She Works in a Homeless Shelter, and She Lives in One, Too

Many employees of New York’s homeless shelters are themselves in precarious economic situations, and some are or have been homeless.

#acacia-network-housing-inc, #de-blasio-bill, #guards, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #quinn-christine-c

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Why Bill de Blasio Is Finally Having Fun as Mayor

Mr. de Blasio is stepping out of the shadow of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing various scandals, and emerging as a cheerleader for New York City’s recovery.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-blasio-bill, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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Raw Sewage Flooded Their Homes. They’re Still Waiting for Help.

New York City accepted responsibility for a collapsed pipe that flooded 127 homes in Queens in 2019, but it has been slow to pay homeowners.

#basements-and-cellars, #black-people, #de-blasio-bill, #department-of-environmental-protection-nyc, #discrimination, #floods, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sewers-and-sewage, #stringer-scott-m

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N.Y.P.D.’s Robot Dog Returns to Work, Touching Off a Backlash

Deployed at a public housing building, the device drew condemnation as a stark example of police power and misplaced priorities.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #artificial-intelligence, #bowman-jamaal, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #robots-and-robotics, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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Andrew Cuomo’s White-Knuckle Ride

Amid scandals, accusations and calls for his resignation, the New York governor seems determined to prove that the instincts that have gotten him into trouble can get him out of it too.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #corruption-institutional, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #spitzer-eliot-l

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Why the Gowanus Canal Is a Litmus Test for NYC Development

The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is notorious for its century-old filth. Now that the cleanup of the waterway has begun, a thorny question emerges. Who gets to live there?

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #de-blasio-bill, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #environmental-protection-agency, #gowanus-brooklyn-ny, #lander-brad, #water-pollution, #zoning

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A Bright Future for New York City’s Summer

The city’s beach and outdoor pool season is starting on schedule after a partial and delayed reopening last summer.

#beaches, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-botanical-garden, #new-york-city, #summer-season, #swimming-pools

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He Was Charged in an Anti-Asian Attack. It Was His 33rd Arrest.

Many people arrested in assaults on Asian residents in New York have had a history of mental health episodes, arrests and homelessness, complicating the city’s search for an effective response.

#asian-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elliot-brandon-march-29-2001-assault, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #trump-donald-j

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New York City Schools Have Been Closing a Lot. That’s About to Change.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is easing the two-case rule about positive virus cases that had been forcing many schools to temporarily shut this year.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-federation-of-teachers

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Performing Arts Make a Cautious Return in New York

More than a year after the pandemic abruptly shuttered theaters and concert halls across the city, limited audiences were welcomed back inside.

#blindness-play, #comedy-and-humor, #comedy-cellar, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #daryl-roth-theater, #de-blasio-bill, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #kelsey-lu-1989, #masterz-at-work-dance-family, #music, #shed-manhattan-ny, #theater

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Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

After a year of working remotely, some employees are not keen to go back to the office, and, so far, employers are being receptive to their concerns.

#amazon-com-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #california-state-university-fullerton, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-motor-co, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salesforce-com-inc, #shutdowns-institutional, #solomon-david-m, #target-corporation, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

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It May Soon Be Easier to Sue the N.Y.P.D. for Misconduct

A year after nationwide protests against police brutality, the City Council passed a bill limiting qualified immunity, a longstanding legal protection officers had against lawsuits.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #city-council-nyc, #civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #johnson-corey, #levin-stephen-t, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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Coming to Broadway: Vaccinations for New York’s Theater Workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would create a vaccination site for theater workers to try to help Broadway shows reopen by the fall.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #theater, #vaccination-and-immunization

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N.Y.C. Creates Racial Justice Commission to Address Inequality

A new racial justice commission will make policy recommendations that could include baby bonds, a jobs guarantee or reparations for Black residents.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #charter-revision-commission, #city-charters, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #referendums, #reparations

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Mayor Ends Remote Work for 80,000 in Signal to Rest of New York City

Office workers will return starting May 3 in a move that is intended to broadcast a message that New York is reopening for business.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #department-of-citywide-administrative-services, #district-council-37, #garrido-henry, #government-employees, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Rise and Fall of Andrew Cuomo

Even as he tries to plot a political survival strategy in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Mr. Cuomo is an object lesson on the dangers of kicking people on the way up.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-mario-m, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #spitzer-eliot-l, #stewart-cousins-andrea

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New York to Spend $65 Million to Rescue Cab Drivers. Is It Enough?

The city will use part of the money it expects to receive in the federal stimulus package to aid drivers who fell victim to exploitative loans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #stimulus-economic, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers

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New York City High Schools Will Reopen in Pandemic Milestone

The 488 public schools will reopen on March 22. In other large school districts, high school students may not regain access to their classrooms for months.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-secondary, #new-york-city

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The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arrives in New York

The city is prioritizing homebound seniors to receive the one-dose shot first, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

#aging-department-for-the-nyc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #johnsonjohnson, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #nottage-lynn, #vaccination-and-immunization

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My Vaccine, a Love Story

I spent my life covering wars, but this battle was fought at home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #jackson-heights-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A Year After New York’s First Covid-19 Case, Cuomo Lies Low

After drawing praise for his leadership early in the pandemic, the governor is embroiled in several scandals.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #lawrence-jacob, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

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Richard Carranza Will Resign as Leader of N.Y.C. School System

His departure, planned for mid-March, comes after repeated clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio over desegregating the city’s schools.

#carranza-richard-a, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #gifted-students, #new-york-city, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Bagel Orders and Vaccine Appointments: 5 Takeaways From the Mayor’s Race

A former City Council speaker decides not to run, and a current city comptroller becomes the first leading candidate to get the coronavirus vaccine.

#bagels, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #quinn-christine-c, #stringer-scott-m, #yang-andrew-1975

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Ice Skating Ends at Central Park After New York City Rift With Trump

The skating season ended abruptly Sunday, a casualty of the decision to boot the former president’s business from operating the two ice rinks in the park.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #ice-skating, #lasker-rink-manhattan-ny, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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Police Unions Lose Bid to Keep Disciplinary Records a Secret

A federal court ruling moves New York City closer to releasing a vast trove of records regarding police misconduct, a major milestone in a decades-long fight.

#civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-civil-liberties-union, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Mitch McConnell Is So Over Trump That He Voted to Absolve Him

On the impeachment front, it was an exciting — if sometimes perplexing — weekend.

#conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #haley-nikki-r, #impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2024, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yang-andrew-1975

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Indoor Dining Resumes in N.Y.C.

In the coming weeks, New Yorkers will also be able to return to sports arenas and attend larger weddings across the state.

#barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #lunar-new-year, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #stadiums-and-arenas, #weddings-and-engagements

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New York City Takes Another Step Toward Fully Reopening

Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.

#adda-indian-canteen-queens-ny-restaurant, #carranza-richard-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #indian-food-cuisine, #indian-americans, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #pandya-chintan

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Bronx D.A. Investigates Victor Rivera Sexual Abuse Allegations

Victor Rivera, the chief executive of the Bronx Parent Housing Network, one of the largest operators of homeless shelters in New York City, was accused of sexual abuse and financial impropriety.

#bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #de-blasio-bill, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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N.Y.C. to Reopen Middle Schools, but Most Students Will Still Learn From Home

The decision will put about 62,000 more students back in classrooms, meaning that a quarter of the city’s 1 million public school students will be learning in person by March.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers, #vaccination-and-immunization

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New N.Y.C. Transportation Boss Has Big Agenda but Little Experience

Hank Gutman, a retired lawyer, will lead the city’s efforts to build more bus and bike lanes and move away from car-clogged streets.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #buses, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #gutman-hank, #new-york-city, #transportation

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After Abuse Allegations, $2 Billion Shelter Network Faces Scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a review of the groups that run New York’s homeless housing after The New York Times uncovered accusations of sexual and financial misconduct.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #conflicts-of-interest, #de-blasio-bill, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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I Got Covid at Rikers. I’m Still Suffering.

What happened in prisons during this pandemic is criminal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

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A Trump-Supporting Congresswoman in New York City Stands Her Ground

Representative Nicole Malliotakis represents Staten Island, where new Republican voters out-registered Democrats during the Trump administration.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-party-of-new-york-state, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #malliotakis-nicole, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #presidential-election-of-2020, #pro-trump, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #remauro-leticia, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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A SoulCycle Instructor Got the Vaccine as an ‘Educator’

The spin class teacher, Stacey Griffith, has since apologized. But to many, it was another example of wealthy or well-connected people cutting lines for doses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #griffith-stacey-1968, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #soulcycle-llc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Black and Latino New Yorkers Trail White Residents in Vaccine Rollout

Data showed that while 24% of city residents are Black, only 11% of vaccine recipients were. White New Yorkers received a disproportionate share of the shots.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #fort-washington-avenue-armory-manhattan-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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New York Schools Are Segregated. Will the Next Mayor Change That?

By deferring decisions on desegregating schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed those choices onto his successor — and into the race to replace him.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #gifted-students, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

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How Mayor de Blasio Plans to Lead the City Out of the Pandemic

The mayor announced an ambitious plan to help New York City recover, including vaccinating five million residents by June.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #state-of-the-city-message-nyc, #stimulus-economic, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Car Lanes to Become Bike Lanes on 2 Major New York City Bridges

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to add bike lanes on the Brooklyn and the Queensboro Bridges to encourage cycling as the city recovers from the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #queensboro-bridge-nyc, #state-of-the-city-message-nyc

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A Monument Honoring Brooklyn Abolitionists Stalls Under Scrutiny

Activists say a proposed project is too abstract for a time when Black New Yorkers are eager to see figures that look like them among the city’s statues.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lee-shawne, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rasheed-kameelah-janan, #she-built-nyc, #slavery-historical, #underground-railroad-19th-century, #willoughby-square-park-brooklyn-ny, #women-and-girls

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N.Y.C. Is Days Away From Running Out of Covid Vaccines

“We will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The next shipment is expected on Tuesday. 

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #rodriguez-devon-1996, #tiktok-bytedance, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Vaccine Hurdles Older New Yorkers Face

Making an inoculation appointment has been a challenge, with crashing websites, confusing sign-up systems and a shortage of openings.

#barboza-anthony, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-transit-museum, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Has Trump’s Reckoning Come Too Late?

Finally the world agrees that Trump is exactly the man his fiercest critics said he was. But has the reckoning come too late?

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Virus Siphons $2.5 Billion in N.Y.C. Property Tax Revenue

The value of office buildings and hotel properties, which have all but emptied out since the pandemic began, is expected to take a nosedive.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #property-taxes, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #schumer-charles-e

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protest Policing

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protests and Demands Monitor

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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The Red Tape Facing Older People Who Want the Covid-19 Vaccine

A million city residents who are over 65 are now eligible to be vaccinated. But try making an appointment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elderly, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Hours on Hold, Website Crashes: Vaccine Sign-up Exasperates New Yorkers

A million city residents who are over 65 are now eligible to be vaccinated. But try making an appointment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elderly, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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N.Y.C. Will End Trump Contracts Over Capitol Riot

The mayor said the city would cancel contracts with the Trump Organization for two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j

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In New York, Fallout From the Capitol Riot

The son of a Brooklyn judge was arrested over his role in the riot, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would review its ties with the Trump Organization.

#de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #hoylman-brad-m, #katko-john-1962, #mostofsky-aaron, #mostofsky-steven-shlomo, #new-york-city, #reynolds-r-j-tobacco-co, #smoking-and-tobacco, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-organization

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