Last Updated Wednesday –  November 18, 2020 @ 10:00 p.m. by Bill Weidner

Originally published April 10th, 2020, this blog has evolved day to day over the last 6+ months to a resource for you that provides easy access to a plethora of relevant information during this unparalleled time.
Please email me with other resources you believe should be here on this page or with suggestions for something you would like to see and have not been able to find. I will make every effort to find it.
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May we all remain safe, healthy and strong – in mind, logic and emotion and emerge victorious and resilient. We are ALL in this together as humans. We are ALL allies against a non human opponent.
Please be an example of kindness to ALL and “In our collective moment of pause may we learn something that we would otherwise have been distracted from.”

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New York State Government:
Note that on Wednesday 06-17-2020 Gov Cuomo announced that the last daily briefing will be Friday 6-19-2020 and will future briefings will occur on an as needed basis.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on CBS Sunday Morning 6-21-2020 – Click HERE

The most recent replay of the briefings from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo related to the Coronavirus Outbreak
2020 11-18 Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QThrQYaRq8A

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.
Wear A Mask New York Ad Contest: Winner Announced. CHECK IT OUT HERE

NY State and NY City COVID Rent Relief Program – Applications will be available Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 9AM -Click HERE

Reopening NY State and NY City: NYC Phase 1 May 15th, NYC Phase 2 June 22nd, NYC Phase 3 July 6th, Phase 4 Monday July 20th:

Click HERE for the Empire State Development Gyms and Fitness Centers Detailed Guidelines released 08-17-2020.
Click HERE for the Empire State Development Gyms and Fitness Centers Summary Guidelines released 08-17-2020.
Click HERE for the NYS Department of Health Sample COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool released 07-29-2020. 
Click HERE for the Latest update on “Individuals Traveling to New York from these States Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days” page.
Click HERE for the Reopening Main Page Web Site – Click HERE to download the Reopening Book PDF. – Click HERE for the New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool Web Site.
Click HERE for the Regional Monitoring Dashboard and other ongoing stats Web Site.
Click HERE for the NY Forward Safety Plan Template PDF.
Click HERE for the Interim Guidance for Construction Activities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency PDF.
Click HERE for the Reopening New York City: FAQs – What the Construction Industry Needs to Know PDF.
Click HERE for the New York State Restaurant Association Reopening Information & Resources Page
Click HERE for Gothamist/WNYC Interactive Per/Capita Map for NY City.
Click HERE for Newsday Interactive Per/Capita Map for Counties of Nassau and Suffolk.

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 on PAUSE
Official NYS Site Updated Daily https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
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:
The most current replays of the briefings from NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio related to the Coronavirus Outbreak
2020 11-12 Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNuex1JZQMo

NY State and NY City COVID Rent Relief Program – Applications will be available Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 9AM -Click HERE

NYC Property taxes due July 1, 2020 – Application for a Property Tax Interest Reduction  https://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/taxes/property-tax-changes-due-to-covid-19.page

Reopening NY City: Phase 1 May 15th, Phase 2 June 22nd, Phase 3 July 6th, Phase 4 starts Monday July 20th: (Indoor dining still delayed):
Streets that will close to traffic at certain times for outdoor dinning through Labor Day https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/493-20/mayor-de-blasio-locations-expansion-outdoor-dining-options
NYC Department of Health FAQs https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-reopening-nyc-faq.pdf
Construction Guidance https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-reopening-construction-guidance.pdf
Commercial Building Management Guidance https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-reopening-commercial-building-management-guidance.pdf
Offices Guidance https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-reopening-offices-guidance.pdf
Real Estate Services Guidance https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-reopening-real-estate-services-guidance.pdf
Retail Rental Repair Cleaning Guidance https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-reopening-retail-rental-repair-cleaning-guidance.pdf
Screening Businesses https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-symptom-screening-businesses.pdf
Health Screen Template https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-health-screen-template.pdf
Restaurant Revitalization Program https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/opportunity/pdf/news/restaurant-revitalization-program.pdf
The NYC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund (Ability to Donate but no guidance on how to receive relief. Check back often.) – Click HERE
The NYC Department of Finance2020 Tax Lien Sale Virtual EventsPayment Plans for Tax Lien

Latest news from the Office of the Mayor of NYC https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news.page
NYC COVID-19 Citywide Info Portal https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/index.page
NYC Council archived meetings with links to details, agenda, minutes and videos https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/Calendar.aspx
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 Department of Health Covid-19 Portal https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page
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/
NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) Portal for submitting video, audio or written testimony ahead of the the RGB 06/17/2020 vote on allowable increases for regulated apartments https://rentguidelinesboard.cityofnewyork.us/testimony/

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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 – Extended to August 8th 2020 – Coronavirus Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
SBA Extended to August 8th 2020 – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness – Application Revised June 16, 2020
SBA Permanent Program – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)  (Note that the immediate grant funds were exhausted as of 07-13-2020. Additional Federal Relief Legislation may or may not replenish grant funds)  
WITHUM – SBA Financial Assistance Services 

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Organizations with Additional Helpful Information:
Business
Bloomberg Philanthropies https://www.bloomberg.org
The Alternative Board (TAB) https://www.tabny.com/important-updates
Tory Burch Foundation http://www.toryburchfoundation.org/
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Main Page  https://www.uschamber.com/  AND  GrowWithCO  https://www.uschamber.com/co/

Medical
American Red Cross Greater NY Region (You may search for other regions from here as well) https://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/greater-new-york.html
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
The Mental Health Coalition – HOW ARE YOU REALLY? https://howareyoureally.org/
World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/

Hospitality
NYC Hospitality Alliance https://www.thenycalliance.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

Legal
Legal Aid Society COVID-19 Information https://www.legalaidnyc.org/get-help/covid-19/covid-19-information-for-clients/
New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) https://www.nycla.org/NYCLA/COVID-19/Resource_Center.aspx

Real Estate – Commercial and Multifamily
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) https://areaa.org/
Community Housing Improvement Program of NYC (CHIP) https://chipnyc.org/
HUD – US Department of Housing and Urban Development Covid Portal https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) https://rebny.com/content/rebny/en/Coronavirus.html
Rent Stabilization Association of NYC (RSA) https://rsanyc.org
SiteCompli – https://sitecompli.com/blog/
Small Property Owners of New York (SPONY) http://spony.org/

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Podcasts and Webinars – Upcoming
PORTALS WITH SCHEDULED FUTURE EVENTS
AmTrust Title portal to upcoming Webinars – More Info/Register – Click HERE
iGlobal Forum Conferences & Events Future at top and Past scroll down – More Info/Register – Click HERE
NYREJ – New York Real Estate Journal Calendar of Events – 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)
No upcoming at this time.

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Podcasts and Webinars – Replays
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)
FirstService Residential portal to previously recorded Webinars and Articles – Start of Covid-19 to present – Click HERE
iGlobal Forum Conferences & Events – Past scroll down – 2020 03-10 to present – Click HERE
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
INDIVIDUAL REPLAYS
2020 10-29 Video – EisnerAmper – Election Tax Proposals, Gain Exclusions & Other Tax Updates  – Click HERE
2020 10-27 Video – SiteCompli – RealFocus 2020 – NYC compliance news, industry best practices, how-to’s, and Q&A’s with experts. – Click HERE
2020 09-29 Video – New York Real Estate Journal (NYREJ) – Bill Weidner, Moderator with Host – Rick Kaplan Panelists – Jaime Michelle CainPeter Hunt and Scott Hill – Upstate NY State of the Market 2020 – Click HERE
2020 08-20 Video – Juniper Square – Market Perspectives: Los Angeles – Click HERE
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020 08-14 Podcast – Dean Sam Chandan, NYU Schack Institute of RE, Noerena Limón NAHREP and Ben Metcalf Terner Center for Housing Innovation UC, Berkeley – Increasing Strains on Small Apartment Landlords and Their Tenants – Click HERE
2020 08-13 Video – Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP, Hodges Ward Elliott, MNS Real Estate, Nelson Management, Morgenstern Capital, Realpage and Moved.com – Leasing in the New Normal – Click HERE
2020 07-23 Video – Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), ALC Environmental and LEW Corporation – Understanding the New Lead Paint Laws – Click HERE
2020 07-23 Video – KPMG and ServiceNow – Restarting America: Digital options to work flexibly through Safe Workplace apps – Click HERE
2020 07-23 Video – BuildingsNY and NY Apartment Law Insider – How to Respond to Modification Requests from Residents with Disabilities – Click HERE
2020 07-23 Video – Flatiron-23rd Street Partnership and The Legal Aid Society – Commercial Tenant Legal Guidance due to COVID-19 – Click HERE
2020 07-22 Video – Juniper Square, Dermody Properties and Berkeley Partners – Managing Industrial Assets, Challenges, Opportunities and Market Outlook. – Click HERE
2020 07-18 Podcast – Dean Sam Chandan, NYU Schack Institute of RE, Mitch Roschelle, Co-Publisher and Co-Chair of the ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate report and Partner at PwC – What’s Next for Commercial Real Estate – Click HERE
2020 07-17 Video – 5th Annual USD School of Law – RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute – Click HERE Accompanying Resources – Click HERE
2020 07-16 Video – BuildingsNY and SiteCompli – The Keys To Better, Faster Onsite Inspections & Routines – Click HERE
2020 07-15 Video – Market Share TV – Chatterson Drive – How to Best Market Your Property as NYC Gets Back to Work – Click HERE
2020 07-14 Video – IREON, New York Real Estate Journal (NYREJ), Spector Group, Sanico and Lawrence ENV – Cocktails and Conversation – NY Metro area Businesses Returning to Life – Click HERE
2020 07-14 Video – Commercial Observer, Brookfield, REBNY and Project Destined – Proactive Action: CRE Visionaries Take a Role in Bringing Up Future Talent & Increasing Diversity – Click HERE
2020 07-09 Video – EisnerAmper – Mergers & Acquisitions in the Time of COVID-19 – Click HERE
2020 07-02 Video – Market Share TV and Others – The Effects of Big Change on Data-Driven Marketing – Click HERE
2020 06-30 Video – Juniper Square – Managing Multifamily Assets: Perspectives from 29th Street Capital and Waypoint Residential – Click HERE
2020 06-29 Video – Commercial Observer – Joseph Ferrara of BFC Partners Discusses the Future of Shopping Centers – Click HERE
2020 06-25 Video – BuildingsNY and theHABITATgroup – The New Realities of Managing Rent-Regulated Apartments – Click HERE
2020 06-24 Podcast – Joanna Wong, Jan Lee and Sharon Redhead – Family Legacy Multifamily in the Big City – Challenges and Joys – Click HERE
2020 06-24 Video – Commercial Observer, Carbon Lighthouse and others – Future-Proofing Your Portfolio: COVID-era CRE Strategies – Click HERE
2020 06-24 Video – Propmodo, ROOM, Tishman Speyer, SquareFoot – Solving the Post-COVID Office through Modular Architecture – Click HERE
2020 06-24 Video – KPMG – Staying open – Restarting America: What now? What next? – Click HERE
2020 06-23 Video – EisnerAmper – Workplace of the Future–COVID-19’s Lasting Office Impact – Click HERE
2020 06-18 Video – Buildings NY and SiteCompli – Mid-Year NYC Compliance Check-In on Local Law updates – Click HERE  Accompanying Resources – Click HERE
2020 06-17 Video – Market Share TV – Chatterson Drive, Center for Active Design and others – Upwards and Onwards: Rethinking Real Estate Design and Planning – Click HERE
2020 06-11 Video – Anderson Kill – Pandemic Impacts on Claims and Markets – Click HERE
2020 06-10 Video – MSK attorneys Susan Kohn Ross and Timothy Carter discuss contact tracing – Click HERE
2020 06-10 Video – Anderson Kill – Potential Liability and the Impact of Coronavirus on Coop/Condo Coverage with Risk Mitigation – Click HERE
2020 06-04 Video – REDinNYC Interview with Kent Swig Co-Chairman at BHS and Wendy Craft Chief Of Staff at Fulcrum Equities – Click HERE
2020 06-03 Video – EisnerAmper – Cyber Action Plan – Computing Security – Click HERE
2020 06-03 Video – Market Share TV – Chatterson Drive – Reigniting Consumer Confidence – Click HERE
2020 06-03 Video – The Cooperator with Denali Property Management, McGovern Legal, Viking Pro-Clean  – Click HERE
2020 06-03 Video – AREAA and Warshaw Burstein – Back to Business: Navigating the New Normal – Click HERE
2020 06-03 Video – World Wide Land Transfer and Belkin, Burden, Goldman – 90 Days In – How Commercial Real Estate Owners are Faring During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Click HERE
2020 06-03 Video – The New York State Restaurant Association – Restaurant Survival Guide, 3 Things You Must Do Now – Click HERE
2020 05-28 Video – New York City Housing Preservation and Development via CHIP – Indoor Allergens in NYC Housing: Pests and Mold – Click HERE
2020 05-28 Video – New York City Housing Preservation and Development via CHIP – Becoming Lead Free or Lead Safe – Click HERE
2020 05-28 Video – New York City Housing Preservation and Development via CHIP – Basic Responsibilities of Rental Property Owners – Click HERE
2020 05-28 Video – Senator Kavanagh’s Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 and the Path to Re-Opening New York City – Click HERE
2020 05-27 Video – NYU and Trimont RE Advisors – The Economy and Real Estate After the Crisis – Click HERE
2020 05-27 Video – Juniper Square – Managing Office Assets In The Time Of COVID-19 – Click HERE
2020 05-26 Video – KPMG – The Infrastructure Industry in the Current Environment: A Focus on Asset Classes and Market Activity – Click HERE
2020 05-22 Video – Jeremy Mittman of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP – Workplace Screening – Click HERE
2020 05-21 Video – Nearmap – In a Remote World: How Do Design & Construction Firms Stay Competitive? – Click HERE
2020 05-20 Video – Market Share TV – Chatterson Drive – Silver Linings : Opportunities on the Horizon – 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 – Dean Sam Chandan, NYU Schack Institute of RE & 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 – Mark Boyland and Moira Laidlaw – What Every Estate Plan Should Include – Click HERE
2020 04-30 Video – Senator Kavanagh’s Virtual 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 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 05-26 Signed Into Law by Mayor Bill De Blasio – Enacted as Local Law 053

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 05-26 Signed Into Law by Mayor Bill De Blasio – Enacted as Local Law 055

Introduction 1936-2020 COVID-19 Relief Package – Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to amending the definition of harassment to include threats based on a person having been impacted by COVID-19.
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres and Others.
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4425102&GUID=4A05D415-0BF2-4980-98A9-C0EABB57E397&Options=ID|Text|&Search=1936
Status: 2020 05-26 Signed Into Law by Mayor Bill De Blasio – Enacted as Local Law 056

Introduction 1964-2020 – Authorize adoption by resolution of an interest rate for nonpayment of taxes on real property with an assessed value over two hundred fifty thousand dollars in FY’21 for certain property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.- A Local Law to authorize adoption by resolution of an interest rate for nonpayment of taxes on real property with an assessed value over two hundred fifty thousand dollars in fiscal year 2021 for certain property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin and Others
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4572197&GUID=6EE5AEF6-433A-4EE2-90BD-362D36CC5DEC&Options=ID|Text|&Search=1964
Status: 2020 07-07 Signed Into Law by Mayor Bill De Blasio – Enacted as Local Law 062
NYC Application for a Property Tax Interest Reduction for property taxes due July 1, 2020
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/finance/taxes/property-tax-changes-due-to-covid-19.page

Introduction 1974-2020 –Deferral of property tax liability on real property with an assessed value of two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less owned by certain property owners impacted by COVID-19. – A Local Law to authorize adoption by resolution of an interest rate for nonpayment of taxes on real property with an assessed value of two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars or less in fiscal year 2021 for property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Others
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4564197&GUID=18D79E5C-FF47-4A25-B6B4-66717070CB19&Options=ID|Text|&Search=1974
Status: 2020 07-07 Signed Into Law by Mayor Bill De Blasio – Enacted as Local Law 063

Introduction 1603-2019 – Use of certain credit information in the rental or leasing of affordable units by a developer. – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of certain credit information in the rental or leasing of affordable units by a developer.
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Ben Kallos
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3983111&GUID=ACB85670-C576-4AA3-8BB2-4BE30EC2FBC0&Options=ID%7cText%7cAttachments%7cOther%7c
Status:2020 10-17 City Charter Rule Adopted – Enacted as Local Law 101

Introduction1853-2020 – DOB to report on the safety and feasibility of authorizing building exterior wall examinations by unmanned aircraft systems.
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy and 9 others.
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4311334&GUID=2924BF49-8B9A-40DF-9655-4739F6B93182&Options=Other%7c
Status:2020 10-17 City Charter Rule Adopted – Enacted as Local Law 102

Introduction 1947-2020 – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to rent regulated accommodations. This bill would amend the definition of rent regulated accommodations to include only dwellings in which 35% or more of the dwelling units are required to be rent regulated. Newly covered buildings would have a two year extension to comply with the first building emissions limits.
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides and 15 others.
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4546846&GUID=B410B4EB-8551-48EE-984A-65D40E9B628A&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=1947
Status:2020 10-29 Approved by Council and sent to Mayor by Council. Hearing Scheduled by Mayor for 11-17-2020

Introduction 1387-2020 – Postponing the NYC 2020 tax lien sale until one year after the COVID-19 state of emergency has been lifted. (S.8921) – Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, S.8921, which relates to postponing the New York City 2020 tax lien sale until one year after the COVID-19 state of emergency has been lifted.
Sponsors: Adrienne Adams and 22 others.
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4624821&GUID=F1336E86-D09E-49D8-AF7C-ADF1721D8807&Options=&Search=
Status:2020 09-10 Hearing Held by Committee

Introduction 1809-2019 – Requiring landlords to obtain and provide tenants with the previous six years of rental history – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring landlords to obtain and provide tenants with the previous six years of rental history.
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Ben Kallos
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4265472&GUID=8382D4D0-0EB6-4B63-A0FD-E249F5509D36&Options=Other
Status:2019 11-26 Referred to Committee by 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 2047-2020 – Prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of arrest or criminal record – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of arrest or criminal record
Sponsors: Stephen Levin and 12 others.
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4624864&GUID=727F0B98-C1D6-4A6D-A12B-53356D35C065&Options=Advanced&Search=
Status:2020 09-15 Laid Over by Committee

Introduction 2081-2020 – Enhancing the application for and the transparency of the one-shot deal program – A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enhancing the application for and the transparency of the one-shot deal program
Sponsors: Francisco P. Moya, Ben Kallos
https://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4642613&GUID=6D92640E-D2CF-45C0-BE27-474CA32BB97E&Options=ID%7cText%7cAttachments%7cOther%7c
Status:2020 09-16 Referred to Committee by Council

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Housing Legislation to Watch:
NY State Senate and Assembly (Sorted by Senate Bill #)

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 S3401SPONSORED BY Michael Gianaris & Assembly Bill A10443 SPONSORED BY Jeffrey Dinowitz
(Relates to investment income and capital gains on investments deferred or excluded under 26 U.S.C. section 1400-z-2 – Opportunity Zones)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s3401
https://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A10443&term=0&Summary=Y

Senate Bill S6551 SPONSORED BY Brian Kavanagh & Assembly Bill A8406 SPONSORED BY Steven Cymbrowitz
(Relates to the date when the local legislative body in New York city may determine the continuation of an emergency; and relates to the continuation of the New York city rent stabilization law of 1969)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6551
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a8406

Senate Bill S7053 SPONSORED BY John C. Liu & Assembly Bill A08482 SPONSORED BY Steven Otis
(Requires landlords to mitigate damages when commercial tenants vacate premises in violation of the terms of the lease)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s7053
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?bn=A08482&term=2019
2020 07-22 – PASSED ASSEMBLY

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 S8138 SPONSORED BY Monica Martinez
(Relates to deferring certain taxes during a declared state disaster emergency and providing for installment payments thereafter)
2020 05-27 – PASSED SENATE
2020 05-28 – PASSED ASSEMBLY

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8138

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

Senate Bill S8190 SPONSORED BY Julia Salazar  Assembly Bill A10318A SPONSORED BY Joseph R. Lentol
(Establishes the Emergency Coronavirus Affordable Housing Preservation Act of 2020)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S8190

Senate Bill S8192B SPONSORED BY Brad Hoylman & Assembly Bill A10290B SPONSORED BY Jeffrey Dinowitz
(Tenant Safe Harbor Act – Provides that no court shall issue a warrant of eviction or judgment of possession against a residential tenant that has suffered a financial hardship for the non-payment of rent that accrues or becomes due during the COVID-19 covered period)
2020 06-30 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S8192
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&leg_video=&bn=A10290B&term=2019&Summary=Y&Actions=Y

Senate Bill S8310 SPONSORED BY Brad Hoylman Assembly Bill A10381 SPONSORED BY Linda B. Rosenthal
(Relates to suspending evictions of rent regulated tenants in certain situations due to COVID-19)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8310
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A10381&term=0&Summary=Y

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

Senate Bill S8359 SPONSORED BY Brad Hoylman Assembly Bill A10423 SPONSORED BY Catalina Cruz
(Relates to judicial interpretation of commercial leases regarding whether COVID-19 was an event that could have been foreseen or guarded against)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S8359
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?term=2019&bn=A10423

Senate Bill S8413 SPONSORED BY Brian A. Benjamin & Assembly Bill A10518 SPONSORED BY Sandy Galef
(Authorizes municipalities to place a moratorium on tax foreclosures and tax lien sales)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8413
https://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A10518&term=2019

Senate Bill S8419 SPONSORED BY Brian Kavanagh & Assembly Bill A10522 SPONSORED BY Steven Cymbrowitz
Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis comments on the need for relief to property owners. Listen HERE
Video: NYS Senator Kavanagh’s Floor Speech on Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 – Click HERE
(Enacts the “emergency rent relief act of 2020” to establish an interim residential rent relief program)
2020 06-17 – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8419
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A10522&term=2019&Summary=Y&Actions=Y
NY State and NY City COVID Rent Relief Program – Click HERE

Senate Bill S8865 SPONSORED BY Brad Hoylman Assembly Bill A10901 SPONSORED BY Harvey Epstein
(Relates to suspending rent payments for certain tenants due to the state of emergency declared by Executive Order No. 202, where they have lost earned income or were forced to close their place of business; requires landlords to accept 20 percent or one-third of contractual rent each month; requires the superintendent of the department of financial services to establish and implement an interim commercial rent relief program to support covered tenants and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8865
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A10901&term=2019&Summary=Y

Senate Bill S8667 SPONSORED BY Zellnor Myrie
(Relates to the Emergency Housing Stability and Displacement Prevention Act)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8667

Senate Bill S8744 SPONSORED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATOR James Sanders Jr. & Assembly Bill A10826 SPONSORED BY Rodneyse Bichotte
(Relates to the forbearance of residential and commercial investment property mortgage payments)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/S8744
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?term=2019&bn=A10532

Senate Bill S8788A SPONSORED BY Brian Kavanagh
(Requires landlords to mitigate damages when commercial tenants vacate premises in violation of the terms of the lease)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8788/amendment/original

Senate Bill S8802 SPONSORED BY Julia Salazar & Assembly Bill A10826 SPONSORED BY Yuh-Line Niou
(Relates to establishing the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8802
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?term=2019&bn=A10826

Senate Bill S8855 SPONSORED BY Brad Hoylman
(Provides that all declarations of housing emergency that were in effect as of March 7, 2020 shall remain in effect until 2 years after the emergency declared pursuant to Executive Order 202 of 2020 ends)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8855

Senate Bill S8904 SPONSORED BY Brian Kavanagh & Assembly Bill A10936 SPONSORED BY Yuh-Line Niou
(An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to establishing the COVID-19 small business recovery lease act of 2020 AND Establishes the COVID-19 small business recovery lease act of 2020; authorizes real property tax abatements for certain properties entering into COVID-19 recovery leases in a city having a population of one million or more.)
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8904
https://nyassembly.gov/leg/?bn=A10936&term=2019

Senate Bill S8921 SPONSORED BY Leroy Comrie. & Assembly Bill A10961 SPONSORED BY David Weprin
(Relates to postponing the New York city 2020 tax lien sale until one year after the COVID-19 state of emergency has been lifted)
introduced Aug 19. 2020. Referred to in this article in the NY Post Aug 23. 2020 – “State lawmakers trying to block NYC plan to sell delinquent homeowners’ tax debts”.
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8921
https://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A10961&term=2019

NY State Assembly only (Sorted by Assembly Bill #)
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

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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    Bloomberg    Business Insider    Commercial Observer     Crain’s NY Business     Daily Beast     Daily News-NY     

Real Deal     Real Estate Journal Online (NYREJ) – NY     Post – NY     Post – Washington     The City – NY    Times – NY    USA Today    Wall St Journal     

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