Monday will be Very nice hair day in New York City!
Barbers and Big Apple salons are getting ready to go all out when the city enters Phase Two reopening of the closing coronavirus on Monday – with one owner even setting up a DJ booth and a bar to celebrate.
“The drink is ready. You can’t spell barbershop without a ‘bar,’ “said Alex Shamuelov, co-owner of Ace of Cuts barbershop in the East Village.
To bring the city back to life, he plans to offer customers drinks from a fully stocked bar in a shop on East 6th Street near Avenue A, and set up an outdoor DJ table, he said.
“Our customers cannot wait. They tell us how much they miss us. I can’t wait to see everyone, how much hair has grown on their heads, and what I will change into them. “
The much-awaited second reopening phase in the city – which also allows dining outdoors in restaurants, direct retail shopping, and open playgrounds – came not a minute too soon for some New Yorkers, who said they had been distracted by days days of constant bad hair.
“I have cut and taken care of the ends myself, but I did not do any style. This is a disaster, “said Elizabeth Short, a 22-year-old student in the East Village, whose brown shoulder-length hair became dry and difficult to manage.
“I was resigned enough to put it on a bun or ponytail,” he added. “I can’t wait to finally wear it and feel beautiful again.”
However, salon and salon owners must navigate the new coronavirus regulations. Chop shops can only be reopened at 50 percent capacity and customers must be kept six feet away from everyone except their stylist.
Tim Toohey, owner of the new NYC Public Image hybrid barbershop, said he had done “a million small things” such as buying hand sanitizers and masks for customers, along with rearranging the reception area to make more room for clients.
And he was “very excited” to finally start cutting the key at the West 27th Street studio in Chelsea – which was supposed to open in April but was delayed by a pandemic.
“I hear from people who can’t wait to fix the damaged hair that their spouse or friend is trying,” he said.
Another barber shop owner said they planned to separate the chair with a translucent plastic curtain at least six feet, and use registration sheets to encourage customers not to linger in business.
Meanwhile, Manhattan restaurant owners are getting ready for the return of the outdoor dinner.
Brendan McElroy, partner manager of the Irish pub Dymphna, is preparing five tables outside the business to anticipate more people traveling.
“This will basically provide a kind of place for a small number of customers to sit and enjoy a drink,” McElroy said in the watering hole, which serves pub grub on Avenue A near East Seventh Street. “All types return to their normal state, however small, very interesting at the moment.”
He added, “We have a carpenter at home who will make special flower boxes to attach the tables and to block road traffic, and make a small terrace.”
Other restaurant owners say they plan to change their normal eating practices to be safer from germs.
“New Yorkers want their social lives back … but their habits have changed. So for example we will not offer menus on the table, “said Paolo Rossi, one of the owners of the Giano restaurant on East Seventh Street in the East Village.
Instead, customers will be able to scan a barcode to access the menu on their cell phone to avoid touching anything that makes them uncomfortable, he said.
Omar Tawakol, managing partner at the Village East Horus Cafe hookah bar, said he planned to reopen with six to eight outside tables.
“We will keep it clean. “I have more than 250 hookahs, and I will make sure that no hookah is used twice on the same day, to eliminate any possibility of contamination,” he said. “Many bars went out of business during this pandemic … So people who are still in business, they are con artists.”
Preparations for the reopening came when Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday the New York state corona virus metric was “on the right track,” with less than one percent of the 67,526 tests carried out in New York state returning positive.
Under Phase 2 of the country’s reopening plan, car dealers and real estate services can also be opened, along with houses of worship with a 25 percent capacity.
Franky Chavez, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, announces a new album and the first song in Portuguese. “Cheguei Bem” is the debut single, heralding the return to studio albums of one of the great names of Portuguese blues/folk.
The new single is now available on all digital platforms and is accompanied by a music video that can be viewed on the artist’s official YouTube channel.
“This topic appeared in December 2020. On a sunny and cold day in the heart of the Alentejo, music appeared in succession. I don’t know why, but I immediately remembered that I needed to send the recording that I made on my mobile phone to Pedro Puppe. Maybe because I was already thinking about starting to write lyrics in Portuguese and Pedro was one of my favorite lyricists. Two days later he sent me a text and a recording of his voice in addition to what he had done. I realized that the lyrics were talking about me, and by changing one here and the other there, I interpreted it as my own. Thus, Cheguey Bem was born. Chavez explains.
This is Frankie Chavez’s first adventure in which he explores the Portuguese language in writing his original songs, another new milestone in his career that has traveled all over the world. His repertoire is on a new path, which he adds to three studio albums and an EP.
Despite all these innovations, the unique characteristics of Chavez, the influence of blues, folk, tradition and electricity, past and present, as well as the future in his sound remain unchanged. It was his unmistakable music that allowed him to conquer the world, with numerous national and international tours that earned him critical acclaim and distinction.
Consolidation of the power of large digital conglomerates with a global reach is negatively affecting the global economy, as the power is concentrated in the hands of a few, and this situation requires a tough response from governments.
This is the estimate of the former Minister of Economy of Portugal. Pedro Siza Vieira, who left his post in March this year after five years in the ministry. Participated in the X Lisbon Legal Forum organized by the Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research (IDP).
According to Vieira, the world has not yet adapted well to the “new economy”, and this must happen without delay.
“There are several phenomena that explain why the world is redefining the basic principles of the functioning of the global economy, and the most obvious is the emergence of new technologies. The emergence at the global level of companies that control the digital economy causes very big problems for companies that need to contact suppliers and customers through these platforms, which determines the functioning of the market, ”explained the former minister. “It requires legislative intervention to regulate this issue.”
In an interview with TV ConYur, the former Minister of Economy of Portugal also commented on the impact of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine on the global economy. There is no small risk that the planet is going through a great recession, which could trigger a wave of company shutdowns in all countries, he said.
The 10th Lisbon Legal Forum was supported by FGV Knowledge, the Brazilian Institute of Insolvency (Ibajud), the Institute for the Reform of State-Company Relations (IREE) and Décio Freire Advogados.
The city of Niteroi signed this Thursday (30th) the terms of cooperation with Vila de Forjães, located in the city of Esposende, in the district of Braga, in Portugal. The Portuguese village mapped a significant number of foreigners who had emigrated to Niteroi and turned to the municipality to strengthen relations between the localities. The signing, held at a virtual meeting, is part of the program dedicated to the 33rd anniversary of the erection in the village of Forhains.
According to the cooperation agreement, Niteroi and Forjães will carry out exchanges and cooperation in various ways in the fields of science and technology, economics and trade, sports, agriculture, health, education, culture and tourism, thus promoting prosperity and development. .
Niteroi Mayor Axel Grael recalled that last month, Niteroi and Braga ratified a sister city agreement, signed in fact in February this year, to create commercial partnerships and exchange information to stimulate and develop new business. The partnership also prompted Foryaes to approach the city of Niteroi with an offer to sign.
“We have taken this initiative very positively, and we will cooperate, no matter what the cost. In Niteroi we have one of the largest communities of foreigners and a very active and representative Portuguese club. I believe that Brazil and Portugal need to cooperate more and more to share experiences. This approach has a great synergistic effect and will certainly bring positive results,” he stressed.
The project management office of the Niteroi City Hall (EGP), together with the chairman of the parish meeting, will be responsible for coordinating the cooperation. Project Management Office Secretary Katherine Azevedo stressed that the activities will be developed between the municipality and the village.
“We are promoting Niteroi’s internationalization strategy to stimulate development in various areas of the city through activities that benefit both parties and bring people together. There is a natural synergy between peoples, mainly due to the language that facilitates this exchange. During the conversations with the Forjães team, several activities were conceived, which will be detailed in the work plan,” he said.
Forhaes Parish Assembly President Carlos Manuel Gómez de Sa said that the Forhaes Parish Council is partnering with communities where people from Forhaes live. More than 10,000 Brazilians currently live in Braga, he said, and it is one of the fastest growing cities in recent years.
“Right now we are developing the Forjanenses around the World project which, of their own accord, aims to track Forjanenses expats, the community that we have in Niteroi is very important. We had many foreigners who emigrated there, highlighting the figure of Antonio Rodriguez Alves de Faria, the founder of the Companhia de Comércio e Navegação in 1909,” he specified.