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After nearly 14 months, the city is reawakening and Mayor Bill de Blasio wants NYC to fully reopen by July 1.
- Topping our headlines at this hour, breaking news moments ago. Mayor de Blasio announced plans to reopen the city entirely on July 1.
BILL DE BLASIO: We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full strength.
- Mayor de Blasio says, with vaccinations on the rise and progress being made against COVID, the city is ready to reopen. He declared it the summer of New York City and says tourists will be back in full force. Final decision on reopening will be up to the state.