Tag Archives: NYC

NYC Sees Snow In Mid-May For First Time In Decades

CBS News reports: Snow fell in Central Park early Saturday morning, tying a record for May snowfall set in 1977, according to the National Weather Service. “In New York City at Central Park this morning, it was- it tied for the latest snowfall we’ve ever seen,” said CBS News meteorologist Jeff Berardelli. In upstate New York, a significant amount of …

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NYC Hospitals Prepare To Resume Elective Surgeries

Politico reports: New York City and Long Island hospitals are preparing to resume elective surgeries, though the Cuomo administration has yet to approve the procedures as the coronavirus continues to tear through the region. Hundreds of New York City patients have been trapped for months in surgical limbo by a blanket hold on the procedures. While the term “elective surgeries” …

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NYPD Limits Number Of People In Riverside Parks

Gothamist reports: After repeated instances of New Yorkers packing into crowded parks on beautiful warm weather days, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the NYPD would begin limiting the number of people allowed into two parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn: Hudson River Park Piers 45 and 46 (this includes Christopher Street Pier), and Domino Park in Williamsburg. And if …

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Andrew Cuomo: “We Have The Beast On The Run”

The New York Post reports: New York has “the beast on the run” when it comes to the deadly coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon as the state continues to record downward trends for COVID-19-related hospitalizations. The governor added, “We have showed we can control the beast. We have the beast on the run. We haven’t killed the beast, …

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“Historic” Mid-May Snowstorm Likely For Northeast

The New York Post reports: A polar vortex is sweeping into the Northeast this weekend, and it could bring the region its first measurable May snowfall in 18 years — and potentially record low temperatures to the Big Apple, forecasters predict. The wintry air mass is expected to send a chill through the region beginning on Friday, according to the …

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Geneticists: Travel From NYC “Seeded” US Outbreaks

The New York Times reports: New York City’s coronavirus outbreak grew so large by early March that the city became the primary source of new infections in the United States, new research reveals, as thousands of infected people traveled from the city and seeded outbreaks around the country. The research indicates that a wave of infections swept from New York …

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Shocked That Majority Of Newest Hospitalizations Are People Who’d Been Staying Home

CNBC reports: Most new Covid-19 hospitalizations in New York state are from people who were staying home and not venturing much outside, a “shocking” finding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The preliminary data was from 100 New York hospitals involving about 1,000 patients, Cuomo said at his daily briefing. It shows that 66% of new admissions were from people who …

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Cuomo Outlines Four-Phase Reopening For NY State

The New York Post reports: Cuomo last month said that construction and manufacturing gigs in less hard-hit regions would be the first sectors to trickle back on once the current installment of the statewide prohibition on non-essential business expires on May 15. On Monday, he expanded on that plan, now divided into four phases. In addition to construction and manufacturing, …

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Funeral Home Loses License Over Mishandled Bodies

The New York Post reports: State health officials on Friday suspended the license of an “appalling” Brooklyn funeral home that stacked decomposing corpses in unrefrigerated rental trucks, unbeknownst to family members, The Post has learned. “Following an investigation by the State Department of Health, I issued an immediate suspension order to the Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in Brooklyn — …

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NYC Subway System To Close Nightly For Disinfecting

The New York Post reports: The transit system that never sleeps is taking a snooze. New York’s 24/7 subway system will shutter nightly from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to facilitate coronavirus cleaning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday in a historic move. “You never had a challenge of disinfecting every train every 24 hours,” said Cuomo in an Albany press …

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Up To 60 Bodies Found In U-Hauls At NY Funeral Home

The New York Post reports: Police found dozens of bodies being stored in unrefrigerated trucks outside a Brooklyn funeral home and lying on the facility’s floor Wednesday, law enforcement sources told The Post. Between 40 to 60 bodies were discovered either stacked up in U-Haul box trucks outside Andrew Cleckley Funeral Services in Flatlands or on the building’s floor, after …

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Brooklyn: De Blasio Breaks Up Massive Hasidic Funeral

The New York Times reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio lashed out at Hasidic residents of the Williamsburg section in Brooklyn late Tuesday night after personally overseeing the dispersal of a crowd of hundreds of mourners who had gathered for the funeral of a rabbi who died of the coronavirus. In a series of tweets, Mr. de Blasio denounced the gathering, …

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Military Air Teams Perform NYC Area Flyovers [VIDEO]

The New Jersey Advance reports: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds performed a flyover of New York City today. The flight began at noon near the George Washington Bridge. The fighter jets flew in formation over Newark, New Jersey before heading back over Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. After that, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds crossed …

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De Blasio: NYC To Offer “Self-Swab” Testing At 8 Sites

The New York Post reports: New York City will expand its coronavirus testing capacity by administering “self-swab” tests starting this week at sites across the Big Apple’s public hospital system, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The new form of COVID-19 testing, which allows patients to submit samples of themselves under the supervision of medical personnel, will soon be implemented …

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NYC & Philly Flight Paths Issued For Tuesday Flyovers

The New Jersey Advance reports: The first of the two flyovers — a 40-minute flight — will start around noon at the George Washington Bridge before the planes fly south along the Hudson River and over parts of Bergen, Hudson, Union and Essex counties. The flyover will then turn east toward New York City and continue above parts of Connecticut …

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5000+ New York Pharmacies To Conduct COVID Testing

CNBC reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the state is expanding diagnostic coronavirus testing to first responders, health care workers and essential employees and aims to provide tests to 40,000 people each day. Cuomo will also sign an executive order to allow independent pharmacists to conduct diagnostic testing. This will unlock a network of over 5,000 pharmacies …

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Cuomo: 21% Tested In NYC Have COVID Antibodies

The New York Times reports: About 21 percent of people in New York City who were tested for coronavirus antibodies this week tested positive, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Thursday. The surprising results come from a state program that randomly tested 3,000 supermarket customers across New York State. Nearly 14 percent of those tests came back positive, Mr. Cuomo …

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COVID Infections Found In More Big Cats At Bronx Zoo

Via press release from the Bronx Zoo: On April 5, 2020, we reported that a four-year-old female Malayan tiger had tested positive for COVID-19 and three other tigers and three African lions were showing similar symptoms. Samples for testing from the tiger, Nadia, were collected from her nose, throat, and respiratory tract while she was under anesthesia. Subsequently, we can …

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De Blasio Cancels All June Events Including NYC Pride

ABC New York reports: New York City has canceled all non-essential events in June, including the Puerto Rican Day Parade, the Pride March and the Salute to Israel Parade, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. “It’s not a happy announcement, but it’s one we have to make. And look, a lot of these events will be postponed,” he said. …

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55 COVID Deaths At Brooklyn Nursing Home [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: As residents at a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, began dying in late February from a coronavirus outbreak that would eventually take 43 lives, there was little sign of trouble at the Cobble Hill Health Center, a 360-bed facility in an upscale section of Brooklyn. That quickly changed. By the middle of March, the CEO began …

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