ALBANY, N.Y. — New York City movie
His announcement came nearly a year after he shuttered movie
The governor said
Cuomo has pushed this year to start easing COVID-19 restrictions on businesses in hopes of jumpstarting an economy hit by a drop in sales tax revenue.
The state weathered a mid-January spike in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Cases and hospitalizations are now dropping overall statewide, but parts of New York City — particularly the Bronx — are still seeing high rates of infection and slower declines in hospitalization.
Cuomo's move drew praise from
“New York City is a major market for moviegoing in the U.S.,” National Association of Theater Owners spokesperson Patrick Corcoran said. "Re-opening there gives confidence to film distributors in setting and holding their theatrical release dates, and is an important step in the recovery of the entire industry.”
Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press