How Neighborhood Groups Are Trying to Provide a Pandemic Safety Net

Mutual aid groups are evolving into a long-term effort to help with food, clothing and counseling. “It’s about building the world we want to see,” one volunteer said.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #food, #klinenberg-eric, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #volunteers-and-community-service

0

Mayoral Candidates Take Their Stands on Cuomo’s Scandals

After three women accused Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of sexual harassment, some candidates called for an investigation, and others, resignation.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #restaurant-workers-union, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

0

New York Mayoral Candidates Weigh How Hard to Hit Cuomo

The feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hurt New York City, but Mr. Cuomo’s recent troubles may alter the dynamic for the next mayor.

#adams-eric-l, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m

0

The Return of the Foyer

The pandemic has prompted some builders to reconsider open plan apartments to include an entry space, a de facto “airlock” between the outside world and the rest of the apartment.

#building-construction, #gowanus-brooklyn-ny, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

0

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

0

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

0

Why These 2 N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates Are on a Collision Course

Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, and Ray McGuire, a former Citi executive, have become fast rivals in the New York City mayoral race.

#100-blacks-in-law-enforcement-who-care, #adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity

0

Cuomo Under Fire Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The governor acknowledged that “some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #libraries-and-librarians, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

0

Cuomo in Crisis, Republicans Emerging: Updates From New York’s Mayoral Race

Several major candidates called for an investigation into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, as two Republicans vied for key endorsements.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #mateo-fernando, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #sexual-harassment, #sliwa-curtis, #yang-andrew-1975

0

‘I Checked the Counter and the Floor, but I Couldn’t Find It Anywhere’

Cutting corners while making lattes, an unusual offer and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.

#new-york-city

0

Meisha Porter, Longtime N.Y.C. Educator, to Take Over Country’s Largest School System

Ms. Porter, a New York City native, will be the first Black woman to run the city’s sprawling school system.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #carranza-richard-a, #education-k-12, #meisha-porter, #new-york-city

0

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

0

The McGraw-Hill Building Keeps Its Name

The owners sought to replace the name at the pinnacle of the tower with the building’s address, but relented in the face of community opposition.

#historic-buildings-and-sites, #mcgraw-hill-building-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-landmarks-conservancy, #restoration-and-renovation, #signs-and-signage

0

Lincoln Center Will Head Outside Its Closed Theaters to Perform

Officials announced plans to create 10 outdoor spaces for pandemic-era performances and rehearsals, and to work with blood drives and food banks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #music, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings, #timms-henry

0

Positive Virus Tests Decline in N.Y., but Variants Loom

The number of people testing positive is dropping slowly, but new variants and a relatively slow vaccination rate threaten progress.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #el-sadr-wafaa, #museums, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

Attacks on Asian-Americans in New York Stoke Fear, Anxiety and Anger

Hate crimes involving Asian-American victims soared in New York City last year. “I just wish these incidents would stop,” said one woman who was spat on while riding the subway.

#asian-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #flushing-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity

0

Susan Feingold Dies at 95; Helped Give New York Children a Head Start

Her Bloomingdale Family Program provided preschoolers with a haven where there hadn’t been one before. It became a model for similar efforts under Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.

#bloomingdale-family-program, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #education-pre-school, #feingold-susan-1924-2020, #head-start-program, #new-york-city

0

‘Everything Seems So Tenuous’: Variants Threaten N.Y.C.’s Progress on Virus

Cases have fallen more slowly in New York City than nationwide, and highly contagious variants are causing concern.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

0

New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #finances, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wages-and-salaries

0

Former Aide Says Cuomo ‘Kissed Me on the Lips’

Lindsey Boylan, once a special adviser to the governor, detailed several unsettling episodes in a new essay. 

#boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #kim-ronald-1979, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sexual-harassment

0

Want to Be Mayor of New York? Better Know Your Wings and Dumplings

Food can be a unifying or divisive factor in New York City politics, with people taking sides on pizza slices, deli choices and utensil selection.

#adams-eric-l, #diet-and-nutrition, #elections-mayors, #food, #new-york-city, #stringer-scott-m

0

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.

#antibodies, #brazil, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #eli-lilly-and-company, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #research, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

0

Four Subway Stabbings and a Young Man’s Downward Spiral

The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.

#bronxworks, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #lopez-rigoberto, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways

0

What Was the Vertical Club?

As we listlessly hoist our home dumbbells, let’s take a deep breath and reflect on a lost epicenter of New York City fitness culture.

#exercise, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #vertical-club

0

What $1.9 Buys You in California, New York and Tennessee

An early 20th-century house in San Francisco, a one-bedroom condo on Central Park West in Manhattan and a four-bedroom home in Nashville.

#nashville-tenn, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

0

Daniel Prude’s Death: History Has ‘Repeated Itself’

None of the officers involved in the death of a Black man in Rochester has been charged with a crime.

#brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny, #rodriguez-steven-a-1971, #skateboarding

0

The Golden Age of Free Stuff Is Upon Us

The pandemic has spawned an enormous wave of items tossed out on New York City’s streets — including kitchen sinks, a Korean wedding chest and even a Tiffany bracelet.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #furniture, #new-york-city, #social-media

0

With Trump’s Records, Manhattan D.A. Has His Work Cut Out

Prosecutors face the herculean task of combing through terabytes of data for evidence of possible crimes by the former president’s business.

#di-modica-arturo, #mazars-usa, #new-york-city, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

0

I Fell in Love in the Pandemic. It Was Not Romantic at All.

At first, it was mutual frustration vented through chaotic late-night texts. But it didn’t stay that way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #new-york-city

0

South Africa Variant Emerges in New York

Coronavirus cases are declining in the state, but uncertainties remain about new dangers and the pace of vaccination.

#batiste-jon-1986, #casel-ayodele, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

0

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

0

New York’s Pop-Up Concerts Kick Off With Jazz at a Vaccination Site

The musician Jon Batiste led a band through the Javits Center to begin half a year of unannounced performances throughout the state.

#batiste-jon-1986, #casel-ayodele, #culture-arts, #empire-state-development-corp, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-state-council-on-the-arts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #winokur-zack

0

What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America

Too often, attention to nonwhite groups is only as pressing as the injuries that they have suffered.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-francisco-calif

0

‘I Paid It No Mind and Kept My Head Low, Glued to My Music’

Running late to work, quarters to spare should an emergency arise and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.

#new-york-city

0

Maya Wiley Is Backed by N.Y.C.’s Largest Union, Lifting Her Bid for Mayor

The endorsement by Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union is a major win for Ms. Wiley. The union was a key early supporter of Bill de Blasio in another crowded mayor’s race in 2013.

#elections-mayors, #endorsements, #new-york-city, #service-employees-international-union, #wiley-maya

0

The Activists Working to Remake the Food System

They’re committed not just to securing better meals for everyone, but to dismantling the very structures that have long exploited both workers and consumers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #andres-jose-1969, #arkansas, #atlanta-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #food-insecurity, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #organic-foods-and-products

0

Are New York Restaurant Customers Ready to Dine Inside Again?

New York City is again allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, but the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lipkin-w-ian, #mailman-school-of-public-health, #new-york-city, #npd-group-inc, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

0

Who Needs Big Brands When You Have Ella Emhoff, Bowen Yang and an Actual Beating Heart?

New York Fashion Week happened. There were few global names, but still lots to look at.

#collina-strada-fashion-label, #emhoff-ella, #fashion-and-apparel, #gurung-prabal, #hay-batsheva, #hearst-gabriela, #johnson-ulla, #libertine, #new-york-city, #new-york-fashion-week, #proenza-schouler, #wu-jason, #your-feed-fashion

0

Super PACs Are Raising Millions to Sway the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Groups representing big business are already working to influence the contest, while a new organization hopes to push the crowded field of candidates to the left.

#campaign-finance, #elections-mayors, #justice-democrats, #mcguire-raymond-j, #new-york-city, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #working-families-party

0

The Outlook for Public Transit in N.Y.C.

Transit officials announced that major cuts to service would be avoided through 2022. But the agency still faces a substantial deficit over the next four years.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drive-in-theaters, #new-york-city, #transit-systems

0

Cicely Tyson’s Harlem: Dance, Jazz, Faith and Waffles

Cicely Tyson, who died in January, was famous all over the world. But her heart was at home, in Harlem.

#black-people, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #tyson-cicely

0

Barbara Ann Rowan, Who Spurred Advances for Black Lawyers, Dies at 82

As a Black lawyer she protested a racial slur during a bar association speech after forging a trail as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan. She died of Covid-19.

#alexandria-va, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #new-york-city, #rowan-barbara-ann-1938-2020, #women-and-girls

0

N.Y.C. Staves Off Cuts to Public Transit, Despite Dire Warnings

Transit officials are expected to announce on Thursday that they will not slash bus or subway service through 2022.

#citizens-budget-commission, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #manhattan-institute, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #reinvent-albany, #subways, #transit-systems

0

The Fallout for Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

Lawmakers are moving to strip the governor of pandemic emergency powers in a repercussion from how the deaths were counted.

#astoria-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

0

Stark Disparities in Vaccine Rollout by ZIP Code

Data shows wealthier neighborhoods with more white residents received doses at much higher rates than low-income communities of color.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

Pete Wells’s Odyssey as Restaurant Critic During Pandemic

To capture New York’s food scene in these times, I’ve adapted to many roles. But the essence of my job remains the same: hunting for a good meal.

#chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #falansai-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

0

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

0

Corey Johnson Exited the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race. Will He Run for Comptroller?

Mr. Johnson, the New York City Council speaker, said he expected to decide in the next two weeks whether to run to be the city’s fiscal watchdog.

#campaign-finance, #city-council-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-comptrollers, #johnson-corey, #new-york-city

0

Stuck at Home, Pastry Chefs Find Freedom. New Yorkers Find Cookies.

At dozens of microbakeries in apartment kitchens, laid-off chefs are flexing their creativity to meet the city’s demand for cheer and calories.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #boy-blue-coffeegoods-store-manhattan-ny-retailer, #chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #desserts, #entrepreneurship, #joy-cho-pastry-brooklyn-ny-retailer, #kemi-dessert-bar-queens-ny-retailer, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seabird-bakery-brooklyn-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #wrightwoodsawyer-brooklyn-ny-retailer

0

Amy Cooper, Who Falsely Accused Bird-Watcher in Central Park, Has Charges Dismissed

Ms. Cooper, a white woman, called 911 on the bird-watcher in Central Park. Prosecutors asked a judge to drop the charges after she finished an education program about racial bias.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity

0