New York City business activity surged in September, the first time the index has shown expansion for two straight months since the recession began in December 2007, according to the National Association of Purchasing Management-New York’s Report on Business.

The current business conditions index rose to 72.9 in September from a revised 55.7 in August, originally reported as 55.3, the NAPM-NY announced yesterday. A reading above 50.0 indicates expansion.

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