Stephanie Ruhle Reflects on COVID’s Impact on Family, Work, LBI, Economy, Community

RUHLE Ebook: MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle described are living from Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Seashore Haven previously this thirty day period. Through the pandemic she worked from a studio set up above a garage at her bayfront seashore house in Brant Beach front. (Photo courtesy MSNBC)
“I labored remotely from my home on LBI for about 9 months, and then I went back again to NYC immediately after my entire relatives got COVID and I required to be close to my medical doctors,” MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle claimed following her latest stay reporting from Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Seashore Haven. “Since then, I’ve been in New York and LBI. But 1 of the ideal pieces about currently being right here on LBI (rather than in a studio in NYC) is reporting on tales that we are all encountering.”
Ruhle, a second house owner in Brant Beach, then shared a secret: “Sometimes staying in a newsroom in the middle of New York Town appears to be like the middle of information, but in truth, it’s quite disconnected.”
The way she sees it, Lengthy Seaside Island retains inside of its 18 miles all the stories that replicate the the latest struggles and triumphs of the country at significant.
The pandemic offered some sophisticated challenges for modest enterprises as the country’s gotten vaccinated and reopened, there has been an uptick in desire for domestic journey selecting shortages have plagued businesses of all measurements seasonal worker visas have been constrained interest charges have been lower and discounts have developed, generating a white-hot true estate current market and source chain challenges have triggered shortages in anything from household furniture and boats to groceries.
“Blue Drinking water Café was highlighted on ‘Nightly News’ with protection of dining places elevating prices to regulate their increased prices,” Ruhle claimed. “Fantasy Island, Sea Shell Hotel and Display Position Ice Cream Parlour had been aspect of our protection of hiring worries, answers and America’s excellent reopening.
“Last calendar year we showcased Viking Village, Holiday Snack Bar, Farias Surf and Sport, Kubel’s Also, Thundering Surf, and spoke with tons of vacationers.”
In shorter, she explained it is uplifting to see the sunshine shining more than LBI and across the nation soon after a really darkish yr.
“COVID woke absolutely everyone up and linked us,” she reported. “The media, lawmakers and enterprise leaders historically inform tales and make enormous choices that have big impacts, but those final decision makers are typically disconnected from individuals that get impacted most.
“COVID modified all of our lives (for better and worse). We observed how important our necessary workers are and why they are entitled to to be shielded and rewarded. We dropped thousands of compact businesses and American lives. Hopefully we will not just snap again to pre-COVID daily life. With any luck , we get more robust, smarter and greater. With any luck , all that was dropped will not have been in vain.
“During COVID we realized what local community truly indicates – now I hope we really do not fail to remember it.”  —V.F.

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