Tag Archives: NYC

Pre-Dawn Power Outage Hits Manhattan And Queens

NBC New York reports: A massive power outage struck Friday morning in the upper part of Manhattan, knocking out not only lights but also cellphone service, and a short time later power went out in a large chunk of Queens as well. At one point it was pitch black as far as the eye could see along Broadway north of …

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NYC To Set Up Quarantine Checkpoints At City Borders

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio announced NYC will set up checkpoints for the bridge-and-tunnel crowd to comply with the state’s mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine rule for those arriving from COVID-19 hotspots. “They (visitors) will be reminded that it is required not optional,” de Blasio said. “This is serious stuff. If we’re going to hold at this …

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NYC Health Commissioner Quits, Scorches De Blasio

ABC News reports: Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned as New York City’s health commissioner, saying in her resignation letter that “the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been.” “I leave my post today with deep disappointment,” her resignation letter said. “Our experts are world renowned for their epidemiology, surveillance and response work. …

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Facebook To Lease Entire NYC Farley Post Office

Gothamist reports: Putting an end to months of rumors, Facebook announced a commitment to lease all of the office space at the Farley Post Office Building, located across from Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. Mayor Bill de Blasio heralded the deal as “a big part of our future” and a “big vote of confidence” in New York City. The James …

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NYC Rockettes Xmas Show Canceled For First Time

The New York Post reports: This year’s “Christmas Spectacular,” starring leggy dance troupe the Radio City Rockettes, is being canceled for the first time since the show was introduced in 1933. MSG Entertainment, which owns the glamorous Radio City Music Hall where the Rockettes perform, made the decision to close the curtain on the popular show amid ongoing uncertainty tied …

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NYC Party Boat Owners Arrested For COVID Violations

The New York Daily News reports: The captain and owners of a popular Manhattan party boat were arrested for defying coronavirus social distancing mandates and going for a crowded booze cruise, officials said Sunday. The Liberty Belle, a four-story river boat that can hold up to 600 people, had just returned to Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan about 11:30 p.m. …

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NYC Priest Charged With Sexting Teenager On Grindr

The New York Daily News reports: The pastor of a Queens church was accused Wednesday of vile sexts with a 15-year-old boy in Westchester. St. Pancras Church Pastor Francis Hughes, 65, swapped nauseating messages with the boy about masturbation and other unholy topics. Hughes lied and told the teen he was a part-time college professor and counselor, prosecutors said. The …

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NYPD Accused Of “Kidnapping” Teen Protester [VIDEO]

ABC New York reports: An anti-police protester has been released following an arrest that has protesters and some New York City elected officials demanding answers. 18-year-old Nikki Stone, a trans woman from the Lower East Side, was released at 1 a.m. Wednesday to cheers from her fellow protesters. She said she had some scrapes on her knees but was otherwise …

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NYPD SPOX: Two Men Assault Manhattan Trader Joe’s Staffers In Mask Dispute: “Don’t Make Me Get My Gun”

Vice News reports: On July 14, two customers entered a Trader Joe’s grocery store in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan without masks. They refused orders from workers to wear a mask, and began assaulting workers there, according to employees of the store and the New York City Police Department. The men are both in their 30s, and the altercation …

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Neiman Marcus To Vacate New Store At Hudson Yards

From the fashion site Hypebeast: Ever since Neiman Marcus filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in May, there has been rumors and speculation that the retail giant would vacate its Hudson Yards location, some even suggesting that it could become a Facebook office. Regardless of what the Hudson Yards space may now be used for, Neiman Marcus has finally …

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NY Bars, Restaurants Hit With Another 105 Violations

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that investigators issued 105 violations of COVID-19 restrictions at bars and restaurants in downstate New York this weekend. The counties where violations were uncovered included Manhattan, Nassau, Suffolk, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, the governor said in a Sunday morning conference call with the press. “This weekend in every …

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Cuomo Continues To Mow Down Bars For Violations

Gothamist reports: For the last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been shaking his fist at restaurants and bars that continue to break the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, particularly after videos went viral last weekend showing people partying on Steinway Street in Astoria. Earlier this week, four businesses in the NYC area have had their liquor licenses suspended. And today, Cuomo announced …

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Female Cultists Sue NYC To Get Their Own Street Mural

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio can’t allow “Black Lives Matter” to be painted on the street and then reject the message, “Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering Women to Make a Difference!” a new lawsuit argues. A Virginia-based group called “Women for America First” says the city wrongly rejected its request to paint the odd “empowering” message on …

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NYC Area Climate Now Classified As “Subtropical”

The New York Times reports: New species are thriving in the Metropolitan area, while those more associated with New England are slowly vanishing. This is because of rising temperatures, which are largely the result of human activity, including emissions from fossil fuels, according to the National Climate Assessment. New York City, after years of being considered a humid continental climate, …

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Four NYC Bars Lose Licenses Over Lockdown Violations

Gothamist reports: On a call with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that four establishments in the New York City region have had their liquor licenses suspended so far due to violations of the state’s COVID-19 guidelines. That includes a lounge in Astoria where large crowds have been seen gathering outside, as well as a strip club. The …

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TODAY: New York City Enters Phase 4 Of Reopening

NBC New York reports: New York City joins the rest of the Empire State in Phase IV, the last step of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan Monday, but a few key activities like indoor dining remain held back as the nation’s former COVID-19 epicenter attempts to avoid a surge in new cases like the one swallowing many states in the …

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Cultist Defaces BLM Mural At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Police in New York City are investigating after a masked person dumped red paint on a Black Lives Matter street mural painted in front of Trump Tower. Twitter user Oscar Vela posted a video of a person who walked up to the “V” in “Black Lives Matter,” took a can of paint out of a paper bag …

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Cultists Clash With Protesters At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: The giant new “Black Lives Matter” sign in front of Trump Tower has become a flashpoint for protesters clashing over the statement. One woman screamed “F–k you” at Black Lives Matter protesters, giving double middle-finger salutes — also making exaggerated coughing and sneezing gestures seemingly to scare rivals during the pandemic. Wearing an “All Lives …

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NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz Announces Retirement

Via press release from NYC Councilman Ruben Diaz: After serious analysis, of which I spent in prayer with God, family, ministers and after a political analysis, I have made the decision to follow the example of my two sons. My biological son Ruben Diaz Jr., and my political son Marcos Crespo. I have been blessed to have served with honor …

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Historic NYC Bar Loses License For Flouting Rules

Gothamist reports: The historic White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village has shut down after having its liquor license suspended this week for repeatedly violating NYC’s social distancing rules over the last month, according to the State Liquor Authority (SLA). It is the first bar or restaurant to see its liquor license suspended for such violations since outdoor dining restarted in …

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