On March 20, 2020, when the coronavirus began to spread through New York, the state authorities ordered the closure of all cultural venues. This is how they remained until April 2, the day from which the reopening of some of them is allowed., which has partially recovered the movement in the city that never sleeps.
Nevertheless, Restrictions continue and only 33% of the capacity is allowed up to a maximum of 150 people. For this reason, many of these stores have not opened their doors as it is not profitable for them. Even so, several Broadway shows have raised the curtain again, music has played again at jazz venues, and comedians have delighted audiences more than a year later from the stage.
The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, celebrated the reopening, very symbolic for this city that lost the effervescence that characterizes it by the pandemic and stopped receiving millions of tourists. Theater and nightlife are fundamental to the economy of the metropolis And this reopening will partly alleviate the losses caused by the coronavirus. It hasn’t been a great relaunch, but the return to theaters is expected to be gradual.