News & Resources

The Retail Council of New York State regularly communicates relevant news to our members in real time. We also provide myriad resources for retailers and other businesses. Check this page frequently for updates.

Staten Island Mall hours for Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2021

Staten Island Advance, November 14, 2021 —The Staten Island Mall in New Springville will be closed for a second consecutive year on Thanksgiving Day, but the shopping center will reopen on Black Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to the Mall’s website. “According...

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Retailers adapt to evolving mask rule

Capitol Pressroom, May 21, 2021 — Retail Council of New York State President and CEO Melissa O’Connor joins the show to explain how her members are adapting to this brave new world, where vaccinated New Yorkers won’t be mandated to wear masks indoors and businesses...

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How the coronavirus changed the way we shop

Times Union, March 2, 2020 — Christmas was just days away, but the Macy's department store at Colonie Center was pleasantly uncrowded. The busiest area seemed to be at the counter where customers could retrieve their online orders. So it was no surprise last week when...

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