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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Furloughs are expected to begin Thursday for thousands of New York City workers. It’s part of an effort to save the city millions of dollars as it deals with the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The five-day furloughs include more than 9,000 managers and non-union workers, as well as 450 City Hall staffers, including Mayor Bill de Blasio. The furloughs will not happen all at once, but will instead be staggered over the coming months. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Despite the requests from the local principals’ union, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday would not commit to taking over the New York City schools system. The governor’s decision came a day after the executive board for the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators unanimously passed a “no confidence” resolution against Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza. The union represents more than 6,000 New York principals and school administrators. In a statement, CSA President Mark Cannizzaro said school leaders want their buildings reopened but they have not been given the proper resources to do that safely. Cuomo, for now, is in a wait-and-see mode. “We are going to be getting...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered to send the national guard to help pick up the trash which has reportedly been piling up in New York City. “Garbage piling up, literally, people saying there is an odiferous environment because of the garbage piling up,” Cuomo said during a Tuesday press conference. “I don’t know what’s going on in New York City. If they can’t do it, I have offered to send in the National Guard to come help pick up the garbage.” (RELATED: Cuomo Sends SWAT Team To College Because Of COVID) NEW: @NYGovCuomo says he has offered @NYCMayor to bring in the National Guard to assist with trash pickup. City budget cuts have left trash pickup lacking in many...
    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...
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face mask from Tuesday onward as coronavirus cases increase in some neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday. Officials will first offer free masks to those caught not wearing one, and then if the person refuses they will face an unspecified fine, de Blasio told reporters. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    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...
    New York (CNN)Temperature checks and even some rapid Covid-19 testing machines will join children with backpacks that seem way too large for them as trappings of the first day of school in New York City on Tuesday.The nation's largest school district is opening classroom doors for students in elementary schools, as well as continuing to offer an online option amid the coronavirus pandemic.Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed for the return of in-person schooling for the city's 1.1 million students and 75,000 teachers, but the new school year has been delayed several times amid disputes with unions. Last week, preschoolers and some children with specials needs were allowed back into buildings, and middle and high schools are scheduled to bring...
    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...
    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 (WABC) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded to the the principals' union calls for the state to takeover the New York City school system after they unanimously declared a vote of "no confidence" for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.Cuomo said they will monitor the situation with testing as schools reopen in New York City and act accordingly, but there will be no state takeover.More students in New York City are supposed to slowly move back toward in-person classes this week.Intermediate schools (K-5) head back Tuesday and principals across the city say they do not have enough teachers for remote and in-person learning.RELATED: Stay informed with ABC7's NYC COVID-19 positivity rate trackerA three-page critique runs through...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is highly anticipating the return of indoor dining as the reopening date inches closer.On September 30, indoor dining will be able to resume at 25% capacity.The decision was made early in September by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said the reopening was made possible thanks to the compliance by New Yorkers.RELATED: Is opening indoor dining at 25% enough for NYC restaurants? Some say 'No'Cuomo said that indoor dining will require temperature checks, one party of each group must leave contact information for contact tracers, no bar service, masks must be worn unless seated at a table to eat, tables must be six feet apart, and restaurants must close by midnight.New Yorkers are being...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the next wave of New York City public school children prepare for in-person learning this week, there’s a new standoff over safety. Now, the union representing principals is calling for a state takeover of city schools. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza got a failing grade from the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, which unanimously voted “no confidence” to their handling of reopening schools. “We just felt we had to make a public statement at this point, because this past week, too many repeat errors occurred, and we need to do better by our folks, so they can do better by children,” CSA President Mark Cannizzaro said Sunday night. Twice, in-person...
    (CNN)As cases spike in parts of New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that Covid-19 "remains a force to be reckoned with throughout the country.""I urge New Yorkers to keep wearing masks, socially distancing and washing their hands, and local governments must continue to enforce state public health guidance," Cuomo said. "By staying vigilant and smart, we can beat COVID together."Experts have cautioned the US could see an explosion of coronavirus cases in the fall and winter as people exercise less caution and spend more time indoors. Already the US has reported more than 7.1 million cases and 204,756 deaths since the pandemic began, and 21 states are reporting more new cases in the last seven days compared with the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a new standoff over safety at New York City public schools. On Sunday, the union representing principals called for a state takeover of city schools, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported. In-person learning begins on Tuesday and Thursday. The Council of Schools Supervisors & Administrators (CSA) said its members and teachers plan on being in the schools to welcome students, but added it has lost all faith in Mayor Bill de Blasio to lead city schools through the coronavirus crisis and it wants the state to take over. MORE: Schools: The New Normal | New York City Parents Worry Staffing Concerns Put Tuesday Opening In Jeopardy The principals’ union president, Mark Cannizzaro, said his membership is fed up...
    (CNN)This week is a big test for the New York City public school system, the largest in the nation. After a chaotic couple of months, officials say they're finally ready to invite students back into classrooms. Now they have to convince parents and teachers it's safe. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo first announced August 7 that schools in the state could reopen classrooms for the fall. That was about a month before the scheduled start of the New York City school year. But Cuomo didn't order schools to reopen -- he left that decision to local leaders. In New York City, that meant Mayor Bill de Blasio, schools commissioner Richard Carranza and a host of other involved parties like teachers'...
    At least nine New York City neighborhoods could face new lockdowns as coronavirus infection rates surge in parts of Brooklyn and Queens.   Health officials warned about the emergence of COVID-19 clusters in several zip codes last week, saying that they would begin rolling back reopenings in affected areas as early as Monday if the numbers don't improve.   'This may be the most precarious moment that we're facing since we have emerged from lockdown,' Dr Dave Chokshi of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene told a Friday press briefing.   'We will move as swiftly as the situation warrants. If this growth continues, it will turn into widespread transmission potentially citywide.' Nine neighborhoods are said to be on the list of...
    Positive tests for the coronavirus in New York state shot up to more than 1,000 for the first time since June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The news that there were 1,005 positive cases Friday in the state came as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to shut down private schools and non-essential businesses in certain Queens and Brooklyn neighborhoods where COVID-19 cases have surged recently. Officials have targeted nine neighborhoods - home to large communities of ultra-Orthodox families - where there is less compliance with wearing face coverings and keeping 6 feet apart compared to other parts of the city. Patrons wearing protective masks wait to enter a Chase bank location, Monday, June 8, 2020, in...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The Manhattan apartment that belonged to the late artist Seena Gershwin is available for purchase for the first time in over 50 years. Born and raised in Manhattan, Gershwin studied art at the Pratt Institute and earned two resident fellowships at the Edward MacDowell Colony and a grant from the Creative Artists Public Service from the New York State Council on the Arts. Some of her works permanently reside in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art NY (MOMA), Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and Princeton University. Gershwin passed away in April 2020 at the age of 95.  Gershwin’s former...
    NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea says the $1 billion cut to the policing budget is partly to blame for the recent surge in crime that has seen a 140 percent spike in shootings compared to last year NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea says the $1 billion cut to the policing budget is partly to blame for the recent surge in crime that has seen a 140 percent spike in shootings compared to last year. Shea said the budget cuts, which were voted on by the New York City Council back in July, has had a 'significant impact' on the crime surge over the summer.  'You think back, crime follows certain patterns and trends. Certainly, we see upticks if violence in the...
    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is committed to making outdoor dining a permanent option for the thousands of restaurants that have embraced the concept since the coronavirus pandemic struck in the spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday. The city, an early U.S. COVID-19 epicenter, aims to extend to year-round Open Restaurants, a now-temporary program credited with saving 90,000 jobs, the mayor said. The program has proved enormously popular with New Yorkers since it was introduced in June. The mayor made the announcement days before indoor restaurant dining will resume in New York City on Sept. 30, with a limit of 25% occupancy. "Open Restaurants was a big, bold experiment in supporting vital industry and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New rules for restaurants around New York City would make expanded outdoor dining areas permanent, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. The mayor said restaurants will be allowed to permanently expand into parking areas in front of their restaurants and adjacent storefronts. The other businesses will have to agree to it, however, de Blasio said. Restaurants will also be allowed to enclose their outdoor spaces as the winter months approach. If they do, the spaces would be held to indoor dining restrictions, which means capacity is capped at 25%. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Carson Kessler, THE CITY This article was originally published on Sep 24 at 9:28 p.m. EDT by THE CITY As Trump targets NYC as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” those who live by the credo say they just want to build better communities. Like many New Yorkers, Sierra Ortega starts the morning with a bite from the bodega across the street. Ortega is a college professor, a performance artist and a student working towards an MFA.  Ortega is also a self-described anarchist.  “We say anarchy, and people immediately get images of burning cities and chaos, ‘The Purge’ and, like, ‘Mad Max,’”...
    The courageous father who was wounded while protecting his three young children when shots were fired at a New York City car dealership has lost both his jobs due to his injuries.     Earlier this week, Anthony Jefferson was praised as a hero for taking a bullet in his thigh while protecting his children from gunfire that erupted at On The Road Automotive in the Bronx.  He was at the dealership that evening shopping for a vehicle to surprise his wife, Danica Jefferson, for her birthday.  Anthony's already been discharged from a local hospital, but he's lost his two jobs in the process and his children are still in shock. Scroll down for video  Terrifying video captured the moment Anthony...
    New York City officials admit they may have to shut down some neighborhoods as coronavirus cases continue to spike in the city. On Thursday night, CBS reported the city’s Department of Health confirmed infection rates are skyrocketing and could get out of control. There have been growing concerns a second wave of COVID-19 will cause similar lockdown measures to those implemented earlier in the year. Due to a rising number of infections, the Department of Health issued an ultimatum. If there is no improvement by Monday, action will be taken. Officials have become increasingly frustrated and say they will need to crack down on New York City neighborhoods where cases are spiking. Brooklyn and Queens are seeing the highest number...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five years ago, New York City welcomed the historic visit of Pope Francis. The Holy Father spent a whirlwind 40 hours in the Big Apple in September 2015. His first public event was a prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Timothy Cardinal Dolan told CBS2 he recalls the pope marveling the church was in the center of the city, right on busy Fifth Avenue. “Throughout Europe, cathedrals are usually kind of separated in a park or in a square. He said, ‘this is in the middle of everything,’ and then he smiled and said, ‘which is where the church needs to be,'” said Dolan. PHOTO GALLERY: Pope Francis Celebrates Mass At MSG The highlight of the...
    For several months last spring, New York City was the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic: Hospitals were overwhelmed by patients, a makeshift morgue was erected in Manhattan, and residents feared to leave the safety of their homes. But after a months-long lockdown, New York gained the upper hand on the virus, and since then, the city’s number of COVID-19 cases has remained low, even as other states continue to grapple with troubling outbreaks. As a result, America’s largest city opened schools for in-person classes on Sept. 21—but the phased reopening has been anything but smooth. By the end of the school day, more than 100 early childhood centers and school buildings across the city reported at least one case...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Buttressing the pressure of his argument against all other factors he believes makes New York a destination during the time of COVID-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the city for the ongoing crime wave that has amounted to a 103% spike in shootings with victims. Cuomo emphasized New York exceptionalism all around in his morning press conference Thursday, coyly letting the de Blasio Administration know that there is still an April deadline for submitting a plan to address police violence against communities of color while railing against the crime wave that has come into the national radar and drawn criticism from President...
    (CNN)New York City schools opened Monday with in-person classes for some students but remote learning for most -- and the first few days have been a bumpy ride for all.Jeffery White teaches ninth grade special education math and science at Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn. He described the start of remote teaching -- with teachers in empty classrooms, but students at home -- as disorganized and stress-inducing.There are constant changes to schedules and class assignments, he said, and serious difficulties in communicating those changes to parents and students. New York City mayor delays in-person learning for most students "It's very hectic because teachers are assuming so much more responsibility than we should have to," he said.The nation's largest school...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The country’s leading architectural salvage company based in New York City announced that they will be opening their flagship store in Hell’s Kitchen next month. Olde Good Things will open the new shop at 333 West 52nd Street. The 8,000 square foot store will officially open to the public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 2. “We have been part of the New York City retail landscape for more than 25 years and we remain committed to the city and its residents,” said Jim DiGiacoma, Olde Good Things board member. “Our 8,000 square foot, two floor showroom is sure to become a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Some are calling it a migration. New research shows thousands of people are moving to Philadelphia from New York City. New apartments going up in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden section are just some of hundreds of new homes being built across the city right now. If you’re wondering who’s renting or buying them, consider this: since 2015, the City of Brotherly Love has been gaining more people moving in from the Big Apple than those moving in the opposite direction, according to the Center City District. “If you’ve chosen to get out of NYC, Philadelphia is a phenomenal replacement,” Christopher Plant of MoveToPhilly.com said. Plant says many more people are now migrating because of the pandemic. “You do...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More demonstrations are planned Thursday in New York City after thousands of protesters took to the streets last night. They expressed anger and disappointment at the grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor’s death. Many said they’re filled with exhaustion from watching injustice repeat, but they’re not giving up. Taylor’s name echoed last night from Brooklyn to Manhattan. “I’m a little appalled, but it makes sense, because that’s exactly how they look at us — we don’t matter to them,” protester Alizae Powell told CBS2. Thousands of people gathered on the Upper East Side and in Downtown Brooklyn, where they staged a die-in before marching over the Manhattan Bridge. “It’s going to be a flashpoint for the...
    As Sofia Coppola has gotten older, so too have her protagonists, which makes it easy to see them—and their plights—as reflections of the aspirations and anxieties currently preoccupying the auteur. That’s once again true with On the Rocks, the story of a 39-year-old writer struggling with insecurity, suspicions about her husband, and the long shadow cast by her larger-than-life father, here played by Coppola’s Lost in Translation headliner Bill Murray with more mega-watt vivacity than he’s shown in years. Premiering online at the New York Film Festival before debuting in theaters (on October 2) and on Apple TV+ (on October 23), it’s another highly personal effort that, if less substantial and swoon-worthy than her best work, remains a fine frothy...
    Online learning remains a cruel joke for far too many kids across the city, another failure of leadership by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. It’s terrible for the nearly half of all families who’ve opted for remote-only classes, and for the 54 percent who chose “blended” classes and will do remote instruction at least half the time once (if?) schools reopen. On Sunday, The Post’s Susan Edelman reported that one Manhattan public school is creating large lecture-hall-sized remote-learning classes, with students from three different years in the same virtual class. It turns out the city’s contract with the teachers’ union permits online class sizes to be double the normal limit of 34 students — and doesn’t...
    Reuters September 23, 2020 0 Comments New York City officials said on Wednesday they were working to address a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of Brooklyn and Queens that was raising “a lot of concern.” Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new outbreaks, including a large cluster in three Brooklyn neighborhoods, accounted for about 20% of confirmed positive cases citywide. “We’re seeing a serious uptick in multiple neighborhoods simultaneously and it’s something we have to address with a very aggressive public health effort right away,” de Blasio told reporters, adding that the Sheriff’s Office and the New York Police Department would help tackle the spread. Dr. Mitch Katz, the CEO of New York City’s public healthcare system, said...
    By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City officials said on Wednesday they were working to address a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of Brooklyn and Queens that was raising "a lot of concern." Mayor Bill de Blasio said the new outbreaks, including a large cluster in three Brooklyn neighborhoods, accounted for about 20% of confirmed positive cases citywide. "We're seeing a serious uptick in multiple neighborhoods simultaneously and it's something we have to address with a very aggressive public health effort right away," de Blasio told reporters, adding that the Sheriff's Office and the New York Police Department would help tackle the spread. Dr. Mitch Katz, the CEO of New York City's public healthcare system, said...
    Organizers of the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square announced in a press release Wednesday that the 2020 festivities will be mostly virtual in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The evening will include a limited number of individuals in-person to “reflect on the themes challenges and inspirations of 2020,” according to the press release.  “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31,” Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance said in a statement. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or...
    NEW YORK CITY -- As non-essential businesses got the green light to reopen, New Yorkers witnessed some of the most business-savvy pivots to accommodate COVID-19 safety guidelines.Restaurant owners created romantic outdoor patios between busy streets and bike lanes. Gyms transformed their parking lot into spin class destinations.But salons had to go the extra mile to make sure their customers and employees were safe.Whether we're getting a manicure or a haircut, we all know it's an up-close and personal experience.I'll be honest, I was hesitant. I mean, it's impossible to avoid human contact.So, when I saw the extreme measures IGK Co-founder Aaron Grenia made at IGK Soho, I felt a little more at ease.Related: Glam Lab takes a splash and tries...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY TEQUILA MINSKY An ecologically-minded public is very grateful.  Funds have been restored to NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to reactivate all of the NYC Compost Project mid-scale compost educational facilities, provide support to some small compost sites, and reopen some local food scrap drop-off sites throughout all five boroughs.      During the City pandemic shutdown, some New Yorkers’ freezers stored food scraps for months. When Union Square and Tompkins Square Greenmarkets recently started to accept kitchen and organic (not meat) scraps for compost, it made room in people’s freezers to recycle more.   Magali Regis, East Village resident and community garden activist...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Teachers' Union believes that New York City needs to hire 6,000 to 7,000 extra teachers.The United Federation of Teachers says those are the numbers needed to open middle and high schools safely next week.So far, the city has committed to hiring 4,500.Albert Einstein School in the Bronx, reopens Wednesday after it had two cases of COVID-19 within a week.In the city, 14 schools are reporting at least one confirmed case of the virus between last Friday and Monday.Officials say 65 teachers have tested positive out of more than 19,000 who participated in testing.Monday was the first day of school for the city's 1.1 million students either working remotely or in-person.While more than one million...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- With indoor dining set to reopen soon in limited capacity in New York City, struggling restaurants are wondering how long they can last.Unless you've been living in a bubble, you've noticed it feels more like winter than fall.Then again, if you're on the Upper West Side, maybe you haven't noticed because you've been eating in a bubble."People love it. When it rains it's protected. When it's cold it's windy, so it's like a greenhouse effect. It's pretty cool," Cafe du Soleil manager Maxim Rousselot said.TRENDING | 6 NYC neighborhoods see uptick in COVID cases, city to ramp up testingEMBED More News Videos New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is targeting...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The days for New Yorkers to make sure they are counted in the 2020 Census are limited. Over the summer, the Trump administration and Census Bureau announced that the deadline for the 2020 Census would be pushed back to Sept. 30, a month earlier than its Oct. 31 deadline, leaving the country now with one week to fill out the 2020 Census. “It was a clear political attempt to undercount immigrant communities and communities of color,” said Julie Menin, Director of NYC Census 2020. “Last year he tried to add a question about citizenship to the Census, we sued him and...
    In a city with an endless supply of iconic artistic landmarks, one that never fails to capture New Yorkers' attention is the 14-digit digital display called the Metronome on the south side of Union Square. Many people, admittedly including myself, always thought it was the U.S. national debt clicking off at a breakneck pace. It's not. In actuality it is an elaborate clock called "The Passage," with the numbers on the left side telling the current time and the right side displaying the time remaining in the day. At least, that's what it was up until Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., when two climate activists named Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd watched as the display changed into the Climate Clock...
            by Debra Heine  The Department of Justice on Monday identified three cities – New York City, Portland, and Seattle – as jurisdictions that have permitted “violence and destruction of property,” thereby meeting President Trump’s criteria for withholding federal funding to those areas. Earlier this month, the president issued a memorandum asking the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Attorney General Barr to list the areas that “have permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract these criminal activities.” Trump called the cities “anarchist jurisdictions” and asked the OMB to issue guidance to the heads of executive departments and agencies “restricting...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City After the U.S. Department of Justice, under Attorney General Willian Barr, designated New York City, Seattle and Portland “anarchist jurisdictions,” Governor Andrew Cuomo dismissed the measure Monday as a mere campaign stunt and Trump administration money grab that won’t hold up in court. While Cuomo chocked the announcement up to Trump-being-Trump, New York state is nonetheless taking the declaration seriously — as it jeopardizes billions of dollars in federal funds to New York City. State Attorney General Letitia James is mobilizing her office to sue the Trump administration and stop them from withhold funds for New York City, Seattle and Portland...
    THE JUSTICE Department has threatened to pull federal money from "anarchist jurisdictions" including New York City; Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. In a statement set to release Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr labeled the three cities as "anarchist jurisdictions" and said tax dollars cannot be wasted when the safety of citizens "hangs in the balance." 4New York City approved a $1billion cut from the $6 billion police budget in JulyCredit: Getty Images - Getty "When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest," Barr said. "It is my hope that the...
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is going after President Donald Trump over his Department of Justice designating the Big Apple an “anarchist” city, and threatening to withhold federal funds as a result. In a Monday press briefing, the mayor said that he’d visited a neighborhood in Queens earlier in the morning, and witnessed a scene that could hardly be described as chaotic. “I saw peace, tranquility,” de Blasio said. “I saw people going about their business. People excited that it’s the first day of school. I saw anything but anarchy.” The mayor went on to dismiss the DOJ’s action as purely partisan, and blasted the president over the move. “This is just another one of President Trump’s games,”...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Department of Justice has labeled New York City an “anarchist jurisdiction,” the next step in cutting federal funds to New York City. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports, with gun violence continuing to plague New York City, President Donald Trump took the next step in his threat to defund the Big Apple as punishment for defunding the NYPD. The Justice Department formally labeled New York City “an anarchist jurisdiction,” along with Portland and Seattle. New York City could lose up to $7 billion in federal aid. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. “I was...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Remote classes begin Monday for New York City public schools, but in-person learning will see a staggered rollout. It was supposed to be the first day of school for all students, but another delay was announced last week. “I was a public school parent here in New York City. I understand it’s frustrating that we need to get it right, and it’s going to be hard to do in the middle of this pandemic, but we’re getting there,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. For some, in-person learning has become a foreign concept. School hasn’t been that way since March. On Monday, 3-K, pre-K and District 75 students will special needs are going back first. Next...
    Lady Gaga strayed from her typical over-the-top style with a natural-faced Instagram photo, uploaded on Sunday night. The “911” singer shared the shot with her 44 million Instagram followers, baring her stripped-down face and outfit as she said “Hello” to New York City in the caption, celebrating the arrival to her hometown. Gaga appeared to be on a private plane, situated on a beige leather seat with the light from the window creating an attractive glow on her face. The 34-year-old sat with a bright, warm aura, with seemingly no makeup and a wide, inviting smile. She lifted her right arm above her head, grabbing her hand around her the back in an alluring fashion. The AStar is Born actress’...
    Most New Yorkers love New York, but does New York love most New Yorkers? It doesn’t seem so. Gov. Cuomo treats them like children, and Mayor de Blasio like idiots. That’s why you could roll a bowling ball down many Midtown sidewalks these days, in broad daylight, and not hit more than an overflowing trash basket or a nodding-out junkie. This is merely one symptom, of course. The true dysfunction resides in City Hall and Albany. But there are many more symptoms, and people are noticing. Consider: New York City, paralyzed by race-driven ideology and ­administrative incompetence, and totally outmatched by its teachers’ unions, can’t open its schools — even though charter and...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The 2021 races for City Council remain more than a year away, but a coalition of union members gathered in Battery Park City on Sunday afternoon to announce their first slate of endorsements. The Road to Justice NYC is comprised of union members from 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Make the Road Action, and Community Voices Heard Power. The coalition seeks to advance racial and economic justice through their early endorsements for the 2021 elections. Leaders say that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated racial and economic injustice and inequality. They added that the new coalition is working to...
    Latino tenants in East Palo Alto, a northern California community suffering from lack of income Laura Rubio is very worried because she owes three months of rent, and she does not know if when the eviction moratorium ends, her clients will call her again at work, and if she will be able to gradually cover the debt of renting her home. “I am afraid of being evicted. The truth no one expected this, “he admits. She is a single mother with a college daughter who makes a living cleaning houses, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, she was out of a job from the second week of April. Her clients stopped calling her to come...
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sean Johnson had seven saves for his third shutout in the last four games and New York City FC played the New England Revolution to a 0-0 tie Saturday. Johnson had a pair of diving stops in the first 20 minutes and added two saves in the closing minutes. He has five shutouts this season, and has allowed just three goals in the last eight games. Another clean sheet for @SeanJohnGK ???? Shoutout to the @Heineken_US Man of the Match ⭐️ #NYCFC pic.twitter.com/FRhFNK7jS5 — New York City FC (@NYCFC) September 19, 2020 New York City (5-5-2) is unbeaten, with four wins, in its last six games. NYCFC had a chance in the 70th when Anton...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Serious injuries caused by violence between inmates within facilities operated by the New York City Department of Correction rose 284% in the 2020 fiscal year, according to an annual report released in September.The 2020 Department of Correction Mayor's Management Report attributed some of the increase in serious injuries to a new department policy which changed the definition of serious injuries.Other violence indicators also increased in the past fiscal year.Slashing and stabbing incidents, specifically, increased by 16% in DOC facilities, according to the report.The number of assaults on DOC staff and serious injury to staff also increased.The violence comes as the number of inmates at Rikers fell by roughly 47% since the start of the fiscal year.According...
    President Donald Trump’s pro-American curbs on migration are pressuring New York’s parochial elite to accept out-of-state young Americans into the city’s economy. “The main driver of both new business formation and population growth in New York has historically been international immigration,” says a September 17 Axios.com article. “So long as immigration remains suppressed, New York will suffer,” says the article, titled “The math of New York City’s recovery.” The city’s economy has been hammered by the coronavirus crash and the population exit, Axios said. “New York has suffered more than 23,000 deaths from COVID-19, and its economic activity is projected to plunge by an astonishing 12.9% this year — a much bigger contraction than the expected national decline of 4.9%,”...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Bears and the city are holding firm to their decision not to allow fans at Soldier Field for at least the start of the football season.The Bears announced in mid-August that they would not have fans in the stands due to the COVID-19 pandemic.No fans allowed at Soldier Field at start of NFL season due to COVID-19In a statement, the Bears said they worked with Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District and public health officials to determine whether a plan for fans that followed city, state, CDC and NFL guidelines could be developed to allow a limited number of fans at Bears games."After discussing the draft plan with city health officials, the Bears and the...
    New York City is set to develop a massive four-million-square-foot research center on Governors Island that will study the impact of climate change around the city's 520 miles of coastline. The Trust for the island released its proposal to build a living laboratory, academic institution, living quarters and public areas for visitors to engage in conversations about our changing world. The document notes that none of Governors Island Historic district will be affected, as there are some 100 buildings on the grounds that were constructed during the early 19th century. Along with studying climate change, the center is projected to create 8,000 new jobs and have a $1 billion economic impact for New York City. Scroll down for video  ...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York state cracked down on another 22 New York City businesses who broke Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders on social distancing and banning indoor consumption of alcohol at bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the governor announced the latest wave of liquor license suspensions against businesses caught ignoring the orders — putting their workers and customers at risk of potential exposure to COVID-19. Eighteen of the 22 offenders in the five boroughs were located in Manhattan and Queens. Cuomo also announced an enhanced effort by the joint State Police-State Liquor Authority task force targeting college-area bars, hoping...
    In New York City, once the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, leading corporations in banking, the arts and other industries are starting an experiment with potential life-or-death consequences: bringing employees back to the office. Encouraged by the falling number of infections around the city, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase have started summoning workers back to the Wall Street firms' physical locations. The auction house Sotheby's and The Museum of Modern Art have also asked their employees to return.  Companies' interest in resuming business as usual may be understandable, but it alarms some experts. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "Especially right now, heading into fall, which is when all of us expect the true second wave to hit — and...
    Eric Trump, son of President Trump and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, agreed to answer questions in a financial investigation led by New York Attorney General Letitia James. James is leading an investigation into whether Donald Trump and the Trump Organization overstated the value of assets they own in order to obtain loans and tax benefits. Eric Trump's lawyers provided four proposed dates for him to be questioned, beginning on Nov. 19, according to Reuters. His lawyers said in a court filing on Thursday that he wouldn't be available before then due to travel obligations and "the importance of avoiding any appearance of politicizing the investigatory process." James's spokesman said she won't allow anyone to dictate how the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As New York City restaurants stay a float with outdoor dining, there has been increased focus on keeping patrons safe. Part of the solution is trying to limit the number of cars driving past this new form type of dining, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Thursday. A street in Forest Hills, Queens was shut down to traffic at 5 p.m. as the city has expanded its Open Streets program, giving more space to outdoor dining on more days. While restaurants continue to struggle, some are concerned about the safety of eating outside. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr....
    A security guard at a federal building for the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York City pointed a gun at protesters in a shocking threat caught on video. On Wednesday a protest to abolish ICE unfolded in Manhattan following a whistleblower complaint that immigrant women detained in Georgia allegedly received hysterectomies without consent. Demonstrators gathered inside the Jacob K. Javits Federal building at 26 Federal Plaza to decry the allegedly forced gynecological procedures where they raised their fists, chanted in unison and blared blowhorns. Video from the protest shows the moment a female security guard brandishes a gun and points it directly at the protesters. A female security guard at the Javits Federal building in...
    The City’s goal is to be able to process at least 20,000 daily tests by mid-November. Although the New York City continues to register very positive figures in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, there is still a point that continues to generate strong criticism of the De Blasio Administration, and it is the delay that currently exists in knowing the results of the COVID-19 tests. And to solve this situation, Mayor’s office announced this Thursday the opening your own laboratory, which will allow meet between 24 and 48 hours, whether or not a person has the virus. The complaints from New Yorkers who have had to wait weeks to meet your test results have...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The office of the MTA inspector general claims that the methodology used to provide earlier estimates on the financial impact of fare evasion — up to $200 million a year in lost annual revenue — may have not produced the most accurate findings. But MTA Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny has made recommendations for New York City Transit to come to a clearer conclusion as to their true fare evasion losses with a new survey involving data collected from video footage aboard buses and subway stations.  According to Pokorny, Dr. Kitty Kay Chan, a Columbia University professor of applied analytics helped develop...
    The New York City school system will welcome students to in-person classes in phases instead of reopening for all grades Monday, the city said Thursday, the third time school reopenings have been delayed. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that elementary students will return to schools in person on Sept. 29, followed by middle and high school students returning on Oct. 1. De Blasio said he spoke with the head of the principals and teachers union for hours Wednesday and they told him schools are not ready to reopen. “They had real concerns about specific things that had to be done to make sure our schools could effectively start,” de Blasio said. New York City Department of...
    A new poll has found that nearly half of New York City's highest earners have considered moving elsewhere during the coronavirus pandemic, flashing a warning signal over the city's evaporating tax base. The survey of 782 New York City adults earning at least $100,000 a year was conducted between July 13 and August 3, and commissioned by the Manhattan Institute, a politically conservative think-tank. The high-income demographic accounts for more than 80 percent of New York City's income tax revenue. The survey found that 44 percent of high-income New Yorkers say that they have considered relocating outside the city in the past four months, with cost of living cited most frequently as the top reason.  Manhattan residents are seen packing a U-Haul...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Nearly half of top-earning New Yorkers are looking to leave New York City. That’s according to a new poll by Siena College Research Institute and Manhattan Institute. If finds 44% of city residents making $100,000 a year or more have considered moving away in the last four months. Sixty nine percent cite cost of living as the top reason. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City officials and community advocates and leaders gathered in Manhattan and Brooklyn Wednesday to mobilize New Yorkers to complete the 2020 census.The "Countdown to the Future" was held at Foley Square and included a march across the Brooklyn Bridge before unveiling a census-related installation at the Brooklyn Public Library Main Branch.It launched the final two-week countdown for the census and issued a citywide call to action, part of a series of an intensive push to ensure all New Yorkers are counted.Related: Fill out the census todayAs of September 14, New York City's self-response rate is just 59.5%.Census 2020: From what it is to why it's important, here's what you need to knowWhile this represents...
    SUMMIT, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in one New Jersey city are giving out gift cards to kids they see properly wearing masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus.The Summit Police Department partnered with Summit Downtown Inc. to launch the "Wear a Mask Rewards Campaign," with officers distributing 100 $5 gift cards when they see students wearing masks over the mouth and nose.The program began Wednesday and will continue until all 100 cards are given out.Summit police are encouraging all elementary, middle and high school aged students to wear masks when in groups or when socially distancing 6 feet apart is not possible.If successful, the program may continue into the fall.Related: Paul Rudd challenges young people to 'Mask Up'"We're...
    The president of San Francisco State University has defended her decision to allow a talk to go ahead featuring Palestinian militant, Leila Khaled, who was among those to hijack a flight to New York City in the 1970s.  Khaled is scheduled to speak at a virtual class event hosted by the university next week despite outrage and objections from Jewish students and groups who have said they are 'deeply distressed' by her inclusion.  The event, which is titled 'Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice and Resistance', has been organized by the university's Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies program.  The talk has been billed as a 'historic roundtable conversation with Palestinian feminist, militant and leader', according to one of the advertisements. ...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York health officials announced revisions to nursing home visitation guidelines across the state.The revised guidelines, which go into effect on Thursday, say that nursing homes can reopen to visitors if they have not had any positive COVID-19 cases for 14 days -- which is down from previous guidelines of 28 days.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:Concert venues still too dangerous, Cuomo saysConcert venues like Madison Square Garden and comedy clubs are still too dangerous to reopen, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. "I am not in this job to cause...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Since January, nearly a quarter-million New Yorkers have tested positive for COVID-19. More than 92 percent have survived. Among legions of frontline heroes that have served the city through the crisis are thousands of Hispanic health care professionals.In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Eyewitness News spoke to three Latino healthcare heroes for an inside look at fighting a global pandemic from the epicenter of the outbreak.Dr. Ramón Tallaj, Chairman and founder of SOMOS Community Care, spent his formative years in Santiago, Dominican Republic, before coming to Washington Heights in 1991 to open his practice."My uncle was a pediatrician. My father was a pharmacist. I did not even blink - I knew - I will become...
    Crime, layoffs and neglect in the region “will limit the national economic recovery,” they warn Begging in manhattan Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy Influential business groups in NYC, Westchester, and Long Island sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to support funding for transit agencies and city and state budgets, as part of stalled talks about the next coronavirus aid package. The letter especially promoted by the Partnership for New York City (PFNYC) warned about 22 thousand municipal dismissals, including sanitation workers, police and first responders, and massive cuts to transit service if additional help from Washington does not arrive. PFNYC is a nonprofit organization of nearly three hundred...
    NEW YORK -- Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has reached the East Coast.The New York City sky was hazy on Monday as a result of the smoke becoming caught in the jet streams and traveling to the East Coast.With the Canadian dry air mass heading towards New York, the state would typically see cobalt-blue skies, but instead, it will be cloudy and hazy.The area will deal with that in varying degrees over the next couple of days."Even though we have a sunny and dry forecast coming up, don't be surprised if it's more of a milky sun, or filtered sun," Meteorologist Lee Goldberg said.WATCH: Dramatic photos, videos capture orange, hazy Bay Area skiesEMBED More News Videos All across the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has reached the Tri-State area.The New York City sky was hazy on Monday as a result of the smoke becoming caught in the jet streams and traveling to the East Coast.With the Canadian dry air mass heading our way, we would typically see cobalt-blue skies, but instead it will be cloudy and hazy.The Tri-State will deal with that in varying degrees over the next couple of days."Even though we have a sunny and dry forecast coming up, don't be surprised if it's more of a milky sun, or filtered sun," Meteorologist Lee Goldberg said.RELATED | Family says 13-year-old boy died in Oregon wildfire trying to save grandmotherNASA has a model...
    A view of Amazon Prime delivery vans in Amazon hub, Woodside, a day after protest in Staten Island Borough in New York City amid Coronavirus Pandemic on April 1, 2020.John Nacion | NurPhoto | Getty Images Amazon has made two key hires to its e-bike delivery team in New York City, including a former Uber manager, signaling it may be looking at the technology as another way to offer faster delivery times.  Alex Vickers joined Amazon in June to serve as a senior program manager on the company's electric bikes unit. He previously worked on the business development team at Jump, an e-bike rental company which was Uber acquired in 2018 and then sold to mobility start-up Lime in May. Vickers...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says steps are being taken to address teachers’ concerns about reopening New York City public schools next week. That includes sending 2,000 additional educators to schools across the city. “We’ll keep working with each school to make sure what they need is what they get and that we’re ready for opening day,” the mayor said Monday. Some are certified teachers who work within the Department of Education, while others will be substitutes. “We need them in our schools, because we are cut back in very challenging circumstances, and they are teachers at the end of the day,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said. “In a pandemic, it’s all hands on deck.” WATCH: Mayor, Schools...
    President Donald Trump shamed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for wishing New Yorkers a 'beautiful' day when the city's seen an uptick in crime, inserting 'people don't want to get mugged, beaten or killed.'  De Blasio had sent out a tweet Saturday asking New Yorkers to continue to stay vigiliant about preventing the spread of COVID-19.   'It’s a beautiful Saturday, New York City,' the Democratic mayor wrote. 'Get out and enjoy it, but don’t forget we’re fighting back against COVID-19. Wear your face covering. Practice social distancing.' President Donald Trump (left) shamed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for New York's uptick in crime, by adding 'people don't want to get mugged, beaten up or...
    Grisly video captured the moment an unknown gunman shot dead a 17-year-old boy who attempted to flee during a gun battle.  The New York Police Department on Sunday released surveillance footage of the shooting that killed Kether Werts on Thursday.   The incident happened just before 5pm outside 1705 Hoe Avenue in the Crotona neighborhood of the Bronx. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kim Kardashian West, her sister Khloé, and Scott Disick film KUWTK in Malibu |... Kanye West is blocked from the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin |... Share this article Share Footage shows two men wearing black hoodies and white face masks engaging with a group of teenagers across the street.  It's unclear...