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    An alleged teen gangbanger dubbed “the Peyton Manning of criminal conduct” by a former prosecutor could get a sweetheart deal in court — all because he managed to graduate from high school, The Post has learned. Courtney Yeates, 18, a reputed member of the Folk Nation street gang, has at least nine busts and four open cases in Queens and Brooklyn — including a felony robbery conviction for which he is awaiting sentencing. The troubled teen is now back at Riker’s Island on a $150,000 bond after yet another arrest last week, for possession of a loaded handgun. But one judge is contemplating giving him “Youthful Offender” status — which would reduce his prison time and wipe his record clean, sources with knowledge of the case told The Post. Yeates is currently awaiting sentencing on two Queens cases after pleading guilty to both on Nov. 18 — a...
    More On: crime Cops release new surveillance footage of NYC subway mugger Man, 23, found stabbed to death in Bronx apartment Good bot! Video shows NYPD’s new robotic dog in action in the Bronx Man, 28, fatally shot in the Bronx An alleged teen gangbanger dubbed “the Peyton Manning of criminal conduct” by a former prosecutor could get a sweetheart deal in court — all because he managed to graduate from high school, The Post has learned. Courtney Yeates, 18, a reputed member of the Folk Nation street gang, has at least nine busts and four open cases in Queens and Brooklyn — including a felony robbery conviction for which he is awaiting sentencing. The troubled teen is now back at Riker’s Island on a $150,000 bond after yet another arrest last week, for possession of a loaded handgun. But one judge is contemplating giving him “Youthful Offender”...
    Two New York City residents have contracted the highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK. This makes the two cases, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday, among the 12 infections recently confirmed across the state.  The two people live in Manhattan and Queens, respectively, and one of them had recently traveled to the UK. With cases of the new variant spreading, now infecting least 83 people in 11 states, de Blasio called once again for a complete travel ban from the UK. Two New York City residents have been infected with the new coronavirus variant first identified in the UK, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday (pictured) At least 83 people across 11 states have contracted the new strain, which is up to 70% more transmissible De Blasio said the two patients are currently in isolation and have been in contact with the...
    By JENNIFER PELTZ and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two men who have been imprisoned for nearly a quarter-century in separate shootings are getting new trials after a judge said Thursday the original proceedings were tainted by an ex-prosecutor's effort to keep minorities and women off the juries. Santiago Valdez, who was convicted of fatally shooting two men in a Queens nightclub, and Paul Morant, who was found guilty of shooting a police officer in the chest, watched on video from state prisons as their 1996 convictions were dismissed, at the request of both defense lawyers and prosecutors. The two didn't speak during the hearing, though Morant offered a “thank you!” to the judge after it wrapped up. Morant and Valdez remain behind bars for now, with Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz planning retrials. She said the evidence against the two is sound but she couldn't...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman’s body was discovered Monday near a cemetery in Queens. Now, police are investigating it as a possible murder. Authorities said the body was found under a parked car outside Mount Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth. They also said the victim had facial injuries, and a knife was recovered nearby. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Mayor Says NYC Schools Will Stay Open Tuesday, City Reevaluating Standard For Switching To All-Remote Gov. Murphy Announces New Restrictions For Indoor And Outdoor Gatherings As State’s Cases Soar As Cases Surge In New York, Hospitalizations Remain Way Down; Doctors Say They Remain On Guard A woman who was walking her dog discovered the gruesome scene. “It’s very disconcerting. I just hope they find out what happened,” Pattie Dee said. The victim did not have any identification. Police said there were no security cameras in the area where she...
    Governor Cuomo is easing lockdown restrictions in some of the Brooklyn and Queens COVID-19 'clusters' that are driving New York's infection rate up but keeping many closed in an effort to clamp down on the surge. In Brooklyn, every neighborhood south of Prospect Park is in at least one phase of lockdown.  Most can now enter the 'yellow zone' which allows for religious gatherings at a capacity of 50 percent, resume indoor and outdoor dining following state rules and businesses are allowed to reopen.  There are no more 'orange zones' but central south Brooklyn - including Borough Park, Mapleton, and Midwood - remain 'red' which means non-essential businesses there are closed, schools are remote only and religious gathering can happen but only at 25 percent of a worship hall's capacity or less.  In north Queens, some places have entered 'yellow zones' too.  To check a zip code for which zone...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the planet has passed 40 million.The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world.The actual worldwide figure of COVID-19 cases is likely to be far higher, as testing has been variable, many people have had no symptoms and some governments have concealed the true number of cases. To date, more than 1.1 million confirmed virus deaths have been reported.The U.S., Brazil and India are reporting by far the highest numbers of cases, although the increase in recent weeks has been driven by a surge in Europe.What to know about coronavirus:How coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?NYC COVID-19 positivity rate trackerHere are more of today's headlines:Restrictions remain in place in NYCMayor Bill de Blasio said that while Central Queens is an example of a red zone...
    The head of a Queens community board told Mayor de Blasio that his clashes with Governor Cuomo over how to control the coronavirus pandemic hurt local business owners and parents– a day after Hizzoner insisted that their notorious feud was a “moot point.” “I’m here to say that the miscommunication and lack of coordination between the state and city has had a very negative effect on the residents of my district,” a WNYC listener named Alexa Weitzman said during the radio station’s weekly call-in show with the mayor. Community Board 6 covers the Rego Park and Forest Hills sections of the borough that are in Gov. Cuomo’s new red zone lockdown order where non-essential businesses and schools are closed at least through next week.  Just days before Cuomo announced the lockdown, de Blasio had put Rego Park and Forest Hills in two separate categories, with the former classifying as a hotspot...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City More than 900 New Yorkers were hospitalized on Monday while battling COVID-19 symptoms — the highest statewide number in months — largely due to the growth of virus cases in the “red zones” where clusters have been found. Governor Andrew Cuomo reported Tuesday that the state’s red zones — several of which are in Brooklyn and Queens — accounted for 12.3% of all positive COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New York on Monday. The clusters of COVID-19 across New York also drove up the hospitalization rate; more than 70% of the 923 people hospitalized for the virus hail from the red zones. Subtracting red zones from the mix, the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday was just 1.2%, with 1,222 positive cases out of 94,932 test results reported.  “Our numbers overall continue...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The number of coronavirus cases in Brooklyn and Queens’ hotspots is beginning to “level off,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday, just four days after the state implemented shutdown measures.  “We are seeing some results,” de Blasio told reporters. “We’ve certainly got a lot of work ahead but we are seeing some leveling off, beginning in the communities that have been most affected.” On Sunday, Governor Cuomo said that the coronavirus positivity rate in red zones, where the spread of the virus is most concerning, is now at 3.7% while the statewide positivity rate excluding red zones is at 1.05%. On Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio said that there was still time to squash the virus and prevent a second wave if New Yorkers all did their part, wore face coverings,...
    ASTORIA, Queens (WABC) -- The FDNY says they have five suspected cases of COVID-19 at the same EMS station in Queens.All five members of the department are on medical leave from EMS station 49, at 25-3 Hoyt Avenue.Last week, the NYPD announced they had 36 suspected cases within the first week of October.RELATED | NYPD sees uptick of suspected COVID-19 cases in OctoberThe FDNY and EMS medical leave is still under 3%.The FDNY says the department is monitoring the situation closely and contact tracing and testing is currently underway.They said the following efforts are being made to contain COVID within the ranks of the department:-PPE/sanitizer/training is provided to all FDNY members.-All FDNY locations and apparatus are cleaned regularly.-Since start of the pandemic, Department has produced extensive training and messaging for all members on COVID response and mitigation.-Department continues to produce messaging that reminds all members about the critical importance of...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A group of students and teachers at the city’s largest Catholic high school, St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows, are now in quarantine after a senior student tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, according to an email sent to parents obtained by amNewYork Metro.  This is not the first time the Queens prep school has had to battle an infectious disease within its walls. In 2009, the school became the epicenter of the swine flu pandemic in New York City.  “At this point, we are not aware of any related student having any symptoms,” Principal Patrick McLaughlin wrote in the email to parents. “The students in the classes of this student and their parents have been notified. The teachers have also been notified and will teach their classes...
    ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- An elementary school in Queens will be closed for two weeks after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first school in New York City to close due to a potential outbreak.The John F. Kennedy Jr School in Elmhurst will remain closed through October 13, according to a letter sent home to families on Wednesday."As always, the health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority," the letter read. "As you know, our school building was closed for an initial 24 hours because two or more members of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Today, we are writing to update you that the NYC Test + Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have determined that at this time the main site building must remain closed for...
    New York City's COVID-19 infection rate has risen to 1.52 per cent as cases continue to spike in 10 zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens. The clusters in the 10 zip codes had caused the average citywide infection rate to rise, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday.  The seven-day infection rate average was 1.38 percent on Tuesday but has since climbed to 1.52 percent, the latest figures show. New York City on Thursday recorded its highest daily new case average in at least a month with 394 coronavirus infections.   The 10 zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens are now also part of the 20 hotspots zip codes across New York state that collectively have an average infection rate of 6.5 percent, Gov Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.  New York City 's COVID-19 infection rate has risen to 1.52 per cent as cases continue to spike in 10 zip codes in...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public as the COVID-19 infection rate rose above 3 percent for the first time since June.  It is a state law that while in public spaces, everyone over the age of two must wear a face covering or risk fines.  De Blasio on Tuesday said that he was going to aggressively crackdown on people who flouted the rule and that cops will start issuing fines.  First, they will offer people a free mask if they are not already wearing one. If they refuse, they will be fined, he said, without saying how much they would be fined.  Cuomo previously told the MTA to issue fines of...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City reported a coronavirus daily positivity rate of 3.25% and a 7-day average of 1.38%.Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city is still well below the threshold of 5% and said that the city will keep schools open or closed based on the 7-day average, not the daily number.He noted that nine zip codes are experiencing most of the increases "The daily number is much affected by the challenges we are seeing in those nine zip codes," the mayor said.In order to keep the numbers down, Mayor de Blasio said that anyone spotted not wearing a mask will be offered one and reminded that it is required, and if they refuse, they will be fined. He said "aggressive" enforcement on that is now underway.On Monday, the mayor said the hospital admitted 71 new patients, the threshold is 200. For new cases on...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Monday is a critical deadline for some neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, where health officials say coronavirus cases are rising at an alarming rate. The city says reopening rollbacks, including shutting down non-essential businesses, will be implemented Tuesday is the case numbers are not down by tonight. The eight neighborhoods represent about 7% of the city’s population but account for almost a quarter of new cases in the past two weeks. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage Officials say the following areas have concerning rates of positive results:...
    ON THIS DAY IN 1918, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “A total for 24 hours up to 10 a.m. today of 352 cases of Spanish influenza was reported to the Health Department. For the same period, 12 deaths were recorded. Thirty-two deaths from pneumonia were reported, of which 10 were bronchial and 22 lobar pneumonia. The total number of pneumonia cases reported was 51, of which 15 were complicated with influenza. The influenza cases were divided among the boroughs as follows: Manhattan, 111; Bronx, 88; Brooklyn, 129; Queens, 5; and Richmond, 19. The influenza deaths were divided: Manhattan, 2; Brooklyn, 6; Queens, 1; Richmond, 3; and the Bronx, none, while the pneumonia cases were as follows: Manhattan, 22; Brooklyn, 15; Bronx, 6; Queens, 4; and Richmond, 4.” *** ON THIS DAY IN 1920, the Eagle reported, “The Brooklyn Superbas tonight will get their initial thrill of championship limelight in which...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New data shows that New York City is starting to see an uptick in the number of COVID-19 patients in two hospitals in Brooklyn and at least one in Queens, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said.The increase corresponds with the continued growth of cases at an alarming rate in eight neighborhoods.The Department of Health says they are outpacing the citywide average by 3.3 times over the past 14 days.These areas account for over 23%ofnewcases citywide over the past two weeks despite representing just under 7% of the city's overall population.Gravesend/Homecrest (6.75%)Midwood (5.34%)Kew Gardens (3.82%)Edgemere/Far Rockaway (3.9%)Borough Park (4.63%)Bensonhurst/Mapleton (4.41%)Gerritsen Beach/Homecrest/Sheepshead Bay (3.91%)Flatlands/Midwood (3.85%)In addition to these 8 ZIP codes, the City has identified 4 additional ZIP codes that are showing increased growth of cases and test positivity between 2% and 3%, which are:Rego Park (2.34%)Kew Gardens Hills/Pomonok (2.71%)Kensington/Windsor Terrace (2.45%)Brighton Beach/Manhattan Beach/Sheepshead Bay...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Health Department continues to monitor a growing number of coronavirus cases in neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens. In an update Sunday afternoon, health officials said COVID-19 cases in these areas “continue to grow at an alarming rate.” CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage The eight neighborhoods account for nearly a quarter of new cases in the city over the last two weeks, but just 7% of the city’s population, according to the health department. The areas with concerning rates of positive test results are: ...
    At least nine New York City neighborhoods could face new lockdowns as coronavirus infection rates surge in parts of Brooklyn and Queens.   Health officials warned about the emergence of COVID-19 clusters in several zip codes last week, saying that they would begin rolling back reopenings in affected areas as early as Monday if the numbers don't improve.   'This may be the most precarious moment that we're facing since we have emerged from lockdown,' Dr Dave Chokshi of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene told a Friday press briefing.   'We will move as swiftly as the situation warrants. If this growth continues, it will turn into widespread transmission potentially citywide.' Nine neighborhoods are said to be on the list of high-risk zip codes that could see 'an immediate scaling back of activities', which may include bans on gatherings of 10 or more people, mask fines and the closure of non-essential...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City health officials are monitoring several areas in Brooklyn and Queens that are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Homecrest and Gravesend in Brooklyn have seen the highest return of positive test results, which officials say jumped to 6.7% with the rest of the state sitting at 1%. Other areas of concern include: Midwood (5.22%) Kew Gardens (3.53%) Edgemere/Far Rockaway (4.03%) Borough Park (4.20%) Bensonhurst/Mapleton (3.81%) Gerritsen Beach/Homecrest/Sheepshead Bay (3.57%) Flatlands/Midwood (3.40%) Health officials say these areas account for over 23% of new cases citywide over the past two weeks despite representing just under 7% of the city’s overall population. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask?...
    New York City could order parts of Brooklyn and Queens to shutdown as coronavirus cases experience a spike in several neighborhoods, according to the city’s Department of Health. More than 2,400 cases have been reported in the neighborhoods, including Williamsburg, Borough Park, Midwood, Bensonhurst, and Kew Gardens since August 1, CBS2 in New York reports. “If the indicators continue to rise, there must be additional enforcement actions,” the Health Department said, according to the New York Post. “For the first time in the city’s recovery period, there could be the immediate scaling back of activities in these ZIP codes if progress is not made by Monday evening.” “When you take all those neighborhoods together, they now make up about 20% of the cases – confirmed positive coronavirus cases – in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday, according to CBS2. He added that the city has increased...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in six Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods make up 20% of all confirmed cases across the city, officials announced.  Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the members of the city’s Test and Trace Corp. would ramp up their COVID education and enforcement by flooding Kew Gardens, Far Rockaway, Midwood, Flatbush, Borough Park and Williamsburg with robocalls, WhatsApp messages and conversations with local houses of worship. Officers from the New York Police Department and Sheriff’s office plan on educating residents by driving through neighborhoods while blasting COVID PSA’s over vehicle loudspeakers.  The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released data on neighborhood-specific infection rates late Tuesday evening. Officials have been monitoring COVID cases in these six neighborhoods since Aug. 1. Now, 2% of Williamsburg...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New COVID-19 clusters are causing major concerns in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city is seeing upticks in multiple neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. The clusters are in Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Williamsburg, Edgemere, Far Rockaway and Kew Gardens. There have been more than 2,400 cases in those areas since Aug. 1. WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Delivers His Daily Coronavirus Briefing  “When you take all of these neighborhoods together, they now make up about 20% of the cases – confirmed positive coronavirus cases – in New York City,” the mayor said Wednesday. De Blasio said the city is taking immediate action to increase on-the-ground education and enforcement in those neighborhoods. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The city is keeping an eye on six neighborhoods with recent upticks in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday.  The neighborhoods – Kew Gardens, Borough Park, Midwood, Flatbush, Far Rockaway and Williamsburg – are all located in Brooklyn and Queens.  Midwood, Sunset Park, Williamsburg  and Far Rockaway recently experienced out of the virus. Experts linked some of new cases in Sunset Park to a large wedding in the neighborhood’s Orthodox community.  “You are going to see a lot of activity in the community to remind people of the basics,” de Blasio said. ” Wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands and stay home if you are sick.”  This week, the city’s Test and Trace Corp. will flood the neighborhoods with robocalls and WhatsApp messages to remind residents...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The city has temporarily closed two Queens public high schools on Friday after both reported a second case of the novel coronavirus among staffers in a seven day period, the Department of Education announced.  Beach Channel Educational Campus in Far Rockaway and P.S. 90 Horace Mann in Richmond Hill reported their second COVID-19 cases on Thursday, according to DOE officials, launching and investigation and a 24-hour-long shut down of the buildings.  It is unclear when the infected staffers at Beach Channel Educational Campus and P.S. 90 took their COVID-19 tests.  Under DOE guidelines, schools will be shut down if more than one person not connected by classroom or student cohort reports testing positive for the virus within a seven day period. So far, four public schools have had to temporarily close...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The city will up its testing and tracing efforts in Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill in Queens, officials announced on Tuesday.  A new rapid testing site will pop up at the Queens Public Library at Ozone Park, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd., this Friday, Sept. 18, in an attempt to drive down COVID-19 positive cases in the neighborhood. Rapid testing, in which results are given immediately, will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day and Test and Trace Corp. members will encourage residents to get tested through door-knocking and robocalls.  Mayor Bill de Blasio claims that the Test and Trace Corp.’s hyperlocal testing and outreach have prevented up to 15,000 potential COVID-19 cases across the five boroughs. Corp members’ efforts in Soundview, he said, drove the neighborhood’s...
    A gambler was escorted out of a world-famous Las Vegas casino in handcuffs after he entered without wearing a mask. The man was escorted out of the 4 Queens casino after four security guards - all wearing face coverings - restrained him. He was reportedly in breach of Las Vegas's strict coronavirus rules which mandate wearing a mask in public spaces. Only those with medical breathing issues or with certain disabilities are exempt under the rules which came into force on June 26. A gambler was escorted out of a world-famous Las Vegas casino in handcuffs after he entered without wearing a mask  In footage taken at the casino, four security guards can be seen trying to restrain the man as onlookers watch. The man can be heard shouting 'no' and 'are you serious'. The man grabs onto the banister of a nearby set of stairs but one of the...
    A LAS Vegas gambler was removed from the famous 4 Queens casino in handcuffs after he went in without wearing a mask. The man was bundled out of the building and handed over to cops for flouting public safety rules on Saturday night. 4The gambler was removed from the casino on Saturday nightCredit: The Mega Agency 4He was not wearing a face maskCredit: The Mega Agency The photographer reported that the man was yelling for help when he was taken outside by five security guards. The bouncers were wearing face masks, however bystanders had their coverings pulled down around their chin. It is currently mandatory for all residents and tourists to wear face coverings in public and inside private businesses across Nevada. Nevada has now passed the 50,000 mark in positive COVID-19 cases. 4The man was then handed over to copsCredit: The Mega Agency 4The man was allegedly yelling...
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