City organizes Sector Advisory Councils to gage what businesses, communities need to reopen

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the city will bring together Sector Advisory Councils to gather information to find out what is needed for each community in order to be able to restart properly.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2020, 12:33 PM

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City organizes Sector Advisory Councils to gage what businesses, communities need to reopen
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday the city will bring together Sector Advisory Councils to gather information to find out what is needed for each community in order to be able to restart properly.
The Sector Advisory Councils will include small businesses, large businesses, labor and workforce development, arts culture and tourism, faith-based organizations, construction and real estate, nonprofits and social services, public health and health care, education and vocational training and surface transportation.
The mayor says the groups will roll out starting Thursday with six groups and will each by led by deputy mayors.
The mayor says NYC is also working with Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to open streets, with 1.5 miles opening on Thursday.
The Open Streets partnerships include the Flatiron Partnership opening Broadway in several locations, The Garment District, the Lower East Side BID opening four streets, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership opening Willoughby Street from Pearl Street to Lawrence Street and Lawrence Street from Fulton Street to Willoughby Street and lastly the Third Avenue Bronx BID opening Willis Avenue from 147th Street and 148th Street and 148th Street from Willis Avenue to Bergen Avenue.
The mayor also announced the return of Open Streets to 0.4 miles in Jackson Heights, Queens on 34th Street from 69th Street to 77th Street.
In honor of National Nurses Day, Mayor de Blasio took time to thank nurses throughout New York City, calling them heroes.
 


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