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    More On: new york city Here’s where NYC’s real estate market stands right now Reducing commuter misery is essential to ending NYC’s ‘Ghost Town’ of shuttered stores Close, but snow cigar! Wintry mix moves toward NYC this week just as warm weather looms Letters to the Editor — Feb. 21, 2021 COVID and the lockdowns have kneecapped the city economy. Gotham’s leaders need to move fast, and boldly, to reverse the damage, or risk a downward spiral. As The Post’s special report this week lays out, nearly half the city’s small businesses remain closed; revenue among those open is down 60 percent. In lower Manhattan, office leasing plunged 70 percent last year. Meanwhile, abandoned commercial sites invite squatters, criminals, the mentally ill — accelerating neighborhood decline. Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio created a “recovery czar,” tapping former School Construction Authority chief Lorraine Grillo for the post. Yet his “recovery”...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With 2020 behind us, the world is looking to leave the coronavirus pandemic behind, too. Many people are hopeful for the COVID vaccine, including a Long Island nurse who wants to know why she still hasn’t received it, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Friday. Registered nurse Eva Jones carries a picture from peak pandemic with her to work to read the words her husband printed on it. “Please give me courage as I approach each patient,” she read. The Glen Cove resident works for a private company on Long Island, treating patients suffering from kidney disease. “My dialysis patients are all immunocompromised,” she said. “They have to come out to get treatment or it’s life sustaining. They don’t have an option.” Jones wants to know where’s the COVID vaccine? “I just feel that we were just, just missed. And I know it’s not intentional, but this is...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is not backing down on his “mission” to redistribute wealth, saying it is needed in order to rectify racism. "If we think we're going to deal with structural racism and segregation without redistributing wealth, we're kidding ourselves. We've got to be real about nothing changes unless you put the resources behind it. And that's what we're doing," de Blasio said during a press conference on Monday. He also commended Fox News for its “fair and balanced coverage” of his previous comments on redistributing wealth. “And Fox News apparently was very interested in that, and they quoted one of the sentences that I said. I said that we needed to recognize that [if] we're going to address all this structural inequality, structural racism, we would actually have to do things differently. And so here's the quote from Fox News summarizing. They...
    Another day, another candidate for New York City mayor. If only quantity could substitute for quality. We’re approaching a dozen already and it’s worrisome that there’s little evidence the candidates have learned much from Mayor de Blasio’s numerous and critical failings. Wary of offending his supporters in this ocean of deep blue voters, they are even reluctant to criticize what is obviously his disastrous tenure. Most important, none of the wannabes is talking honestly about the comeback of crime and the role it is playing in causing the stampede to the suburbs. While the COVID spread and the resulting restrictions are destroying the economy, they will pass, hopefully soon, thanks to the vaccine and improved therapeutics. But that will have zero impact on crime, which is raging and shows no signs of slowing down. Through Nov. 29, NYPD statistics report that there have been 420 murders already this year, as opposed 304 at the same time last year, an...
    Latinos were going to college more than ever but Covid-19 is forcing many to drop out US keeps all options open for Yemens Huthis Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Noam Galai - Getty Images The holidays are always a magical time of the year, but there's something extra special about spending Christmas in the Big Apple. Every December, the big and bustling city transforms into a festive winter wonderland: There's iconic landmarks decked out in twinkling lights, dreamy holiday window displays to stroll past and of course one of the most iconic Christmas trees...
    President Donald Trump said he wouldn't want to see his son, Donald Trump Jr., run for mayor of New York because he wouldn't win.  'No, because he - no, I hope not because he couldn't win as a Republican,' Trump told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo. 'He couldn't - wouldn't have a chance.'  The president made the brutal assessment in a wide-ranging interview, his first since coming down with the coronavirus.   President Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo that Donald Trump Jr. 'wouldn't have a chance' of winning a New York mayor's race  'I hope not because he couldn't win as a Republican,' President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo about Donald Trump Jr's (pictured) chances of winning a New York City mayor's race President Donald Trump told Maria Bartiromo that he thought New York needed a 'young...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Teachers' Union believes that New York City needs to hire 6,000 to 7,000 extra teachers.The United Federation of Teachers says those are the numbers needed to open middle and high schools safely next week.So far, the city has committed to hiring 4,500.Albert Einstein School in the Bronx, reopens Wednesday after it had two cases of COVID-19 within a week.In the city, 14 schools are reporting at least one confirmed case of the virus between last Friday and Monday.Officials say 65 teachers have tested positive out of more than 19,000 who participated in testing.Monday was the first day of school for the city's 1.1 million students either working remotely or in-person.While more than one million students attended online, about 90,000 younger and special education students headed back to their classrooms for in-person learning.EMBED More News Videos CeFaan Kim has the latest on the first day...
    Congressman Max Rose, a New York Democrat, recently went viral for a short, pithy ad the sole point of which was to say “Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of New York City.” Rose spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper today over continued congressional negotiations over covid stimulus. Tapper briefly ended the interview by asking him about the ad, and Rose was once again unsparing in sharing his feelings about the mayor: “As I’ve demonstrated throughout this interview, I don’t care about party. All I care about is putting the country first. It’s clear that Mayor de Blasio is almost singlehandedly driving the city into the gutter. But we cannot forget about the fact that New York City also needs state and local aid. New York City needs for the Senate and the House and the White House to step up and push billions upon billions...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says steps are being taken to address teachers’ concerns about reopening New York City public schools next week. That includes sending 2,000 additional educators to schools across the city. “We’ll keep working with each school to make sure what they need is what they get and that we’re ready for opening day,” the mayor said Monday. Some are certified teachers who work within the Department of Education, while others will be substitutes. “We need them in our schools, because we are cut back in very challenging circumstances, and they are teachers at the end of the day,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said. “In a pandemic, it’s all hands on deck.” WATCH: Mayor, Schools Chancellor Share Latest On Reopening  The mayor said priority will be given to schools that have the greatest staffing concerns. “Hundreds of schools have said they just need one or...
    A strange thing happened last week: In response to a community concern (amplified by Post reporting), Mayor de Blasio . . . acted. No, he didn’t solve the problem, but he didn’t ignore it, either. It’s a glimmer of hope for New York: grassroots groups can get results. In July, the Upper West Side got a shock. With no warning, the city dumped 283 men in the Hotel Lucerne on Amsterdam. These men aren’t just down on their luck: They suffer from mental illnesses and addictions. With street traffic already down significantly, the warehousing of vulnerable men with no daytime supervision became a tipping point. Pedestrians had to fear random attack. Kids saw addicts shooting up. Witnesses filmed paid sex acts in the streets — incidents that, considering the incapacitated condition of the so-called sex workers, appear to be assault. Some people have already left: Residential garbage collection in the area was down 4.1 percent...
    It’s been more than six weeks since indoor dining in the city was placed on pause — again. Meanwhile, officials have rolled out plans for reopening schools, bowling alleys and other venues. It’s long past time restaurant and bar owners saw a similar roadmap to reopening, which could mean the life or death of their businesses. These owners are truly desperate. They were all set for indoor service at 50 percent occupancy under Phase Three of the reopening back on July 6. (Restaurants elsewhere in the state have been serving customers inside since June 17.) And by now, the city’s coronavirus infection rate has dropped to less than 1 percent, near the lowest in the nation. Credit the state’s lockdowns and its careful reopening plans. Officials, and New Yorkers, appear to have flattened the curve. That doesn’t mean the crisis is over — it’s vital we continue to remain vigilant....
    An informed public is an ­energized public, and that’s a good thing. Right? So say hello to Citizen app, free public-safety software for your smartphone that keeps you in real-time touch with your neighborhood — one “shots-fired” incident at a time. The app is a digital-age version of an old-timey cop-radio scanner, logging police activity as it happens and sending it on to smartphones and tablets as instant updates or pushed email-notifications. If you hear sirens in the night, all you need to do is flick the Citizen icon and there you go: You’re as well-informed as One Police Plaza — and as Mayor de Blasio, not that Hizzoner cares about any of this. As time-wasters go, the app is as entertaining as Twitter; it gives a real-time buzz, it permits sometimes snarky subscriber commentary and it even allows eye-witnesses to events to upload text and video and sometimes get...
    New York Post opinion columnist Karol Markowicz told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday that New York City has become "sort of a disaster area" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and a spike in violence over the past several weeks. “We have to sort of have the basics, which is security, and we don’t have that ...," Markowicz said. "Crime is really high, these riots are just continuing, schools have no plan to reopen. “Parents can’t live like that and I don’t see why many New Yorkers would return if they don't have a stable, safe city to return to,” she added. CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO ERUPTS OVER TRUMP'S GOYA PHOTO-OP, IGNORES BROTHER SELLING COVID POSTERS In a Post opinion piece published late Sunday, Markowicz described the city as "empty" and "hurting," beset by violent crime, homelessness, and other quality of life isses such as an increase in graffiti. "The minimum that needs to be...
    New York City has "been through hell" because of the coronavirus pandemic and is now making a strong comeback, but it will need federal dollars to keep moving ahead, and President Donald Trump "hasnt said a word about trying to help Americas cities and states back on their feet," Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. "If the president wants America to restart and recover, he has to help New York City and all cities and states that are suffering," de Blasio said on CNNs "New Day." "If we dont get the federal stimulus by Oct. 1, we have to lay off 22,000 teachers, educators, firefighters, EMTs, healthcare workers, the people who are the heroes in the fight against the coronavirus." But if Trump "was doing his job he would have gotten the Senate to do the stimulus already so everyone can move forward," said de Blasio. "He doesnt seem to care." But as far...
    Anarchists are throwing bombs at cops, officers are driving into crowds and looters are smashing stores. That’s the good news. New York could survive a one-off riot. But the city has lost equilibrium — and has no leader. It’s a fundamental test of Gotham’s ability to govern itself. The only proper political response to street protests in a pandemic is: “Don’t protest.” Stay home. Corey Johnson, Scott Stringer, Eric Adams should go out together, unguarded, to say: “Go home, now. We will do one-on-one video calls with you. It does no good to George Floyd’s memory for more people to die of COVID.” Problem is, constructive advocates for change are staying home, without being told. Crowds, thus, are self-selected people, who are, by definition, heedless of personal safety. So there aren’t enough responsible protesters to balance anarchists and looters. On a normal Saturday night, violent “protesters” wouldn’t get far — it would...
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