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    3 storylines to watch in Denver Broncos Vs New York Jets matchup By: Dylan Price ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Jets (0-3) will take on the Denver Broncos (0-3) in tonight’s game. The game was one I was eager to see prior to the season. I hoped the headlines would be all about Drew Lock vs Sam Darnold or about how the Jets improved defense would handle the Broncos young and talented offense. Instead, we have Brett Rypien at the helm of a banged-up Broncos team and the Jets fighting for any shred of respect they could salvage this season. Here are the things I am watching for in the battle of two of the worst AFC...
    The New York Times’ claim that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 is wrong, based on a flawed understanding of how taxes are paid. The figures below, drawn from the New York Times’s own analysis of Trump’s tax-return data for 2017, show that Trump paid $7,435,857 in taxes in 2017. The Times says the tax return data show that Trump’s earnings were negative for the year, so he owned nothing in regular income taxes. But he was subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), a parallel tax system aimed at making sure wealthy people cannot use deductions to eliminate their tax liability altogether. According to the Times, “the A.M.T. formula disallowed $45 million in losses...
    New York City's COVID-19 infection rate has risen to 1.52 per cent as cases continue to spike in 10 zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens. The clusters in the 10 zip codes had caused the average citywide infection rate to rise, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday.  The seven-day infection rate average was 1.38 percent on Tuesday but has since climbed to 1.52 percent, the latest figures show. New York City on Thursday recorded its highest daily new case average in at least a month with 394 coronavirus infections.   The 10 zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens are now also part of the 20 hotspots zip codes across New York state that collectively have an average infection rate of 6.5...
    (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued that nursing homes "never needed" to accept Covid-positive patients from hospitals in the state.During a press call Wednesday, Finger Lakes News Radio asked Cuomo about his administration's advisory in late March requiring that nursing homes accept the readmission of patients from hospitals, even if they were positive for Covid-19. Cuomo argued that the advisory was a precaution if hospitals became overwhelmed -- calling it an "anticipatory rule" -- which he said didn't happen. "We never needed nursing home beds because we always had hospital beds," Cuomo told Finger Lakes News. "So it just never happened in New York where we needed to say to a nursing home, 'We need you to take this person...
    UPPER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who posed as a customer and sexually abused an employee at a laundromat.The incident was reported inside Peaches N' Klean at 2815 8th Avenue on Sept. 18 just after 10 p.m.The suspect engaged the 23-year-old victim in conversation before walking around the counter, grabbing the victim by the neck, shoving her against the wall and grabbing her chest.He stopped when a second employee walked out of the bathroom and ran away.Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).ALSO READ | Alleged shoplifter killed after fight with Long Island 7-Eleven workerEMBED More News Videos An alleged shoplifter is dead...
    Please do not vote by mail — unless it is absolutely necessary. So says a powerful state lawmaker who is urging New York residents to vote early and in person in the wake of the New York City Board of Elections’ absentee ballot mailing fiasco. “For the safety of your vote, better to vote in person,” Brooklyn Sen. Zellnor Myrie, who chairs the legislative body’s elections committee, said in an appearance on NY1 Wednesday night. Myrie said all but the most health compromised New Yorkers should vote in person because election officials and the postal service are not prepared to handle the unprecedented onslaught of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 general election taking place during the coronavirus pandemic. Myrie’s...
    Who will be the next king of hockey in New York? By: Rob Taub ShareTweetFlipRedditYesterday marked the end of an era. Henrik Lundqvist, the goalie for the New York Rangers for the last 15 years and a surefire Hall of Famer, was bought out by the organization with one year left on his seven-year, $59-million contract he signed in 2014. The decision to buyout the 38-year-old was almost written on the wall ever since the arrival of Ilya Shesterkin — the organization’s highly-touted Russian goalie — towards the middle of the season, and the rise of 24-year-old Alexander Georgiev the past two seasons. Still, it was a painful day not just for Rangers...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Thursday, the average positivity rate in 20 New York zip codes increased to 6.5%, up a full point from Wednesday. Areas in Brooklyn and Rockland County saw the biggest increases, Governor Andrew Cuomo said."These 20 hot spots require full attention, effectiveness and action," the governor said.Parts of Brooklyn have an average positivity rate of 8%. In Rockland County, it's as high as 16%, but the sample size is smaller.Growing COVID-19 clusters in large Orthodox Jewish communities could spread wider if not quickly contained, Governor Cuomo warned.RELATED: Rockland County battling a spike in COVID casesCuomo called on local government to target the clusters."A cluster today can be community spread tomorrow," Cuomo said.Without the hot spot zip codes...
    Half of the bars and restaurants in New York City could close permanently due to lockdown orders spurred by the coronavirus in March. “The industry is challenging under the best of circumstances, and many eateries operate on tight margins,” said State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “Now they face an unprecedented upheaval that may cause many establishments to close forever.” The state audit, released by DiNapoli, projects that nearly a third to a half of the restaurants and bars in the Big Apple could be permanently closed within six months. DiNapoli said that the permanent closures could mean 150,000 jobs gone from the city’s economy. Starting Wednesday, city restaurants were allowed to open their doors to indoor dining at 25%...
    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York City's suburbs has become the largest in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy to protect itself from a wave of lawsuits filed over past sexual abuse by clergy members. The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. It is the eighth largest diocese or archdiocese in the U.S., serving more than 1.4 million Catholics on Long Island. “The financial burden of the litigation has been severe and only compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bishop John Barres, the spiritual leader of the diocese that serves 1.4 million Catholics on Long Island, said in a video posted on the diocese's website. “Our goal is to make sure that all clergy...
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    NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York has become the largest in the US to declare bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City In case you haven’t heard, a global pandemic has forced democracy to adapt in a number of ways and your best bet of having your voice heard in the Nov. 3 presidential election may come with a number of obstacles this time around. For New York, as in other places, this has come in form of absentee ballots being made available to anyone who requests to cast their vote by mail in order to avoid other humans who may be carrying COVID-19 and has come with a variety of dysfunctions as seen in the June 23 primaries. So consider this article...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- The American Dream Mall is back in business.The New Jersey mega-mall is reopening its indoor amusement park, water park, ice rink and mini-golf arcade.Many retail stores, attractions and restaurants will remain closed, but several others will be open.To ensure safety, the theme park and the water park will be at 25% capacity, there will also be hand sanitizing stations and Plexiglas throughout the 3.3 million square foot property.Big Snow, the indoor ski and snowboard center at the megamall, resumed operations last month.The mall says that the health and safety of guests is their top priority, and now more than ever they want to ensure visitors feel comfortable and confident in returning to American Dream, Nickelodeon Universe,...
    NBA Draft: New York Knicks cast a wide net in point guard search By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditIt’s going to be an unpredictable NBA Draft Night for the New York Knicks. New Knicks president Leon Rose and his front office have continued to keep their cards close to their chest.  But the Draft Combine media interviews have provided some clarity that the Knicks are zeroing in on a potential lead guard. The Knicks, who will be picking at No.8, No.27, and No.38 barring any trades, have interviewed at least seven guards and could be even more. The consensus top three point guards in the Draft — LaMelo Ball, Killian Hayes, and Tyrese Haliburton —...
    By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Inside a former Manhattan television studio, the scaffolding has come down and Major League Baseball’s first retail store opens Friday across from Radio City Music Hall in a part of Midtown Manhattan largely emptied by the coronavirus pandemic. The commissioner’s office moved across town from Park Avenue during the offseason and Baseball Advanced Media came over from the Meatpacking District along with the video review control room where umpires gather to make final decisions on calls. The administrative staff is just starting to come to work more often on floors 5-9, and the Flagship Store at street level opens in about 10,000 square feet filled with caps, balls, jerseys and...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Inside a former Manhattan television studio, the scaffolding has come down and Major League Baseball’s first retail store opens Friday across from Radio City Music Hall in a part of Midtown Manhattan largely emptied by the coronavirus pandemic. The commissioner’s office moved across town from Park Avenue during the offseason and Baseball Advanced Media came over from the Meatpacking District along with the video review control room where umpires gather to make final decisions on calls. The administrative staff is just starting to come to work more often on floors 5-9, and the Flagship Store at street level opens in about 10,000 square feet filled with caps, balls, jerseys and assorted licensed items splashed with club...
    New York Yankees Postseason Recap: Yankees win a war in Cleveland and advance to the ALDS in San Diego By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees took to the mound in the first inning of the second game of the Wild Card game, ahead of the Cleveland Indians one game to nothing. But the early lead in the series was smashed as the Indians overwhelmed New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka by scoring four runs in the very first inning. Tanaka remained in the game, hoping along with manager Aaron Boone that the Yankee’s powerful lineup could back him up. With the Yankees behind 4-1 at the top of the fourth inning, Gio Urshela put...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The remainder of New York City public school children head back to in-person learning Thursday. It comes as coronavirus cases have seen a sharp increase in several neighborhoods. As CBS2’s John Dias reported, the city is still marching forward with its plan to get everyone who chose blended learning back into the classroom. But if the numbers continue to trend this way, they may have to soon shutdown. Thursday is the last phase of the city’s three-part reopening plan. Mayor Bill de Blasio seemed confident, calling the numbers of open schools “extraordinary.” “There will be 1,600 schools open — 1,600 public school buildings — open and serving children and families… In addition to over 1,000 community based...
    By Aleksandra Michalska NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining at 25% capacity on Wednesday, welcoming patrons hungry for food and company in the pandemic with tight safety measures in candle-lit rooms and behind kitchen doors. At Il Gattopardo, an upscale Southern-Italian restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side, owner Gianfranco Sorrentino said extreme health precautions were essential to pull his eatery through one of his toughest times in the business in 30 years. "We change the mask every 15, 20 minutes," Sorrentino said of the waiters serving diners who were sipping red wine at white-cloth covered tables. "Everybody has to wash their hands every 15, 20 minutes. We change the filter of the air conditioning. They...
    It’s bye-bye Brooklyn all over again. New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello quelled the hopes of borough residents eager for another season of NHL hockey Tuesday, indicating that Downtown’s Barclays Center would not be the team’s venue during the 2020-21 campaign. “We will definitely be playing at the [renovated Nassau] Coliseum next year,” Lamoriello said.
    The curtain has officially come down. After 15 years, a combined 1,004 regular-season and playoff games and 459 regular season wins, Henrik Lundqvist’s tenure on Broadway has gone dark. On Wednesday, the Rangers officially parted ways with the long-time netminder — and, let’s be honest, future Hall of Famer. The separation capped off a span that saw the Rangers go from playoff outsiders to three wins from a Stanley Cup with a few conference finals and a Presidents’ Trophy mixed in. But like all good things, this had to come to an end and with the next generation of Rangers goalies — Igor Shesterkin and Alexander Georgiev — waiting offstage to take King Henrik’s throne. For 15 seasons, he headlined the marquee at...
    New York City residents will face a hefty fine if they refuse to wear a mask in public this fall, according to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio. People who refuse to wear a mask or face covering will be fined up to $1,000, NPR reported. The policy was announced after New York City officials announced a spike in the local positivity rate for coronavirus tests. NYPD TO DEPLOY 400 OFFICERS TO ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING “We don’t want to fine people, but if we have to, we will,” de Blasio said during a press conference on Tuesday. The fine would apply to people who refuse to wear a mask when asked by a law enforcement officer or health official. Masks will...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Despite Governor Phil Murphy saying that the reopening of New Jersey's schools is going "smoothly," the state's health commissioner announced 11 outbreaks.That means that there are two or more cases in 11 schools in the state that occurred as a result of contact at the school as determined by contact tracers.In an effort to provide transparency and public information while maintaining privacy, the New Jersey Department of Health will now report instances of in-school transmission as well as COVID-19 cases identified.The governor said, "Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not become the epicenter of new outbreaks. We have in place the protocols and guidance to ensure that, when identified, a case is removed...
    More than 4,000 children in New York state have lost a parent or a guardian to the novel coronavirus, a new report finds. One out of every 1,000 children has had a father or a mother pass away after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to researchers from the United Hospital Fund and Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, those mourning the death of a parent are more likely to live in the outer boroughs of New York City and be either black or Hispanic. What's more, up to nearly one-quarter of these children may wind up in foster care after losing the sole parent or caregiver they had.   A new report claims that 4,200 children in New...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Government officials say more than 1,000 residents are in COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine in Broome County, New York.On Tuesday, Broome County Health Department issued a statement saying a number of positive COVID cases were found at restaurants in the area.Officials are asking anyone who may have been to Consol's Family Kitchen on Sept. 25, Jonathan's Restaurant on Sept. 23 or 24, and Storming Crab Seafood Restaurant on Sept. 27, to self-quarantine.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:COVID-19 causing 'historic decimation of the Hispanic community' experts sayMedical experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, said COVID-19 coronavirus...
    New York Gov Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that nearly a quarter of New York state's positive COVID-19 cases came from 20 hotspots.  In a tweet, the governor shared a graphic showing the zip codes that have seen upticks in cases within the past 24 hours.  'Almost a quarter of yesterday's positive cases were from just 20 hotspot ZIP codes,' Cuomo wrote.  'We are targeting these clusters immediately to prevent community spread. If you live in one of these ZIP codes, treat this seriously. Wear a mask. Wash your hands often. Get tested,' he added.  Scroll down for video   New York Gov Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that nearly a quarter of New York state's positive COVID-19 cases came from 20...
    (CNN)New York neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish communities have seen startling rises in Covid-19 cases and test positivity rate in recent weeks, alarming officials concerned about a new outbreak.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that 20 "hot spot" zip codes, including parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Orange and Rockland counties, had a collective positivity rate of 5.5%, more than five times the statewide rate. One zip code in Orange County, for example, had a positivity rate of 18%."If you look at those clusters and you look at those zip codes, you will see there's an overlap with large Orthodox Jewish communities," Cuomo said Tuesday.On Wednesday, Cuomo said he had a "good conversation" with Orthodox Jewish community leaders in hot spot cluster areas...
    Hudson Valley saw an uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Of a total of 97,960 test results reported on Tuesday, Sept. 29 to New York State, 1,000, or 1.02 percent, were positive. Here are positivity testing rates for the last three days in the Hudson Valley: Sunday, Sept. 27: 3.1 percent Monday, Sept. 28: 2.0 percent Tuesday, Sept. 29: 2.4 percent Here's a rundown of new cases in each of the Hudson Valley's seven counties: Rockland, 110 Westchester, 57 Orange, 21 Ulster, 8 Dutches, 7 Putnam, 5 Sullivan, 4 A total of 1,000 new COVID cases were reported in New York on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 458,649 during...
    Long Island saw an uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Of a total of 97,960 test results reported on Tuesday, Sept. 29 to New York State, 1,000, or 1.02 percent, were positive. Here are positivity testing rates for the last three days on Long Island: Sunday, Sept. 27: 1.2 percent Monday, Sept. 28: 1.2 percent Tuesday, Sept. 29: 1.3 percent In Nassau County, 66 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday with another 53 in Suffolk County. A total of 1,000 new COVID cases were reported in New York on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 458,649 during the pandemic. There were nine deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on...
    New York City saw its biggest coronavirus case spike on Tuesday since June as schools returned to in-person learning, according to ABC News. Citywide coronavirus daily positivity rate was 3.25%, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference Tuesday, the largest spike since June, ABC News reported. The majority of the new cases were concentrated in nine ZIP codes, de Blasio added. “For the first time in months, you’re going to see a daily number over three percent – and, obviously, everyone is concerned about that,” de Blasio told reporters. “That is something we all have to work on together to address and something that says to us we have to be on high alert to make sure we...
    New York City residents who refuse to wear a mask while in public will be subject to a fine of $1,000. On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new fine as the rate of positive COVID-19 tests in the city rose above 3% for the first time in months. The Democrat said that the penalty is being put in place as a means to protect residents of the city from contracting the disease ahead of the flu season. “We don’t want to fine people, but if we have to, we will,” de Blasio told reporters. New York state health officials and police will be in charge of enforcing the rule, and de Blasio said that both will be...
    Seagram's liquor fortune heir Clare Bronfman, who is accused of using her family fortune to bankroll the NXIVM cult, faces sentencing today for her role in the branded sex slave case. The 41-year-old arrived at the US District Court in Brooklyn this morning wearing a mask ahead of her sentencing hearing.  She will be the first member of the notorious NXIVM group to be sentenced.  Her lawyers want a judge to give her three years' probation instead of prison time but prosecutors argue she deserves five years behind bars.  Bronfman pleaded guilty last year to charges she committed credit card fraud on behalf of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere and to harboring someone who was living in the US illegally for unpaid...
    Google searches for 'move to Canada' spiked after the first presidential debate on Tuesday. The search engine saw queries for moving from the US to the neighboring country spike following the chaotic debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden where they repeatedly interrupted each other and dropped snide comments.   'How to apply for Canadian citizenship' soared an hour into the debate and peaked around 10.30pm, according to a Google Trends. It spiked again at 3.44am Wednesday and again around 7.30am. Google searches for 'move to Canada' spiked just one hour into the chaotic first presidential debate on Tuesday evening  Google Trends shows that the first spike in searches related to moving to Canada took place...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City For the first time in ten years, a new pier is opening at Hudson River Park. The Hudson River Park Trust announced that on Sept. 30, Pier 26 will open to the public. The pier will serve as a new open space resource as New York City continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The incredible transformation of Pier 26 into a world-class ecological, educational, and recreational resource is a testament to the corporate, civic, and community leadership behind this project and an example of the powerful role public-private partnerships can play to help improve quality of life for communities,” said New...
    Peckish patrons returned to their old haunts Wednesday as indoor dining finally resumed in the Big Apple — six months after the coronavirus all but 86’ed the restaurant industry. More than a dozen customers were scarfing down breakfast staples such as pancakes or eggs and guzzling coffee around 9 a.m. at Pershing Square, a diner across from Grand Central Terminal, which opened an hour earlier. “Oh my god! I’m happy to be back!” cheered Jacqueline Chang, who’s been frequenting the joint for 15 years. “They have the best breakfast in New York. I could not wait for it to be open [inside]. It’s not the same eating outside.” Restaurants across the city are allowed to open for indoor dining at...
    Jennifer Lopez was dressed to impress while out and about in New York City on Tuesday, September 29. Photos obtained by The Daily Mail captured the star looking effortlessly chic in a simple and sexy ensemble that perfectly suited her famous figure. In the paparazzi snaps, JLo was spotted looking flawless as she doted around the city in a pair of medium-wash jeans with a trendy raw hem and distressed detailing on the leg. The bottoms fit snugly over the 51-year-old’s lower half, highlighting her famous legs, sculpted thighs, and curvy hips. They also featured a high-rise waistband that accentuated her trim waist and flat tummy. The “Jenny From The Block” singer, who is engaged to former New York Yankee...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves branded with his initials, is facing sentencing in the federal conspiracy case. Seagram’s liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is due to appear on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The stakes are high: Her lawyers want a judge to give her three years probation instead of prison time while prosecutors say she deserves five years behind bars. The 41-year-old Bronfman admitted in a guilty plea last year that she harbored someone who was living in the U.S. illegally for unpaid “labor and services” and that she committed credit card fraud on behalf...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City restaurants will reopen for indoor dining Wednesday for the first time since March. As CBS2’s John Dias reports, businesses and customers must follow strict guidelines. Indoor Dining Guidelines 25% capacity limit Temperature checks at the door One person of each party must give contact tracing information Masks must be worn at all times when not seated at a table No bar service Tables must be six feet apart Restaurants must close by midnight The city has said if the infection rate averages 2% for seven days, it will reassess indoor dining. With the daily average now at 3.25%, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he’s keeping a close eye on the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves branded with his initials, is facing sentencing in the federal conspiracy case. Seagram’s liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is due to appear on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The stakes are high: Her lawyers want a judge to give her three years probation instead of prison time while prosecutors say she deserves five years behind bars. The 41-year-old Bronfman admitted in a guilty plea last year that she harbored someone who was living in the U.S. illegally for unpaid “labor and services” and that she committed credit card fraud on behalf...
    By TOM HAYS, Asscociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves branded with his initials, is facing sentencing in the federal conspiracy case. Seagram’s liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is due to appear on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. The stakes are high: Her lawyers want a judge to give her three years probation instead of prison time while prosecutors say she deserves five years behind bars. The 41-year-old Bronfman admitted in a guilty plea last year that she harbored someone who was living in the U.S. illegally for unpaid “labor and services” and that she committed...
    A New York City plastic surgeon has been accused of sexual misconduct by his former nurse who claims he told her she had to give him oral sex in order to get paid, and later retaliated by having her arrested when she complained. Meleny Safarlizadeh, 32, has filed a lawsuit against Dr David Shokrian, her former employer at Millennial Plastic Surgery PLLC in Midtown Manhattan. The nurse claims she endured multiple instances of 'abuse and harassment' from Shokrian's 'deviant behavior', after she was hired at his practice in January 2019.  According to court papers obtained by the New York Post, Shokrian had told Safarlizadeh she had to 'suck his c**k' if she wanted to get paid.  Meleny Safarlizadeh, 32, has...
    New York Giants near rock bottom in ESPN power rankings By: Cay North ShareTweetFlipRedditWe’re not far into the 2020 season, but the New York Giants already have comparisons to previous seasons. That’s because the team has started 0-3, and after their most recent loss, Dave Gettleman is once again on the hot seat. As for takes on the team from outside the Giants fanbase, the outlook isn’t positive either. ESPN released their power rankings following the conclusion of week 3, and both New York City teams occupy the bottom spots. According to these rankings, the Giants aren’t quite as bad as the Jets. But their position is still one of the worst in the league...
    New York Yankees Postseason Recap: Yankees with spectacular win over the Indians in game one of the Wild Card By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditLast night the New York Yankees faced off against the Cleveland Indians in the first game of the Wild Card series between the two teams.  Both teams had inconsistent seasons but made it to the expanded MLB postseason. Both teams put their best pitchers on the mound, the Cy Young-winning Shane Bieber for the Cleveland Indians and the postseason veteran New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole.  The game made for must-watch tv, pitting the best two pitchers in baseball against each other. The New York Yankees started off the game with the Cy...
    President Trump said he paid "millions of dollars" in 2017 in federal income taxes during the presidential debate on Tuesday, countering a report which said he only paid $750. The New York Times reported Sunday that Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, and only $750 in the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office. The president said he had "paid a lot" in federal and state income taxes on Sunday during a press conference, but did not say that it was millions of dollars. Trump has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public. News Policy Economy...
    Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, asked on Tuesday why so few members of the New York City Police Department were wearing face masks, despite their use in public mandated by law.  As cases in New York City continue to rise, Bill de Blasio, the mayor, on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public.  On Monday the COVID-19 infection rate rose above three per cent for the first time since June.  Cuomo asked why NYPD officers felt the law did not apply to them. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, on Tuesday asked why NYPD didn't wear face masks Officers are frequently seen without masks, as during this September...
    New York Yankees: Good news and bad news in Game 1 domination over Cleveland By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees faced off against the Cleveland Indians in the first game of the AL Wild Card on Tuesday evening. In what was supposed to be a pitching dual-ended up being a dominant victory for the Yankees, who posted 12 runs to the Indians three. Indians starter Shane Bieber entered the postseason as one of the more dominant arms in the MLB this year. He finished the regular season with a 1.63 ERA and only allowed 14 runs over 77 innings. He hadn’t given up three runs or more in any start this season, but surrendered...
    Presumptive Cy Young winner Shane Bieber had his worst start of the season against the Yankees on Tuesday Cleveland Indians starter Shane Bieber breezed through the opposition in 2020, utilizing a mid-90s fastball and devastating knuckle curveball. He’s likely to win his first Cy Young Award this season. But he didn’t face the New York Yankees. The powerful Yankees lineup jumped all over Bieber in Game 1 of their best-of-three Wild Card series in Cleveland. They knocked Bieber for seven earned runs in just 4.2 innings, his shortest outing of the season. Bieber made 12 starts during the regular season. He gave up just one earned run in the first inning. The Yankees scored two runs off him by the...
    It’s the end of an era in New York. Per multiple reports — the first from the New York Post — the Rangers on Wednesday will announce the buyout of goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who has spent the entirety of his sterling 15-year career with the Blueshirts. He will leave as the team’s most accomplished goalie ever, accumulating a 459-310-96 record, 23,509 saves, a 2.43 goals against average and a 91.8 save percentage. The buyout of the final season of his seven-year, $59.5 million contract will free up $3 million in cap space for the Rangers in of 2020-21, per CapFriendly.com. It will create $1.5 million in dead cap hit the following season. With the move, the Rangers will have...
    (CNN)A small plane crashed and erupted into flames in New York, killing two people. A dog that was also on board survived, police said. The plane went down Saturday morning near Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck after taking off from Long Island MacArthur Airport. There were only two people on the plane along with the dog, the Southold Town Police Department said in a statement. When first responders arrived at the scene, the plane was in flames, and a local farmer found the dog after it escaped the wreckage, police said. The victims' bodies were removed from the scene and transported to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office. Their names will be withheld until family members are notified. Read...
    (CNN)Immigration reform advocates left child-sized mannequins in cages all around New York City early Wednesday morning to protest the treatment of children at immigration detention centers. The marketing firm Badger & Winters, in support of The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), set up the cages in front of Google and major news organizations throughout the city. The displays included audio of children wailing that RAICES said were recordings of actual detained children crying, obtained by ProPublica in their investigation of families being separated at the US Border.A NYPD spokeswoman said that police found and removed eight of the cages. The NYPD would not respond to questions about why they were taken down. A look inside...
    (CNN)The father of twin 1-year-old babies who died after being left in a car for eight hours was arraigned in New York Saturday on charges of manslaughter, negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child, the New York Police Department said.Juan Rodriguez, 39, paid $50,000 on a $100,000 bond, according to a source with the Bronx Criminal Court Central Booking Clerk's Office. Rodriguez is represented by a private attorney.Police at the scene of the deaths on Friday evening.Rodriguez's attorney, Joey Jackson, told CNN Saturday that criminal negligent homicide carries a maximum of four years in prison and manslaughter carries a maximum of 15 years. Jackson is also a CNN analyst. "The (Rodriguez) family is ripped apart," Jackson said, adding...
    (CNN)About 100 people were arrested in New York City after protesters demanding an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) forced the closure of a major highway.Parts of the West Side Highway in Manhattan were temporarily shut down Saturday due to the protest against the federal agency, according to New York City's official emergency notification system.Protesters in New York demand the closure of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.Protesters packed the area near West 26th Street, linking arms and holding signs that said "Abolish ICE" and "Close the camps," CNN affiliate WPIX reported. "We DEMAND an end to all detention and separation of families at the border and everywhere," event organizers wrote. "We DEMAND dignity, respect, and permanent protection...
    SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Federal investigators have found that the 2018 limo crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people was likely caused by poor maintenance that resulted in brake failure. The crash was the deadliest transportation disaster in the United States in a decade. RELATED STORY: Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Sign New Limousine Safety Regulation Laws In 2018, the stretch limousine careened through an intersection in the town of Schoharie and crashed into a parked SUV, killing a group of people out celebrating a birthday, along with the driver and two bystanders. “Seventeen young people made the smart, safe decision to arrange for sober transportation when celebrating. They put their trust and safety into a system designed to...
    LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Crews came to the rescue of a stray raccoon discovered at the World Trade Center.The PAPD Emergency Services Unit received a call at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday about the animal at the construction site of the Performance Arts Center.Officers arrived, harnessed up and strapped into a construction safety line and went into an area where the raccoon was last seen.RELATED | Raccoon takes wild ride on Wonder Bread truck for 16 miles in FloridaThey found him curled up and scared next to a beam of the construction building.His rescuers gave him a tranquilizer so they could safely get him into a rescue cage.The raccoon, who they affectionately named Downtown Don, was transported to a heavily wooded area...
    The percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in New York City has surged above 3% for the first time since early June, driven by a cluster of cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens ZIP Codes, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. “We’re dealing with specific challenges in specific neighborhoods,” de Blasio said at his morning briefing, in which he and top health officials soberly raised the alarm about the cluster’s potential to lead to wider community spread. The latest data showed the city’s positivity rate rose to 3.25% on Sunday, doubling from the 1.41% recorded the previous day. The spike has finally forced de Blasio to do something he’s long opposed: ticketing people who defy...
    New York Giants: Offensive line motivated to improve against Rams in Week Three By: Anthony Rivardo ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants have been arguably the weakest unit on the team through its disappointing 0-3 start. After investing a fair amount of assets into the offensive line this offseason and acquiring one of the best positional coaches in the sport to guide them, the Giants’ offensive line appears to have somehow gotten worse in 2020. Quarterback Daniel Jones has been under pressure on 41.5% of his dropbacks in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus. This is the third-highest rate in the NFL. PFF Also states that the Giants’ offensive line has recorded a 46.3 pass-block grade through...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau sees a leader in Julius Randle By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditJulius Randle is ready to put behind his struggles during his first season with the New York Knicks.  And getting coach Tom Thibodeau’s stamp of approval is certainly a great confidence builder for the much-maligned forward. Randle has impressed Thibodeau with his work ethic and how he is approaching this offseason. Thibodeau revealed that Randle was the earliest Knick to show up.  He’s spent time with the new coaching staff even before the start of the organized team activity approved by the league for the “Delete Eight”. “He’s a pro’s pro. He’s in great shape. He’s willing to work...
    Savannah Rychcik September 29, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign is inviting Americans to compare the amount they paid in taxes in 2017 with the amount President Donald Trump paid after the New York Times published a report surrounding his financial records. “Do you pay more or less in federal income taxes than our ‘billionaire’ President? Use this calculator to find out,” Biden’s campaign said on its website. The amount the user paid in 2017 is calculated and $750 is subtracted from that number. “Mad? Us too. Join our campaign to elect Joe Biden and make ‘billionaires’ like Donald Trump pay their fair share,” the campaign adds. The New York Times report claims Trump...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Hundreds of thousands of students in New York City public schools began in-person learning Tuesday for the first time in over six months.But there are concerns, as the reopening comes amid a new spike in COVID-19 cases across New York City and an alarming number of positive tests among teachers.The 300,000 kids returning to the classroom this week are in K-5 and K-8 schools, though not all students showed up at the same time as blended learning gets underway.RELATED: Stay informed with ABC7's NYC COVID-19 positivity rate trackerThe children will split their time between in-person and remote learning, while about 48% of students will continue with all-remote learning as their parents decided not to send them...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City As clusters of COVID-19 cases keep popping up in New York City and northern suburban areas, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his administration is going into high alert to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 through targeted measures. Comparing the sporadic, yet steady spread of the disease to that of a wildfire starting from an ember, the governor put local governments on notice not to slack off on enforcing mask and social distancing requirements, while also pleading with the Orthodox Jewish community — among some of the areas hardest hit by the latest COVID-19 spikes — to take precautions seriously. Earlier on...
    Covid-19 test positivity rates are approaching 15 percent across 10 Zip codes in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Tuesday. “A cluster today can be community spread tomorrow,” Cuomo said at a press conference in Albany. He noted the state’s top 20 Zip codes have a combined test positivity rate exceeding 5 percent compared to 1.1 percent in the rest of the state. The worst-hit communities include Orange and Rockland counties, in addition to Brooklyn. Cuomo said the new “clusters” of cases overlapped with Orthodox Jewish communities, which celebrated Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this month. “This is a concern for their community, public health concern for their community,” Cuomo said. “It’s also a public health concern for...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public as the COVID-19 infection rate rose above 3 percent for the first time since June.  It is a state law that while in public spaces, everyone over the age of two must wear a face covering or risk fines.  De Blasio on Tuesday said that he was going to aggressively crackdown on people who flouted the rule and that cops will start issuing fines.  First, they will offer people a free mask if they are...
    New York City reported that its daily positivity rate of coronavirus tests surpassed 3 percent on Tuesday for the first time since June, with the bulk of the increase coming from certain Queens and southern Brooklyn neighborhoods. Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNYC wedding with nearly 300 guests 'shut down' by police NYC principals call on state to take control of city's schools, vote 'no confidence' in de Blasio OVERNIGHT ENERGY: California seeks to sell only electric cars by 2035 | EPA threatens to close New York City office after Trump threats to 'anarchist' cities | House energy package sparks criticism from left and right MORE (D) called the 3.25 percent positivity rate “cause for real concern” in a Tuesday...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Criminal justice advocates and lawmakers launched on Tuesday a campaign seeking to abolish various legal fees in New York that, they say, serves as a cruel catch-22 preventing former inmates from rebuilding their lives. The “No Price on Justice” initiative seeks another level of criminal justice reform that would eliminate various fees and surcharges against inmates that have disproportionately impacted low-income people of color — including parole and probation fees, traffic infraction surcharges, court fees and even a charge for the state’s DNA databank. Four New York City lawmakers also announced the introduction of two new bills in the state legislature...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing on COVID-19 response at New Settlement Community Center, Bronx.Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday of growing coronavirus clusters in large Orthodox Jewish communities around New York City that he worries could spread uncontrollably if they aren't quickly contained.  State health officials are investigating 20 of the state's zip codes where Covid-19 hotspots appear to be growing. The percentage of total tests returning positive, or "positivity rate," in some of those zip codes have reached above 10%, far beyond the roughly 1% infection rate New York has reported for weeks.  "The activity in the cluster is very different than what's going...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Two New York City music schools are coming together to offer the largest youth ensemble program in the city. Third Street Music School Settlement announced that InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) would come under their umbrella of music instruction. With a combined 175 years of experience in music education, this partnership continues the missions of both organizations to ensure access to high-quality instruction for students. “We are so pleased to welcome the ISO families, students and faculty to the Third Street community,” said Valerie G. Lewis, the Anna-Maria Kellen Executive Director. “Third Street and ISO were founded to connect young...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s daily coronavirus infection rate has spiked above 3% for the first time in months. “Obviously, everyone is concerned about that,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “That is something we all have to work on together to address, and something that says to us we have to be on high alert to make sure we fight back this challenge.” WATCH: Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Daily Coronavirus Briefing  De Blasio said the daily infection rate is 3.25%, but the seven-day rolling average is 1.38%. He said nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens are to blame for the surge. “This is an inflection point. We have to take more action at this point, and...
    (Reuters) - New York City's positive COVID-19 test rate topped 3% "for the first time in months," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday, attributing the rise in the city's infection rate to nine particular zip codes. The citywide daily positive test rate was 3.25%, the mayor said on Tuesday, while the seven day rolling average was 1.38%. "Obviously everyone is concerned about that. That is something we all have to work on together to address," de Blasio said. (Reporting by Gabriella Borter, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    New York Giants: What does Daniel Jones need to be a successful quarterback in the NFL? By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditIf you’ve watched the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints operate offensively, you’ve seen what quality looks like in the NFL. The New York Giants are far and away from being capable of that type of success, but that doesn’t mean that they are void of the talent to do so. Quarterback Daniel Jones might be a turnover machine at this point in his young career, but he’s also seen flashes of success. His reliable accuracy and ability to create on the move is one of the traits that makes him potential-ridden, but his supporting...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An 82-year-old woman was seriously injured after being struck by a Revel scooter in Columbus Circle Tuesday morning.Police say the victim was in the crosswalk at West 60th Street and Broadway when she was hit around 7:30 a.m.She sustained serious head trauma and is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital.The 23-year-old driver remained at the scene and is being questioned, and charges are expected.The crash also created traffic backups in the area.----------* 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 mayor Bill de Blasio narrowly escaped injury when he was struck by an electric scooter while crossing the road in lower Manhattan on Monday. De Blasio was reportedly side-swiped by the rider of the device but was unharmed, the NY Post reports. 4New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Coney Island, New York CityCredit: Reuters 4De Blasio was not injured when he was struck by an electronic scooterCredit: AFP or licensors According to the outlet, the mayor was on the crosswalk at Pearl Street and Water Street around 10:15 a.m. when a man traveling with his seven-year-old daughter on an e-scooter side-swiped him, sources said. The rider — who had his 7-year-old daughter on the scooter with...
    New York Yankees Postseason: The Yankee’s Cole to face the Indian’s Bieber in must-watch TV By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditTonight at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, the New York Yankees will face the Cleveland Indians, which might be the most important game the Yankees will have in this coronavirus postseason.  Two of arguably the best pitchers in baseball will face each other in the matchup to win the first of the three games of the Wild Card round, of the 2020 postseason.  The Yankee’s Gerrit Cole will face the Indian’s Shane Beiber, who has a lock on the 2020 Cy Young Award. The New York Yankees had an up and down season with long stretches of...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City COVID-19 cases are continuing to grow at an “alarming” rate in some New York City neighborhoods, making up for 25% of all new cases citywide over the last two weeks, Health Department officials reported Monday.  Last week, the city announced it was keeping an eye on six neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens with recent upticks in coronavirus cases. On Monday, the department issued a warning on the same neighborhoods and two new ZIP codes with updated infection rates:  Gravesend/Homecrest [11223] (6.72%) Midwood [11230] (5.53%) Kew Gardens [11415] (3.61%) Edgemere/Far Rockaway [11691] (3.98%) Borough Park [11219] (5.26%) Bensonhurst/Mapleton [11204] (5.15%) Gerritsen...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Students in New York City public schools begin in-person learning Tuesday for the first time in over six months.But there are concerns, as the reopening comes amid a new spike in COVID-19 cases across New York City.The 300,000 kids returning to the classroom this week are in K-5 and K-8 schools.RELATED: Stay informed with ABC7's NYC COVID-19 positivity rate trackerNot all the students will show up at the same time as blended learning gets underway. The children will split their time between in-person and remote learning.EMBED More News Videos Not all the students will show up at the same time as blended learning gets underway About 48 percent of students will continue with all-remote learning, as...
    American Tennis player Jack Sock is due to face US Open 2020 winner Dominic Thiem at Round 2 of the Roland Garros. He recently defeated fellow American counterpart Reilly Opelka in straight sets. The final score was 6-4, 6-4, and 6-3 at Round 1 of the French Open 2020. In the post-match interview, he took a dig at the World No.3. When asked about his thoughts on his coming match-up against Thiem, he answered that the Austrian played ‘all right’ at the US Open 2020. “I heard he played all right a few weeks ago in New York,” said the 28-year-old American. The statement clearly reflected the confidence of Sock at the moment. He was overwhelmed by his victory over...
    NEW YORK -- The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders' resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.More than 25,000 New Yorkers have died of COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that of the 456,460 total cases statewide, 25,468 people have died in New York since the start of the pandemic."It's not just a number. It's human beings. It's people we love," said Dr. Howard Markel, a professor of medical history at the University of Michigan who has advised government officials on containing pandemics and lost his 84-year-old mother to COVID-19 in...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday extended the state’s moratorium on evictions through the end of the year. The statewide moratorium, which was scheduled to expire this week, will be extended until Jan. 1 for residents that have had a financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. New York put a stop to evictions on March 20, near the outset of the coronavirus outbreak. A New York State moratorium on commercial evictions and foreclosures is in effect until Oct. 20. NY GOV. CUOMO MAY USE NATIONAL GUARD ON ELECTION DAY Tens of thousands of New Yorkers are reportedly at risk of eviction when the policy expires, as the state struggles to regain its financial footing after a severe coronavirus outbreak in...
    A Canadian man whose remarkable story as a fighter with the Islamic State in Syria was turned into a New York Times podcast has been charged with 'a hoax regarding terrorist activity'. Shehroze Chaudhry, a 25-year-old from Burlington, Ontario, claimed he traveled to Syria in 2016 to join the terrorist group ISIS and committed acts of terrorism. His story was the focus of Caliphate, a podcast launched in 2018, for which Rukmini Callimachi was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and won a Peabody Award. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Friday that they had arrested Chaudhry, who went by the name Abu Huzayfah in the podcast, and described in harrowing detail his role in executions. 'Hoaxes can generate fear within...
    Bradley Cortright September 28, 2020 0 Comments Anthony Scaramucci, a former Communications Director under President Donald Trump, says he is not surprised by a series of allegations regarding the president’s taxes that were detailed in a new report by The New York Times. “I am surprised by the magnitude of it. Yes, I have to confess that,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Brianna Keiler on Monday. “Just when we think it can’t get any worse, he moves the goalposts again, and he makes it way worse.” “I’m not surprised that he maneuvered with the taxes, Secretary [Hillary Clinton] went after him four years for that. He called himself smart for doing it,” he added.  He noted that Trump has claimed the report...
    EAST QUOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — On the East End of Long Island, many school districts are scrambling to find extra space and teachers. It’s due to an influx of families from New York City, who are renting, buying or just staying beyond the summer season, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday. MORE: Schools: The New Normal | Parents Feeling Stressed And Worried About This School Year Are Definitely Not Alone The Hochhauser family moved from their rental in Forest Hills, Queens to a rental in East Quogue and are paying the same. They enrolled their sons in public school in-person five days a week. They said the boys had been miserable in remote learning. “First of all, you can’t see any of...
    Mariah Carey has revealed that her affair with Derek Jeter meant so much because it was a 'shared racial experience'. The singer, who is biracial, writes in her new memoir that meeting the former New York Yankees star's family 'who looked like mine was very inspiring'. At the time Carey was in an abusive marriage to Sony Music President Tommy Mottola but being with Jeter helped her to 'get in touch with my sensuality'. When she learned Jeter had an Irish mother and a black father 'it was like the moment in 'The Wizard of Oz' when the screen went from black-and-white to Technicolor'. In the book Carey also reveals new details about her dysfunctional family and says they treated...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The state moratorium on evictions is not going anywhere soon with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration battening down the hatches ahead of winter where they expect to see a spike in COVID-19 infection. On Monday, Cuomo announced that he would be re-upping on the executive order until January of 2021 to extend support for out of work New Yorkers who would otherwise have trouble keeping a roof over their head. “I want people to have fundamental stability in their lives, nobody is going to be evicted,” Cuomo said. But the eviction moratorium for both renters and homeowners has not existed without pushback...
    Queens, New York City, voters have received mail-in ballots marked for military use even though recipients never served in the armed forces, according to a Monday report. Per the New York Post: In recent days, several borough residents — including two Post journalists — have received forms reading “Official Absentee Military Ballot,” creating concern about whether their votes would be properly tallied. […] Beyond Sunnyside, non-service members also reported receiving the ballots in neighborhoods including Richmond Hill, Forest Hills and Astoria. Van Bramer, a Democrat, said the issue only adds to the worries in an already topsy-turvy election cycle that has seen an inordinate number of voters look to mail-in voting with the coronavirus pandemic raging on. […] Van Bramer said he was...
    By Gabriella Borter and Lisa Shumaker NEW YORK (Reuters) - The percentage of COVID-19 tests taken in New York state that have come back positive has inched up to 1.5%, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday, a worrisome trend for the former epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus epidemic. The rise in positivity in New York above the 1% target comes as 27 other states recorded increases in the number of cases for two straight weeks. While New York's positive test rate remains much lower than those in some midwestern states where 15% of tests were coming back positive, it marks a significant uptick from the state's rate, which has hovered at 1% or below for weeks. "It's basically Brooklyn, Orange...
    New York City is bracing for another round of crippling shutdowns as eight neighborhoods experience 'alarming' surges in coronavirus infection rates.   It comes as New York state recorded a positivity rate of 1.5 percent on Sunday - the highest it's been since mid-July.  Gov Andrew Cuomo announced the latest positivity rate at a press conference on Monday, saying that spikes in the Big Apple were a 'big contributor'.  He said that the state is ramping up efforts to keep the pandemic under control by sending in additional health department officers to high risk areas to ensure 'additional testing and compliance measures.   'It's very targeted and focused on those clusters,' Cuomo said of the state's heightened efforts.   Health officials warned about...
    New York Yankees face tall task in game one of the Wild Card Series By: Nathan Solomon ShareTweetFlipRedditWhen the New York Yankees step into the batter’s box at Progressive Field on Tuesday, the team will be facing a difficult task on hill. Cleveland Indians star pitcher Shane Bieber gets the ball for game one of the Wild Card Series, coming off undoubtedly his best season. The 25-year-old won the pitching triple-crown (wins, ERA, strikeouts), and is most likely on his way to his first career Cy Young award. Bieber had quality starts in 10 of his 12 games, and went under six innings just twice all year. With that being said, Bieber is...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City On Sept. 29, President Donald Trump will go up against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for the first debate of the 2020 Presidential Debate. The debate will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace and will air on local news networks at 9 p.m. There are plenty of opportunities to watch the debate and interact with other New Yorkers through virtual watch parties. Here are a few New York-based ones you can check out. Official New York State Debate Watch Party – Hosted by New York for Biden+Harris Starting at 8 p.m., New York for Biden+Harris will kick off a watch...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York's Tenant Safe Harbor Act is being expanded until January 1, 2021 to protect additional residential tenants from eviction if they are suffering financial hardship during the COVID-19 public health emergency.The Executive Order signed by Governor Cuomo extends the protections of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act to eviction warrants that existed prior to the start of the pandemic."As New York continues to fight the pandemic, we want to make sure New Yorkers who are still struggling financially will not be forced from their homes as a result of COVID," Governor Cuomo said. "We are extending the protections of the Safe Harbor Act through January 1 because we want tenants to have fundamental stability in their...
    New York Jets’ Sunday loss in Indy shows how far they’ve fallen since 2018 trade By: Geoff Magliocchetti ShareTweetFlipRedditIt’s hard to blame Darnold for it, but there’s no denying the New York Jets are no better off since their fateful 2018 trade with the Colts. The NFL Draft has transformed from a single, fleeting weekend in April to a 12-month, 365-day affair that dominates the football landscape on both the professional and amateur levels. Part of the reason for this evolution is the lasting relationship the draft holds with the concept of “what might’ve been”. Fruitful and ineffectual Sundays in autumn have fans constantly asking questions in spring retrospect. The New York...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Governor Cuomo says eviction protections for residents have been extended until January 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.Cuomo first announced a State moratorium on residential and commercial evictions on March 20 to ensure no tenant was evicted during the height of the public health emergency.The governor also reported elevated positive test rates in Brooklyn, Orange County and Rockland County. We are seeing elevated positive test rates in Brooklyn, Orange County and Rockland County.Every New Yorker must: Wear a mask. Get tested. Social distance. Wash your hands often. Avoid large gatherings.Take this seriously, especially if you live in these areas.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 28, 2020Of the 52,936 tests reported, 834 were positive...
    A 24-year-old New York man on Monday was charged with attempting to murder a federal task force officer following a Friday shooting in Yonkers, the U.S. attorney's office in New York's South District said. Authorities claim Darren Smith took off running with a gun after officers tried to stop his car on Friday. Smith allegedly fired his gun in Getty Square, a public square in downtown Yonkers, as law enforcement attempted to take him into custody. An officer with the FBI task force in Yonkers tried to grab the gun out of Smith's hand to prevent another round of fire, at which point Smith fought with the officer and tried to turn the gun around in the officer's direction and fire. The...