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Are New Yorkers ready to go out for dinner and a movie?

Feb 25, 2021
There is pent-up demand and cash. A lot of people who haven't lost their jobs also haven't been spending money.
Will there be a generational gap between who ventures out to dine and who be stays in and uses a delivery app?
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How one family is looking ahead to a post-pandemic world

Dec 9, 2020
After a dark year, New York City Accountant Michael Durant says he’s “starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.”
New York City accountant Michael Durant says he's beginning to see "light at the end of the tunnel" after a difficult year.
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Some NYC businesses are trying to negotiate for lower rent

Nov 16, 2020
With pandemic restrictions still cutting into revenues, some business owners say they need a break on commercial rent. But not all landlords are willing to negotiate.
Joanne Kwong at one of Pearl River Mart's locations.
Camille Petersen

Colder weather is driving diners indoors. But not that many can safely fit.

Oct 23, 2020
It’s been about three weeks since New York City restaurants got approval to serve diners indoors, but only at 25% capacity.
A waiter delivers food to a table at Chelsea Square Restaurant as New York City restaurants open for limited capacity indoor dining on Oct. 1, 2020.
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DOJ designates New York, Portland, Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions”

Sep 22, 2020
The Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from the cities, which it says “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.”
There have been more than 100 days of protests in Portland, Oregon, over systemic racism and police brutality.
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Rents are down, vacancy rates are up in NYC rental market

Aug 14, 2020
A July report shows landlords are having a harder time finding tenants in the pandemic.
The notoriously pricey rental market is in upheaval.
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What will happen to New York's sky high rents?

Jul 2, 2020
Some are getting breaks on commercial and residential rent, but it won't last forever.
A banner calling for New York Gov. Cuomo to cancel rent in May as people struggle to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Is social distancing possible on Broadway? A discussion with Eva Price

May 26, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Tony-winning producer about the future of the theater.
The Palace Theatre on the opening night of "West Side Story" in 2009.
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New York has outlined a plan for reopening. What's in it?

New York City, with the most cases in the U.S., will be on a slower timeline.
No part of the state will be allowed to open attractions that would draw lots of outside visitors.
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The restaurant industry is already struggling to stay afloat

Mar 17, 2020
With coronavirus keeping people at home, restaurants are shutting their doors and shifting their business models to adapt to the crisis.
An empty restaurant, like this one was on Monday in Brooklyn, is an increasingly common sight across the U.S.
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