Published March 12 – Latest Update Mar 28 @7am
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to keep you up to date.
Newest developments in NYC & Tri-State Area:
NYC public schools will stay closed until April 15
Brooklyn Botanic Garden has cancelled its popular Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival in April.
NYC Fleet Week, Memorial Day week, has been cancelled.
74th annual Tony Awards, scheduled for June 7, have been postponed to a date TBD.
The Scottish American Tartan Day Parade, scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, is postponed.
Three Trader Joe’s stores in Manhattan close after workers test positive for Covid-19
Whole Foods, Key Food, Food Emporium supermarkets open one hour early for seniors 60+
NYC buses are FREE.
- Passengers must enter by rear door to protect drivers from close contact.
NYC subways are operating on a reduced schedule
Staten Island Ferry, NYC Ferry, LIRR, MetroNorth operating on reduced schedule
Alternate side of the street parking is suspended through March 31.
Lincoln Center extends performance cancellations into June.
The National Guard has been activated in New York State, to help set up medical stations, including in the NYC Javits Convention Center.
NY Port Authority bridges and tunnels are now cashless only tolls.
Javits Convention Center is being turned into a 1,000 bed emergency field hospital
IRS deadline for filing taxes has been extended to July 15.
Gov. Cuomo orders NY hospitals to cancel non-emergency elective surgery starting Wed., Mar. 25, to save hospital resources, including personnel and dwindling medical supplies.
Gov. Cuomo orders banks to suspend mortgage payments for three months
NYCOTC has added a Coronavirus category to stay up to date
BookExpo and BookCon in May have been postponed.
Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Uniqlo, Famous Footwear and Bed Bath & Beyond close all stores nationwide, including in NYC
Locally, B and H, Paragon Sporting Goods close but shopping online and shipping continues.
Ikea closes all US stores, including in New Jersey.
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have been closed by the National Park Service.NYC bans shared rides with strangers from app-based services.
- Only shares from people who know one another, such as spouses or groups of friends will be permitted.
NYC parks, including Central Park, are open, but public programs and tours are cancelled.
- Exception – The Highline is closed
New Jersey has issued an 8pm curfew statewide starting Monday, March 16.
- Hoboken now has a “shelter in place” order
B and H, the camera and electronics superstore in Midtown, is closing through March 28th.
Paragon Sporting Goods in Union Square is closed effective March 17th
Famous Footwear is closing all stores, including in NYC, through April 2nd
Macy’s is closing its stores nationwide, including the flagship on Herald Square.
Bloomingdale’s locations nationwide are closed, including the flagship on 59th St.
Nordstrom’s locations nationwide are closed, including the new location on 57th St.
Saks Fifth Avenue locations are closed nationwide, including the flagship on Fifth Ave.
Uniqlo is closing all 80 stores nationwide, including those in New York City
Apple Stores around the globe are closed until March 27, including Apple Retail Stores in New York City.
REI has closed all retail stores, including its NYC location in Soho, through March 27th.The massive American Dream mall in northern New Jersey is closed through the end of March.
- The preview opening of DreamWorks Water Park and various retailers scheduled for March 19 have been postponed to a later date TBA.
Nike Stores around the globe have closed.
NYCOTC has added a Coronavirus hub page to keep you up to dateAlso closed –
NYC schools are shut down through mid-April.
Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are shuttered.Museums are closed, as are most art galleries.
NY Public Library branches are closed in Manahttan, Bronx and Staten IslandBrooklyn Library branches are closed.
AMC and Regal movie theaters are closed nationwide for up to three months.
- AMC Stubs A-List memberships are paused automatically during the time AMC theatres are closed.
We are updating daily because things are changing daily, so check back regularly.
- This NYCOTC report is compiled from press releases and other materials received by NYCOTC, news sources including NY Times, Eater NY, Crain’s, the Real Deal (real estate news), The Verge and from the official websites of the NYC and NY State governments.
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NY Gov. Cuomo has banned all events involving more than 50 people, shutting down Broadway theaters and other iconic NYC attractions, including Madison Square Garden.Some are closing through the end of March, others through mid-April.
74th annual Tony Awards, scheduled for June 7, have been postponed until an undecided date.
Contact the theater or the company from which you purchased tickets, such as NYCOTC ticket partner Goldstar, for refunds or rebooking.
NYC Restaurant Closings
- The Jing Fong location on the Upper West Side remains open for take-out and delivery.
All of the NYC Union Square Hospitality Group businesses join the list of restaurants that will temporarily close in light of the COVID-19 crisis, according to staffers at multiple restaurants. The list includes:
- Restaurants Untitled and the Modern, which are attached to museums that have been closed.
- Fine dining restaurants like Gramercy Tavern,
- the more casual barbecue spot Blue Smoke, and counter-service cafe Daily Provisions.
- The D.C. restaurants will also close.