Cuomo Rings Opening Bell As Trading Floor Reopens At New York Stock Exchange

Cuomo rings opening bell
Photo credit NY Governor's Office
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NEW YOR (WCBS 880) — The floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday for the first time in two months.

As it did in the aftermath of 9/11, the stock exchange draped a giant American flag on its landmark facade and declared themselves open for business.

"We need to get America restarted and New York restarted," New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham, who shut down the trading floor on March 23, told CBS2. "That was a hard decision to make, even though I knew it was the right one to make. I knew at the time and said at the time we will reopen and we will come back for this."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, wearing a blue surgical mask, gave a thumbs up as he walked into the exchange to ring the opening bell.