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    ELKINS PARK, Pennsylvania -- A 7-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her estranged father in Elkins Park, Pa. has been found safe in New York City.An Amber Alert had been issued for Giselle Torres after she was abducted around 2:18 p.m. Friday on Montgomery Avenue.The suspect, 41-year-old Juan Pablo Torres, is in police custody.Officials said he was armed and wearing body armor when he abducted the girl. Police believe he was with two other men at the time.Investigators suspected they were headed for New York.Sources say the abduction was the result of a custody dispute.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The school year for most of New York City’s 1.1 million students officially starts next week, but are schools and the de Blasio Administration ready? It may not be a sure thing, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday. It could come down to the wire whether all of the city’s elementary schools will be ready to open Tuesday. United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said, as of now, only 500 of the 800 schools for K-8 students are fully staffed. “We’ll be working through the weekend to get the other 300 ready,” Mulgrew said. “What happens to the 300 schools if they’re not ready to open?” Kramer asked. “Well, I’m sure that number is going to...
    NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea says the $1 billion cut to the policing budget is partly to blame for the recent surge in crime that has seen a 140 percent spike in shootings compared to last year NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea says the $1 billion cut to the policing budget is partly to blame for the recent surge in crime that has seen a 140 percent spike in shootings compared to last year. Shea said the budget cuts, which were voted on by the New York City Council back in July, has had a 'significant impact' on the crime surge over the summer.  'You think back, crime follows certain patterns and trends. Certainly, we see upticks if violence in the...
    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced the concept since the coronavirus pandemic struck in the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday. The city, an early U.S. COVID-19 epicenter, aims to extend to year-round Open Restaurants, a now-temporary program credited with saving 90,000 jobs, the mayor said. The program has proved enormously popular with New Yorkers since it was introduced in June. The mayor made the announcement days before indoor restaurant dining will resume in New York City on Sept. 30, with a limit of 25% occupancy. "Open Restaurants was a big, bold experiment in supporting vital industry and...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City October is almost here which means it’s that time again to go pumpkin picking. Head to one of these pumpkin picking farms in and near New York City to pick from a variety of gourds, munchkins, and other pumpkins. The best part is that it’s also apple-picking season, which means there will be plenty of apple cider, apple cider donuts, and baked goods for you and your family to enjoy as you roam the pumpkin patch, pet farm animals, and pick jack-o’-lantern worthy pumpkins to carve. We’ve even included the travel distance from Midtown so you know how long the journey will...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY HUW JONES New York retained the top spot in a survey of global financial centres on Friday, with London strengthening its position in second place just over three months before Britain’s full departure from the European Union. The Global Financial Centres Index (GCFI) is based on a survey by the Z/Yen Group in partnership with the China Development Institute of more than 54,500 assessments collected from 8,549 professionals working in the sector. The assessments look at political stability, regulatory environment, availability of skilled staff, quality of life, infrastructure, availability of capital, market liquidity, reputation and cultural diversity. “GFCI 28 shows...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New rules for restaurants around New York City would make expanded outdoor dining areas permanent, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. The mayor said restaurants will be allowed to permanently expand into parking areas in front of their restaurants and adjacent storefronts. The other businesses will have to agree to it, however, de Blasio said. Restaurants will also be allowed to enclose their outdoor spaces as the winter months approach. If they do, the spaces would be held to indoor dining restrictions, which means capacity is capped at 25%. 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 By Carson Kessler, THE CITY This article was originally published on Sep 24 at 9:28 p.m. EDT by THE CITY As Trump targets NYC as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” those who live by the credo say they just want to build better communities. Like many New Yorkers, Sierra Ortega starts the morning with a bite from the bodega across the street. Ortega is a college professor, a performance artist and a student working towards an MFA.  Ortega is also a self-described anarchist.  “We say anarchy, and people immediately get images of burning cities and chaos, ‘The Purge’ and, like, ‘Mad Max,’”...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The city’s Open Restaurants Initiative, which allows for restaurants to serve customers on sidewalk and street space, will be made permanent.  Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the extension of outdoor dining during an interview with WNYC host Brian Lehrer. Outdoor dining will also be permitted year-round.  This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
    The courageous father who was wounded while protecting his three young children when shots were fired at a New York City car dealership has lost both his jobs due to his injuries.     Earlier this week, Anthony Jefferson was praised as a hero for taking a bullet in his thigh while protecting his children from gunfire that erupted at On The Road Automotive in the Bronx.  He was at the dealership that evening shopping for a vehicle to surprise his wife, Danica Jefferson, for her birthday.  Anthony's already been discharged from a local hospital, but he's lost his two jobs in the process and his children are still in shock. Scroll down for video  Terrifying video captured the moment Anthony...
    New York City officials admit they may have to shut down some neighborhoods as coronavirus cases continue to spike in the city. On Thursday night, CBS reported the city’s Department of Health confirmed infection rates are skyrocketing and could get out of control. There have been growing concerns a second wave of COVID-19 will cause similar lockdown measures to those implemented earlier in the year. Due to a rising number of infections, the Department of Health issued an ultimatum. If there is no improvement by Monday, action will be taken. Officials have become increasingly frustrated and say they will need to crack down on New York City neighborhoods where cases are spiking. Brooklyn and Queens are seeing the highest number...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is threatening shutdowns after coronavirus spikes in certain neighborhoods. Patrol officers will be making sure people wear masks and social distance, even inspecting some non-public schools. If these neighborhoods don’t get their COVID numbers under control over the weekend, non-essential businesses and schools could be forced to close again. Specific areas include: Gravesend/Homecrest — 6.0% infection rate Midwood — 4.95% infection rate Edgemere/Far Rockaway — 4.08% infection rate Kew Gardens — 3.99% infection rate Borough Park — 3.53% infection rate Other targeted areas include Bensonhurst, Mapleton, Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Flatlands and Williamsburg. “Obviously, I’m scared. New York has done such a wonderful job keeping the numbers down. I feel like...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five years ago, New York City welcomed the historic visit of Pope Francis. The Holy Father spent a whirlwind 40 hours in the Big Apple in September 2015. His first public event was a prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Timothy Cardinal Dolan told CBS2 he recalls the pope marveling the church was in the center of the city, right on busy Fifth Avenue. “Throughout Europe, cathedrals are usually kind of separated in a park or in a square. He said, ‘this is in the middle of everything,’ and then he smiled and said, ‘which is where the church needs to be,'” said Dolan. PHOTO GALLERY: Pope Francis Celebrates Mass At MSG The highlight of the...
    A Harlem resident who went fishing in one of Central Park’s lakes hooked a human corpse on Thursday. At around 11am on Thursday, Luis Castoire, 24, cast his line into Harlem Meer, which is a lake located on the northeast corner of Central Park near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. ‘I hooked up on something,’ Castoire told DailyMail.com on Thursday. ‘I was fishing in the Harlem Meer and my second cast I hook something [and] then lifted the line.' ‘I had seen the body in the water then I call 911.’ New York City police on Thursday were called to Harlem Meer in Central Park after a fisherman found the body of a man in his...
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday took a swipe at Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying crime in the city is "a problem," and "everybody has a sense that crime is worse." Daylight shootings doubled through May and July compared to the same period last year, according to the New York Police Department, and general shootings in July rose 177% compared to last July — a trend de Blasio linked to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of a federal stimulus package. "We have a problem in New York City when it comes to crime. That is fact," Cuomo said during a Thursday press conference, citing a statistic that said New York City...
    For several months last spring, New York City was the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic: Hospitals were overwhelmed by patients, a makeshift morgue was erected in Manhattan, and residents feared to leave the safety of their homes. But after a months-long lockdown, New York gained the upper hand on the virus, and since then, the city’s number of COVID-19 cases has remained low, even as other states continue to grapple with troubling outbreaks. As a result, America’s largest city opened schools for in-person classes on Sept. 21—but the phased reopening has been anything but smooth. By the end of the school day, more than 100 early childhood centers and school buildings across the city reported at least one case...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is "particularly concerned" about Yom Kippur this weekend and Sukkot a week later as health officials closely monitor a coronavirus cluster in Brooklyn neighborhoods that contain large numbers of Orthodox Jews.Health + Hospitals CEO Dr. Mitchell Katz said he is personally comfortable attending indoor religious services "but I would be wearing a mask and I would not be sitting next to someone who was not part of my family."State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker echoed the concern."This is a holiday season, we recognize the significance of the holiday, obviously," Zucker said.Gov. Cuomo said the city is currently responsible for monitoring what is being called the Ocean Parkway Cluster but if it were...
    NEW YORK -- A man cave can be a great addition to any home, but apparently not at work.New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny released an investigative report that found at least three employees had used a storage room at Metro-North Railroad's Grand Central Terminal as their own personal "man cave."The Office of the MTA Inspector General found the room, complete with a futon couch, a large flat-screen television with a streaming device, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, workout equipment, hide-a-way beds and more."Many a New Yorker has fantasized about kicking back with a cold beer in a prime piece of Manhattan real estate - especially one this close to good transportation," Pokorny said. "But few would have...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Buttressing the pressure of his argument against all other factors he believes makes New York a destination during the time of COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the city for the ongoing crime wave that has amounted to a 103% spike in shootings with victims. Cuomo emphasized New York exceptionalism all around in his morning press conference Thursday, coyly letting the de Blasio Administration know that there is still an April deadline for submitting a plan to address police violence against communities of color while railing against the crime wave that has come into the national radar and drawn criticism from President...
    (CNN)New York City schools opened Monday with in-person classes for some students but remote learning for most -- and the first few days have been a bumpy ride for all.Jeffery White teaches ninth grade special education math and science at Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn. He described the start of remote teaching -- with teachers in empty classrooms, but students at home -- as disorganized and stress-inducing.There are constant changes to schedules and class assignments, he said, and serious difficulties in communicating those changes to parents and students. New York City mayor delays in-person learning for most students "It's very hectic because teachers are assuming so much more responsibility than we should have to," he said.The nation's largest school...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson says he is no longer considering a run for mayor. “Just as I was open about the fact that I was considering a run for mayor, I now want to be open about the fact that I have made the difficult decision not to run,” Johnson said in a statement Thursday. “This challenging time has led me to rethink how I can best be of service to this city, and I have come to the conclusion that this is not the right path for me.” In the statement, Johnson cited personal challenges and opened up about his depression. “Too often mental health issues are shrouded in secrecy and stigmas,...
    NEW YORK CITY -- Corey Johnson is not running for mayor of New York City."It was no secret that I had been considering a run for mayor, and that I have put my campaign on pause for the past six months. I felt strongly that it was the right thing to do considering all that our city has been going through, including covid 19, the resulting shutdown and economic pain, and the long overdue national reckoning on race," Johnson said in a statement.This breaking news. To be updated.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The FDA could soon announce extra precautions that would delay the approval of a coronavirus vaccine.Sources say the FDA won't authorize a vaccine until two months after study participants receive a second dose.In another scenario, companies would have to wait 60 days after giving half their participants a second dose.An FDA spokesperson says the agency will issue more guidance shortly.What to know about coronavirus:Back to school informationHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?What's Open, What's Closed in the Tri-State areaHere are more of today's headlines:Missouri governor tests positive for COVID-19Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office...
    The iconic New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City's Times Square will occur virtually this year as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Event organizers for the annual celebration announced in a video teaser and press release that the ball drop to ring in 2021 will happen "visually, virtually and safely." The countdown to midnight, which is less than 100 days away "will change in response to the changes and challenges of 2020." The event will feature "a virtually enhanced celebration that brings Times Square and the Ball to you digitally no matter where you are," the release stated. "Scaled-back and socially distanced live elements [are] still to be determined and an extremely limited...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The country’s leading architectural salvage company based in New York City announced that they will be opening their flagship store in Hell’s Kitchen next month. Olde Good Things will open the new shop at 333 West 52nd Street. The 8,000 square foot store will officially open to the public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 2. “We have been part of the New York City retail landscape for more than 25 years and we remain committed to the city and its residents,” said Jim DiGiacoma, Olde Good Things board member. “Our 8,000 square foot, two floor showroom is sure to become a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Some are calling it a migration. New research shows thousands of people are moving to Philadelphia from New York City. New apartments going up in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden section are just some of hundreds of new homes being built across the city right now. If you’re wondering who’s renting or buying them, consider this: since 2015, the City of Brotherly Love has been gaining more people moving in from the Big Apple than those moving in the opposite direction, according to the Center City District. “If you’ve chosen to get out of NYC, Philadelphia is a phenomenal replacement,” Christopher Plant of MoveToPhilly.com said. Plant says many more people are now migrating because of the pandemic. “You do...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More demonstrations are planned Thursday in New York City after thousands of protesters took to the streets last night. They expressed anger and disappointment at the grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor’s death. Many said they’re filled with exhaustion from watching injustice repeat, but they’re not giving up. Taylor’s name echoed last night from Brooklyn to Manhattan. “I’m a little appalled, but it makes sense, because that’s exactly how they look at us — we don’t matter to them,” protester Alizae Powell told CBS2. Thousands of people gathered on the Upper East Side and in Downtown Brooklyn, where they staged a die-in before marching over the Manhattan Bridge. “It’s going to be a flashpoint for the...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Protesters have dispersed after marching in the thousands in New York City Wednesday night following word that criminal charges were passed down to just one Kentucky police officer - but not three others - in the Breonna Taylor case.Police reported no arrests.Hundreds of protesters rallied at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. The crowd overflowed into the street at times.EMBED More News Videos Thousands of protesters took to the streets in New York City Wednesday night following a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Hundreds at 59th and 5th Ave right now demanding #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #blm #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/noeuHVuooY— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) September 23, 2020It's safe to assume they aimed for...
    As Sofia Coppola has gotten older, so too have her protagonists, which makes it easy to see them—and their plights—as reflections of the aspirations and anxieties currently preoccupying the auteur. That’s once again true with On the Rocks, the story of a 39-year-old writer struggling with insecurity, suspicions about her husband, and the long shadow cast by her larger-than-life father, here played by Coppola’s Lost in Translation headliner Bill Murray with more mega-watt vivacity than he’s shown in years. Premiering online at the New York Film Festival before debuting in theaters (on October 2) and on Apple TV+ (on October 23), it’s another highly personal effort that, if less substantial and swoon-worthy than her best work, remains a fine frothy...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Protests are taking place in New York City Wednesday night after criminal charges were passed down to a Kentucky police officer in the Breonna Taylor case.Hundreds of protesters rallied at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. Hundreds at 59th and 5th Ave right now demanding #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #blm #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/noeuHVuooY— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) September 23, 2020Meanwhile, several hundreds of protesters converged at the Barclays Center.NOW: Several hundred protesters converge on #BarclayCenter. #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/9jnxWAhhPG— Josh Einiger (@JoshEiniger7) September 23, 2020Dozens of people on bikes encircled the group of Black Lives Matter protesters, forming a buffer between protest and police.Dozens on bikes encircling the group, forming a buffer between protest and police. #BarclaysCenter #abc7ny...
    Online learning remains a cruel joke for far too many kids across the city, another failure of leadership by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. It’s terrible for the nearly half of all families who’ve opted for remote-only classes, and for the 54 percent who chose “blended” classes and will do remote instruction at least half the time once (if?) schools reopen. On Sunday, The Post’s Susan Edelman reported that one Manhattan public school is creating large lecture-hall-sized remote-learning classes, with students from three different years in the same virtual class. It turns out the city’s contract with the teachers’ union permits online class sizes to be double the normal limit of 34 students — and doesn’t...
    Reuters September 23, 2020 0 Comments New York City officials said on Wednesday they were working to address a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of Brooklyn and Queens that was raising “a lot of concern.” Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new outbreaks, including a large cluster in three Brooklyn neighborhoods, accounted for about 20% of confirmed positive cases citywide. “We’re seeing a serious uptick in multiple neighborhoods simultaneously and it’s something we have to address with a very aggressive public health effort right away,” de Blasio told reporters, adding that the Sheriff’s Office and the New York Police Department would help tackle the spread. Dr. Mitch Katz, the CEO of New York City’s public healthcare system, said...
    By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City officials said on Wednesday they were working to address a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of Brooklyn and Queens that was raising "a lot of concern." Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new outbreaks, including a large cluster in three Brooklyn neighborhoods, accounted for about 20% of confirmed positive cases citywide. "We're seeing a serious uptick in multiple neighborhoods simultaneously and it's something we have to address with a very aggressive public health effort right away," de Blasio told reporters, adding that the Sheriff's Office and the New York Police Department would help tackle the spread. Dr. Mitch Katz, the CEO of New York City's public healthcare system, said...
    Organizers of the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square announced in a press release Wednesday that the 2020 festivities will be mostly virtual in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The evening will include a limited number of individuals in-person to “reflect on the themes challenges and inspirations of 2020,” according to the press release.  “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance said in a statement. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Following a six-month closure, the Queens Museum is welcoming back the community on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with four new exhibits free of admission, as well as the unveiling of a citywide public art initiative.  The reopening comes after state and city officials approved the reopening of museums and cultural institutions in New York City on Aug. 24.  “After six months of turmoil and uncertainty throughout Queens, our city and the world, we can find solidarity and comfort in the inspiration and works that unite us as a community,” said Sally Tallant, president and executive director of the Queens Museum. “We are...
    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...
    NEW YORK CITY -- As non-essential businesses got the green light to reopen, New Yorkers witnessed some of the most business-savvy pivots to accommodate COVID-19 safety guidelines.Restaurant owners created romantic outdoor patios between busy streets and bike lanes. Gyms transformed their parking lot into spin class destinations.But salons had to go the extra mile to make sure their customers and employees were safe.Whether we're getting a manicure or a haircut, we all know it's an up-close and personal experience.I'll be honest, I was hesitant. I mean, it's impossible to avoid human contact.So, when I saw the extreme measures IGK Co-founder Aaron Grenia made at IGK Soho, I felt a little more at ease.Related: Glam Lab takes a splash and tries...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City by Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Just days into the fall semester, the City University of New York’s ability to propel students up the socioeconomic ladder was recognized in a series of national rankings of institutions of higher ed. The Wall Street Journal named Baruch College and City College of New York as the country’s top two “Best Value” public colleges, respectively. Those schools were also listed, along with six other CUNY colleges, among the top public schools in the northeast, and also among the nation’s most affordable and diverse. CUNY’s quality and affordability were also recognized by U.S. News & World...
    Fact check: False claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci arrested uses doctored and out of context photos Chain restaurants in bad financial shape Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Coach Even in the midst of a global pandemic, there is no denying the strength and endurance of the Big Apple—a quality Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers is highlighting with his A Love Letter to New York capsule. The limited-edition buy it now selection from his spring 2021 collection drops today. From a zippered biker jacket reflecting downtown grit to...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY TEQUILA MINSKY An ecologically-minded public is very grateful.  Funds have been restored to NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to reactivate all of the NYC Compost Project mid-scale compost educational facilities, provide support to some small compost sites, and reopen some local food scrap drop-off sites throughout all five boroughs.      During the City pandemic shutdown, some New Yorkers’ freezers stored food scraps for months. When Union Square and Tompkins Square Greenmarkets recently started to accept kitchen and organic (not meat) scraps for compost, it made room in people’s freezers to recycle more.   Magali Regis, East Village resident and community garden activist...
    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...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- With indoor dining set to reopen soon in limited capacity in New York City, struggling restaurants are wondering how long they can last.Unless you've been living in a bubble, you've noticed it feels more like winter than fall.Then again, if you're on the Upper West Side, maybe you haven't noticed because you've been eating in a bubble."People love it. When it rains it's protected. When it's cold it's windy, so it's like a greenhouse effect. It's pretty cool," Cafe du Soleil manager Maxim Rousselot said.TRENDING | 6 NYC neighborhoods see uptick in COVID cases, city to ramp up testingEMBED More News Videos New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is targeting...
    Sanctuary New York City has released an illegal alien back into the community ten times over the last two years, despite his long criminal record. Jhonny Alejandro Soto-Ubaldo, an illegal alien from the Dominican Republic, was first arrested by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in June 2018. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency placed a detainer on Soto-Ubaldo, but the NYPD release him instead of transferring him to their custody. Less than two months after his first arrest, Soto-Ubaldo was arrested and released again by the NYPD despite an ICE detainer. Between April and October 2019, Soto-Ubaldo was arrested six times by the NYPD and each time they released him. This year, in March, Soto-Ubaldo was arrested for unauthorized use of...
    NEW YORK CITY -- A spike in crime rates on the New York City subway system combined with the coronavirus pandemic decimating ridership has the MTA worried on top of the financial crisis the agency is already facing.Many straphangers say a notable NYPD presence in the subway system has been lacking, and at the height of lockdown, the system was flooded by homeless."I only take the train if I'm going to work, so in the mornings, I rarely see them," one rider said. "Sometimes I do. It's rare."Related: MTA outlines 'draconian' cuts without $12 billion in federal aidThere were 110 felonies in the subway system in August, fewer than during the same month last year in terms of raw numbers....
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The days for New Yorkers to make sure they are counted in the 2020 Census are limited. Over the summer, the Trump administration and Census Bureau announced that the deadline for the 2020 Census would be pushed back to Sept. 30, a month earlier than its Oct. 31 deadline, leaving the country now with one week to fill out the 2020 Census. “It was a clear political attempt to undercount immigrant communities and communities of color,” said Julie Menin, Director of NYC Census 2020. “Last year he tried to add a question about citizenship to the Census, we sued him and...
    Alexina Graham gave her 736,000 Instagram followers something to talk about on Tuesday with a hot new photo that saw her showing some serious skin. The image was snapped in New York, New York, per the geotag, where the Victoria’s Secret Angel was seen standing outside on a rooftop balcony. She posed with her backside to the camera in front of a glass barrier surrounding the edge of the area as the wind whipped through her signature red tresses that spilled behind her back in voluminous waves. A gorgeous view of the bustling city and towering skyscrapers filled the area around her while the golden sun illuminated the bright blue sky. The scene was nothing short of stunning, but it...
    Why Kamala Harris nomination is pushing this academic idea further into the mainstream This Headline Was Created By Urban Meyer Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © LRNYC/MEGA Hand in hand! Katie Holmes and Emilio Vitolo Jr. both wore face masks during their latest New York City stroll on Monday, September 21. After a drive in the chef’s red Pontiac from the actress’ apartment, the couple were all smiles holding hands. The Ohio native, 41, rocked a blazer and sweatpants, while Vitolo Jr., 33, rocked a black coat and jeans. Holmes was first...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY COREY JOHNSON AND GLORIA MIDDLETON   New York City is both a city of extreme wealth and extreme poverty.   And unfortunately, the extreme poverty that we see in New York City is overwhelmingly centered in communities of color.   Of course, this is not news to anyone paying attention, but COVID-19 has put a new and tragic spin on this decades’ old problem.   Black and Latinx New Yorkers died of COVID-19 at around twice the rate of their white counterparts.  The de Blasio administration must begin addressing the racial disparities in our city that lead to such dramatically different outcomes – and they should begin this...
    New York City will rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgGraham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Trump puts Supreme Court fight at center of Ohio rally The Memo: Dems face balancing act on SCOTUS fight MORE, Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNew York to honor Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - White House moves closer to Pelosi on virus relief bill New York again pushes back in-person classes MORE (D) announced Tuesday. “We want to make sure that we honor her in every conceivable way, and especially in the borough that she came from,...
    In a city with an endless supply of iconic artistic landmarks, one that never fails to capture New Yorkers' attention is the 14-digit digital display called the Metronome on the south side of Union Square. Many people, admittedly including myself, always thought it was the U.S. national debt clicking off at a breakneck pace. It's not. In actuality it is an elaborate clock called "The Passage," with the numbers on the left side telling the current time and the right side displaying the time remaining in the day. At least, that's what it was up until Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., when two climate activists named Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd watched as the display changed into the Climate Clock...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Yasmeen Gumbs-Breakenridge, a legal consultant and public speaker from Long Island City, is this year’s Mrs. New York America.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gumbs-Breakenridge became the newly crowned Mrs. New York America 2020 in a virtual ceremony hosted in Rochester in July. She is now preparing to compete in the Mrs. America pageant this fall in Las Vegas at the Westgate Resort.  This is Gumbs-Breakenridge’s second time participating in the pageant after winning first runner-up in 2018.  “When I competed this time I won, and I was very excited about that because of the larger platform that it would...
            by Debra Heine  The Department of Justice on Monday identified three cities – New York City, Portland, and Seattle – as jurisdictions that have permitted “violence and destruction of property,” thereby meeting President Trump’s criteria for withholding federal funding to those areas. Earlier this month, the president issued a memorandum asking the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Attorney General Barr to list the areas that “have permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract these criminal activities.” Trump called the cities “anarchist jurisdictions” and asked the OMB to issue guidance to the heads of executive departments and agencies “restricting...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Roughly 90,000 New York City school students returned to the classroom for in-person learning Monday, but for everyone else, it was an experiment in remote learning.In Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Kira Ha-Healy logged on to sixth grade with no problem. Her brother Lucas, however, had a difficult time."I thought it was just me, but his entire class had trouble logging on," mom Paullette Ha-Healy said. "But it looks like the DOE was having problems with the server."That glitch was a real curve ball for her eighth grade son, who is student in District 75 and on the autism spectrum."It's incredibly frustrating," she said. "It adds a layer of undue stress. This is already a stressful time."The...
    The father of a one-year-old boy who was shot in his stroller in Brooklyn has shared his anguish and pleaded for change as New York City's surge in gun violence rages on. Davell Gardner broke his silence following the death of his son Davell Jr in a public service announcement shared by the NYPD on Monday.   'My one-year-old son was a victim to gun violence,' Gardner said, his voice shaking with emotion.  'There's just days that I wake up, and I just hope and pray … just to see him, just to hear his voice.  'I lost my firstborn, my baby boy.' Davell Jr was struck by a stray bullet while sitting in his stroller during a cookout at a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Colder weather means New York City restaurants are facing new outdoor dining challenges. Some restaurants are getting creative to keep customers happy. They’re handing out blankets and even building bubbles for diners to sit in to stay warm, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. “I want the warmth. I don’t want to eat dinner, or eat lunch and feel chilly,” said outdoor diner Melanie Keenan Restaurant workers said what they really need is clear guidance from the city. AnnaMaria Matteis, manager at Serafina on the Upper West Side, said she could solve chilly diners’ problems immediately with heat lamps, but she says the city has yet to provide clear guidelines on outdoor heating. RELATED STORY: Grim Statistic In...
    Reuters September 21, 2020 0 Comments A New York City police officer who also serves as a U.S. Army reservist has been charged with acting as an illegal agent of the government of China, federal prosecutors said on Monday. Baimadajie Angwang, 33, was arrested earlier Monday at his home on Long Island and was due in court in Brooklyn later in the day, the U.S. Department of Justice said in announcing the charges. “This is the definition of an insider threat – as alleged, Angwang operated on behalf of a foreign government; lied to gain his clearance, and used his position as an NYPD police officer to aid the Chinese government’s subversive and illegal attempts to recruit intelligence sources,”...
    You’ve been warned, New York — so you’ll only have yourselves to blame if the local branch of the Democratic Socialists of America pulls off its plan to gain working control of the City Council and state Legislature. And then slashes the NYPD’s budget another 50 percent, guaranteeing an even bigger crime wave. While actively working to bankrupt landlords across the city and have the government buy up homes, so that everyone gets to learn what NYCHA tenants have to put up with. Oh, and also “taxes the rich” statewide, accelerating the flight of New York’s tax base. see also Every tool at our disposal: AOC, Schumer urge unprecedented action over Supreme Court Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep....
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY COSTA CONSTANTINIDES AND TEO SALINAS It takes just one glance at a map of hurricane evacuation zones to understand the problem: New York City is in big trouble if climate change continues to accelerate. Now, we’re being punished by COVID because we failed to prepare properly even though scientists also told us to act. Yet we can make the crisis an opportunity for creating massive numbers of good jobs as we move to remedy our city’s inequalities. We’ll need big job-creating strategies to climb out of this economic crisis. Last year, the Council passed Local Law 97 of 2019, which...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a list of cities or “jurisdictions” in response to a Presidential Memorandum to review federal funding for cities where ongoing violent protests and riots have destroyed property and even resulted in deaths. The DOJ said on Monday that Seattle, Portland, and New York City are on the list for review after President Donald Trump said cities that are permitting “anarchy, violence and destruction of American cities,” should not receive federal funding. The memorandum said, in part: It is the policy and purpose of the United States Government to protect the lives and property of all people in the United States from unlawful acts of violence and destruction.  Without law and order, democracy cannot function....
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Finally, some students have gone back to school.  Monday marked the return of 90,000 pre-K, 3-K and District 75 students to physical classrooms this week six months after buildings shuttered their doors due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.  New York City public school students were originally slated to return to schools for in-person classes on Sept. 10. But after repeated calls to delay to start of in-person classes, de Blasio gave in to demands and pushed back the first day of the hybrid school year until Sept. 21.  Mayor de Blasio surprised parents and teachers...
    Bradley Cortright September 21, 2020 0 Comments The Department of Justice (DOJ) says that at least three American cities have been “permitting violence and destruction of property.” That finding comes weeks after President Donald Trump issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to examine the matter. The department said in a press release that New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Wisconsin, have allowed violence to continue while not taking “reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.” In a statement on Monday, Attorney General William Barr said, “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest.” “We cannot...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City After the U.S. Department of Justice, under Attorney General Willian Barr, designated New York City, Seattle and Portland “anarchist jurisdictions,” Governor Andrew Cuomo dismissed the measure Monday as a mere campaign stunt and Trump administration money grab that won’t hold up in court. While Cuomo chocked the announcement up to Trump-being-Trump, New York state is nonetheless taking the declaration seriously — as it jeopardizes billions of dollars in federal funds to New York City. State Attorney General Letitia James is mobilizing her office to sue the Trump administration and stop them from withhold funds for New York City, Seattle and Portland...
    The logo of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is placed on a surveillance camera near Ground Zero during the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.Alexandra Schuler | picture alliance | Getty Images A New York City police officer who also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve was arrested Monday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with acting as an illegal agent of China, authorities said. The police officer, Baimadajie Angwang, works in the borough of Queens and lives in Nassau County, Long Island, according to authorities. Angwang is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. The cop was scheduled to make a virtual appearance in federal...
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department on Monday labeled three cities "anarchy" jurisdictions -- New York, Seattle and Portland, Oregon -- on orders from President Donald Trump, making good on the President's threat to withhold federal aid in response to prolonged civil unrest in those areas.The Democratic leaders in those cities have largely opposed federal intervention despite some rising crime rates, citing a desire to not escalate tensions.The announcement is overtly political and is certain to trigger legal challenges. Trump has frequently touted himself as the "law and order" candidate as he seeks reelection in the wake of the summer's demonstrations over racial justice, even though the overwhelming majority of the protests have been peaceful. It's also notable that cities located in...
    A street mural reading “Fuck Cuomo and De Blasio” was painted on a street in Brooklyn over the weekend, according to the New York Post. The statement about the two Democrats, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, was marked in bold yellow letters early Saturday morning and spanned the length of a block, according to the Post. The city removed the mural at around 10 p.m. the same day. Massive ‘F–k Cuomo and de Blasio’ mural painted on Brooklyn street https://t.co/bOMdfzKW9O pic.twitter.com/HjZzfs6O7q — New York Post (@nypost) September 20, 2020 The painting was reportedly painted around the end of a block party in the area which was also dubbed a “small business owner protest,” attendees told the Post....
    THE JUSTICE Department has threatened to pull federal money from "anarchist jurisdictions" including New York City; Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. In a statement set to release Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr labeled the three cities as "anarchist jurisdictions" and said tax dollars cannot be wasted when the safety of citizens "hangs in the balance." 4New York City approved a $1billion cut from the $6 billion police budget in JulyCredit: Getty Images - Getty "When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest," Barr said. "It is my hope that the...
    Bad Bunny performed a concert on a moving flatbed truck and stopped traffic throughout New York City on Sunday night, leaving fans in the streets and online in a frenzy. The concert began at Yankee Stadium while the Puerto Rican reggaeton star made his way to the front of Harlem Hospital, where he paid homage to front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic. "Respect and thanks to those people who have sacrificed their lives, giving it all for the health of this city," he said.  A live stream showed the Latin Grammy award-winning artist dodging traffic lights and excited fans chasing him down streets with their cellphones in hand in New York City.  Bad Bunny dodging traffic lights & tree branches...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY SARAH N. LYNCH The U.S. Justice Department on Monday threatened to revoke federal funding for New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, saying the three liberal cities were allowing anarchy and violence on their streets. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. New York’s Corporation Counsel said Monday the city will take legal action if funds are ultimately withheld, while New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the latest threat from the Trump administration is a political ploy designed...
    New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon have allowed ongoing violence and destruction of property and refused to institute measures to prevent criminal activity, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday. These cities met the criteria President Donald Trump issued on Sept. 2 to identify cities that have not sufficiently dealt with rioters and would be subject to funding review, the DOJ announced. “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Attorney General William Barr said, according to the DOJ. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs...
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is going after President Donald Trump over his Department of Justice designating the Big Apple an “anarchist” city, and threatening to withhold federal funds as a result. In a Monday press briefing, the mayor said that he’d visited a neighborhood in Queens earlier in the morning, and witnessed a scene that could hardly be described as chaotic. “I saw peace, tranquility,” de Blasio said. “I saw people going about their business. People excited that it’s the first day of school. I saw anything but anarchy.” The mayor went on to dismiss the DOJ’s action as purely partisan, and blasted the president over the move. “This is just another one of President Trump’s games,”...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Department of Justice has labeled New York City an “anarchist jurisdiction,” the next step in cutting federal funds to New York City. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports, with gun violence continuing to plague New York City, President Donald Trump took the next step in his threat to defund the Big Apple as punishment for defunding the NYPD. The Justice Department formally labeled New York City “an anarchist jurisdiction,” along with Portland and Seattle. New York City could lose up to $7 billion in federal aid. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. “I was...
    While city and state leaders throughout the country commission street art in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of New Yorkers commissioned a painting of its own. The group painted "f--- Cuomo and de Blasio" in massive yellow letters along a street in Brooklyn. The unsanctioned artwork was painted on the street around 1 a.m. on Saturday following an annual block party in the area. One attendee told the New York Post that the profane painting was created in protest of the strict coronavirus policies put in place by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The attendee called the painting a "small-business owner protest." "A few partygoers got the idea...
    Attorney General William Barr identified New York City, Seattle, and Portland as three cities that have “permitted violence and destruction of property to persist” following President Trump’s executive order on limiting federal funds to “anarchist jurisdictions” in the United States. The Justice Department announced on Monday that those cities “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities” amid months of violence following the death in police custody of George Floyd, which resulted in nationwide protests as well as clashes with police, looting, rioting, arson, and more. “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are...
    A NEW street mural has appeared in Brooklyn, New York cursing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Donning a yellow message that reads "F--k Cuomo and de Blasio", the mural was painted in all caps over the weekend. 3The mural was painted in a similar style to "Black Lives Matter" muralsCredit: Twitter/RealTina40 According to The New York Post, the mural went up around 1a.m. on Saturday in Williamsburg during an annual block party that doubled as a "small business owner protest." "A few partygoers got the idea to paint in huge [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on North 15th, 'F--k Cuomo and de Blasio," a party attendee told the post. "The...
    NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Remote classes begin Monday for New York City public schools, but in-person learning will see a staggered rollout. It was supposed to be the first day of school for all students, but another delay was announced last week. “I was a public school parent here in New York City. I understand it’s frustrating that we need to get it right, and it’s going to be hard to do in the middle of this pandemic, but we’re getting there,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. For some, in-person learning has become a foreign concept. School hasn’t been that way since March. On Monday, 3-K, pre-K and District 75 students will special needs are going back first. Next...
    Lady Gaga strayed from her typical over-the-top style with a natural-faced Instagram photo, uploaded on Sunday night. The “911” singer shared the shot with her 44 million Instagram followers, baring her stripped-down face and outfit as she said “Hello” to New York City in the caption, celebrating the arrival to her hometown. Gaga appeared to be on a private plane, situated on a beige leather seat with the light from the window creating an attractive glow on her face. The 34-year-old sat with a bright, warm aura, with seemingly no makeup and a wide, inviting smile. She lifted her right arm above her head, grabbing her hand around her the back in an alluring fashion. The AStar is Born actress’...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the weather has gotten colder, many New York City restaurant owners have been waiting to learn the guidelines for outdoor dining. On Sunday night, CBS2’s Cory James found out what they can and cannot do. It was cold enough Sunday for Florangel Rodriguez to use a complimentary blanket given to her by Pazza Notte in Midtown, but her big question was, “It’s going to keep getting colder and colder and what are we going to do about it?” That’s what Roy Ibrahim wanted to know, too. He owns Bistro Les Amis in SoHo and said guidelines about heaters for sidewalk and street dining have not been released. “I don’t want to go and spend thousands...