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Governor Cuomo at the Javits Center announcing the completion of the 1,000-bed temporary hospital there.
Governor Cuomo at the Javits Center announcing the completion of the 1,000-bed temporary hospital there.
New York’s existing plans for pandemics were not enough for the current crisis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo followed a pandemic playbook in his response, but it wasn’t enough to curb the new coronavirus.

By REBECCA C. LEWIS | March 29, 2020
 
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo
How should New York handle the economic crisis the coronavirus has created?
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Elected officials and budget wonks on how bad it is and what the city and state should do – and not do.
NYC skyscraper
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Supporters and opponents are both citing the coronavirus threat.
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New Yorkers are facing new travel restrictions from other states.
Governor Cuomo announcing the completion of the temporary hospital at the Javits Center.
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Medical worker looks out onto a line of patients waiting for COVID-19 testing outside Elmhurst Hospital Center.
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Without protective gear, ventilators and available beds, the city’s hospitals are overrun with coronavirus patients and nearing their breaking points.
Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie during the 2020 State of the State.
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Thanks to the coronavirus, it’s not who’s in the room – it’s who’s in the Zoom.
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Who's up and who's down in tech this week?

OPINION

A person is sean walking throught the empty lawn of Sheep Meadow in Central Park on March 21st.
Closing them to slow the spread of COVID-19 would do more harm than good.
The mayor of New York City should have followed on his predecessor’s path in education policy.
The conditions are crowded and unsanitary and the spread inside will eventually get outside.
The governor hasn’t managed coronavirus perfectly.

POLITICS

How should New York handle the economic crisis the coronavirus has created?
Elected officials and budget wonks on how bad it is and what the city and state should do – and not do.
NYC may hit a peak in coronavirus cases soon. Then it's on to the rest of the state.
New Yorkers are facing new travel restrictions from other states.

Policy

City Councilman Keith Powers was one politician who sent a letter calling for advances on existing nonprofit contracts.
Organizations point to New York City’s commitment to continued funding as a model for the state.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo followed a pandemic playbook in his response, but it wasn’t enough to curb the new coronavirus.
Supporters and opponents are both citing the coronavirus threat.
Who's up and who's down in tech this week?

PERSONALITY

Mayor Bill de Blasio and #1 on City & State's Real Estate Power 100, Vicki Been.
Recognizing the most powerful people in New York real estate.
New York’s COVID-19 outbreak has pushed the governor into the national spotlight.
Kathryn Garcia talks about tackling food insecurity during the coronavirus, and her many other jobs.

POWER LIST

MAGAZINE

How prepared is the Empire State?
How health officials are bracing for a large-scale outbreak.
Who says you’ve got to be married to get ahead in politics?
The Empire State's most politically potent pairs

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