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From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits 'biggest piece'

 Vehicles move through a nearly empty Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Vehicles move through a nearly empty Times Square during the coronavirus pandemic, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (WCAX)
Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 7:08 AM EDT
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New York City hits a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the nation’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

For the first time in three months, New Yorkers will be able to dine out, though only at outdoor tables.

Shoppers can once again browse in the city’s destination stores, shaggy heads can get haircuts and kids can climb playground monkey bars, instead of their apartment walls.

Office workers can return to their desks, though many won’t yet. Monday marks just the second of four reopening phases, but Mayor Bill de Blasio calls it “the single biggest piece of our economy.”

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