Major changes were made regarding what businesses are considered “essential”, through guidance issued April 9, 2020 by the Empire State Development Corporation.  New additions to the essential business list are identified below, along with a few business categories that were narrowed.  For the first time, the guidance also identified a specific list of the types

New York City heightened restrictions on public activity in Executive Order No. 103, issued March 25, 2020.

The Order requires closure of all common portions of retail malls that have 100,000 square feet or more of retail space (leased or available).  The Order provides an exception for stores and restaurants that have external

Specifically, time limits for commencing actions, filing notices, motions or other process or proceedings under any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation, including but not limited to all time limits under the CPLR are tolled.  The tolling period went into effect on March 20, 2020 and continues until April 19, 2020.

The Executive