Tag Archives: NYC

Violence At Brooklyn Protest, Dozens Arrested [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Violent protesters charged a Brooklyn police precinct on Friday night on a day when thousands of fed up New Yorkers hit the streets to protest police brutality and stand up for a man killed by Minneapolis police. Several hundred police officers were rushed to the 88th Precinct in Clinton Hill, where protesters tagged police …

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NYC “On Track” For Phase 1 Opening Week Of June 8

Business Insider reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York City will begin reopening the week of June 8. “We will stay on track by focusing on the hotspots,” Cuomo said in a tweet. “We know down to the zip code where the infection rate is higher than average. We will meet the need where it is …

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NYC Bill Would Open Streets And Sidewalks For Dining

The New York Times reports: The New York City Council introduced legislation Thursday afternoon, backed by the restaurant industry, requiring the mayor to find a way to open streets, sidewalks and public plazas to outdoor dining. Corey Johnson [photo], the Council speaker, and Councilman Antonio Reynoso of Brooklyn are spearheading the effort. “The restaurant and the food industry has been …

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Central Park Karen Fired By Manhattan Investment Firm

NPR reports: A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. “It was unacceptable. And you know words are just …

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AOC Challenger Drops Out, Sues Own Consultants

The Hill reports: A Republican candidate seeking to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) dropped out of the congressional primary race late Monday. “I am very grateful to the constituents in NY-14 and citizens from across this great nation for their support and words of encouragement,” Scherie Murray, a Jamaican immigrant and businesswoman, said in a statement. “As long as avowed …

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NYSE To Reopen: Masks Required, Handshakes Banned

The Wall Street Journal reports: The New York Stock Exchange is set to reopen its famed trading floor Tuesday, but it won’t be going back to normal. Only one-quarter of the NYSE’s usual population of traders will be back when the floor resumes business after a two-month closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Traders who return must wear masks, avoid …

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Viral Video: Shoppers Hound Out Maskless Customer

Newsweek reports: A viral video captures one shopper, who is not wearing a face mask, being shouted at, vilified, and asked to leave by a handful of grocery store customers in Staten Island, New York. In the video a woman pushing a cart without a face mask is surrounded by people shouting “get the f*** outta here” and “get out”, …

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CDC: Rats Are Turning Cannibal As Food Disappears

The New York Times reports: As restaurants and other businesses have closed during the coronavirus pandemic, rats may become more aggressive as they hunt for new sources of food, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned. “The rats are not becoming aggressive toward people, but toward each other,” Bobby Corrigan, an urban rodentologist who has both a master’s degree …

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NYC Launches “Take Out, Don’t Hang Out” Campaign

Gothamist reports: Following reports of New Yorkers closely gathering together on city sidewalks with cocktails, New York City plans to install posters across city bars and restaurants reminding patrons not to linger after buying food and drinks. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the campaign on Friday, which uses the slogan “Take out, don’t hang out.” “Memorial Day is a time …

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Cuomo: Long Island, Westchester Near Open Status

CBS News reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday two regions bordering New York City are expected to reopen soon. Long Island and the Mid-Hudson region could reopen next week if deaths continue to decline and their contact tracing programs are in full-swing. As of Friday, the Mid-Hudson region had met five out of seven metrics the state requires …

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Chrysler Building To Get Viewing Deck After 75 Years

Oh look, normal news. The New York Post reports: It’s the Chrysler Building’s time to shine. The Art Deco skyscraper, built in 1928, is getting a brand-new observation deck. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved building owner RFR Realty’s proposal for a glass-walled viewing platform that will be open to the public. Alongside architecture firm Gensler, RFR presented renderings …

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NYC On Track For Partial Reopening By Mid-June

NBC New York reports: New York City and Long Island have each met four of the seven reopening metrics. Both regions have yet to identify and train their complete contact tracing armies; they’re required to have at least 30 tracers for every 100,000 residents. Long Island continues to struggle on the hospital death rate metric, while New York City has …

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New York City Issues Urgent Call For Blood Donations

The New York Daily News reports: With the city’s blood banks facing dire shortages during the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor de Blasio called on New Yorkers to lend some lifesaving liquid. “Right now, we have a challenge with our blood supply,” he said at a Sunday press conference. “We need to address it. The plea came after the Daily News reported …

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NYC Urgent Care Chain: Free Tests For The Uninsured

The New York Daily News reports: CityMD will provide free coronavirus tests to uninsured New Yorkers as part of a partnership with the city aimed at getting tens of thousands of people tested every day, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. The urgent care company is offering testing at each of its 123 walk-in sites in the area, Hizzoner said, …

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Progressives Unite: Stop House Candidate Ruben Diaz

Gay City News reports: Nearly a dozen national political groups — including LGBTQ, women’s rights, Latinx, and Jewish organizations — are uniting to send a clear message to residents of the 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx: Do not vote for anti-LGBTQ Bronx City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, …

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New York City Subway May Try Reservations System

The New York Daily News reports: “Your subway pole reservation awaits.” That could be the new reality for straphangers as life in New York inches back to some kind of normal during the coronavirus pandemic. Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Pat Foye said Thursday the agency is considering a form of “Ticketmaster technology” that would require riders to book a slot …

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Phone Data Shows 420,000 NYC Residents Have Fled

The New York Times reports: Hundreds of thousands of New York City residents, in particular those from the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, left as the coronavirus pandemic hit, an analysis of multiple sources of aggregated smartphone location data has found. Roughly 5 percent of residents — or about 420,000 people — left the city between March 1 and May 1. In …

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Cuomo Extends NYC Lockdown Through June 13th

CBS New York reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended the stay-at-home order for New York State until June 13 unless regions meet certain conditions. That’s according to a new executive order issued late Thursday night. The governor says five regions – Central New York, North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley – can begin Phase One of reopening …

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Feds Thwart NYC Nazi Incels In Potential Terror Plot

The New York Daily News reports: A racist anti-Semite who hinted online at his sexual frustration was busted after he and a buddy bought a pile of assault rifles from an undercover agent, the feds said Wednesday. Joseph Miner, 29, and friend Daniel Jou, 40, bought a cache of weapons with obliterated serial numbers in a hotel room near LaGuardia …

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NYC May Let Restaurants And Bars Use The Streets

The New York Daily News reports: New Yorkers should get used to dining alfresco. City streets could transform into sidewalk cafes to give patrons more space when restaurants and bars reopen as coronavirus restrictions are lifted. An interagency group with the Department of Transportation is looking at how the city could use streets, curbs and sidewalks to allow for socially-distanced …

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