He’s the man with no plan!
New Yorkers are already pouring into the streets for drinks, eats and protests but Mayor Bill de Blasio still won’t say when New York City’s reopening will reach Phase Two — or detail other key plans for summer heat relief, business operation and transportation, the NY Post reports.
Hizzoner’s handling of the coronavirus reopening has exasperated and frustrated virtually all aspects of Gotham’s business and political spectrum, leaving shop owners confused and lawmakers threatening legislation in an attempt to jawbone de Blasio into action.
“An utter lack of foresight and vision has been a defining feature of the de Blasio administration’s response to this pandemic,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson told The Post. “The city has consistently failed to plan ahead and now we’re headed towards Phase Two of reopening with more questions than answers on everything from buses to beaches.”
City Hall promised it would dramatically simplify the process for restaurants and bars to score permits for outdoor seating space — which advocates say is essential to helping them stay in business as the world awaits a coronavirus vaccine — but has yet to even begin accepting applications or detail how the new process will work. Read more at the NY Post.