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Court sets hearing for Wednesday on New York City schools vaccine mandate

September 26, 2021 4:06 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio had last month set Monday as the deadline for 148,000 staff members of the largest U.S. school system to get at least one dose of a vaccine under the mandate aimed at slowing the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

New York City flooding Highlights: At least 49 dead after floodwaters from Ida's remnants swamp 6 US states

September 03, 2021 10:51 pm

New York City flooding Highlights: Dozens have died in six Eastern states — Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia — after Hurricane Ida brought unprecedented rainfall to some areas.

Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, resigns as he fights to survive

August 09, 2021 11:54 am

Commisso, an executive assistant who had remained anonymous until Sunday, accused Cuomo of groping her breast while they were alone in the executive mansion late last year.

Return to office hits a snag: Young resisters

July 27, 2021 1:04 pm

Some industries, like banking and finance, are taking a harder line and insisting workers young and old return.

New York City, California mandate COVID-19 vaccines for government workers

July 27, 2021 10:11 am

COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates remain a point of contention and have already sparked legal opposition in the case of public universities. Opponents see them as a violation of individual rights.

NYC seeks to reinstate virus restrictions in some spots

October 05, 2020 9:11 am

Shutdowns would happen starting Wednesday in nine ZIP codes in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Meet the artist capturing the pandemic on New York subway

September 29, 2020 3:57 pm

‘It gives me hope that we all came into agreement to wear a mask to save each other’s lives,’ says Devon Rodriguez

Violent arrest raises concerns about NYPD distancing patrols

May 04, 2020 12:18 pm

The police department assigned 1,000 officers to social distancing patrols over the weekend as temperatures reached the high 70s (about 25 degrees Celsius). On Saturday, they issued 51 summonses, including 43 in city parks.

US death toll tops 20,000, surpasses Italy to become the world's worst

April 12, 2020 9:41 am

The outbreak’s center of gravity has long since shifted from China to Europe and the United States, which now has by far the largest number of confirmed cases — over a half-million — and a death toll higher than Italy’s count of nearly 19,500.

US records highest daily death toll in the world with over 2,000 fatalities

April 11, 2020 10:16 am

In terms of fatalities, the US might soon overtake Italy where 18,848 COVID-19 deaths have happened so far. By Friday night, the US had 1,8679 recorded deaths, closely behind Italy.


Remnants of Hurricane Ida batter New York City; 7 killed

September 02, 2021 7:45 pm

At least seven people, including a two-year-old boy, died in flooding-related incidents as Hurricane Ida swept through New York City area.

Whimsical new NYC waterfront park floats over Hudson River

May 31, 2021 12:00 pm

NYC's Hudson River sees a new addition, Little River, a public park that opened to the public this Friday.


All you need to know about Amazon's new home, Long Island city

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Amazon officially announced that it will put a major corporate outpost in the New York neighborhood of Long Island City. Here is what the Queens enclave has to offer the tech giant.