighborhoods altogether. … The only number of indispensable workers in Mount Hope who cannot work from home is most likely the reason why it was the only neighborhood in the city where the total number of commuter trips increased during the peak of the pandemic, when New York became virtual stopped. " Winnie Hu and Nate Schweber of the New York Times: De Blasio got sick on Monday, but has no intention of taking the coronavirus test. "On Monday, the NEW YORK police commissioner announced that he was dissolving the anti-crime unit, a plainclothes squad of hundreds of officers who targeted violent crime and was involved in some of the city police. "This is the police of the 21st century," Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said in a press conference Monday afternoon. & # 39; We have to do it in a way that builds trust between the officers and the community they serve. . "About 600 officers served in plainclothes units, which are scattered throughout the city and work outside the department's 77 pens. The units would be immediately reassigned to other tasks," said Shea, including the the investigative office and the district police initiative of the department. The unexpected announcement came after weeks of protests and public unrest on police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneap olis, a black man who was killed when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. "Ali Watkins of the New York Times after refusing a law that kept police disciplinary records secret, the Legal Aid Society is pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio to disclose information in an online database. Last week, the state legislature voted to repeal a law known as 50-a, which kept confidential records of disciplinary actions and reports of misconduct against police officers. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure Friday, in a letter on Monday to de Blasio and the City Council spokesman Corey Johnson, Legal Aid has requested that the documents be published online in a research database – rather than requiring the public to file a formal Freedom of Information Law request to obtain them, a process that can take months or years. "Failure to take this step would be a step back for police accountability, ensuring months and even loss years in the case-by-case processing of requests for freedom of information (law) (FOIL) submitted by many journalists, academics, defenders and people directly affected by misconduct by the police who will try to access these documents, " wrote Tina Luongo, prosecutor responsible for criminal defense at Legal Aid. POLITICIAN Erin Durkin— The NYPD suspended an officer without paying for spraying the bat against a handful of bystanders in a June 1 protest. – The NYPD has barricaded the blocks where fences are located around the city. "MUCH ABOUT the next school year remains uncertain, including how many New York City teachers will feel comfortable returning to their classes: up to 20% could teach from home for reasons of risk of serious complications from coronavirus, department officials of education he told editors last week. This could mean that up to 15,000 city teachers will work from home, a number that represents more teachers than Houston's entire public school system. It could have a significant impact on how classes for the city's 1.1 million students. As the city offered more details on fall planning last week, officials from the education department mentioned the estimate during an information call with the school leaders on possible reopening scenarios, as well as other logistical details to consider for the autumn, according to of family members with the call. "Reema Amin of Chalkbeat
Eighteen family members of the victims of police killings in New York – including Amadou Diallo, Ramarley Graham and Kimani Gray – wrote an open letter to Cuomo calling it one of the "most consistent obstacles" to reforming police accountability: "Governor Cuomo , we are fed up with politicians like you and others who patronize many of us who have to live with the pain of having a family member killed by the police – while trying to take credit for our work and leadership until the next photo. We will not let you erase our collective work and our leadership – and we will not let you decide who represents us. Only we as collectives can decide this and refuse to allow you or others to try to undermine power and unity. us families. And you are on guard: we will not let you rewrite the story of how these laws became law. "- New York State Police named troop commander a 30 year old veteran and Captain Christopher West, a native of Albany. He never wore a body camera, but during his interview with WAMC's Jim Levulis he said it shouldn't be a problem for law enforcement: "But by the way, they always taught us how to soldiers if you are doing what you do "you should do it, you don't have to worry if you have a body camera or if someone else is filming you from afar. Get out there and do your job to the best of your ability. Follow the laws as they are written and you will be fine. NEW YORK will allow meetings of up to 25 people in regions that have entered the third phase of the state's reopening COVID-19 process, easing the previous limit of 10 people. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the change Monday, saying the the state's low coronavirus infection rate supports the decision. The new 25-person limit applies to Phase 3 regions, which as of Monday included the Finger Lakes (including Rochester), Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country and Mohawk Valley. Western New York, which includes Buffalo, will enter Phase 3 on Tuesday, while the Capital Region will follow on Wednesday. " Jon Campbell of USA Today Network— CUOMO CELEBRATES MARIO'S BDAY WITH THE BLUE BRIDGE: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lived almost all his adult life in public and, for the most part, remains an intensely private man. He is not a politician known for public issuance, nor is he inclined to dwell on what could or should have been like so many in elected office. But more than five years after the death of his father, the late ex-governor Mario Cuomo, his son is still publicly processing the pain he feels from losing the man he called pop. "Spectrum's Nick Reisman" Last Monday more of 50 complaints for underage victims were filed against the Roman Catholic diocese of Albany, on charges of abuse by dozens of clerics back in 1957. Cases mark the last round of allegations of abuse after the courts temporarily closed during a coronavirus pandemic, blocking non-essential filings for about two months. The lawsuits concern abuses recently until 1994 in the parishes of the Capital Region and also affect 20 previously unidentified clerics of religion or diocese. details new charges against individuals already labeled by the church as "credibly accused" of harassing children. " Times Union Cayla Harris: Buffalo Diocese relies on insurance policies to cover claims for abuse in the event of bankruptcy. # UpstateAmerica: Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan doesn't want the Philip Schuyler statue, but many other people do.
MIKE BLOOMBERG is asking a court to file a lawsuit filed by former aides for his failed presidential campaign claiming that he was promised to be paid through the general election before firing them. Bloomberg's attorneys wrote in their Monday motion to dismiss the fact that the former field organizers who filed the class case earlier this year signed offer letters and manuals were provided for employees who specifically claimed that they were "at will" workers and that they could be resolved "at any time.". Three former Bloomberg camp organizers in Georgia, Utah and Washington state filed the suit in March, claiming that to have been fraudulently induced to accept jobs with the presidential campaign of the former Mayor of New York through promises of guaranteed pay until November. POLITICIAN Christopher Cadelago "HILLARY CLINTON delivered his first primary democratic support in a race of the Chamber of the 2020 on Monday, giving support to New York representative Eliot L. Engel, who is seeking to fend off a serious challenge from his sin istra after more than three decades in Congress. "I worked with Eliot Engel as first lady, New York senator and secretary of state," said Ms. Clinton in a statement given to the New York Times. "At each step, his # 1 priority has always remained the same: to deliver for his constituents." Support puts Ms. Clinton on the opposite side of a wave of progressives who support Engel's main challenger, Jamaal Bowman, a middle school principal, including Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; the Party of working families; Democratic justice; and MoveOn, the progressive advocacy group. "Shane Goldmacher of the New York Times – A Republican super PAC channeled $ 100,000 into another super PAC called Democratic Majority for Israel, which in turn is spending to increase Engel's reelection. FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Jimmy Van Bramer, board member municipal, who quit the Queens Borough presidential election this year for family reasons, are considering another race for the seat next year. Van Bramer converted his 2020 campaign account into a 2021 account with the City Financial Council. "None of us can know what next year will bring, let alone tomorrow, but organizing and helping my community has been one of the few lights in all this darkness," said Van Bramer. I'm busy seeing the city on the other side, no matter what my future holds. "The June 23 primary and November elections will choose a BP to serve the rest of Melinda Katz's term. , who left office when she was elected a Queens district attorney. City council members Donovan Richards and Costa Constantinides are the main contenders. The office will be back in voting in 2021 along with all the other offices in the city for a full four-year term. New Yorkers requested more than 15 times the number of postal ballots for this month's Democratic primary compared to the presidential primary in 2016. Today is the last day to ask for a vote. The head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party supported all the district's historic Democrats, except Assemblyman Diana Richardson. – VIA THE CITY: races to be seen while the primary in New York
"NEW YORK officials hailed the US Supreme Court ruling on Monday that established homosexual and transgender people cannot be discriminated against in the workplace under Title VII." This historic victory represents a direct rebuke to the Last week's Trump administration to restore non-discrimination protections on health care to LGBTQ people and is a reminder that regardless of who you are or who you love, discrimination is immoral, illegal and incompatible with the idea of America, "Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. And called for further action." Now, the Senate must act and pass the Equality Act, which will expand federal protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people in housing, education, public housing and beyond – just like we did in New York State, "said Cuomo." Spectrum's Nick Reisman News— NYT: "How a march for black trans lives has become a big event"
– A 14-year-old boy involved in the mortal stab of Barnard student Tessa Majors, who pleaded guilty to robbery, was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile facility. Majors' parents blew up the teenager for a "complete lack of remorse". – Claims about illegal fireworks have increased. – An agreement has been signed to end the Cellino and Barnes personal injury law firm. – State tax revenues declined by about 20 percent in May compared to the previous year, said controller Tom DiNapoli. – The city tracers will not ask patients if they participated in the recent protests, but some believe they should. – Three policemen for protest assignments were hospitalized after a meal in Shake Shack, although investigators found "no crime" among restaurant employees. GOP state senate helper Rob Ortt resigned after a video was released in which he is heard using an epithet race towards a 14-year-old girl and her friend. – A noose has been found in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park, and the New York hate crime task force is investigating. – How hospitals are adapting to long-term coronavirus. – The MTA has indefinitely shut down its new fleet of subway cars while probing dangerous malfunctions. – The LIRR mobile app will now allow commuters to detect crowding on trains. – A furious mom says her 10-year-old daughter was going through the light when a New York police car hit her in the Bronx. – How pride went from small marches to a global event, as some early organizers tell.
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"FOR MANY New Yorkers, the most desirable jackpot is not the New York Lotto, but to be selected in the extraordinarily competitive affordable lottery of the city. Tens of thousands of people, and sometimes many others, vie for the handful of units available at the same time. Over 25 million applications for approximately 40,000 units have been submitted since 2013. While New York City begins a third month of unprecedented economic turmoil and job losses due to the coronavirus epidemic, the city will launch a Tuesday renewed and much more modern method to request affordable housing. The online system, known as NYC Housing Connect, has been derided as outdated and full of technical problems that have led to significant obstacles to obtaining affordable housing also if the city has become more expensive. "Matthew Haag of the New York Times" THE STOOP has long been a social space for apartments lti-unit in New York City. In The Death and Life of Major American Cities, Jane Jacobs wrote that it was often misunderstood, as supporters of the city's reform looked down on the idea of people gathering outside on stairs and sidewalks, while Jacobs considered curves to be vital for communities. Although meetings of up to 10 people are allowed on the basis of the PAUSE order of the United States coronavirus, it is necessary to distance oneself from society and it is even safer to gather outdoors rather than indoors. Since the vast majority of New Yorkers don't have a private outdoor space, the curve became the center of New York's social life during the quarantine. New Yorkers have discovered that from the top of their rocks it is possible to safely reach a friend, enter into communion with neighbors, applaud for essential workers, or have a drink at a responsible distance, a quarantine ritual known as "falling curve" . & # 39; ”Marie Solis of Gothamist