“We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday, as he announced a plan to reopen his city on July 1. The mayor cut the ceremonial ribbon on a high-tech manufacturing hub in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 28: Mayor Bill de Blasio cuts the ribbon as he welcomes Nanotronics high-tech manufacturing hub to Brooklyn Navy Yard on April 28, 2021 in New York City. The new “smart factory” is reported to employ nearly 100 workers and is located in a 150-year-old former shipbuilding factory in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)