Mayor Says N.Y.C. is Winning Omicron Fight, but Experts Urge Caution

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

How $1,000 a Month in Guaranteed Income Is Helping N.Y.C Mothers

A new, privately funded program offers families in poverty a steady stream of cash.

#bridge-project, #citizenscommittee-for-children-of-new-york, #income, #new-york-city, #parenting, #poverty

The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

#bronx-nyc, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-kamala-d, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #morris-mary-1947, #new-york-city, #subways

Bill de Blasio Says He Won’t Run for Governor After All

Mr. de Blasio, the former New York City mayor, had signaled for months that he planned to run for governor, but he faced long odds in a crowded Democratic primary.

#de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mayors, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Eric Adams Ran on Making New York Safer. A Subway Killing Poses a Test.

The mayor, who made improving public safety a theme of his campaign, is dealing with the fallout from a high-profile death in Times Square.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #go-michelle-alyssa, #homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city

Why a Blue City Is Feeling the Blues

New York is paying a price for Wall Street’s economic dominance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #new-york-city, #zoning

What Does Riding N.Y.C.’s Subway Look Like In a Pandemic?

We talked to New Yorkers at stations in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their experiences riding the subway hint at the barriers to drawing back those who are not.

#commuting, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

A Quandary for New York Restaurants and Workers: What to Do About Omicron?

Without hard rules about employees who test positive, owners and workers are weighing safety against finances, and not always agreeing on the answer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘As the Taxi I Was in Neared the Restaurant, Rain Began to Fall’

Chivalry on wheels, a cloudless day on the B.Q.E. and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.

#new-york-city

‘Attempted Security Threat’ Disables Software at Some New York Schools

The outage in a platform used by teachers and students has caused another disruption for a system that has had its share amid the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #computers-and-the-internet, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #goldstein-leon-m-high-school-for-the-sciences-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #school-of-the-future, #teachers-and-school-employees

After Pleas for Help, Tenants of Bronx Fire Building to Get Cash Aid

Each household in the high-rise where 17 people died will get financial relief in the form of $2,250 in prepaid debit cards, Mayor Eric Adams said.

#adams-eric-l, #bank-of-america-corporation, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-fire, #fat-joe-1970, #gambia, #mayors-fund-to-advance-new-york, #met-council-on-jewish-poverty, #new-york-city

Man Arrested in Shooting of 19-Year-Old Worker at East Harlem Burger King

The employee, Kristal Bayron-Nieves, was killed on Sunday when the store was robbed. The police said on Friday that a 30-year-old man was charged with the murder.

#adams-eric-l, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #kristal-bayron-nieves, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Ed Schoenfeld, Impresario of Chinese Cuisine, Dies at 72

He helped introduce New Yorkers to the breadth of Chinese regional food with a series of top-rated Manhattan restaurants in the 1970s and ’80s.

#auntie-yuan-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #chinese-food-cuisine, #deaths-obituaries, #new-york-city, #pig-heaven, #restaurants, #schoenfeld-ed-1949-2022, #uncle-tais-hunan-yuan-manhattan-ny-restaurant

Sidney Poitier and the Black Voice

He was a pioneer — in the transitional sense.

#a-raisin-in-the-sun-play, #adams-eric-l, #chicago-ill, #internal-sub-only-nl, #london-england, #national-football-league, #new-york-city, #obama-barack, #poitier-sidney

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow From the Dakotas to the East Coast

‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #des-moines-iowa, #east-coast-us, #georgia, #interstate-95, #iowa, #kansas-city-mo, #kentucky, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #north-dakota, #philadelphia-pa, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

New York’s Ban on Evictions Is Expiring. What Happens Now?

The moratorium’s end presents Gov. Kathy Hochul with a potential challenge as she prepares to run for a full term.

#bronx-defenders, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #princeton-university, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-stabilization-assn, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Jail Unions Gain a Powerful Supporter: Mayor Eric Adams

Eric Adams has reversed some measures enacted to regain control over the crisis at Rikers Island, in an early victory for the correction officers’ unions. —

#adams-eric-l, #banks-philip-iii, #correction-department-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #legal-aid-society, #molina-louis-a, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #solitary-confinement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Lonely? Get in Line. A Covid Test Line.

Tales of New Yorkers singing together, getting impromptu architecture lessons and making new friends.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #covid-test-lines, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-medical

Is Omicron Peaking?

In parts of the Northeast, it seems to be.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #new-york-city

A Look Inside Rikers: ‘Fight Night’ and Gang Rule, Captured on Video

Videos obtained by The New York Times reveal scenes of violence as the Department of Correction struggles to restore order in the jail system.

#assaults, #correction-department-nyc, #crips-gang, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #gangs, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #newbauer-april, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #trinitarios-gang

How the Site of a Bronx Fire Became a Haven for Gambians

Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 E. 181st Street. He drew scores of compatriots to the building where 17 died in a fire.

#africa, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-fire, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heating, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #new-york-city, #touray-tower, #west-africa

‘American Urbanist,’ a Well-Timed Biography of a Man Who Reshaped City Life

Richard K. Rein’s book tells the story of William H. Whyte, a sociologist who wrote “The Organization Man” and helped to rethink how cities look and feel.

#american-urbanist-how-william-h-whytes-unconventional-wisdom-reshaped-public-life-book, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #new-york-city, #rein-richard-k, #urban-areas, #whyte-william-h, #writing-and-writers

Eric Adams Cuts His Brother’s Duties After Giving Him Top Police Job

Amid concerns of nepotism, Bernard Adams will be executive director of mayoral security, not deputy police commissioner. He will earn $210,000.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #conflicts-of-interest, #conflicts-of-interest-board-nyc, #nepotism, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Good Cause Eviction Is a Landlord’s Worst Nightmare

The comedian and journalist Jeff Seal takes to the streets to rally support for a little-known bill that would protect millions of New Yorkers from unjust evictions. But a powerful lobby stands in its way.

#evictions, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Hundreds at Rikers Protest Conditions, Citing Covid and the Cold

Detainees in one jail at the Rikers Island complex are refusing to eat Correction Department meals.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #correction-board-nyc, #correction-department-nyc, #hunger-strikes, #molina-louis-a, #new-york-city, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

A Growing Gap Between the Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

We look at Omicron’s toll in New York and Seattle, two cities with timely data.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #new-york-city, #seattle-wash, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘Like a fluid’: How a fire’s deadly smoke behaves.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #new-york-city, #nigro-daniel-a

Eric Adams’s First Days: Battling Omicron, Then a Deadly Fire

During his first week in office, the mayor focused on keeping schools open. Then on Sunday, he was faced with devastating loss of life in the Bronx.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #banks-philip-iii, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

19 Killed in New York City’s Deadliest Fire in Decades

Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #happy-land-social-club, #hochul-kathleen-c, #jacobi-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nigro-daniel-a

Noncitizens’ Right to Vote Becomes Law in New York City

Starting next year, 800,000 legal permanent residents will be eligible to vote in municipal elections.

#adams-eric-l, #city-council-nyc, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-city, #rodriguez-ydanis, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

What This Portrait of Mayor Adams’s Mother Means to New Yorkers

Dorothy Mae Adams-Streeter posed for a portrait at her 75th birthday party. Her image, floating in a brandy snifter, has a powerful resonance.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #brandy-snifter-photo, #brandy-snifter-portrait, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #photography

‘I Woke Up to Find My Girlfriend Sitting on the Edge of the Bed’

Trouble getting out the door on a Sunday, a Crosby Street crowd and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.

#new-york-city

Asian Immigrant Attacked in Hate Crime Last Year Dies

Yao Pan Ma was hospitalized in April after he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in East Harlem. He died on Dec. 31, the police said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #hate-crimes, #ma-yao-pan-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #powell-jarrod-april-23-2021-assault

Who Is Annie Hamilton?

Annie Hamilton may be the most well-known, unknown actor in New York.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #hamilton-annie-actor, #movies, #new-york-city, #social-media, #television

Conflict Quickly Emerges Between Top Prosecutor and Police Commissioner

A memo by New York City’s new police leader sharply questioned Manhattan’s new district attorney over his strategy for prosecuting crime.

#adams-eric-l, #attacks-on-police, #bail, #bragg-alvin, #district-attorneys, #elections-mayors, #law-and-legislation, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant

New York Plans to Install ‘Vending Machines’ With Anti-Overdose Drugs

In addition to naloxone, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, the machines will distribute free syringes, toiletries and safe-sex kits.

#deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #naloxone-drug, #new-york-city, #opioids-and-opiates, #vending-machines

More Patients, Fewer Workers: Omicron Pushes New York Hospitals to Brink

The current spike in coronavirus cases appears to be less deadly than earlier waves, but some safety-net hospitals are still being severely strained.

#chokshi-dave-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greater-new-york-hospital-assn, #hospitals, #interfaith-medical-center, #jacobi-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses

New Yorkers Reflect on a Stressful Week Back at School Amid Omicron Wave

Two dozen interviews with parents, educators and students revealed a range of opinions about whether schools should remain open. But most said the return to classrooms had been bumpy.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

Eric Adams Picks Philip Banks as Deputy Mayor, Despite Ethics Concerns

Philip Banks III, who resigned from the Police Department while under federal investigation, announced his own appointment in a newspaper opinion piece.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #banks-philip-iii, #corruption-institutional, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

How a Mobile Covid Tester Spends Her Sundays

After losing her sister to the disease, Jona Tajonera wanted to help others. Now, she operates up to 20 testing sites across the city.

#bay-ridge-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #tajonera-jona, #tests-medical, #us-mobile-care-group

Is New York City Ready for Eric Adams, the Mayor of Swagger?

Eric Adams begins his term selling us on style — the alpha public servant, efficient and full of brash confidence.

#adams-eric-l, #new-york-city

Police to Step Up Patrols of New York Subway, Adams Says

As the subway tries to lure back riders, Mayor Eric Adams said that officers would more regularly patrol stations and trains.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #subways, #transit-systems

Clifton Mooney’s Polaroid Portraits

Clifton Mooney came to New York to be a Covid nurse. After hours, he embraced life by taking intimate pictures of his friends.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mooney-clifton, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #photography

Notes From the End of a Very Long Life by New York’s Oldest

With the death of Ruth Willig at 98, a Times series on a set of the oldest New Yorkers — chronicled over seven years in 21 articles — offers their lessons on living with loss.

#content-type-personal-profile, #death-and-dying, #elder-care, #elderly, #longevity, #mekas-jonas, #moses-helen-1924, #new-york-city, #willig-ruth-1923

As Omicron Infects Workers, Subway Service Suffers

With coronavirus cases surging, about 21 percent of subway operators and conductors were absent this week, leading transit officials to suspend three lines and change schedules on others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan D.A., to Seek Incarceration Only for Worst Crimes

Alvin Bragg has told prosecutors in his office to seek jail or prison time for only the most serious crimes, unless the law requires otherwise.

#bragg-alvin, #criminal-justice, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #prisons-and-prisoners

Emerging Data Raise Questions About Antigen Tests and Nasal Swabs

A new study adds to evidence that common rapid tests may fail to detect some Omicron cases in the first days of infection.

#abbott-laboratories, #california, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #new-york-city, #quidel-corporation, #tests-medical, #throat, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Adrienne Adams, First Black Council Speaker, Says City Is at ‘Crossroads’

Ms. Adams will preside over the most diverse City Council in history as New York looks to recover from the pandemic. She already faces several looming battles with the mayor.

#adams-adrienne-1960, #adams-eric-l, #elections-city-councils, #new-york-city

Can Eric Adams Rebuild, and Rein In, the N.Y.P.D. Anti-Crime Unit?

Mayor Eric Adams wants to recreate the department’s plainclothes anti-crime unit, which recovered illegal guns but was responsible for a number of fatal shootings.

#adams-eric-l, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #racial-profiling, #sewell-keechant, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #vassell-saheed-d-2018

Were You Hospitalized in NYC With Covid? Tell Us About It.

Times reporters writing about the most recent surge would like to hear from people who were hospitalized with Covid-19 in the last two weeks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #internal-open-access, #new-york-city