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New York COVID testing sites may soon expand into empty commercial real estate
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Former NYSE CEO Dick Grasso says economic incentives have driven the move for many from New York to Florida and Texas amid the coronavirus pandemic.
New York's commercial real estate sector has taken a massive hit during the coronavirus pandemic, but the Real Estate Board of New York is planning to put some of that empty space to good use by placing rapid testing sites in vacant buildings.
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“REBNY and our members are working closely with state officials to begin offering free space for rapid testing centers in retail spaces and large commercial buildings," REBNY President James Whelan said this week. "We are committed to significantly expanding this effort over the coming months, as increasing access to rapid testing will play a crucial role in our City’s economic recovery as the governor stated.”