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FAA Approves Cuomo’s AirTrain Connection To LGA

Patch New York reports: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial plan to build an AirTrain from Willetts Point to LaGuardia Airport is one step closer to becoming a reality after receiving federal approval on Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the proposed project plan on Tuesday, giving the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — which runs the airport …

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NY Extends Sidewalk Dining Rule For Another Year

The New York Daily News reports: Here’s to another year of drinking and dining al fresco! Gov. Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday that allows restaurants and bars statewide to use sidewalks, parking spots and other municipal spaces for outdoor food and beverage service for another year. The bill, which breezed through the state legislature last month, is meant …

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Cuomo Declares Gun Violence “State Of Emergency”

Gothamist reports: New York will declare a gun violence “state of emergency” as part of a new initiative aimed at addressing the surge in shootings that has accompanied the pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “first-in-the-nation” executive order during a speech at John Jay College on Tuesday, laying out a new seven-point state strategy “to do with gun violence what …

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New York COVID Hospitalizations At Record Low

Gothamist reports: The number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus across New York State has reached a new record low, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The state reported 371 people are being treated at a hospital for the virus, the lowest since the pandemic began, according to Cuomo. This breaks the previous low record set in September 10th, 2020 when …

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Cuomo Ends Deliveries And Sales Of To-Go Cocktails

Gothamist reports: New York’s state of disaster emergency will end Thursday after more than 67 weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Cuomo declared the state of disaster emergency on March 7th, 2020, shortly after the first case was reported on March 1st, 2020 when a Manhattan woman was found to be infected with the coronavirus. The state of disaster emergency …

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NY COVID Cases Continue Decline After Reopening

Spectrum News reports: Nearly a week after New York relaxed almost all COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions, coronavirus cases continue to decline. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, only 251 cases statewide were reported in the last 24 hours, putting the 7-day average positivity rate at 0.37%, a percentage that has decreased for the last 77 consecutive days. There were still 10 …

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NY Drops Restrictions As State Hits Vax Benchmark

The New York Daily News reports: New York reached a major pandemic milestone Tuesday as Gov. Cuomo announced that 70% of adults in the state have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine. To honor the occasion, landmarks will be lit up in blue and gold and fireworks displays will be held across the state as the majority of …

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NY To Lift Most COVID Rules When 70% Are Vaxxed

Gothamist reports: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the vast majority of New York’s coronavirus restrictions and safety measures will be lifted once 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine—which he estimated could happen within the next two weeks. All capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection requirements, health screenings ,and contact tracing would …

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Cuomo Declares $11B Manhattan Rail Project Complete

Gothamist reports: Major construction on East Side Access located under Grand Central Terminal is complete. The 15-year long, $11 billion terminal and concourse is seven stories underground, and will allow Long Island Rail Road trains to pull into Grand Central Terminal, reducing the burden on Penn Station—and ultimately shave up to 40 minutes off commutes into Manhattan. About half the …

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Cuomo: Vaccinated NYers Can Mostly Ditch Masks

The New York Daily News reports: Fully vaccinated New Yorkers can ditch their masks in most circumstances starting Wednesday as the Empire State adopts guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidance still calls for masks to be worn in some crowded indoor settings and on mass transit. They must also be worn in schools, …

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Cuomo Set To Make $5.1M From Pandemic Book Deal

The New York Times reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported earning $3.12 million last year from his memoir about leading New York during the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures obtained by The New York Times. State officials said his contract for the book also included another $2 million to be paid over the next two years. The windfall payment, which …

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Cuomo: Mandatory Vax For Public College Students

The Albany Times Union reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that State University of New York campuses will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students starting in the fall semester. The policy will also apply to the City University of New York, and Cuomo said he would encourage private colleges to adopt it as well. It starts by September, and if …

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Cuomo Signs Bill Restoring Voting Rights To Felons

The Hill reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed legislation Tuesday night that would restore voting rights to formerly convicted felons upon their release from prison. The bill, which the state legislature passed in mid-April, immediately restores voting rights when people are released from prison, even if they are on parole. Prior to conviction and sentencing, criminal defendants are …

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NYC Subway Will Return To 24/7 Service On May 17

The New York Times reports: New York City’s subway will return to 24-hour service on May 17 more than a year after closing overnight during the pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. The restoration of subway hours are the latest sign of New York’s recovery as more people have gotten vaccinated and city life has slowly begun to pick …

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Fox Runs Anti-Cuomo Promo On Brother’s CNN Show

Mediaite reports: Fox Nation, Fox News Media’s subscription-based streaming service, will debut a new special, The Collapse of Cuomo, that focuses on the scandals swirling around Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), and they’re promoting it with an ad running on his brother Chris Cuomo’s CNN program, Mediaite can exclusively report. The 30-second ad will be running on Cuomo Prime Time, as …

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Cuomo Raises NYC Indoor Dining Capacity To 75%

Gothamist reports: Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that indoor dining would be expanded to 75% capacity in New York City, bringing the city in line with the rest of the state, starting May 7th. In addition, hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services will also expand to 75% capacity beginning May 7th. And NYC gyms and fitness …

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Cuomo To Lift Curfews On Bars And Restaurants

The New York Daily News reports: Raise a glass and get ready to grab a seat at a bar near you. Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday that pandemic era curfew placed on restaurants will be lifted in mid-May and drinkers can saddle up to the bar in the Big Apple beginning next week. The current midnight closing time for outdoor dining …

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Cuomo May Sue Over NY’s Loss Of US House Seat

Bloomberg News reports: Census Bureau figures released Monday found New York missed a threshold for keeping all its 27 seats in the House of Representatives starting in 2022. In news release, Cuomo said he would ask Attorney General Letitia James to explore avenues of legal relief. At the press briefing, Cuomo shifted blame onto former President Donald Trump’s administration, which …

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New York To Repeal Cuomo’s “Food With Booze” Order

NY1 reports: The state legislature is moving to repeal a requirement that forces bar and restaurant customers to order food with their drink orders. The rule was imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the height of the pandemic last year, and quickly got attacked by critics as arbitrary and not based in science. Some restaurants and bars began asking customers …

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Cuomo Raises Capacities For Offices, Gyms, Stadiums

Gothamist reports: The governor said the move was prompted by the increase in vaccinations and the downward trend in the rate of positive COVID-19 tests statewide, citing the lowest mark since Thanksgiving. Starting on May 15th, offices will be allowed to function at 75% capacity, up from 50%. Casinos will be able to get half full instead of operating at …

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