New York City remains closed and will continue to do so until at least June, as the mayor, despite Long Island and mid-Hudson, will reopen the two regions around it next week.
Neither mid-Hudson nor Long Island has yet met the requirement of a 14-day decrease in coronavirus deaths, but Governor Cuomo said Friday he expected both regions to open next week, allowing them to open .
New York City met that goal and other weeks ago, but according to the mayor, it should at least remain closed until June for inexplicable reasons.
According to Cuomo’s requirements, the city must keep 30 percent of the ICU beds and 30 percent of the hospital beds.
The city is only two percent of the ICU target and three percent of the hospital bed capacity.
NYC remains the only region of New York that has not yet reopened despite the constantly declining coronavirus numbers
There are 21,000 beds spread over New York City’s hospital beds.
Three percent, the amount needed, is 630 – just over half of what the USNS Comfort offered before it left town in late April after treating just a few dozen patients.
As for the number of ICU beds still needed, the city will not specify exactly how many beds are currently in the system and how many are needed.
The three areas that are holding New York City from reopening are the lack of free hospital beds and contact tracers to be hired by the local government
To complicate matters further, Mayor de Blasio said on Friday that the city had reached its own new threshold to keep the total number of people in ICU beds below 375.
Currently there are 471 people in the ICU beds.
The mayor said on Friday, “We have fallen by more than 100 patients in the past 10 days and we are confident that this number will continue to fall.”
The number only applies to the ICU beds in the city’s public health care system.
A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office told DailyMail.com, “We believe that the number of people on the H + H ICUs, given the stress they were under under COVID, is an accurate referee about our progress against the virus and the extent of the spread across the city. ‘
De Blasio says the city will not be ready to begin phase 1 of the reopening until the first half of June
It is unclear who has the final say on the reopening.
The mayor’s office says the state is on the same page, but the 375 ICU bed number was never mentioned by the governor’s office.
Cuomo said on Friday, “No local official can open or close,” following the power struggle the pair showed at the start of the pandemic when Blasio called for closure before Cuomo wanted to order one.
The only other area where it falls short is the lack of contact tracers hired by the city.
City and state officials have declined to provide an explanation as to why it cannot be opened without the tracers or how many are hired daily at the request of DailyMail.com.
Nor will they answer why the city cannot add more hospital beds to its existing capacity – as happened at the height of the pandemic – to reopen the bleeding economy.
Meanwhile, companies are screaming that they can reopen. A coalition of 300 has been formed, calling itself Reopen NY.
They say that the lockdown brought them to their knees and that it drags.
The USNS Comfort leaves New York City on April 30. It had 1,000 beds – almost double what the authorities say is now needed to reopen the city – but there is no suggestion that it will return, nor has there been talk of the system of adding more beds to people back to work to get
Landlords bleed income, with as many as 80 percent of the major tenants of a major landlord making no rent payments in April and May.
A large commercial landlord said 80 percent of their private tenants missed rent payments in April and May, and others report that even companies with sound finances simply choose not to honor their leases amid growing uncertainty about how many companies actually will work offices in the future.
Residents also abandon their expensive apartments by breaking their leases or not renewing them to wait for the crisis in a more comfortable environment. For the wealthy, this means spacious homes in the Hamptons and the state, and for the young, it’s the suburban homes of their parents.
The domino effect is an ‘alarming’ drastic decrease in the number of landlords who can pay their tax assessments on July 1, resulting in devastating tax revenue losses for the city and thus for the state.
In April, NYC and the state collected only $ 78.5 million in tax revenue from the sale of commercial and residential properties, compared with $ 217.5 million in March.
Tax revenues pay for essential services of the city, such as road repairs, sewers, police and firefighters. They will be hit if the situation continues.
“This dramatic loss of tax revenue is worrying. The real estate sector is the economic engine of the city.