Tag Archives: NYC

Trump Border Wall Builder Hired For NYC Migrant Tents

Politico reports: A contractor tapped by Mayor Eric Adams to erect a migrant tent shelter in The Bronx received hundreds of millions of dollars to build former president Trump’s border wall, a City Council member told POLITICO. Last week, Adams announced a 1,000-bed tent facility in a remote section of The Bronx that wouldn’t comply with right-to-shelter laws — but …

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Arrests Made In Heist Of Bling Bishop’s $1M In Jewelry

The New York Times reports: Two men have been arrested in the July robbery of a Brooklyn pastor, who had what the police said was more than $1 million in jewelry taken from him at gunpoint during a sermon that was caught on a livestream video, prosecutors in Brooklyn said Wednesday. Juwan Anderson, 23, and Say-Quan Pollack, also 23, face …

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Judge Threatens To Jail Giuliani Over Debt To Ex-Wife

New York City’s NBC affiliate reports: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani skipped out on a court hearing in Manhattan Friday where a judge ordered the 78-year-old to pay his ex-wife over $225,000 as part of a divorce settlement, or he could wind up in jail. Judge Michael Katz said Giuliani is in contempt of court and has until …

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NYC Mayor Unveils Plans To House Migrants In Tents

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams announced in a press release Thursday that the city plans to house asylum seekers in temporary, refugee-style camps — a move that further illustrates the huge strain a recent influx of migrants has put on the city’s shelter system. Through an email put out by his press office, Adams’ team described the …

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Newark Airport To Lose Its Status As “NYC Airport”

NBC New York reports: As of now, Newark, JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport are all listed under the city code “NYC.” Because of that, many airlines allow travelers to switch flights among the three airports without paying a penalty. However, starting Oct. 3, that changes. Newark Airport will get its own code (EWR), which means that it will operate under …

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Thomas Agrees To Hear Challenge To NYC Vax Mandate

Politico reports: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an NYPD detective’s challenge to New York City’s vaccine requirement for municipal workers after all. Last month, liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request by Det. Anthony Marciano to take up his legal challenge. But Marciano resubmitted the exact same request to conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, and the high court’s press office …

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NYC To End Vaccine Mandate For Private Employees

The New York Daily News reports: The city’s coronavirus vaccine mandates for private sector workers and student athletes are ending, but the inoculation requirement for municipal workers will remain — at least for the time being. Mayor Adams announced the roll back Tuesday at a City Hall press conference, stressing the need for New Yorkers to get their COVID booster …

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Gay Weatherman Fired After Troll Sends Nudes To Boss

The Daily Beast reports: A TV weatherman in New York City was fired from his job after nude screenshots from an online video chat were sent by an anonymous user to his bosses at work as well as his own mother, court documents obtained by The Daily Beast show. Erick Adame, a two-time Emmy nominee who served as a NY1 …

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NYC Mayor Proposes Housing Migrants On Cruise Ships

The New York Times reports: As New York struggles to find housing for a wave of migrants, Mayor Eric Adams is seriously considering housing them on cruise ships — a proposal that homeless advocates have called insulting and alienating. Mr. Adams defended the idea on Monday and said the city was looking for “creative ways” to address a “humanitarian crisis.” …

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Bronx Library Cancels LGBTQ Event After Threats

The New York Daily News reports: It was advertised as a “fun-filled afternoon” in a Bronx library with a “local celebrity/author who encourages you to embrace your own uniqueness.” Instead, the free event planned at the Morrisania Library starring drag artist Desmond Napoles was canceled after the teenaged celebrity received hate-filled and violent threats — a trend that has led …

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NYC Catholic Deacon Pleads Guilty In Child Sex Sting

The New York Daily News reports: A Queens church deacon nabbed in an undercover sting pleaded guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court on Friday of trying to lure three teenage boys into meeting him for sex acts, law enforcement officials said. Rogelio Vega, 52, a former deacon at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Woodside, pleaded guilty to three counts of …

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49% Of NYC Workers Now In Offices On Average Day

Gothamist reports: In a survey of 160 companies with Manhattan offices employing more than 200,000 workers, the Partnership for New York City found 49% of workers were in offices on an average weekday, according to Kathryn Wylde, the group’s president and CEO. She said that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the most popular days for workers to be in the …

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Broadway’s “Phantom” To Close After Record 35 Years

The New York Times reports: “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history and, for many, a symbol of musical theater, will drop its famous chandelier for the last time in February, becoming the latest show to fall victim to the drop-off in audiences since the pandemic hit. The closing is at once long-expected — no show …

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NYC Again Rejects Call To End Trump Golf Course Deal

ABC News reports: The New York City Parks Department has again rejected calls by members of the city council to terminate the Trump Organization’s license to operate a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. Council members on Thursday called for the “immediate termination” of the Trump Organization’s license to operate the golf course at Ferry Point Park, a month before …

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NYC Council Pushes To End Trump’s Golf Course Deal

Gothamist reports: Members of the City Council called on Mayor Eric Adams to end the city’s contract with the Trump Organization on Thursday. The current arrangement allows former President Donald Trump’s company to manage a public golf course in the Bronx. In January 2021, then-Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he was ending the city’s contract with the Trump Organization over …

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That Day: My September 11th Short Story

Some longtime readers may recall that this story was posted annually on this day for the first few years of JMG.   That Day Manhattan, September 11th, 2001 That day, I got to my office on 42nd Street at about 8:55am, a bit later than usual because that morning I’d voted for the first time as a New Yorker, pulling the …

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New MPX Cases Continue Decline, CDC Warns Of Added Risk For HIV+, NYC Offers Second Dose Appointments

NBC New York reports: The White House said Wednesday it’s optimistic about a decline in monkeypox cases and an uptick in vaccinations against the infectious virus, despite worsening racial disparities in reported cases. Promising to ramp up vaccination offerings at LGBTQ Pride festivals around the country in the coming weeks, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the deputy coordinator of the White House …

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NYC Expands Active Shooter Training To Pre-K Program

The New York Post reports: New York City public schools are expanding active shooter training to pre-K, 3-K and other early childhood programs, Department of Education officials said Wednesday. Schools Chancellor David Banks [photo] announced the new prep for staffers taking care of the Big Apple’s learners under 5 during a press conference in Queens ahead of back-to-school on Thursday. …

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New York Gov Drops Mask Mandate For Mass Transit

The New York Daily News reports: New York transit riders are allowed to uncover their faces for the first time in more than two years. Gov. Hochul on Wednesday dropped the mask requirement that’s been in effect for the state’s public transportation systems since April 2020, when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a mandate in the early days of the …

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No More Snow Days For NYC Public School Students

AM New York reports: The snow day tradition for New York City public school students is no more, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks said Tuesday. During an interview on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Banks said that snow days or bad weather days would no longer be practiced in NYC public schools when the new school year starts this …

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