Today, I present some news guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The impact of COVID-19 on the NYC office market has been well documented, with availability rates still at record highs. But it appears the worst is over, as more workers are coming back.
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, also known as DJ D-Sol, told workers yesterday that he wants them back in the office by June 14. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon recently announced that he wants employees back on a 50% rotating basis by July, and expects that things will be back to normal some time between September and October. Does anyone remember what “normal” was like? Did you click on the DJ D-Sol link? If not, please do so now.
This is all good news, as is the recent announcement that NYC will reopen 100% on July 1. The city’s economic recovery has greatly lagged behind the nation’s, and more workers returning to their offices is exactly what the city needs. This will help the retail, leisure, and hospitality sectors finally begin their desperately needed recovery.
Amy Bockerstette, who made history as the first person with Down syndrome to receive an athletic scholarship to college, is about to break more ground. Next week, Amy will be competing in the NJCAA national golf championships, making her the first person with Down syndrome to compete for a national collegiate championship. Proving she’s not just a great athlete, Amy and her family created the I Got This Foundation to provide opportunities in golf for people with disabilities.
Best of luck, Amy. You are a true inspiration.
Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday that New Jersey residents getting their first COVID-19 vaccination in May will be eligible for a free beer. He referred to it as his “Shot and a Beer” program.