Took a look at the CDC Covid Tracker website today.
There are a number of ways to analyze where we are as respects the virus here.
One of the more useful metrics is to look at the number of new cases over the past seven days per 100,000 population. That gives you the rate. You can compare that rate with where you were in the past, and you can compare the rate in one state or city with other states and cities.
Well, this is what I see when I look at the –current– number of new cases over the past seven days as divided 100,000 in population
NY State ( ex NYC ) 60
New Jersey 48
New York City 42
You are invited to double check, by checking the linked map.
New York City has for a very long time had among the lowest new cases per capita compared with most of the US.
Yet our restaurants are closed, while the restaurants many other states are open for business.
And it looks like the number of new cases here pretty much stopped rising early in December and may have started to go down