Phase 2 is here! This week’s Column takes you to Soho and uptown on Fifth Avenue. New York retail is starting to open, both department stores and specialty stores, at all price points. The stores are spotless, and the sales associates are glad to be back. Everyone is following Mr. Cuomo’s guidelines, and everyone is masked and respecting one another. A NYC private shopping tour will guide you to the best stores. Read The State of the Store: A Taste of Shopping Uptown and Down written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.