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NYC to Require Vaccine Proof for Indoor Restaurants, Gyms and Performances
Cities
NYC to Require Vaccine Proof for Indoor Restaurants, Gyms and Performances
2021-08-03 15:11:20
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK -- New York City will require proof of vaccination for people going to indoor activities like restaurants, gyms and performances, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The program, one of the first of its kind in the United... Read More

California, NYC to Workers: Get Vaccine or Face Weekly Tests
Health
California, NYC to Workers: Get Vaccine or Face Weekly Tests

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care... Read More

As New York Salutes Health Workers, Missouri Fights a Surge
Health
As New York Salutes Health Workers, Missouri Fights a Surge

New York held a ticker-tape parade Wednesday for the health care workers and others who helped the city pull through the darkest days of COVID-19, while authorities in Missouri struggled to beat back a surge blamed on the fast-spreading delta... Read More

Adams' Win in NYC Latest in Surge for Moderate Democrats
Political News
Adams' Win in NYC Latest in Surge for Moderate Democrats

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party's most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive... Read More

Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor
Political News
Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor
2021-07-07 01:20:57
by Dan McCue

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential future in city politics, has won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. The Associated Press called the race... Read More

Revised Vote Count Shows Adams Ahead in NYC Mayoral Primary
Elections
Revised Vote Count Shows Adams Ahead in NYC Mayoral Primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintaining a thin lead, a day after a first attempt to report the results of a ranked choice voting analysis... Read More

New York City Primary Vote Count In Disarray
Elections
New York City Primary Vote Count In Disarray
2021-06-30 15:07:33
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK - The ongoing vote count for the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City descended into chaos Tuesday night after election officials retracted their latest count due to it being “corrupted” by test data that was never... Read More

Adams Leads in New York Mayoral Primary
In The News
Adams Leads in New York Mayoral Primary
2021-06-23 15:01:21
by Dan McCue

Eric Adams, the centerist Brooklyn Borough President who ran for mayor of New York City with public safety as his top issue, emerged on Tuesday with a substantial lead in the Democratic primary, but fell well short of outright victory... Read More

New York Mayoral Primary Could Help Define Democrats Heading Into 2022
Cities
New York Mayoral Primary Could Help Define Democrats Heading Into 2022
2021-06-20 12:21:16
by Dan McCue

Will it be one of the moderates or the progressives, and just what will New Yorkers make of their first-ever encounter with ranked-choice voting in a mayoral contest? Those are some of the questions that could be answered Tuesday as... Read More

New York City Unveils 'First Ever' Racial Justice Commission
Cities
New York City Unveils 'First Ever' Racial Justice Commission
2021-03-23 19:39:37
by TWN Staff

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a new racial justice commission Tuesday, which he said will be tasked with targeting and dismantling structural and institutional racism across the city. At the same time the new... Read More

Movies Back on the Menu in NYC
Entertainment
Movies Back on the Menu in NYC
2021-02-23 15:58:53
by TWN Staff

NEW YORK - New York City movie theaters will be allowed to reopen, at limited capacity, starting on March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The governor broke the news during his daily press briefing with reporters. He said theaters... Read More

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, Has Died
Cities
NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, Has Died

NEW YORK (AP) — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has... Read More

New York Launches COVID Response Team to Monitor City's Schools
Cities
New York Launches COVID Response Team to Monitor City's Schools
2020-09-16 14:40:46
by Daniel Londono

NEW YORK, N.Y.- The City of New York on Monday implemented a new COVID "Response Team" to monitor the city's schools and hopefully prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus in one of the nation's hardest hit municipalities. The city's new... Read More

Ruling by 2nd Circuit Could Send Sanctuary Cities and States Case to Supreme Court
Immigration
Ruling by 2nd Circuit Could Send Sanctuary Cities and States Case to Supreme Court
2020-07-20 14:33:06
by Tom Ramstack

A federal appeals court placed part of the federal funding for sanctuary cities in jeopardy with a ruling last week that endorses a policy of punishing cities and states that refuse to cooperate in deporting illegal immigrants. The ruling advances... Read More

'All Eyes' on New York: Reopening Tests City Torn by Crises
Cities
'All Eyes' on New York: Reopening Tests City Torn by Crises

NEW YORK (AP) — The city that never sleeps had a curfew for much of last week. Famous stores were boarded up after days of unrest. The lights are out on Broadway theaters, and the subway no longer runs overnight.... Read More

Justices Toss New York Case That Could Have Expanded Gun Rights
Supreme Court
Justices Toss New York Case That Could Have Expanded Gun Rights
2020-04-27 17:04:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday tossed one of its most closely-watched cases of the term, claiming a subsequent easing of the restrictions being challenged -- a ban on transporting guns -- effectively left them with nothing to decide.... Read More

NY Mayor Bans Sale of Foie Gras, Limits Central Park Horse Carriage Operation
Animal Rights
NY Mayor Bans Sale of Foie Gras, Limits Central Park Horse Carriage Operation

NEW YORK — Mayor de Blasio limited when horse carriages can operate in hot weather — six years after pledging to rid the city of the industry entirely. Hizzoner signed a package of legislation addressing animal welfare issues on Monday,... Read More

New York City Eyes Regulation of Facial Recognition Technology
Privacy
New York City Eyes Regulation of Facial Recognition Technology

NEW YORK — Legislation that would begin to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the country’s most populous city could soon be made into law. While cities around the country move to ban facial recognition and other types... Read More

New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule
Immigration
New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule
2019-08-20 18:48:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New York State, Connecticut, Vermont and the City of New York sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its new Public Charge Rule, which aims to deny green cards and visas to immigrants that use or have used government... Read More

Cuomo Celebrates Women's World Cup Victory By Signing Equal Pay Law
State News
Cuomo Celebrates Women's World Cup Victory By Signing Equal Pay Law
2019-07-10 19:44:07
by Dan McCue

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer team Wednesday by signing legislation guaranteeing women equal pay for equal work in New York State moments before the star athletes were honored with a ticker-tape... Read More

Trump Vs. Nadler: Reviving a New York Street Fight
Political News
Trump Vs. Nadler: Reviving a New York Street Fight
2019-04-03 19:16:27
by Dan McCue

The president's expression turned sour. Standing alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump considered the reporter's question for a fleeting moment and then began launching broadsides. He'd been asked about House Judiciary Committee's scheduled vote Wednesday morning... Read More

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