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Cuomo’s Rent Relief ‘Mess’ Awaits Hochul as Tenants and Landlords Unite Over Aid Bungle

The state has paid out less than 5% of the $2.7 billion available, with any undistributed money likely to go back to the feds. Meanwhile, building owners and residents are at odds over a possible extension of the state’s eviction moratorium.

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Film and TV Production Make a New York Comeback. But Will the Tax Credits Roll?

Work on shows from "Mrs. Maisel" to "Gossip Girl" is nearing pre-pandemic levels in Hollywood on the Hudson. Competition, though, could get fierce: California and other states are upping tax credits in grabs for a piece of the action.

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Cuomo’s Call for Private Businesses to Require Vaccinations Spurs Demands for a Government Mandate

The governor urged the private sector to order employees back to workplaces and make everybody — including customers — get shots. But business owners said it’s up to elected officials to lead the way amid rising COVID rates.

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‘A Complete Disaster’: Cuomo Overhauls Rent Relief System After Tenants and Landlords Left Hanging

The state’s badly needed $2.7 billion pandemic rental aid system has given out less than $1 million, with the eviction moratorium end a month away. Residents and owners slammed the glitchy, cumbersome application process.

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NYC Restaurants Cooking Up a Comeback, but Simmering Problems Remain

The city economic sector most devastated by the pandemic recession is finally showing signs of a sustained recovery as jobs start to rebound. But optimism is tempered by worker shortages, inadequate PPP relief and mixed forecasts ahead.

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SoHo’s Big Test: Can Lower Rents Lure Back Stores and Tourists?

As the city’s economic reopening accelerates, the future of retail in Manhattan — especially in key business and tourist areas — remains unclear. Some clues of what’s to come might be found in a shop that specializes in slime.

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NYC’s $100 Billion Budget Deal May Leave Whopping Deficits for New Mayor, Critics Say

Unprecedented federal aid and better-than-expected tax revenue restored cuts and boosted education funding. But experts and advocates call de Blasio’s proposed spending plan a "missed opportunity" for stabilizing city finances.

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New York Rent Relief Application Snags Frustrate Landlords and Tenants

Landlord and tenant advocates disagree over the level of residents’ enthusiasm for applying to the state to get back rent paid. But they agree tapping the $2.4 billion aid has been stymied by onerous paperwork and technical glitches.

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Slow Rebound of Construction Jobs Threatens NYC Post-Pandemic Rebuild

The latest employment numbers are 25,000 below the city’s pre-coronavirus peak. With uncertainty over everything from the next mayor to Gov. Cuomo’s political fate, the industry is betting nearly all on President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure push.

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Who’s the NYC Business Community’s Choice for Mayor?

With the June 22 primary approaching, there’s no clear favorite, reflecting much of the city. But interviews with more than a dozen business leaders show they generally agree on who they don’t want to see in City Hall.