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Things To Do In The Hudson Valley In October
Things To Do In The Hudson Valley In October
It's not 4th of July without the Macys Fireworks display over the Hudson and East Rivers.

 MSN. Weeklong celebrations end with the Macys Fireworks Over The NYC East and Hudson Rivers

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/weeklong-macys-nyc-fireworks-shows-end-in-fourth-of-july-finale/ar-BB16jkHI?ocid=sf

 

 

Where to celebrate July 4th in the Mid Hudson Region

While most of the traditional Fourth of July events may be canceled, residents of Dutchess and Ulster counties are fortunate.

By Michael Woyton, Patch Staff SHAPE  \* MERGEFORMAT

Jun 22, 2020 10:02 am ET|Updated June 26

 

2020 is a unique year for figuring out Fourth of July fun.

 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – July 4 events across the country will not look the same this year thanks to the new coronavirus. Many cities and towns have been forced to cancel the annual Fourth of July events.

However, in Dutchess County, they've come up with a solution for having a fireworks show and keeping the public safe.  Click here for full story


 

Mid Hudson Region Enters Phase 3 today--what does that mean

ABCNY- What's Open Today In Phase 3 In the Mid Hudson Region?

For those who live in Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties, Phase 3 means for the first time in three months, residents can dine inside a restaurant or visit a nail salon or spa. 

 

Phase 3 of reopening allows restaurants to resume in-person dining at 50% capacity, and many restaurants plant to continue offering increased outdoor dining to make up as much of the difference as they can. Still, many restaurant owners say with profit margins so slim, half capacity won't help them recover from being closed for so long.

Phase 3, which also includes gatherings of up to 25 people, businesses reopening include nail salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, massage parlors, and waxing services are among the businesses reopening in Phase 3, which also includes gatherings of up to 25 people.

Safety precautions are being taken to keep people safe, including the wearing of face coverings and enhanced clearing procedures.


Some Regions In New York Have Are Now Re-Opening In Phase Two
New York Sets Opening Date for Summer Day Camps; Western NY Enters Phase II

22 hours ago

Some New York regions have met the metrics and as of June 2 are now allowed to open up further under Phase Two.

NBC NewsJanelle Griffith 

NYS On Hold For Phase Two Opening today

Gov Cuomo yesterday afternoon during a radio interview about Phase Two reopening, announced to everyone’s surprise that a group of international experts will analyze data accumulated from New York State on Phase One per region once Phase One once has been completed. If the experts approve, any eligible regions of the state will reopen in Phase Two the governor said. 

Gov. Cuomo though didn’t give any details on when the review will occur or how long it will take.  

For Real Estate offices, the Real Estate market has been heating up with pend up demand from buyers wanting agents to show them homes in person.  Until a region achieves Phase Two status in-person real estate activity is still in violation of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders. The NYS Empire State Development agency has released guidance for real estate when a region is able to begin Phase two. 

The guidance for real estate activities in Phase Two regions can be found  HERE. 

New York's Four Phases For Reopening

COVID-19: Here's What You Should Know About The Four Phases Of NY Reopenings

https://daily-voice-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/c_fill,g_face,h_40,q_auto:eco,w_40/IMG_0770_mgnmpy.jpg Joe Lombardi 

 05/24/2020 10:47 a.m.

 

With Long Island and the Hudson Valley now set for Phase 1 reopenings, nine of New York State's 10 regions will be moving forward to reach the fourth and final phase.

With Long Island and the Hudson Valley now set for Phase 1 reopenings, nine of
New York State's 10 regions will be moving forward to reach the fourth and final phase.

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With Long Island and the Hudson Valley now set for Phase 1 reopenings, nine of New York State's 10 regions will be moving forward to reach the fourth and final phase.

Re-opening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities.

After two weeks, state and regional officials will evaluate the outcomes of the reopening and then decide whether or not the region can move to the next phase.

These are the four phases:

Phase 1:

·                Construction

·                Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting

·                Retail (Limited to curbside or in-store pickup or drop off)

·                Manufacturing

·                Wholesale Trade

Phase 2:

·                Professional Services

·                Retail

·                Barbershops, Hair Salons, Nail Salons

·                Administrative Support

·                Real Estate/Rental & Leasing

Phase 3:

·                Restaurants/Food Services

Phase 4:

·                Arts/Entertainment/Recreation

·                Education (Schools, Colleges)

For a more specific list of businesses covered in each phase provided by the state, including a summary of guidelines, click here and scroll down the page at ny.gov.


Mid-Hudson Valley and Long Island Could Possibly Reopen Next Week

COVID-19: Long Island, Hudson Valley Could Reopen Next Week As Some Restrictions Eased

https://daily-voice-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/c_fill,g_face,h_40,q_auto:eco,w_40/IMG_9270_fu6tmr.jpg Zak Failla   05/22/2020 12:08 p.m. 

 

These are metrics Long Island and the counties that make up the Mid-Hudson must meet to start Phase 1 of reopening. 

Long Island and the mid-Hudson Valley could reopen their economies next week as they move closer toward meeting the seven benchmarks established by the New York State in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

During his daily COVID-19 news briefing on Friday, May 22 in midtown Manhattan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that if the number of deaths continues to decline at the current rate, both regions are in line to reopen next week.

In advance of the beginning of Phase 1 of reopening, Cuomo also announced that construction companies on Long Island and in the mid-Hudson Valley regions can begin to start staging sites. The Mid-Hudson region is made up of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. 

 

 

 


Northern Westchester High Schools Finding Creative Locations For Graduations

Though High School Seniors haven;t been in school since March 12, are finishing the year with online courses, missed Senior trips and Senior Proms, some school districts are finding creative ways to have in person graduations. North Salem High School graduation  will be held at a drive-in movie theatre in Amenia and Somers High School, John Jay High School In Katonah and Fox Lane High School in Bedford are looking at the Jefferson Valley Mall Parking Lot. READ MORE

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/somers/2020/05/20/somers-graduation-jefferson-valley-mall/5228121002/

Citigroup considers a move to the suburbs for more office space so workers can social distance

The banking giant’s employees have been working from home since March

TRD NATIONAL /

May 20, 2020 03:30 PM

 

 

Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat (Credit: Getty; iStock)

Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat (Credit: Getty; iStock)

Some industry pros have speculated that the coronavirus pandemic would push companies out of dense cities and into the suburbs. Now, some big companies are making the move. 

Citigroup, which in recent years relocated its headquarters to Tribeca, is exploring options for short-term leases for suburban offices outside New York City, according to Bloomberg. The banking giant is considering furnished spaces ready to be occupied in Long Island, Westchester County and New Jersey.

The company’s employees have been working from home since March and Citigroup hasn’t set a date for them to return to offices.

Though the move likely won’t be permanent, it is a sign that demand could jump for suburban offices — at least in the short term. Opening temporary offices would let them put their employees back to work, but spread them out to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Office landlords including RXR Realty and Rubenstein Partners are fielding calls from financial institutions for those properties. Rubenstein Principal Brandon Huffman said commuting is a major concern.

“There’s an overwhelming number of employees that need mass transit to access the urban environment,” he said. “Nobody knows how that’s going to work in a social-distancing world.”

Landlords are also redesigning their urban spaces to allow employees to maintain social-distancing measures. Co-working offices are expected to get a significant overhaul.

JPMorgan Chase expects to keep its offices at just 50 percent capacity for the foreseeable future, while Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman has said he sees a future with “much less real estate.” [Bloomberg— Dennis Citigroup, which in recent years relocated its headquarters to Tribeca, is exploring options for short-term leases for suburban offices outside New York City, according to Bloomberg. The banking giant is considering furnished spaces ready to be occupied in Long Island, Westchester County and New Jersey.

The company’s employees have been working from home since March and Citigroup hasn’t set a date for them to return to offices.

Though the move likely won’t be permanent, it is a sign that demand could jump for suburban offices — at least in the short term. Opening temporary offices would let them put their employees back to work, but spread them out to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Office landlords including RXR Realty and Rubenstein Partners are fielding calls from financial institutions for those properties. Rubenstein Principal Brandon Huffman said commuting is a major concern.

“There’s an overwhelming number of employees that need mass transit to access the urban environment,” he said. “Nobody knows how that’s going to work in a social-distancing world.”

Landlords are also redesigning their urban spaces to allow employees to maintain social-distancing measures. Co-working offices are expected to get a significant overhaul.

JPMorgan Chase expects to keep its offices at just 50 percent capacity for the foreseeable future, while Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman has said he sees a future with “much less real estate.” [Bloomberg— Dennis Lynch
Yankee Stadium Is Being Turned Into a Giant Drive-In Movie Theater This Summer

Photo credit: Rich Pilling - Getty Images

This summer, drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback. The retro weekend hangout of teens looking to get a little privacy is now becoming the new way to safely enjoy movies and get a little bit of fresh air. NY state gave drive-in movie theaters the green light to re-open on May 15. But besides popular drive-ins like the Warwick Drive-In or Hyde Park Drive-In Theatre, which have been operating for decades, New Yorkers will be able to flock to none other than Yankee Stadium this summer for movie nights, concerts, and more. 

In an exclusive, Time Out New York announced a new festival-like event known as Uptown Drive-In that will take place in the Yankee Stadium parking lot. Starting in July, the parking lot will transform into a hotspot that's part drive-in movie theater and part local concert venue. On Fridays through Sundays, attendees can roll up in their vehicles and enjoy either a movie or live performance, while munching on goodies from popular city street vendors via the festival's car side dinner service. The event will be put on by MASC Hospitality Group, the New York-based company behind the Bronx Night Market and the Bronx Beer Festival. 


Marco Shalma of MASC Hospitality Group told Time Out New York that the stage will be elevated for live performances so attendees can watch from their car. In addition, the MC, performers, and hosts will stream from a PA system that can be listened to through car radios. MASC Hospitality is also planning to implement live interactive games, raffles, giveaways, date-night experiences, and a family-friendly brunch series.


Prices are still being ironed out. Shalma notes: "We're working with city and state officials, and some of our sponsors to reduce cost as much as we can to be able to make this very affordable, and for as many New Yorkers as possible. " Tickets for the event will be available online soon. They will be all-inclusive and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested? We'll be sure to keep you in the loop, but we recommend subscribing to Uptown Drive-In here in order to get all the latest updates. If we can't see the Yankees play this summer, this might be the next best thing. 

From: House Beautiful US  May 20, 2020
KELLY CORBETT News WriterKelly is the News Writer at House Beautiful where 

Westchester County To Open 2 Beaches By Memorial Day Weekend

COVID-19: Two Westchester Beaches To Open For Memorial Day Weekend, Rundown Of New Cases

https://daily-voice-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/c_fill,g_face,h_40,q_auto:eco,w_40/IMG_9270_fu6tmr.jpg Zak Failla 

5/18/2020 5:23pm

The breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Westchester by municipality.The breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Westchester by municipality. Photo Credit: Westchester County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pair of beaches in Westchester will be open for continues to see novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalization, infection and fatality rates continue to trend in the right direction. 

Beaches at Playland and Croton Point will be open, though beach-goers will still have to adhere to social distancing protocol to help curb any spread of the virus.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer noted that the Playland amusement park will remain closed through at least the end of July, and the Fourth of July fireworks displays at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla and Friday fireworks have also been canceled for the season. 

Latimer said that there are now less than 2,500 active COVID-19 cases in the county, with more than 400 hospitalized.

Quarterly Real Estate Markets Stats In The Hudson Valley By County

Quarterly Real Estate Markets Stats In The Hudson Valley By County

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