New York City Roundtable: COVID-19 Impacts for the Retail/Restaurant Industries – Part II

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Event Type: Conference

The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Economic Development Committee is pleased to invite you to the NYC Roundtable on COVID-19’s Impact for the Retail and Restaurant Industries. Part II.  This is in follow-up to our event in June, where we will build upon the previous conversation and highlight the creative strategies retailers and restaurateurs use to stay open.  Please join us on Wednesday, September 30th!

New York City Roundtable: COVID-19 Impacts for the Retail/Restaurant Industries – Part II

Purpose: Discuss the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC with a particular focus on the consequences for the City’s retail/restaurant industries. In addition to following up on New York’s recovery initiatives, the discussion will highlight experiences of local business owners, explore changes in the real estate market, examine the continuing financial impact, and touch upon the future of urban planning. We had the part 1 of this event in June and are excited to bring our guests along for a follow up discussion.

Event Description: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh heavily on the economy of the United States, state and local jurisdictions are challenged to deal with the economic consequences without help from the federal government. New York City’s retail and restaurant industries have deployed creative strategies to stay open during this period, while the City explores long-term borrowing options to fund critical government operations and projects. The New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association Economic Development Committee, brings together a range of experts to provide insight on the economic toll the virus has inflicted on the City and what lies ahead in the struggle for recovery.

Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 6-8pm
Location: Zoom Meeting  (RSVP:

** We will send you the zoom information via RSVP email 


  • Larisa Ortiz (New York City Planning Commission/Streetsense)
  • Mark Dicus (Executive Director of SoHo Broadway BID)
  • Sreoshy Banerjea (NYC EDC)
  • Roni Mazumdar (Restauranteur)

Facilitator: Michael Thompson, AICP

Participants: ~ 50 people (RSVP Required)

CM credits: 1.5 CM  (pending)

Committee: Economic Development Committee