America Is Talking (Nov. 16): Impact of NYC Lockdown Measures on the Hospitality Industry, Real Estate, and Places of Worship

November 16, 2020 Updated: November 17, 2020

In this episode of America Is Talking, we examine the impact of lockdown measures—including the 10 p.m. curfew that went into effect last Friday—on New York City businesses.

First, we’re joined by Chef Paul Denamiel, owner of La Rivage; Andrew Rigie, executive director of NYC Hospitality Alliance; and Bruno V. Gioffre, a liquor license attorney to talk about how the hospitality industry is faring.

Then, we talk to licensed real estate broker Gail Rachlin about the mass exodus out of NYC.

Finally, Michael P. McDonald, director of communications at the Catholic League, tells us about the Brooklyn Diocese lawsuit before the Supreme Court against capacity restrictions placed on houses of worship by the New York state government.