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Please be an example of kindness to ALL.

Last Updated: May 24, 2020 03:00 p.m. by Bill Weidner



New York State Government:
Two most current replays of the briefing from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo related to the Coronavirus Outbreak
Next Briefing will be Monday 5-25-2020
2020 05-22 Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vT0oFcFig
2020 05-21 Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGjp6g31SaQ

Reopening New York: Phase 1 May 15th:
Click HERE for the Reopening Main Page – Click HERE to download the Reopening Book – Click HERE for the Regional Monitoring Dashboard and other ongoing stats.
The Cost of Reopening! – The Governor is an incredible leader who presents truth, facts and the associated consequences so “WE” may make fully informed choices. Andrew Cuomo asks “How Much is Human Life Worth?” – To watch this replay from May 5th, 2020 Click HERE (The content regarding reopening starts at the 12 minute mark)

Wear a Mask Contest! From May 5th to May 20th, 2020 there were 600 videos submitted that show everyone why it is so important to wear a mask in public.
Check out the 5 finalists and vote for your favorite. Voting closes on May 25th and the winner will be announced May 26th. CHECK IT OUT HERE

NYS on PAUSE
Official NYS Site Updated Daily https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Governor Andrew Cuomo main page https://www.governor.ny.gov/
Access to daily live briefing (Typically 11:30am) and news
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news
NYS Unified Court System – Coronavirus and the NYS Courts https://www.nycourts.gov/
NYS Comptroller – COVID-19 Financial Survival Toolkit for New Yorkers launched 04-18-2020 https://osc.state.ny.us/covid-19/financial-toolkit.htm
NYS Department of Health https://www.health.ny.gov/
NYS Department of Health Covid-19 Tracker – Click HERE

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New York City Government:
Two most current replays of the briefing from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio related to the Coronavirus Outbreak
2020 05-22 Friday – Briefing starts at 16:08 mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2usX_CYenSU
2020 05-21 Thursday – Briefing starts at 35:25 mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErzojblLxNQ

Latest news from the Office of the Mayor of NYC https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news.page
NYC Department of Health Covid-19 Portal https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page
NYC COVID-19 Citywide Info Portal https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page
NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) COVID-19 Response https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/about/covid-19-response.page
NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) Service Updates 2020 https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/business/service-updates.page
NYC Council archived meetings with links to details, agenda, minutes and videos https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Calendar.aspx
NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) Home Page nyc.gov/rgb 
NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) 2020 Meetings and Hearings https://rentguidelinesboard.cityofnewyork.us/meetings/2020-meetings-and-hearings/

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Departments of Labor:
US Department of Labor
Unemployment Insurance Relief During COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance

New York State Department of Labor
As of 04-19 2020 the NYS DOL has launched a new streamlined application platform that allows New Yorkers to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance immediately.
Before, workers who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 had to apply for Unemployment Insurance first, and then get denied, and then apply for the special assistance.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PAU) Overview Page https://dol.ny.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance

PDF – Eligibility Table – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) PDF https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PAU) dedicated NYS DOL phone number – 833-324-0366
Unemployment Insurance (UI) FAQs web page https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/most-frequently-asked-questions.shtm
Unemployment Insurance (UI) FAQs PDF https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/ui-covid-faq.pdf
Main Home Page for NYS DOL and you can navigate to your situation from here https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/
NYS DOL Press Releases with most recent information on UI and PUA progress https://labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/pressreleases.shtm
Video published by DOL 05-15-2020 – How To File an Application for Unemployment Benefits with Commissioner Roberta Reardon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shXF675SjEc

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Financial and Logistical Resource links:
KPMG – Resource Center – COVID-19: Reaction, Resilience, Recovery, New Reality  +  COVID-19: Insights on Tax Impacts  TaxWatch  +  Restarting America
SBA – Coronavirus Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
SBA – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions
SBA – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
WITHUM – SBA Financial Assistance Services 

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Organizations with Additional Helpful Information:
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) https://areaa.org/
Bloomberg Philanthropies https://www.bloomberg.org
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Coronavirus and Travel in the United States https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html
Community Housing Improvement Program of NYC (CHIP) https://chipnyc.org/
New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) https://www.nycla.org/NYCLA/COVID-19/Resource_Center.aspx
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) https://rebny.com/content/rebny/en/Coronavirus.html
Rent Stabilization Association of NYC (RSA) https://rsanyc.org
Small Property Owners of New York (SPONY) http://spony.org/
The Mental Health Coalition – HOW ARE YOU REALLY? https://howareyoureally.org/
Tory Burch Foundation http://www.toryburchfoundation.org/
Travel & Leisure – State by State Guide for Travel in the US https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/what-to-know-about-each-state-during-the-coronavirus
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Main Page  https://www.uschamber.com/  AND  GrowWithCO  https://www.uschamber.com/co/
World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/

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Podcasts and Webinars – Upcoming and Replays
PORTALS WITH SCHEDULED FUTURE EVENTS
AmTrust Title portal to upcoming Webinars – More Info/Register – Click HERE
RealPage portal to upcoming Webinars – More Info/Register – Click HERE
UPCOMING INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (All times are EDT – Events are FREE unless otherwise noted)
2020 07-09 01:00pm – Anderson Kill – Annual Meetings – Point / Counterpoint on the Pros and Cons to the Business Judgment Rule – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 06-23 01:00pm – Anderson Kill – Annual Meetings – Pros and Cons of the Virtual Meetings, What Buildings are now doing – Quorum / Electronic Voting – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 06-11 09:00am – Strook – Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Heirs in the COVID-19 Crisis: A Trusts & Estates Tech Session Teleconference – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 06-10 01:00pm – Anderson Kill – Potential Liability and the Impact of Coronavirus on Coop/Condo Coverage with Risk Mitigation – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 06-04 02:15pm – EisnerAmper – Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Legislation on Employee Benefit Plans – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 06-03 10:00am – World Wide Land Transfer and Belkin, Burden, Goldman, LLP – 90 Days In – How Commercial Real Estate Owners are Faring During the COVID-19 Pandemic – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 05-28 07:00pm – NYS Senator Brian Kavanagh – The Path to Re-Opening NYC – Virtual Town Hall: Solutions for Housing, Homelessness and Small Businesses in the Wake of the Coronavirus – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 05-28 01:00pm – Motley Fool and CrowdStreet -Commercial Real Estate Investor Roundtable – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 05-27 02:00pm – NYU and Trimont RE Advisors – The Economy and Real Estate After the Crisis – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 05-27 02:00pm – Juniper Square – Managing Office Assets In The Time Of COVID-19 – More Info/Register – Click HERE
2020 05-26 11:00am – KPMG  – The Infrastructure Industry in the Current Environment: A Focus on Asset Classes and Market Activity – More Info/Register – Click HERE

PORTALS WITH REPLAYS OF PAST EVENTS
AmTrust Title portal to previously recorded Webcasts 2020 04-07 to present – Click HERE
Commercial Observer portal to previously recorded Webcasts 2020 03-17 to present – Click HERE (Free Account Sign Up Required for Access)
New York Public Library portal to previously recorded Small Business Webinars 2020 04-01 to present – Click HERE
RealPage portal to previously recorded Webcasts 2020 03-18 to present – Click HERE
Spotify portal to NYC-Focused – Listen Local: New York City – Click HERE
INDIVIDUAL REPLAYS
2020 05-22 Video – Jeremy Mittman of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP – Workplace Screening – Click HERE
2020 05-20 Podcast – Tom Carroll of Ballastrock, Watermark and Sunbelt Partners Real Estate – Real Estate Syndication Past, Present and Future – Click HERE
2020 05-19 Podcast – Sam Chandan of NY SPS Schack Institute & Willy Walker of Walker & Dunlop – Getting Back to Work: The Economy, Jobs, and Real Estate – Click HERE
2020 05-19 Video – Susan Kohn Ross of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP – Reopening Considerations – Click HERE
2020 05-18 Video – Crain’s NY Business – Reporter Brian Pascus talks with Chinatown Property Owner Jan Lee – Click HERE (Starts at 1 minute 15 second mark)
2020 05-15 Video – WHEEL for Women – COVID-19: Women’s Awareness Panel Discussion – Click HERE  Accompanying PDF – Click HERE
2020 05-11 Video – Juniper Square, Meketa Investment Group, Carnegie Corp & OR State Treasury – The Institutional Investors’ Perspective In The Time Of COVID-19 – Click HERE
2020 05-07 Video – Propmodo, Chatterson Drive, Brookfield Residential, Anthem Properties and KingSett Capital – Lessons + Learnings from Real Estate’s Greatest Game Changers – Click HERE
2020 05-04 Video – The Wagner Law Group – Planning in the Age of a Pandemic: Estate Planning and CARES Act Considerations – Click HERE – Accompanying Slides – Click HERE
2020 05-04 Video – The Real Deal –  Talking tenants rights: the new policies in play during the pandemic – Click HERE
2020 05-01 Video – Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens – Utilizing Delinquency Management Technology in the Wake of COVID-19 with Craig Gambardella – Click HERE
2020 05-01 Video – Greystone – How Some Capital Sources Are Successfully Riding Out the Storm with Stephen Rosenberg – Click HERE
2020 04-30 Video – Senator Kavanagh’s Town Hall on Housing, Homelessness & Small Businesses in the Wake of Covid-19 – Click HERE
2020 04-30 Video – Curbed, CHIP, Halstead and StreetEasy – The Impact of COVID-19 on NYC Real Estate Click HERE
2020 04-29 Video – Reonomy – COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Commercial Property – Click HERE
2020 04-28 Video – US Rep. Nadler Virtual Town Hall – Small Businesses During COVID-19 – Click HERE
2020 04-24 Video – AREAA Manhattan – First Quarter 2020 Property Trends In Light Of Covid with Jim Costello of Real Capital Analytics – Click HERE
2020 04-24 Video – Reonomy – Coping with COVID-19: Filling your Downtime in a Downturn – Click HERE
2020 04-24 Podcast – Institutional Real Estate – Bridge Investment Group – Shop Talk: The impact of government stimulus on the multifamily and affordable housing sectors.- Click HERE
2020 04-23 Video – Commercial Observer – 2020 Financing CRE Forum Series: Accessing Capital in a Changing World – Click HERE
2020 04-23 Video – CrowdStreet – Finding Real Estate Investment Opportunities in a Post-COVID-19 Economy – Click HERE (Free Account Sign Up Required for Access)
2020 04-21 Video – Cornerstone Abstract – Impact of the Pandemic on NYC Commercial Real Estate: Are There Any Bright Spots? + Update on 1031 Guidance.- Hosted by Dorian Lam – Click HERE
2020 04-16 Video – Tory Burch Foundation – Small Business & Coronavirus Stimulus webinar – Join experts from CO – a publication from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for an information session on navigating Federal Relief – Click HERE
2020 04-16 Video – KPMG – Opportunity Zones After COVID-19: Early Insights – Click HERE
2020 04-15 Video – Commercial Observer – The CRE Slowdown: How the Industry’s Biggest Players are Responding to Coronavirus – Click HERE
2020 04-10 Podcast Version – 04-07 Coronavirus & Your Rental Cash Flow: Virtual Summit for the Landlord & Real Estate Professional of NYC and Beyond – Click HERE
2020 04-09 Video – Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) – PPP and Other Relief Programs for the Multifamily Industry – Click HERE
2020 04-09 Video – PBS NewsHour – How missed rent payments spark a ‘cascade’ of financial hardship – Click HERE
2020 04-09 Video – National Apartment Association Explaining the Breakdown of $1 Dollar of Rent – Click HERE Accompanying InfoGraphic – Click HERE
2020 04-09 Podcast – Ray Dalio – What Coronavirus means for the global economy – Click HERE  – Changing World Order – Ray Dalio mentions in the podcast – Click HERE
2020 04-07 Video – Coronavirus & Your Rental Cash Flow: Virtual Summit for the Landlord and Real Estate Professional of New York City and Beyond – Click HERE
2020 03-20 Video – CrowdStreet – Commercial Real Estate Performance in Tumultuous Times – Click HERE (Free Account Sign Up Required for Access)

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Housing Legislation to Watch:
New York City Council
Introduction 1912-2020 – COVID-19 Relief Package – Ceasing the taking and restitution of property and the execution of money judgments by the city sheriff and marshals due to the impacts of COVID-19 – A Local Law in relation to ceasing the taking and restitution of property and the execution of money judgments by the city sheriff and marshals due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson and Others
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4425073&GUID=92A9AA87-68DF-4695-ADC7-10CD82013F4A&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=covid
Status: 2020 04-28 Laid Over in Committee.

Introduction 1914-2020 – COVID-19 Relief Package – Harassment of commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19 –  Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to harassment of commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19.
Sponsors: Adrienne E. Adams and Others.
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4424937&GUID=EA82E496-2E94-43A6-8C1D-4D279AE425FD&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=covid
Status: 2020 05-13 Approved by NYC Council and awaiting signature from Mayor Di Blasio.

Introduction 1932-2020 COVID-19 Relief Package – Personal liability provisions of leases for commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to personal liability provisions of leases for commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19.
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera and Others.
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4424954&GUID=C2A4AC16-7409-465E-B5A4-A84F6E7989FB&Options=ID|Text|&Search=1932
Status: 2020 05-13 Approved by NYC Council and awaiting signature from Mayor Di Blasio.

NY State Senate and Assembly 
Senate Bill S2892B SPONSORED BY Julia Salazar
(Relates to prohibiting eviction without good cause)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s2892/amendment/b
Click HERE for my resource blog on this bill

Senate Bill S8125A SPONSORED BY Michael Gianaris & Assembly Bill A10224 SPONSORED BY Yuh-Line Niou
(Relates to suspending rent payments for certain residential tenants and small business commercial tenants and certain mortgage payments for 90 days in response to covid-19)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8125
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a10224

Senate Bill S8139 SPONSORED BY Michael Gianaris & Senate Bill S8140A SPONSORED BY Brian Kavanagh
(8139 Relates to suspending rent payments for certain tenants in response to the outbreak of Covid-19 & 8140 Establishes a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S8139
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8140

Assembly Bill A10255 SPONSORED BY Yuh-Line Niou
(Establishes a COVID-19 emergency small landlord assistance fund; provides that local housing authorities shall provide assistance to owners of a real property portfolio whose tenants have had their rent payments suspended for the costs associated with the operation and maintenance of such properties.)
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A10255&term=0&Summary=Y

Senate Bill S8190 SPONSORED BY Julia Salazar
(Establishes the Emergency Coronavirus Affordable Housing Preservation Act of 2020)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S8190

Senate Bill S8138 SPONSORED BY Monica Martinez
(Relates to deferring certain taxes during a declared state disaster emergency and providing for installment payments thereafter)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8138

Senate Bill S8313 SPONSORED BY Timothy M. Kennedy
(Relates to providing relief to businesses for late fees and interest on certain tax payments)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8313

Assembly Bill A10423 SPONSORED BY Catalina Cruz
(Provides that COVID-19 constitutes an event that could not have been foreseen or guarded against in a commercial lease contract where such contract is frustrated or objectively impossible, either wholly or in part, as a consequence of the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19)
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?term=2019&bn=A10423

Assembly Bill A10423 SPONSORED BY Linda B. Rosenthal
(Suspends evictions of rent regulated tenants when a tenant is forced to spend time away from their residence due to COVID-19 and cannot meet occupancy requirements of one hundred eighty-three days or more)
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A10381&term=0&Summary=Y

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Links to Relevant Press:
Click on the publication for an automatic search to a Google News list of the most recent Covid-19 news from that publication
(Some of these require a subscription to access articles. The NY Times is free during the pandemic for all Covid-19 related content.)

Barron’s    Business Insider    Commercial Observer     Crain’s NY Business     Daily Beast     NY Daily News     Washington Post

NY Real Estate Journal Online     NY Post     NY Times    The Real Deal     USA Today     Wall St Journal     The City-NY

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