Mayor de Blasio has signed an Executive Order limiting restaurants, bars and cafes to food take-out and delivery. Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, and concert venues must all close. The order will go into effect Tuesday, March 17 at 9:00 AM. Governor Cuomo has added gyms and casinos. Obviously, this is very concerning as the economic impact may be too big for our neighborhood small businesses to recover from. Lets hope that this will be for only a short period and once this virus is contained we will need to have a larger discussion on economic relief for these businesses forced to close and their employees. I’ve urged the the Governor to extend the income tax deadline and the Mayor to freeze collection of property taxes and water bills for time being.