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    New York : Due to supply shortages, the NYC Mayor’s Office temporarily closed its 15 COVID-19 vaccination centers and rescheduled thousands of appointments. The city has vaccinated at least half a million people, half the total in the state, so far. While many private clinics are still in operation, This is not the case for the 15 centers run by the city, he reported CBS2. 23,000 appointments have been rescheduled for next week in NYC and no new people will be added until supplies are under control. Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state has also depleted supplies. 86% of the doses the state received have been applied, leaving only a couple of days in inventory. “What is clear now is that we are going to go from week to week, and there will be a constant pattern of basically running out, waiting for next week’s assignment,” he explained. Yesterday,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City has temporarily closed its vaccine centers and rescheduled thousands of appointments due to a shortage of supply. As CBS2’s John Dias reports, the city has vaccinated at least half a million people, so far. While many private clinics are still operating, that’s not the case for the 15 city-run hubs. Twenty-three thousand appointments were rescheduled for next week, and local leaders say no new appointments will be added until this is under control. On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio asked Washington, D.C. and the state to allow the vaccines that are earmarked for second doses to be used as the first shot for thousands of New Yorkers. “My frustration is, a lot of vaccine — 65,000 doses — are sitting in a freezer in artificial reserve when we need them right now,” he said. MORE: As U.S. Mourns 400,000 Lives Lost, Mayor De...
              Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael referenced an article written by a life long New York citing policy issues yet unable to recognize the causes for such. He later explained how it was Democrat-run cities that continue to fail their citizens under a one-party rule. Leahy: Crom, we are entering a period of one-party rule at the national federal level. You and I were talking during the break about the dangers of one-party rule and in particular the dangers of one-party rule that we’ve seen for decades in states like California and New York. Carmichael: Well Michael’s one-party rule is not only just...
    New York City has been forced to temporarily close its COVID-19 vaccination hubs due to a lack of supply from the federal government, city officials said Wednesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio warned earlier this week that the city was about to run out of vaccine doses, as its vaccination rate has outpaced its supply. "We've had to tell 23,000 New Yorkers who had an appointment this week that they will not be able to get that appointment for lack of supply," de Blasio said at a press conference on Wednesday. De Blasio also criticized the strategy of holding back doses to ensure that second doses were administered on time, telling reporters that"If we had the freedom to vaccinate, if we had those second doses free up, we could reach those 23,000 New Yorkers this week. We've got about 65,000 doses that we could put into play right away if we had that freedom."...
    Tens of thousands of New Yorkers had their coronavirus vaccine appointments rescheduled this week due to a lack of supply, Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOvernight Health Care: US passes 400,000 coronavirus deaths | How Biden HHS pick could make history | De Blasio says NYC will run out of COVID-19 vaccine this week De Blasio: New York City will run out of COVID-19 vaccine this week without resupply The Hill's Morning Report - Trump impeached again; now what? MORE (D) said Wednesday. According to the mayor, a delay in the delivery of Moderna's vaccine contributed to the supply issues, which puts the city's goal of 1 million vaccinations by the end of the month in jeopardy. "We've had to tell 23,000 New Yorkers who had an appointment this week that they will not be able to get that appointment for lack of supply," de Blasio said during a news...
    New York : Constant violence in the subway Photo: Mariela Lombard / El Diario NY Linda Chávez was arrested on suspicion of having pushed another woman onto a train approaching the Lexington Avenue / 59th St station of the New York City Subway, next to the famous Bloomingdale’s store. Apparently it was another of the violent random acts that have become common in the subway, because there was no connection between the two women. The 33-year-old suspect was charged with attempted murder, authorities said this morning. Chávez (33), Queens resident She was arrested at the scene where she allegedly pushed the 31-year-old victim onto a Line 6 train arriving at the Midtown East station at around 5:40 pm yesterday. The passenger struck the first car of the train and fell onto the platform, miraculously suffering only an injury to her arm. Was hospitalized in stable...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Michelle Obama Celebrates Inauguration Day with Throwback Pic: Im Feeling Genuinely Hopeful Texas and Florida could become the next business hubs as employers look to flee San Francisco and New York City © Provided by Business Insider Stephen Rosen and his wife Christina wear face masks while walk their dog Loulou atop Bernal Heights Hill during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu A quarter of chief executives are considering moving their business operations to a cheaper location, a new poll said. States like Texas and Florida have become viable business hubs, as employers seek to flee cities with high costs of living. Work-from-home options are most attractive to larger companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One in four business owners are considering moving their operations to a cheaper...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Former New York Congressman Max Rose has secured a new job with the incoming Biden administration.Rose will serve as a senior coronavirus adviser to the secretary of defense.In November, Rose lost his re-election bid for his congressional seat in New York to Republican Nicole Malliotakis in a highly contentious race.VIDEO | Max Rose delivers emotional farewell speech to CongressEMBED More News Videos U.S. Rep. Max Rose reflected on his two years of service to New York's 11th Congressional District in an emotional farewell speech. Rose had filed papers for a potential mayoral run in New York City back in December, but earlier this month announced he would not run.EMBED More News VideosFormer Democratic Rep. Max Rose has announced he will not run for mayor after raising speculation he might enter the race. At the time, Rose said he would not be going anywhere in the fight...
    Rudy Giuliani is more popular with New Yorkers right now than New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), according to a recent Siena College poll. “The Republican former New York City mayor and current lawyer and adviser to President Trump came in a full 4 percentage points ahead of the embattled de Blasio — who is a Democrat, as is more than half the state,” the New York Post reported Tuesday. De Blasio received a 28 percent favorability rating compared to Giuliani’s 32 percent. “Governor Andrew Cuomo has a 57-39 percent favorability rating, little changed from 56-39 percent in November. His job performance rating is 56-42 percent, up a little from 54-45 percent in November,” the poll said. Siena Poll: Governor Andrew Cuomo has a 57-39 percent favorability rating, little changed from 56-39 percent in November. His job performance rating is 56-42 percent, up a little from 54-45 percent...
    MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- A woman was injured after she was shoved onto subway tracks as a train was pulling into the station Tuesday night.Police say the incident happened inside the 59th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station around 5:40 p.m.They say a 31-year-old woman was standing on the platform as a southbound 6 train pulled into the station.According to officials, a 33-year-old female suspect shoved the victim onto the train tracks as it was pulling in.The victim made minor contact with the train and back on the platform.Police say she suffered an arm injury and was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital.The suspect was arrested on the scene.Charges are pending.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Just days after officially launching a campaign for New York City mayor, Andrew Yang is self-isolating after a member of his campaign tested positive for COVID-19.Yang has tested negative and is not experiencing any symptoms.However, he is following New York COVID-19 guidelines and will campaign remotely for the next eight days.He will not resume in-person events until he receives a negative PCR test after that period.His campaign released the following statement:"We've begun the contact tracing process to notify anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual who tested positive. Our safety protocols require staffers who participate in in-person campaign activities get tested on a weekly basis. As always, we urge everyone to stay safe, wear a mask, and stay up to date with all the latest public health and COVID-related news at CDC.gov."WATCH | 1-on-1 with Andrew Yang: Where he stands on...
    New York : He Leicester City was placed first in the Premier League table on Tuesday at the expense of a Chelsea that they beat 2-0, which does not raise its head and in which the figure of Frank Lampard as Technical Director is already in danger. The ‘Foxes’ come first, although with more games played than Manchester United and Manchester City after a splendid performance at the King Power Stadium in which they took advantage of an inoperative Chelsea. Very soon everything turned upside down for Chelsea, Leicester took the lead in the sixth minute when Ndidi hooked a shot in the front that slipped into the goal of Edouard Mendy, who was immobile, after touching the ball on the post. The Foxes are flying ???? pic.twitter.com/ambEEfTYRH – Premier League (@premierleague) January 19, 2021 Leicester tied up Chelsea at will and James Maddison, the sensation of Brendan...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A U.S. Army soldier is facing terrorism charges, accused of plotting to blow up New York City’s 9/11 memorial and other landmarks. Manhattan federal prosecutors say 20-year-old James Bridges, also known online as Cole Gonzales, was arrested Tuesday in Georgia. He is also charged with providing support to ISIS to attack American soldiers in the Middle East. Officials say Bridges was caught after providing details of terror plots online to an undercover FBI employee. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Mets Fire GM Jared Porter Over Sexually Explicit Text Messages To Female Reporter Remembering MLK: 3 Friends Who Spent Time In Jail Now Give Back To Underserved Communities With Food Delivery Business MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Says Bed Bath And Beyond, Kohl’s To Drop His Products; Dominion Voting Systems Threatens To Sue
    New York City is on track to run out of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the next few days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. According to de Blasio, the city's vaccination rate has outpaced the supply provided by the federal government.  "If we don't get more vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots," the mayor warned at a press conference. He urged the federal government to send more vaccine as soon as possible. "At the rate we are going we will begin to run out on Thursday… we will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday," he said.  New York City vaccinated over 220,000 people last week alone, meaning a New Yorker was vaccinated every 3 seconds, according to the mayor. De Blasio said the city could vaccinate 300,000 more people this week — if it had the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City’s 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said Tuesday. Cole James Bridges of Stow, Ohio, was in custody on charges of attempted material support of a terrorist organization — the Islamic State group — and attempted murder of a military member, said Nicholas Biase, a spokesperson for Manhattan federal prosecutors. The 20-year-old soldier, also known as Cole Gonzales, was with the Third Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, when he thought he was communicating with the Islamic State online about the terrorism plots, Biase said. Unbeknownst to Bridges, an FBI employee was in on the chat as Bridges provided detailed instructions on tactics and manuals and advice about attacking the memorial and other targets...
    Savannah Rychcik January 19, 2021 0 Comments Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is warning New York City will have to cancel appointments after Thursday if they do not receive another supply of COVID-19 vaccines. “At the rate we are going, we will begin to run out on Thursday, this Thursday, two days from now and we will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday,” de Blasio said during a press briefing on Tuesday. He added, “What does that mean? It means if we don’t get more vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots after Thursday for the remainder of the week at a lot of our sites.” Watch his comments below: Mayor Bill de Blasio says NYC will run out of vaccine doses by Thursday and will have to cancel many appointments after that...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The United States has surpassed 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus.At least 20 states are reporting new cases of the more-contagious COVID variant first found overseas, but in Los Angeles, more than one-third of COVID patients are believed to be carrying a newly-discovered California variant.Doctors say the mutation is likely to blame for the recent explosion in cases.Funeral homes in LA County are so overwhelmed that cemeteries can't keep up.What to know about coronavirus:Tracking COVID-19 availability and progress in NYCFind out if you are eligible and where you can go to get your vaccineWhere to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityDo you have coronavirus symptoms? Here are more of today's headlines:US surpasses 400,000 deaths from COVIDThe US death toll from COVID-19 tops 400,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The current coronavirus death toll...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says at the current rate, New York City will run out of the coronavirus vaccine by Thursday. Frustrated by the flow of doses from the federal government, the mayor said the city could vaccinate 300,000 people this week if it had the supply. WATCH: Mayor De Blasio’s Update On COVID Vaccine Distribution “If we don’t get more vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots,” he said Tuesday. “We have the ability to vaccinate a huge number of people. We need the vaccine to go with it.” De Blasio hopes the new Biden administration will be able to speed up distribution. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Find A New York City Testing Site...
    Dozens of arrests were made Tuesday night in New York City after protesters violently attacked police officers, leaving eleven officers injured, according to NBC New York. Hundreds of protesters gathered to march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, according to NBC New York. Things reportedly started off peaceful, but then became violent, as one uniformed captain was said to have been hit in the head with a glass bottle. Police sources told The New York Post that a protester, who got arrested, swung a stick at a police officer. NYPD reportedly arrested around 28 people. The arrests began taking place after protesters were told to disperse and go home, which is when things turned violent, the outlet reported. None of the officers injured were left in serious condition. WATCH: NYPD attacking protesters at City Hall Park pic.twitter.com/BHtH76kyde — Isabelle Leyva (@isabelle_leyva) January 19, 2021 Officers were reportedly being...
    New York : Extreme security after the assault on Congress Photo: Tasos Katopodis / . Nicolás Moncada, a young resident of Staten Island (NYC), was arrested yesterday by the FBI for allegedly broadcasting live his participation in the Capitol riots on January 6 to stop the presidential proclamation of Joe Biden. further Thomas Fee (53), former FDNY firefighter residing in Freeport (Long Island) would also be under investigation by federal authorities after sending a text message to an acquaintance with a photo of himself surrounded by rioters inside the Capitol Rotunda. Fee had not been arrested until last night, he stressed ABC News. Last week the FBI had already arrested in New York at least two followers of President Donald Trump linked to the attacks in Congress that left five people dead, and another for making extremist threats from his home in Queens. Moncada, 20,...
    New York : NYPD: 30 Arrested Following Clash With Black Liberation Protesters Near City Hall https://t.co/FBmBbML74c – CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) January 19, 2021 It all started peacefully, like a march from Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan (NYC) in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. But at the end of the night they reported some 30 protesters arrested and 10 police officers injured, while the city increases security in parallel with the tensions over the presidential change in Washington DC. Police and Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters collided in front of City Hall Park last night, the same scene as the anti-police protests in the summer. The standoff began around 8:30 p.m. after hundreds of protesters who originally gathered outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn marched across the bridge into Manhattan in honor of MLK, according to social media posts. “Once they got to Lower Manhattan, they encountered...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of protesters were arrested during a violent confrontation with police Monday in Lower Manhattan. What started as a peaceful march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. turned into a tense standoff by City Hall. The NYPD said police arrested 28 people, including a minor. There were no known injuries to protesters. Eleven officers suffered minor injuries, including a captain who was hit in the helmet with a bottle. Video showed intense moments as police tried to get a control of the situation. One officer was seen pushing a person to the ground. The chaos started after hundreds of Black liberation protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge and were met by police. Officers warned the crowd to move out of the street, but protesters did not, and officers seemingly pushed into the crowd to make arrests. Bicycles and barricades were knocked around, and some...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With demand high and supplies low, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he wants to go straight to the source. He wants to bypass the federal government and buy his own doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. State and city vaccine centers are overwhelmed and frustrated New Yorkers have been unable to get vaccinated. Add that to a decision by the federal government to cut New York’s weekly vaccine allotment and you have the perfect storm driving Cuomo to act. He’s taking out his checkbook and trying trying to buy supplies directly from Pfizer. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here Connecticut book online here He claims that unlike vaccine maker Moderna, Pfizer doesn’t have to take orders...
    Harry Brant, who found fame as a precocious teenage aesthete with a distinctive androgynous look and was a staple of New York’s elite fashion scene with his elder brother Peter, was found dead on Sunday at age 24. He died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. The New York Times said that he had struggled with addiction for several years and that according to his family he had been due to shortly enter rehab. Harry was the son of Stephanie Seymour, one of the original supermodels, and Peter M. Brant, the publisher and art collector. As such he grew up in a gilded world, partying his way around the nightclubs, yachts and restaurants of the world accompanied by supermodels, famous photographers and social media stars. He counted Naomi Campbell (his mother’s maid of honor) and Courtney Love as friends. He dated his friendship with the latter to their...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang received an endorsement Monday for his New York City mayoral run from the son of Martin Luther King Jr. The endorsement from Martin Luther King III came on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that celebrates and life and achievements of the civil rights leader, Newsweek reported. Yang took to Twitter to share the video of King’s endorsement, saying that together they would “do all we can to show that poverty can be eradicated in our time.” (RELATED: Andrew Yang Announces Candidacy For New York City Mayor) Thank you @OfficialMLK3 for your endorsement and co-chairing my mayoral campaign – let us continue your father’s work right here in New York City! Let’s do all we can to show that poverty can be eradicated in our time. pic.twitter.com/TZjReFQAkg — Andrew Yang???????????????? (@AndrewYang) January 18, 2021 “I am so excited to announce that...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President-elect Joe Biden will take an oath Wednesday and become the 46th president of the United States. As CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reported Monday, the oath is written in the Constitution and has a unique connection to New York. The entire Presidential Oath of Office is only one sentence — 35 words — but it stands as a public vow. The first presidential inauguration with George Washington was held in 1789 in New York City. “I don’t think all New Yorkers know that Washington was inaugurated here, that it was the nation’s first capitol,” New York Historical Society Assistant Curator Lily Wong told Overmyer. (Credit: Steve Overmyer/CBS2) Washington took the oath in 1789 at Federal Hall on Wall Street. He wanted it to be a public proclamation, so he did it on the balcony. The railing has been preserved by the Historical Society. “He took the oath...
    A retired New York City firefighter who photographed himself inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan.6 insurrection and claimed he was "at the tip of the spear" has been criminally charged, authorities said Monday.  Thomas Fee, 53, was charged Saturday with violent entry, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, according to a criminal complaint. The Freeport, Long Island resident has not been arrested. Fee came to the attention of authorities after someone contacted law enforcement to report their spouse saw a message on the Facebook page of Fee's girlfriend stating that he was in Washington D.C. for the pro-Trump rally that preceded the riot inside the Capitol.  The person texted Fee -- a 22-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department who retired in October -- to inquire if he was in Washington. Fee responded that he was along...
    More from: Nicole Gelinas De Blasios latest budget barely rises to level of whistling past graveyard Loree Sutton bringing needed sense on crime to the 2021 mayoral race $2,000 for everyone is foolish — better to target aid to those who need it Christmas memories: What I started to learn at 18 We need to save Manhattan retail to protect jobs for outer-borough dwellers President Trump will take his final ride from the White House Wednesday to settle into his Twitter-less Florida dotage. Most New Yorkers will say good riddance. But behind Gotham’s smug self-righteousness over its wayward scion, the city should remember: New York made Trump, and it made him exactly what he is.  If small misdemeanors beget high crimes, under the broken-windows theory of policing, New York could have policed Trump decades ago and avoided the national ignominy of two impeachments.  How did the future president come...
    Washington (CNN)A retired New York City Fire Department member is facing federal charges for allegedly participating in the deadly riot at the US Capitol earlier this month. Thomas Fee has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday. Frank Dwyer, a spokesman for the FDNY, confirmed to CNN that Fee had been with the department for 22 years and retired in October. An unnamed witness, who is described as a special agent with the US Diplomatic Security Service in a court filing, reported to the federal government's Joint Terrorism Task Force that their spouse saw a posting by Fee's girlfriend on Facebook stating that he was "at the rally," the complaint said. According to the filing, the unnamed witness texted Fee, asking if he was at...
    Steve Martin received the coronavirus vaccine over the weekend in New York City. The comedian-actor, 75, detailed the experience on Twitter and called it "smooth as silk." "Good news/Bad news. Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!" Martin wrote.  "The operation in NYC was smooth as silk (sorry about the cliché @BCDreyer!) and hosted to perfection by the US Army and National Guard. Thank you all, and thank you science," he described. CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLANS: STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN When a fan asked Martin how he signed up for it, the "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" star said he signed up online.  "I signed up ON line through an NYC dot gov website (sorry I don’t have the exact site), and waited IN line at the Javits Center," he recalled and joked he's having no "fide resects." Last week, home expert Martha Stewart revealed she got...
    PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become a day of service for many people, and it’s taking on new meaning during the pandemic. The holiday challenges people to find ways to improve their communities, and this year many are finding that opportunity at their local food pantries, where the pandemic has caused unprecedented need. At Father English Food Pantry in Paterson, New Jersey, director Carlos Roldan is always desperate for help. The need in his community is just so high. “This past Saturday, we had a food truck from the community food bank with 19 palettes of food, and I was here by myself. I didn’t have volunteers,” he told CBS2’s Christina Fan. He was overcome with emotion this MLK Day to see so many student volunteers from Montclair State University. Valerie Chica and Stephanie Pena said they wanted to give back on the day of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Officials and residents are paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during events in New York City and around the country Monday as the nation observes the federal holiday named in his honor -- this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Brooklyn Academy of Music is holding its annual tribute to MLK with virtual events.Martin Luther King Day is honored with acts of service, which come at a time when so many need the help.Many are taking time to volunteer, both virtually and in person.ALSO READ | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes: Remembering the civil rights leader with his own wordsThe UJA-Federation of New York is holding a region-wide MLK Day of Service to support residents in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and worldwide by providing help -- including supplying hot meals -- to people experiencing food insecurity, assembling care packages with essentials for homebound seniors...
    (CNN)Once a fortress, security in and around Trump Tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue will begin to loosen possibly as early as this week when the building's namesake departs the White House.The police presence will be scaled down once President Donald Trump leaves office Wednesday, according to a New York Police Department official.Streets around the high-rise that have been blocked since he became president will likely be reopened, and barricades are expected to be removed, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, as plans are still being coordinated with the US Secret Service and other federal authorities. A communications center inside Trump Tower will no longer be needed and will be dismantled, the official added.New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in ManhattanTrump Tower has had an increased security presence since Trump won the Republican presidential nomination in the summer of 2016, as...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Unprecedented security is being put in place in Washington, D.C. ahead of Wednesday’s presidential inauguration. Security is also tight in New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to stress there’s no credible threat but the city isn’t taking any chances. Patrol cars and police officers are standing guard outside City Hall, nearly two weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol and days before the upcoming inauguration. “The one thing that really stood out among all things is the police presence,” one person told CBS2’s John Dias. “It’s kind of sad that it has come to this,” another person added. CRISIS IN THE CAPITOL Slain Capitol Police Officer Identified As New Jersey Native Local Members Of Congress Recount ‘Disturbing’ Scene Child Psychologists Encourage Open Conversations With Children Photo Gallery: Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol Building CBS News Coverage De Blasio said adding...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The good Samaritan who jumped into action after an emotionally disturbed person pushed another man on to train tracks in Harlem on Saturday spoke to CBS2 about the deadly encounter on Sunday. Cellphone video captured the terrifying ordeal. A naked man who police say was emotionally disturbed approaches a stranger inside the 110th Street Central Park North subway station on Saturday afternoon. Unprovoked, he attacks the stranger before pushing him on to the tracks. “You see the guy on the track and then you hear the noise. The train is coming,” witness Tyler Horrell told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon. MORE: Police: Man Dies After Allegedly Attacking Stranger In Harlem Subway Station, Jumping Onto Tracks The 55-year-old was at the station and saw the push. As bystanders screamed to stop the oncoming train, the Army veteran jumped onto the tracks to help the victim. That’s when the naked man...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sunday marked the first day of increased police presence in New York City ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden later this week. CBS2’s Cory James found out what law enforcement and businesses are doing to get ready for potential problems. MORE: CBS News: Small Protests Held At Heavily Guarded State Capitols As Inauguration Week Begins Emergency lights flashed on top of patrol cars outside City Hall on Sunday night. “It’s kind of sad that it has to come to this,” one person said. PHOTOS: FBI Searching For Suspects Who Stormed U.S. Capitol Building Extra officers were also staged at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. An NYPD senior official said, in part, “From now through the inauguration we will have a robust presence at Trump-affiliated locations.” CRISIS IN THE CAPITOL Slain Capitol Police Officer Identified As New Jersey Native Local Members Of Congress Recount ‘Disturbing’ Scene...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Throughout the weekend the state’s vaccination program expanded to several sites in underserved communities. On Sunday, for the first time, a church opened its doors for appointments. That’s right. The historic Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street filled all 250 appointments, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported. It is in partnership with the state and SOMOS Community Care, which is doing the scheduling. MORE: COVID Vaccine Demand Outpacing Supply; More Appointments Canceled As New Vaccination Centers Open In New York City Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced residents age 65 and older and those who are immunocompromised are eligible for the vaccine. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here Connecticut book online here People...
    New York : Andrew Yang with Congressman Ritchie Torres, near the New York City Hall. Photo: SUPPLIED / Courtesy NY.– New York City has nearly a million residents who do not have a bank account or do not have access to banking services. This is a disadvantage that the Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, Andrew Yang, next to Bronx Congressman Ritchie Torres, have been proposed to solve. Yang and Torres argue that large banks that allow immigrant and low-income communities to open bank accounts using IDNYC, the identification document issued by the city of New York. According to both political leaders, New Yorkers who do not have access to banking services rely heavily on services such as check cashing, prepaid cards or money transfers. These services are outdated and expensive, often costing New Yorkers without a bank account up to $ 3,000...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- For the first time in decades, Hunts Point Produce Market union workers are on strike over a wage dispute.Workers want a $1 an hour raise and additional health care support.They say the market makes billions of dollars in sales and received more than $15 million in forgivable PPP loans during the coronavirus pandemic."They are not treating us fair. They do not think that we are essential. We are essential. We've been here since the pandemic started. We have been here risking our lives and coming here to work for these people," one striking worker said.The operators of the market said they have taken a number of steps to assure safe access is maintained.Management went on to say it is disappointed the union walked away from the bargaining table and chose to focus on walking off the job instead.ALSO READ | Demonstrators call for hotel employee...
    N. Carolina cities begin passing historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws Top Biden official warns US Covid deaths will pass 500,000 in weeks Starbucks Temporarily Closes New York City Locations Sunday (Bloomberg) -- New Yorkers hoping to buy a latte at Starbucks on Sunday will probably find their neighborhood store closed. © Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg A barista hands a customer a drink inside a Starbucks coffee shop in New York. The coffee-chain shut multiple locations in New York City Sunday, according to a slew of posts on Twitter. A sign posted on the window of one location on the Upper West Side said the store is “temporarily closed.” “Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. We are working to re-open our store as quickly as possible,” the notice says, without providing a reason. Starbucks Corp. reportedly closed the locations out of an abundance of caution due to planned protests in...
    Loading the player... The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge blamed the dramatic crash on mechanical failure, saying Saturday that the tandem vehicle “just took off” as he slowed into a turn. Everton Beccan, 55, disputed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s assertion a day earlier that he had refused to submit to a drug and alcohol test at the hospital. “There’s no reason for me to refuse a drug test,” Beccan, who broke his jaw in late Thursday’s crash, said at a news conference following his release from the hospital. “I’m just thankful that no one lost their life.” The MTA on Saturday released an internal document that says Beccan refused three times to submit a urine sample to the transit agency. The test Beccan ultimately took was done by the hospital and wasn’t conducted until several hours after the crash, the agency said. READ MORE:...
    New York : Maria Tula started 2021 with positive thoughts, but openly warns that beyond the economic difficulties that it imposed on him the COVID-19 pandemic, He is very concerned about the effects in his day to day caused by the rise in infections of the virus in New York, which is unleashed. The current panorama of COVID-19 has it between a rock and a hard place, as he says that on the one hand he is concerned that in a short time all schools will end up closing again and he will be unable to work, and on the other, that if the schools remain open with more cases overwhelmed in the city, children get sick and end up spreading it to adults in their families. With a gesture of anguish, the mother of the family, who makes her living in the informal sale, confesses that if the...
    Miami Mayor Francis Suarez speaks to the media during the annual hurricane preparation exercise at the City of Miami's Emergency Operations Center on May 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty Images Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was leaving lunch at tech billionaire Peter Thiel's house and on his way back to City Hall when he got a text from an unknown number. The person was polite, wanting to catch up and congratulating him on a job well done, so Suarez asked whom he was speaking with, to which he got back "David B." Not really clearing anything up, Suarez responded "last name?" It was David Beckham. Suarez's schedule and phone have blown up since he accidentally launched a Twitter campaign to make Miami the latest innovation hub in early December, when someone on the app suggested bringing Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State. His "How can I help?" response...
    The market for luxury homes in the suburbs north of New York City has been red-hot during the COVID-19 pandemic, as realtors saw record-breaking numbers as eager buyers flocked en masse away from the densely crowded city. Low inventories, highly-motivated buyers, low-interest rates, and a booming stock market created a true seller’s market, leading to record-breaking sales, specifically in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties, officials said. According to a new report from Houlihan Lawrence, “pandemic-driven changes in buyer preferences were especially prevalent in New York City buyers who now focused more on the attributes and amenities of a home and less on proximity to (the city.)” In Westchester, luxury sales - which includes homes that sell for more than $2 million - grew by nearly 50 percent, as the overall market was boosted 11 percent. However, “ultra-luxury” homes - greater than $5 million - held relatively steady. There were no...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The urgency for vaccinations is greater than ever as the CDC warns the highly contagious U.K. variant of COVID could dominate the U.S. by spring. Meanwhile, New York City is opening more vaccination sites, including one in Harlem on Sunday, but it’s still a challenge for many to actually get the shot, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. The Brooklyn Army Terminal mega vaccination site was locked up tight Saturday. It was supposed to be open 24/7. Imagine the surprise of public school teacher Kaitlyn Palombo when she arrived. “I had an appointment today,” Palombo said. “Unfortunately, this site is closed today so everyone was rescheduled,” she was told by an official there. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Appointments have been booked solid as new COVID-19 vaccination sites open up around New York City, but distribution is just one part of the battle.The need for these shots grow every day as New York reports a total of 32,725 deaths from coronavirus since the pandemic began, 1.2 million people have tested positive and the current positivity rate stands well over 5%.On Saturday, 500 seniors were vaccinated at NYCHA complexes.And yet another vaccine site opens Sunday at the Abyssinian Church in Harlem at noon.Doses were also supposed to be available at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, one of five 24-hour mega sites opened by the city last week, but the site closed and gates were locked Friday.People with appointments were turned away, while other appointments were canceled because there was not enough vaccine. The city says it's asking state and federal authorities to get more there...
    How to Make Delicious Mocktails — With the Advice of a Real Bartender The best fictional golfers Naomi Watts is spotted waking her dog in New York City © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Australian actress Naomi Watts stepped out to get some fresh air alongside her pet pup in New York City on Saturday. On her stroll, the 52-year-old wore a bright red protective face mask and was dressed casually and snug amid the coronavirus pandemic.   In between strides, Naomi was spotted on a video call with her American actor boyfriend, Billy Crudup, 52.  © Provided by Daily Mail Mask on! On Saturday, Australian actress Naomi Watts, 52, stepped out with a red mask on her face as she took her pet pooch for a walk in New York City Naomi sported brown tights and a nautical T-shirt that she teamed with an over-sized khaki coat. During...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Even though more sites for COVID vaccines are opening across New York City, it’s still challenging to get a shot. New Yorkers are raising concerns about confusing websites and vanishing appointments. The Brooklyn Army Terminal mega vaccination site was locked up tight Saturday, even though it’s supposed to be open 24/7. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here Connecticut book online here Imagine the surprise of public school teacher Caitlin Palumbo when she showed up. “I had an appointment today,” she told CBS2’s Dave Carlin. Palumbo spoke to a guard at the site, who told her the site was closed and everyone’s appointments were rescheduled. “They said that they’ve been rescheduled...
    New York’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped slightly Saturday, as a Brooklyn vaccination site was closed a second straight day amid lack of supply. The city’s newly opened mass vaccination site at the Brooklyn Army Terminal remained closed Saturday after it ran out of inoculations a day earlier. The city said it called those who were slated to get the jabs at the center, so the visits could be rescheduled, and hoped to reopen the site “as soon as possible.” Mayor de Blasio said Friday the city would run out of vaccine by the end of next week unless it got more supply. The state’s positivity rate stood at 5.77% Saturday, down from 6.14% a day earlier, Gov. Cuomo announced. The state identified another case of the UK COVID-19 strain, this one in upstate Tompkins County, bringing the number of cases in New York of the highly contagious...
    New Your City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang on Friday called for the decriminalization of sex work in The Big Apple. “There are many people working as migrant workers in the sex industry that have been victimized and harassed,” he said in a Twitter clip of the appearance posted by editor Jacob Henry. “We need to decriminalize sex work here in New York City to show a model for what the batter approach is. Right now these workers are being pushed into the shadows and being killed, mistreated, systemically marginalized. Their pain is being ignored by our city and community, and we can and must do better.” Yang appeared in the clip with New York City lawmaker Ron T. Kim, who said the politicians commitment came after a visit to the site where Yang Song died from a four-story fall during a “racist & targeted police raid.” Kim noted that Song...
    Murders in New York rocketed by 125 per cent in the first 10 days of 2021 with a 20-year-old man shot dead just one hour after the ball dropped in Times Square.  Nine people died between January 1 and 10 this year, compared to four in the same period last new, new figures have shown.  The first victim of the year in the Big Apple was a 20-year-old man shot dead minutes after midnight outside the notorious Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens in Queens.  Shootings have surged by 24 per cent on last year, from 25 to 31 incidents. Gunshot victims increased by 29 per cent from 28 to 36, including a 33-year-old woman struck by a stray bullet as she lay in bed in Brooklyn just minutes after New Year's Eve fell.   The early violence does not bode well for 2021, considering the number of shootings and gun victims...
    The New York City chapter of the Girl Scouts organization is the latest group seeking to cut ties with President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE and his affiliated businesses in the wake of last week’s deadly pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.  In a statement first obtained by Business Insider, Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Meridith Maskara explained that the chapter is seeking to end its current lease contract for office space at 40 Wall St. in Manhattan, also known as the Trump Building.  “In 2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York entered into a 15-year lease at 40 Wall Street,” the statement explained. “As a matter of very high priority, our organization has been...
    More On: nyc Poll shows New Yorkers want their new mayor to fix NYC — not spout ‘wokeness’ Bad, meet worse: Troubling trend of NYC shootings continues into 2021 Silence to the violence: No shootings reported overnight in NYC 9 things you can do to save NYC’s restaurants from COVID closures After seeing his beloved city disintegrate amid COVID-19 and rising crime, JASON CURTIS ANDERSON, 39, poured out his heart in a Medium post that was widely circulated on local Facebook groups. Here is an expanded version of that essay: Had you met me a little more than a year ago you would have met a man having the time of his life. Back then, I was the digital marketing director for SUNY schools, where I mostly produced videos and worked on presentations. The 2019 version of me usually woke up 10 minutes before my alarm clock went off,...
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    New York : José Moreno was arrested on suspicion of attacking a passenger with a hammer in a subway station in Upper Manhattan. Moreno, 47, was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with two counts of battery, according to the New York police. Supposedly hit the unidentified passenger on the back of the head with a hammer while waiting for the train on Sunday around 11am, inside the 175th St station on Line A, in Washington Heights. “I’m going to fuck … someone,” the unhinged man shouted before the random attack, he detailed New York Post. Then he fled in an unknown direction. The 46-year-old stunned victim sought the help of the booth clerk at the station, but did not need to be hospitalized. The violence and “mental health crisis” that the city is experiencing are wreaking havoc on the transportation system, recently denounced the city’s transit chief (NYC Transit),...
    Loading the player... The driver of a New York City bus that plunged off a bridge has been suspended after refusing to submit to a drug and alcohol test, a regional transit agency said Saturday. The 55-year-old driver has been “withheld from service without pay” following the dramatic crash, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Saturday. His name has not been made public. Seven passengers suffered minor injuries after one part of the articulated bus fell 50 feet onto a highway ramp. The other half remained on the bridge. No other vehicles were involved. READ MORE: Video shows unauthorized man with flamethrower atop NYC bus A bus in New York City which careened off a road in the Bronx neighborhood of New York is left dangling from an overpass Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after a crash late Thursday that left the driver in serious condition, police said. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The push to try to get more people vaccinated in New York continues.Three new locations open up Saturday in New York City at NYCHA buildings to try to get the shots to people hit the hardest by the coronavirus.Clinics are set to open at the Van Dyke I & II Houses in Brooklyn, Cassidy Lafayette Houses in Staten Island and Polo Grounds Towers in Manhattan.However, that's just one problem facing the state.The state will only receive 250,000 doses of the vaccine, down from 300,000 in past weeks, and that's with more people becoming eligible.The Brooklyn Army Terminal, one of the city's 24-hour vaccination sites, opened Sunday but closed Friday due to a shortage. It is, however, reopening Saturday morning."BAT has temporarily run out of doses," the city said in a statement. "We stand ready with the infrastructure to vaccinate the people of our city, but...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As demand mounts for the COVID vaccine, Mayor Bill de Blasio warns the supply could run out next week. Meanwhile, the elderly and front line workers have to scavenge to find a dose. At Brookdale Hospital, everyone in line by 2:30 p.m. Friday was told they made the cut. “I’m so happy to here. I’m so happy. I’m ill anyway, so I just really need the vaccine,” Gail Finley, of Sheepshead Bay, said. Since Tuesday, the hospital has provided COVID vaccines to anyone who can prove their eligibility, no matter where they live, no appointments needed. “My sister found out from a neighbor,” New Jersey resident Dale Muken said. Thursday and Friday alone, the hospital administered 1,200 doses, but it’s unclear how long that can last. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call...
    New York : Tenants protesting in NYC, 2020 Photo: Scott Heins / . More than $ 1.1 billion has accumulated from regulated rents owed on NYC apartments, amid the economic crisis and the pandemic’s ban on evictions. In almost 20% of cases, tenants (between 175 thousand and 185 thousand apartments) owe more than two months of rent, according to a new survey from the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), a group that represents owners of regulated rental units. The study also shows that around 50,000 tenants owe more than $ 15,000 on their rent, which is roughly a year behind, that is, before the start of the pandemic. The situation creates a vicious cycle that complicates the economic recovery of NYC, the city most affected by unemployment and deaths in the United States. The disclosures, derived from the analysis of 40 thousand regulated rental units...
    New York will run out of vaccines next week due to a shortage of supplies. Bill de Blasio, mayor of the city, has been in charge of communicating it. This problem not only affects the American city, in the coming days similar problems will be seen around the world. In fact, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced this Friday that it will cut shipments of its vaccine in order to increase production. Pfizer will temporarily reduce deliveries to the Old Continent starting next week to increase its production capacity from 1.3 to 2 billion doses a year.
    New York : They try to balance the accounts to recover the city from the deficit caused by COVID-19. Photo: Fernando Martínez / Impremedia He preliminary budget of the City of New York from $ 92.28 billion dollars for fiscal year 2022 presented by Mayor Bill de Blasio, does not sacrifice funds for public schools and health plans for pandemic recovery, neither does food aid for the poorest. Although it is clear that at least 5,000 workers they will be left off the municipal payroll to save $ 350 million. “After one of the most painful years in the history of our city, this budget puts us on the road to recovery, as we make responsible decisions in light of the large revenue losses due to COVID-19, “he said. Mayor. The Big Apple Government team that is dealing with a scandalous fall of $ 10.5...
    Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang launched his bid for mayor of New York City this week, but is off to a rough start after being roasted on social media over a newly released video. "New York City relies upon its 14,000 bodegas so much. I love bodegas. We gotta make sure that they continue to stay open and do their thing," Yang said as he bought a bunch of bananas and a green tea.  "New York City, support your local bodegas. Can you imagine a New York City without bodegas? I can't imagine it. Let's not have to." ANDREW YANG ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY MAYORAL BID But New Yorkers pounced, saying the store where Yang shot the video was more akin to a deli or grocery store.  There is no clear definition of what a bodega is, but one person comically said on Twitter that "if you can spread both of your...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Coronavirus cases are surging across the country. But in the New York area, odds of surviving the respiratory disease have improved. CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan visited hospitals in the area and spoke with doctors to find out why. Dr. Marc Adler, chief medical officer at NYU Langone-Long Island took CBS2 behind the scenes, where changes in COVID hospitalization protocols are leading to a decline in death rates in our region. “We know what medications work, and work right away,” said Dr. Adler. MORE: Mayor Bill De Blasio Warns New York City’s COVID Vaccine Supply Could Run Out Next Week There’s a better understanding of the disease. “This is all equipment for oxygenation, incubation,” he said while showing McLogan around. “We have antiviral medications that we’re using in the hospitals… An infusion that we use over five days.” There’s also a one-time monoclonal antibody infusion for those with...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While indoor dining reopens elsewhere in New York state, New York City restaurants are still only allowed to do take-out, delivery and outdoor dining under orders from the state. It’s causing a lot of frustration for restaurant owners in the city. “I’m going to have chicken tenders and waffle fries today,” Port Chester resident Paulina Arellano said. That order is coming to a table inside Port Chester Coach Diner, which only hours before was an orange zone designated area of Westchester County. Now, it’s the more lenient yellow zone. “It’s exciting to see that they’re finally able to open up again,” Arellano said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange,...
    BRONX, New York (WABC) -- A community college in New York City is giving back to their students who have been hit hard by the COVID pandemic.Bronx Community College has always had a strong history of helping their students overcome adversity and life challenges.The school is in the poorest congressional district in the nation.RELATED | NJ cop who died of COVID honored by community with monthly blood drivesEMBED More News Videos Lauren Glassberg has more on widow Brandi Patterson, whose reasons for giving blood is deeply personal. As you can imagine, many of the students were hit hard during the pandemic and the school quickly adjusted to help address new concerns.BCC is offering a food pantry for students, which has been especially helpful during this pandemic.They also offer technology support and resources for mental health and stress.MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGEPositive COVID-19 cases by zip code - New York CityTracking COVID-19...
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    Millionaire Andrew Yang sparked criticism online for his recent trip to a New York "bodega." The New York City mayoral hopeful released a video in which he talked about the importance of the bodega, which is typically a small, privately operated convenience store, as he picked up a few items. Sporting a "Yang" face mask, the former 2020 presidential contender strolled through a "bodega" and shopped for groceries. "The breakfast of champions — some green tea [and] a banana," he said, dancing with the selected items on camera. Yang paused and addressed the camera directly with an appeal for viewers' financial backing of local bodegas. "New York City relies upon its 14,000 bodegas so much. I love bodegas. We've got to make sure that they continue to stay open and do their thing," he said, adding, "New York City, support your local bodegas." New York City loves its bodegas! The...
    Rumors on social media of soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines up for grabs at the Brooklyn Army Terminal sparked a frenzy of people rushing to the site in the hopes of scoring a shot Thursday evening — before the city showed up with a dose of reality.  Images and messages shared on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp purported that the Sunset Park vaccination site had "410+ doses" that were available to "anyone in community age 18+."  The subsequent rush led City Hall to dispatch workers there to disperse the crowd, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said.  A vial of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine is displayed at a clinic organized by New York City's Department of Health, on Monday, Jan. 11. (AP) EXPANDED CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ROLLOUT IN US SPAWNS NEW SET OF PROBLEMS  "There is NOT available vaccine for people without appointments. This was misinformation and the notification did not come from...
    New York : A man was pushed onto the New York City Subway tracks at the central Times Square / 42 St station last night and miraculously managed to get to safety before being hit by a train. said the police. The 32-year-old unidentified victim was pushed by another man onto the southbound N line tracks around 8:20 p.m., it reported. New York Post. After safely re-climbing onto the platform, the victim refused to receive medical attention. While, the suspect fled the station on foot while the NYPD searched for him. He was wearing a black jacket and gray pants at the time of the attack, which is unclear if it was random or the product of an argument. The city’s “mental health crisis” is wreaking havoc on the transportation system, recently denounced the city’s transit chief (NYCT), Sarah Feinberg, in a new letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    NEW YORK (AP) — An articulated bus dramatically plunged off an overpass in New York City, leaving the front half hanging from a highway ramp. The driver was seriously injured in the crash just after 11 p.m. Thursday at an interchange of the Cross Bronx and Major Deegan expressways, and seven passengers suffered minor injuries, fire officials said. They were taken to hospitals. No other vehicles were involved. One part of the bus — essentially two buses connected by a pivot that allows it to navigate turns — remained on the bridge, with the other half vertical, its smashed front end resting on the roadway below. “The bus fell approximately 50 feet onto the access road. The patients suffered injuries consistent with a fall from such a great height,” Deputy Fire Chief Paul Hopper said in a social media post. Firefighters planned to secure the fuel and any other hazardous...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Friday marks 12 years since the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson.” On Jan. 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport on its way to North Carolina. When a flock of geese disabled the engines, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger had to choose between trying to reach an airport or attempting a daring water landing. PHOTOS: ‘Miracle On The Hudson:’ Then To Now He chose the water and safely glided the plane into the river. All 155 crew members and passengers were rescued. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK COVID Vaccine: CBS2 Finds Nearly Empty Vaccination Centers Turning Eligible New Yorkers Away Overnight Staten Island Couple Says Tenants Who Haven’t Paid Rent Since May 2019 Can’t Be Kicked Out Due To Eviction Moratorium Queens Man Eduard Florea Arrested After Allegedly Plotting Another U.S. Capitol Attack
    ANDREW Yang has launched his bid to become mayor of New York City with a pledge to provide a $2000 basic income for the poor. The former Presidential candidate is hoping to succeed current mayor Bill de Blasio, who is barred by the city charter from seeking a third term. 1Andrew Yang announcing his bid to be mayor of New YorkCredit: Getty Images - Getty Yang built an ardent grassroots following in the Democratic primaries last year with a pledge to create a universal basic income that would pay every American $1,000 a month. The 46-year-old tech entrepreneur is reviving the idea with a modified version of his national universal basic income proposal for New York. That would provide roughly 500,000 New Yorkers “who are living in extreme poverty with an average of $2,000 per year”. Regardless of immigration status or if they’ve done jail time, all New Yorkers would be...
    At least nine people were hurt in New York City on Thursday night when an "accordion-style" city bus went off the road, crashed a barrier and partially dangled off an expressway overpass. Video posted on social media showed the BX-35 bus seeming to hang by a thread as first responders tried to figure out how to deal with the situation in the city’s Bronx borough. The injured people were the driver and at least six passengers, all of whom were removed from the bus and transported to a hospital, WNBC-TV of New York reported. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known. Fire officials gave the total number of injured as nine but were unclear whether the total referred strictly to bus occupants or included others who were at the scene. FLORIDA CARJACKING LEADS TO INTERSTATE 95 HEAD-ON CRASH, AT LEAST 3 DEATHS: REPORT Police said the crash may...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A bus in New York City careened off a road and was left dangling from an overpass in a crash late Thursday that caused serious injuries to the driver, police said. The vehicle, an articulated bus, crashed just after 11 p.m. at the interchange between the Cross Bronx and Major Deegan expressways. Videos taken by bystanders showed one part of the bus still resting on the bridge, with the other half dangling nearly completely vertical, with its smashed front end resting on the highway ramp below. Eight passengers suffered minor to non-life threatening injuries, according to the New York City Fire Department. The passengers and the driver were taken to hospitals for treatment. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Paulina Porizkova has given a behind-the-scenes look at her new apartment, revealing it's actually next door to her first place in New York City.  After moving into her new pad earlier this week, the 55-year-old model shared a sultry photo of herself looking out her living room window while lounging around in a silk negligee.   'Coming full circle. As I already mentioned, my new apartment is literally next door to my very first apartment in this city, which I rented in 1983! So here I am again,' she wrote at the start of her candid Instagram post.  What are the odds? Paulina Porizkova, 55, showed off her apartment on Instagram on Wednesday, revealing it's right next door to her first place in New York City  Keeping it real: Paulina followed up the optimistic post on Thursday with a photo of herself standing in her new bedroom, which was still covered...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing all restaurants in orange COVID cluster zones to operate under yellow zone rules. That means restaurants in orange zones, including Port Chester in Westchester County, can open indoor dining at 50% capacity. This comes after the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of restaurants in Erie County. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Vaccination Sites In New York City | Call 877-VAX-4NYC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Resources: Help With Unemployment, Hunger, Mental Health & More Remote Learning Tools For Students And Parents At Home Complete Coronavirus Coverage Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, released the following statement — “Yesterday’s court decision and today’s announcement from the state...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Vaccine supply is stretching thin across several hospitals in New York City, causing some to cancel or stop scheduling new appointments.Mount Sinai Hospital said it canceled public vaccination appointments from Friday, January 15, through Tuesday, January 19, due to supply shortages.A spokesperson with Mount Sinai said the hospital will inform patients when more supplies become available and reopen vaccination appointments for eligible patients.For those who have appointments scheduled after Tuesday, Mount Sinai said it will provide updates as it knows more.NYU Langone is no longer scheduling new appointments due to their supply constraints.Supply is "running very low" and though they are not canceling appointments, they will not return to booking new appointments until they can guarantee they have the shots in hand, an NYUL spokesperson told ABC.ALSO READ | Lenox Hill Hospital workers get goodie bags of appreciationThey emphasize they have the capacity to administer...
    The Real Housewives Of New York City has gone into another shutdown after a member of the principal cast tested positive for COVID-19. The affected housewife hasn't been publicly named yet, but they only have mild symptoms at the moment, Page Six reported on Thursday. In October, DailyMail.com revealed exclusively that the production was slowed down after a cast member contracted the novel coronavirus.  Shutdown again: Production on The Real Housewives Of New York City was shut down again for two weeks after one of the cast members tested positive for COVID-19, Page Six reported Thursday The news of the positive test has reportedly left other members of the cast and crew seeing red.  The production was set to end its drawn-out season with a dramatic trip from the city to upstate New York, but the trip has now been postponed until everyone is feeling better and free of the...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Vaccine supply is stretching thin across several hospitals in New York City, causing some to cancel or stop scheduling new appointments.Mount Sinai Hospital said it canceled public vaccination appointments from Friday, January 15, through Tuesday, January 19, due to supply shortages.A spokesperson with Mount Sinai said the hospital will inform patients when more supplies become available and reopen vaccination appointments for eligible patients.For those who have appointments scheduled after Tuesday, Mount Sinai said it will provide updates as it knows more.NYU Langone is no longer scheduling new appointments due to their supply constraints.Supply is "running very low" and though they are not canceling appointments, they will not return to booking new appointments until they can guarantee they have the shots in hand, an NYUL spokesperson told ABC.ALSO READ | Lenox Hill Hospital workers get goodie bags of appreciationThey emphasize they have the capacity to administer...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The FBI is warning police across the country about possible attacks on state capitols ahead of Inauguration Day. New York City is sending 200 officers to Washington to assist with the inauguration. This comes as more arrests are made for last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol. The FBI says cell phone video allegedly shows retired Pennsylvania firefighter Robert Sanford throwing a fire extinguisher that hit three officers in their heads at the Capitol. Pictures show him wearing a hat with the Chester department’s logo that day. The 55-year-old is facing several charges, including assaulting the officers. CRISIS IN THE CAPITOL Slain Capitol Police Officer Identified As New Jersey Native Local Members Of Congress Recount ‘Disturbing’ Scene Child Psychologists Encourage Open Conversations With Children Photo Gallery: Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol Building CBS News Coverage The FBI is investigating coordination among attackers....
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Frontline healthcare workers have had the weight of the world on their shoulders throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and on Thursday, one of the country's leading event coordination companies honored some of them at Lenox Hill Hospital.Gourmet Advisory Services teamed up with HRK's The Chosen Few, a collection of luxury service providers, as well as Zitomer Landmark Pharmacy & Department Store to assemble holiday care packages for the essential workers.They handed out 800 of those packages Thursday, a party in a blue tote bag."As event planners, what we really wanted to do is host an event for them," Gourmet Advisory's Claudia Wagner said. "And because we can't now, this is the closest thing that we could do to honor them."ALSO READ: Keurig-like ColdSnap gadget whips up single-cup soft serve ice creamEMBED More News Videos The ColdSnap appliance can make single-serve cups of ice cream or frozen...
    The New York state attorney general, Letitia James, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the NYPD, alleging repeated "illegal and harmful conduct" during racial justice protests this summer and in years prior. The lawsuit, which seeks to install a monitor to oversee police tactics at future protests, alleges that NYPD officers used a litany of illegal tactics including excessive force and unlawful arrests.  The lawsuit claims that officers frequently used excessive physical force against protesters, often with pepper spray, batons and bicycles. The attorney general's office said police hit protesters with blunt instruments at least 50 times, unlawfully deployed pepper spray in at least 30 instances, and used unreasonable force while pushing or striking protesters at least 75 times.  "As a result of these actions, protesters experienced significant physical harm, including broken bones, gashes requiring stitches and staples, concussions, and other harm, as well as extensive psychological harm," the office...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Financial relief is headed to New York City and the state. On Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer announced much-needed funding as the area continues its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported. With the presidential election going to Joe Biden and the Senate soon to be in the hands of Democrats, money will be flowing to some states more easily. Schumer, the incoming Senate majority leader, said the process has begun. MORE: Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Bill To Send $54 Billion To New York, Including Lifeline For Cash-Strapped MTA The Federal Emergency Management Agency had been reimbursing the city and state at 75%. Now it goes to 100%. “Good news for New York. For the first time in a while, New York is being treated more fairly by Washington than it has been in the past,” Schumer said. The Empire State’s senior senator announced the incoming...
    NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is allowing every other region in the state to resume indoor dining except New York City, despite it having one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates.  The move came on Thursday after a judge in Eerie County, upstate New York, sided with a group of local restaurants who sued Cuomo for keeping them closed. Eerie County is in Western New York which has had some of the highest COVID numbers of anywhere in the state over the last few months. As of Wednesday, its test positivity rate was 7.43 percent.  Eerie County and specifically where the restaurants are has been designated an 'orange zone', which means their COVID cases are rising but not at a critical rate. Despite their growing numbers, the restaurant owners said it was 'arbitrary' for the governor to stop them from allowing diners indoors and a judge agreed, granting them a temporary injunction.  Now, they...
    New York : A extreme dose of patience and especially a long time to get an appointment via internet or by phone, is required to be immunized against COVID-19 in the Big Apple. The process for older adults Until now it can be even more complicated, when a month has passed since a vaccination plan began that in the city has only reached the arm of the 3.60% of the population. Hundreds of people over 65 and their families they went this Thursday to the new mass vaccination center in ‘The Armory Track and Field ‘, at Upper Manhattan, enabled by the New York Governorate in association with NewYork-Presbyterian, with the certainty that just by being eligible, they would be inoculated. At the door an official only guaranteed them a paper with the ways to get the appointment. Several Washington Heights residents reported that communication to schedule inoculation generally...
    Democratic entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who marked the US presidential campaign with his proposal to pay $ 1,000 to every American unconditionally, announced his candidacy for mayor of New York on Wednesday. At 46, this son of Taiwanese immigrants, a lawyer by training turned tech entrepreneur, confirmed his candidacy on Twitter, posting a video where he is seen skateboarding with his wife on the Brooklyn Bridge and talking about its desire to redress the first American metropolis, shaken by ten months of pandemic. “I arrived in New York twenty-five years ago, I matured there, I fell in love there, I became a father. Seeing our city suffer so much hurts my heart”, he wrote. The notoriety he acquired during the presidential campaign – he threw in the towel after the New Hampshire primary in February 2020 -, his mastery of social networks and his fervent supporters within the “Yang...
    New York City residents currently owe more than $1 billion in missed rent, with around 185,000 apartments at least two months behind on payments. A stark survey released this week by landlord group the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) has revealed the extent of rental debt New Yorkers are grappling with as the city continues to be hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It shows that residential tenants of rent-regulated apartments owe around $1.14 billion in unpaid rent with the average renter in debt owing $6,173.21. A staggering 50,000 individual tenants owe over $15,000 in missed payments. This is equivalent to around 11 months rent, CHIP says, based on the average monthly rent of $1400 for a rent-regulated apartment.  This means almost 6 percent of tenants have failed to pay rent at all since March when the pandemic first ravaged the Big Apple and stay-at-home orders shuttered businesses, throwing millions into unemployment. ...
    By Gregory Krieg and Rob Frehse | CNN Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially jumped into the crowded race to become the next mayor of New York City on Thursday morning. At a kick-off rally in Upper Manhattan, Yang promised to “revive” a city stricken by the coronavirus and introduced newly-elected Rep. Ritchie Torres as a co-chair on his campaign — a striking endorsement for a candidate with no experience in city politics. “I’m running for mayor for a very simple reason,” Yang told a group of supporters in Upper Manhattan. “I see a crisis and believe that I can help.” Largely unknown outside of tech circles before the 2020 primary, Yang won the affection — if not always the votes — of Democrats who appreciated his happy warrior persona on the debate stage and campaign trail. And he was backed by supporters branded the “Yang Gang,” who helped...
    New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday sued New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the citys police commissioner on Thursday over allegations the police used excessive force against racial justice protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd last year. The federal lawsuit alleges New York City police repeatedly and without justification used batons and other physical force against protesters, many of whom were never charged with a crime, causing broken bones and concussions among other injuries. The lawsuit said the police violated protesters rights and is seeking a court order to mandating policies, training and monitoring to assure and end to the unlawful practices. © 2021 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State Attorney General Letitia James is suing the NYPD to install a monitor to oversee the department. The lawsuit comes after James’ office found widespread civil rights abuses by police against Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer. “In total, we found over 155 incidents of officers using excessive and unreasonable force against protesters,” James said. “Today, my office is seeking broad injunctive relief against the NYPD and the city of New York in the form of ongoing monitoring, trainings and permanent changes to unconstitutional polices and practices as it relates to large-scale protest.” PROTESTS AND POLICE REFORMS Writer David Simon, The Wire Creator, Discusses Policing In America With CBS2’s Maurice DuBois Timothy Cardinal Dolan Throws Support Behind NYPD, Calls For An End To ‘Attacks’ CBS2 Speaks With Members Of Cure Violence Group Man Up! Inc. NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams On What’s Next When It Comes...
    A man who was “acting erratically” on a Manhattan subway spit on a fellow straphanger as he got off the train, according to police, who released video of the vile incident this week.  The stranger, who cops say appeared to be an emotionally disturbed person, started yelling at the 27-year-old woman inside a northbound 1 train at the 103rd Street Station on the Upper West Side around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 6, authorities said late Wednesday. When he got out of the train, the man, who was not wearing a mask, continued yelling and then spit on her, video released by police shows. Cops had no further details on what the man was ranting about. He was still on the loose Thursday morning. Police received a report that an unidentified man approached a 27-year-old female, began yelling at her and then spit on her as he was exiting a northbound 1...