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Why Staten Island officials say the borough is ready to reopen

Staten Island officials want to re-open the borough — whether or not the rest of New York City does.

They claimed in a letter sent to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo they have all the seven metrics required to do so, WABC-TV reported Saturday.

New York State Senator Andrew Lanza, two council members and two assembly members say both of the borough’s hospitals have the available number of beds and have met the rate of hospitalizations.

They want Cuomo to treat each borough separately, so Staten Island doesn’t have to wait for the other four to reopen.

Last week, about 200 small business owners on Staten Island held a protest calling for an end to the lockdown there.

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