No city is more important to America’s economy than New York, and none has been hit harder by the coronavirus.

“NYC Reopens” examines life in the capital of capitalism as the city takes its first halting steps toward a new normal.

As other parts of the U.S. hastily roll back reopening plans, New York City is taking one more small step forward.

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped 50,000 in a single day for the first time this past week, even as infections in New York reach new lows.

Here’s what you need to know: It’s the third of a four-step process that will ease restrictions gradually on business activity and people’s ability to move around and socialize in the state of New York.

New York City entered ‘Phase Two’ on June 22 — the last region to do so.

The mayor and governor said indoor dining in the city won’t resume for the time being, citing the resurgence of cases in parts of the country that have taken a more cavalier approach.

The Broadway League, a trade association for the theater industry in New York and beyond, said the city’s theaters will remain closed through the end of the year.

City and state officials haven’t publicly said whether they would roll back parts of the reopening if a resurgence of cases pushes a region above those limits.

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