New York City Will Reopen Elementary Schools and Phase Out Hybrid Learning

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an abrupt shift in managing schools during the pandemic. Officials had faced criticism that they prioritized activities like indoor dining over the well-being of children.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Virus Deaths Approach Spring Record Amid Changing U.S. Crisis

On April 15, more Americans were reported dead of Covid-19 than on any other day of the pandemic. The daily toll is growing close once more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #new-york-city, #united-states

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Welcome to Homeownership

New Yorkers who left the city and bought country homes during the pandemic are discovering there’s a lot to learn (and spend) while taking care of a house.

#catskills-nys-area, #columbia-county-ny, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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How Will Co-Living Survive the Pandemic?

The coronavirus drove vacancies up in co-living buildings, but companies are offering rent deals and flexible leases to bring demand back.

#brooklyn-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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The Unexpected Message Revealed by Long Lines for Coronavirus Testing

All over New York City, thousands spent hours waiting at clinics, motivated by a deep need to visit their parents.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #tests-medical, #thanksgiving-day

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Here’s What the Thanksgiving Parade Looked Like in Pandemic New York

The holiday ritual was limited to a block, with parts pretaped for television and barricades to keep people away. Still, a few curious spectators showed up.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #parades, #thanksgiving-day

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Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo’s Virus Shutdown Order

In earlier rulings related to coronavirus restrictions in California and Nevada, the court had taken the opposite approach. But its membership has changed since then.

#barrett-amy-coney, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #new-york-city, #places-of-worship, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

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Homeless Men Must Leave Upper West Side Hotel, Judge Rules

The dispute has been a flash point in one of New York City’s most liberal neighborhoods.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lucerne-manhattan-ny-hotel, #new-york-city, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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Remembering David Dinkins, First Black Mayor of N.Y.C.

Prominent leaders said he was a somewhat reluctant trailblazer who took office at a difficult period of fiscal crisis and racial tension.

#black-people, #chess, #dinkins-david-n, #new-york-city, #success-academy-charter-schools, #united-states-chess-federation

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What the M.T.A.’s ‘Doomsday’ Cuts Would Actually Look Like

The New York transit agency has threatened to slash subway and bus service by 40 percent if it doesn’t receive federal aid. What could really happen is a bit more complicated.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #citizens-budget-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems

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At New York’s Nadir, Dinkins Gave the City the ‘Freedom to Imagine’

An assessment of the former mayor, who died on Monday, reveals how he nourished innovation and laid founding stones for a modern city.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #homeless-persons, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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The Truth About Thanksgiving Alone in New York City

In a city where the holiday has special significance, a ban on gatherings has left some New Yorkers planning lonely feasts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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I Remember When Rock Was Young

As a closeted queer teenager in 1970, I found something in Elton John’s voice that gave me hope. It still does.

#john-elton, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #pop-and-rock-music

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5 Ways That David Dinkins Shaped New York City

The former mayor was remembered as a mentor who inspired Black leaders to run for office and began to bring down the crime rate.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #dinkins-david-n, #mayors, #new-york-city

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$15,000 Fine After Secret Hasidic Wedding Draws Thousands of Guests

“This was amazingly irresponsible,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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Zagat and Michelin Hit Pause on New York City Guides

There will be no New York restaurant guides from the two companies this year, as restaurateurs struggle to keep their businesses open.

#books-and-literature, #infatuation-inc, #michelin-group, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #zagat-survey

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Coronavirus in N.Y.: Latest Updates

Upper Manhattan and the southern part of Staten Island face stricter restrictions as officials battle a second wave of the outbreak. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-army-plaza-brooklyn-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc

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How ‘Blue Bloods’ and Other Shows Resumed Filming in Pandemic N.Y.C.

With the city’s economy in a downturn, film production has been a bright spot, with crews again filling the city’s sound stages and, increasingly, the streets.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #directors-guild-of-america, #kaufman-astoria-studios, #mayors-office-of-media-and-entertainment, #new-york-city, #production, #shutdowns-institutional, #silvercup-studios, #steiner-studios, #television

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Pandemic’s Fiscal Toll on New York City: 5 Takeaways

The city is already facing a nearly $4 billion budget gap next year, as recovery efforts from the coronavirus are hampered by evidence of a second wave.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #de-blasio-bill, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city

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Reaction to David Dinkins’s Death

Rudolph Giuliani said on Twitter that Mr. Dinkins, his predecessor as New York City’s mayor, had given “a great deal of his life in service to our great City.”

#deaths-obituaries, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mayors, #new-york-city

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David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?

#blacks, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mayors, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

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David N. Dinkins, New York’s First Black Mayor, Dies at 93

Mr. Dinkins, who served in the early 1990s, was seen as a compromise selection for voters weary of racial unrest, crime and fiscal turmoil, and proved to be an able caretaker rather than a bold innovator.

#deaths-obituaries, #dinkins-david-n, #new-york-city

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‘Vision Zero’ Leader Is the Latest to Leave New York Mayor’s Team

The departure of Polly Trottenberg, the New York City transportation commissioner, is likely to signal a raft of departures from the de Blasio administration.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #de-blasio-bill, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trottenberg-polly

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New York City’s 3 Percent Problem

The nation’s largest public school system defied the odds to reopen for in-person classes. Eight weeks later, the schools are having to shut again.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #parenting

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Electric Scooters Are Now Legal in New York. But Are They Safe?

Fans of the devices say they are a cheap way to travel. But other New Yorkers view them as a nuisance or worry about the risks they pose.

#bird-rides-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #limebike, #new-york-city, #revel-transit-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #thanksgiving-day, #transportation

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Nail Salons, Lifeline for Immigrants, Have Lost Half Their Business

New York City nail salons reopened in July, but few customers come in. “No matter how hard I work, I make no money,” one owner said.

#beauty-salons, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #nails-body-part, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional

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Party at a Queens Sex Club With 80 People Is Shut Down by Sheriff

Despite rising virus cases, guests crowded into a swingers club in Queens, while 120 people gathered in Midtown.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social

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New York City Hit a 3% Positive Test Rate. Or Did It?

The city and state use different approaches for calculations. That has led to confusion and has a big impact on which restrictions are adopted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

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‘I Was on My Sunset Walk When I Came Upon a Gorgeous Ballerina’

A dancer at the water’s edge, seeing a scary movie and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.

#new-york-city

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Democratic Leaders in Brooklyn Mingled at a Party. Few Wore Masks.

As New York reinstitutes tough virus restrictions, local Democratic leaders had to apologize for socializing at a birthday party without masks.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #new-york-building-congress, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seddio-frank-r

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When New York City Schools Reopen, 765,000 Students Won’t Be There

It is unclear when in-person instruction will restart, but the number of children who will return to classrooms has fallen short of the mayor’s predictions.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #minorities, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Perilous State of the Subways: 5 Takeaways

A doomsday plan could slash subway service by 40 percent, eliminate bus routes and cut jobs if the M.T.A. doesn’t get billions in federal aid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #transportation

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Where Have All the Houseguests Gone?

The pandemic has made it impossible to invite people over, fundamentally changing the way many of us like to use our homes.

#holidays-and-special-occasions, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rose-lela, #tables

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This Is How the Outbreak Is Resurging Across New York City

The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #health-department-nys, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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‘Remote Learning Is Not Working’: Shutdown Hurts Children, Parents Say

As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

#carranza-richard-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional

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NYC Parents Say School Shutdown Hurts Children: ‘Remote Learning is Not Working’

As schools close again, frustrated and angry parents say the decision does not make the city safer.

#carranza-richard-a, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #mulgrew-michael, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional

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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

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A Free-for-All Mayor’s Race to Lead New York Through Crisis

Next year’s election will decide who will steer the city through a difficult recovery from the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #menchaca-carlos, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #sutton-loree-k, #wiley-maya

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N.Y.C.’s Schools Shutdown, Explained

The mayor may wait until community spread of the virus stabilizes at a lower rate before reopening the buildings.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-department-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways

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As the Virus Surges, How Much Longer Can N.Y. Avoid a Full Shutdown?

The state is banking on a variety of less disruptive mandates, even as public health experts and other officials warn that such measures may not be enough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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About That Maligned Christmas Tree (and That Owl) at Rockefeller Center

The underwhelming first glimpse of the Norway spruce seemed a metaphor for 2020’s troubles. But perhaps the tree just needs a little time to relax.

#christmas, #christmas-trees, #new-york-city, #rockefeller-center-manhattan-ny

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A Festival of New Asian Art, Seeking a Direction

“We Do Not Dream Alone,” the first Asia Society Triennial of contemporary art, is in search of a reason for being.

#art, #asia-society, #east-asia, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #new-york-city, #tan-boon-hui, #we-do-not-dream-alone-exhibit, #yun-michelle-curator

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What to Know About the Future of Tourism in N.Y.C.

The industry has been hit so hard it could take years to come back. “It’s going to be a very slow build initially,” the tourism chief said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fashion-and-apparel, #new-york-city, #nycco, #phillips-anya-1955-81, #travel-and-vacations

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Why New York Again Trails Almost All States in Counting Votes

A delay in tallying absentee ballots after Election Day follows a six-week lag in declaring winners in two congressional primaries this summer.

#absentee-ballots, #absentee-voting, #gianaris-michael-n, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020

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State and City Governments Are Too Big to Fail

Together, they employ about 23 million essential workers. But the pandemic has pushed them to the brink. President-elect Biden needs to step in now.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #house-of-representatives, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #property-taxes, #real-estate-commercial, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sheldon H. Solow, Manhattan Real Estate Mogul, Dies at 92

He built an empire from scratch, changing the skyline with high-end residential and office towers but leaving his crowning project unfinished.

#deaths-obituaries, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #solow-sheldon-h

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How Republicans in N.Y. Are Responding to the Election

Many of New York State’s top Republicans have stayed largely silent about President Trump’s refusal to concede.

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Why Cities Are Finally Showing Skateboarders Some Respect

New York and Jersey City opened or upgraded several skate parks just as the pandemic put a premium on outdoor space.

#fulop-steven-m, #jersey-city-nj, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #skateboarding

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Enslaved, Terrorized, Disenfranchised: Black Americans Still Found Ways to Change America

Two new works of history, “South to Freedom,” by Alice L. Baumgartner, and “The Kidnapping Club,” by Jonathan Daniel Wells, show how the actions of Black Americans have long influenced national politics.

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I❤️NY in Crisis: How Do Tourist Shops Survive With No Tourists?

After the coronavirus lockdown wiped out tourism in the city, souvenir stores remain empty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

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