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    More On: new years eve Astronauts celebrate New Year’s Eve with zero-gravity ball ‘drop’ New Year’s Eve fireworks spark massive bird ‘massacre’ in Rome New Yorkers quietly enter the new year: The Post’s week in photos Fans baffled by Cyndi Lauper’s awkward New Year’s Eve performance Hundreds of revelers desperate for a taste of New Year’s Eve normalcy were busted overnight for attending illegal parties in violation of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the New York City Sheriff said Friday.  While Times Square was a ghost town, parties were thumping from Queens to Manhattan, including a Maspeth karaoke bash that hosted over 300 maskless partiers, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said.  At 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, deputies responded to the Maspeth Bar Lounge on 58th Street and watched as more than 25 people slipped into a side emergency exit that was locked from the outside, Fucito said.  About 15 minutes later,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s first baby of 2021 was born right at midnight in Brooklyn. Parents Ivett Rodriguez and Antonio Guilbert welcomed baby Jaxel Rodriguez at Coney Island Hospital. Our #NewYearBaby of 2021 is Jaxel Rodriguez, born at exactly 12 a.m. at NYC Health + Hospitals @ConeyIslandHosp #inBrooklyn. ???? Congratulations to parents Ivett Rodriguez and father Antonio Guilbert! Jaxel is the couple’s third child.#HappyNewYear | #NewYearsDay2021 pic.twitter.com/J6GPfnx5B7 — NYC Health + Hospitals (@NYCHealthSystem) January 1, 2021 New Year’s Eve: Times Square Nearly Empty, Save For Select Frontline Workers And VIP Guests Jaxel is the couple’s third child. Congratulations! MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Disturbing Video: 92-Year-Old Woman Plowed Down Crossing Bronx Street, Driver Keeps Going Pack Of Bicyclists Now Sought In Pair Of Attacks In Manhattan New York, New Jersey Raising Minimum Wage In New Year
    New York City's first babies of 2021 was born at midnight on the dot. Mom Ivett Rodriguez and dad Antonio Guilbert welcomed Jaxel Rodriguez the minute the ball dropped on Friday morning. Jaxel came into the world weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 19 inches at Coney Island Hospital, according to the NYC Health + Hospitals Instagram account.  Mom Ivett Rodriguez and dad Antonio Guilbert welcomed their third child, Jaxel Rodriguez, the minute the ball dropped on Friday morning Jaxel came into the world 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 19 inches at Coney Island Hospital, according to the NYC Health + Hospitals Instagram account He is the third child for Ivett and Antonio, who called him 'the best gift of the new year' Jaxel managed to enter the world the moment that 2020 officially came to an end. He is the third child for Ivett and Antonio,...
    BILL de Blasio has been slammed for his deserted Times Square dance on New Years Eve as Covid-ravaged New Yorkers remained in lockdown. The New York City mayor slow danced with his wife Chirlane McCray after the crystal ball dropped at midnight. 15The New York City mayor slow danced with his wife Chirlane McCray after the crystal ball dropped at midnightCredit: Getty - Pool 15Mayor de Blasio shared this photo of his NYE celebration to TwitterCredit: Bill de Blasio/Twitter 15Confetti flies through the air in New York City's Times Square after the ball-dropCredit: Getty Images - Getty 15Andy Cohen, the co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live show, quickly ranted about Mayor de Blasio on live TVCredit: CNN Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" played throughout an empty Times Square on Thursday night as de Blasio had one hand placed gently on his wife's back while they rocked back-and-forth. The NYC Mayor's...
    Andy Cohen has joined the chorus of Bill de Blasio's critics. The 52-year-old talk show host joined Anderson Cooper to cover the Times Square ball drop on New Year's Eve for CNN and he had some choice words for New York City's mayor. Before diving into a brief but angry rant, Cohen knocked back a shot of tequila. "That's how I felt when I saw Mayor de Blasio dancing just now," he said, referencing a shot of the politician dancing with his wife, Chirlane McCray, and planting a smooch on her through their face masks. "I just don't need to see that in the beginning of 2021." ANDY COHEN ADDRESSES LORI LOUGHLIN 'REAL HOUSEWIVES' CASTING RUMORS While flailing his arms, the star shouted: "Do something with this city! Honestly, get it together!" Andy Cohen (left) slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as coronavirus cases and crime riates...
    You can now gain entry to any station of the New York City Subway with the tap of a phone, instead of the (famously finicky) swipe of a MetroCard. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday that it had completed the rollout of tap-to-pay scanners at all subway stations and on all of its buses throughout the city. The MTA has been installing the system, called OMNY, since May 2019 as part of a moderniz ation effort to phase out the plastic MetroCards that have been in use since the ’90s. The new tap-to-pay system is available at 472 stations and on 5,800 buses in total, the MTA said. Tap-to-pay is supposed to speed up entry into buses and subways and reduce costs throughout the transit system, officials have said. It’s also just meant to be simpler and more modern. Other cities have had tap-to-pay transit systems for years or decades....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For the second straight year, a Brooklyn public hospital took the prize for having the first baby of the New Year.A baby boy born to Ivett Rodriguez and Antonio Guilbert entered the world just seconds after midnight at Coney Island Hospital.The first baby in 2020 was also born at Coney Island Hospital.Jaxel Rodriguez weighed in at 6 pounds 11 ounces. He is the couple's third child.Meantime, it's a girl at Stony Brook University Hospital. Stony Brook Medicine Nicole Tahlor and Brian Tahlor from Nesconset welcomed their daughter to the world on New Year's Day at Stony Brook University Hospital.Weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce, the new baby girl was born at 12:01 a.m., just one minute into the start of 2021.She was delivered by Charissa Dinobile, MD, Rabale Hasan, MD, Diana Calero Kunda, MD, and Ashley Etienne, RN."2021 has already brought so much to look forward...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are investigating the first homicide of the New Year in New York City.It has been been a violent start to 2021.At least seven people have been shot already in the city.That includes a triple shooting outside a Queens hotel that was fatal.A 20-year-old man died in front of the Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens just after 1:10 a.m.A 40-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were taken to the hospital.So far, police have not made any arrests.The investigation is ongoing.In a separate incident, a 33-year-old woman was struck by a stray bullet that traveled through her bedroom window in Brooklyn.The victim was inside her home on Lincoln Avenue in the City Line section of Brooklyn when she was shot just after midnight.She was hit in the leg and taken to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition.The city preliminarily ended last year with at...
    It’s officially 2021, and the dreaded year of 202o is a thing of the past. The New Year’s Eve Ball has dropped in New York City’s Times Square, which you can watch above via CNN with The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. As the countdown and the ball slowly made its way to the bottom, a minute out from the clock hitting midnight, singer Andra Day sang her song “Imagine.” Watch above, via CNN. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    By Matt DeLucia, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer Good morning, and Happy New Year! We’re starting off 2021 quiet, but cold. Temps are in the 20s for most with low 30s in the city. After a bright start, clouds will be on the increase today ahead of our next system. Expect a seasonable afternoon with highs in the low 40s. Rain will be moving in around sunset, starting off as sleet and freezing rain to the N&W. Temps will be slowly rising overnight, so everyone will be waking up to rain by Saturday morning. Still, a prolonged period of icing may occur, especially in the higher elevations. Winter Weather Advisories go into effect this evening for this reason. Again, this is N&W of the city… NYC and points S&E will be mainly rain. After a lingering shower or two Saturday morning, skies will brighten into the afternoon. It will be...
    Ring in the 2021 New Year by watching the celebrations happening in New York City’s Times Square, with the New Year’s Eve Ball slated to drop at midnight. Not even the wild year of 2020 could stop the ball from being hoisted above the city lights to welcome in the new year of 2021. The design of this year’s New Year’s Eve Ball has over 192 Waterford Crystal triangles. “For Times Square 2021, 192 Waterford Crystal triangles introduce the new Gift of Happiness design represented by a sunburst of bright cuts radiating outward like a beautiful sunny day bringing warm smiles and happiness,” according to the Times Square website. Watch the live NYC celebrations above. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Usually a million people pack Times Square on New Year's Eve, but 2020 is not a usual year.There won't be any of the normal crowds at the Crossroads of the World Thursday night due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Mayor Bill de Blasio -- who will be on stage to watch the ball drop -- offered a remarkably upbeat prediction for the event that ends a universally panned year.Times Square, he said, will be "magical," "joyous," "exceptional," "wonderful," and "amazing," and the mayor vowed it will singlehandedly unite the country into the new year.RELATED | New Year's Eve to feel very strange in Times Square"This is going to be something unbelievable," he said. "In a country, in a city that sometimes could use some more unity, one thing that unifies us all as Americans, we want to get the hell rid of 2020. I think it's...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will honor those who have died from COVID with a Day of Remembrance on March 14. The observance will mark the somber anniversary of the first COVID death in New York City. The mayor says it’s important to continue to show support for their loved ones. RELATED STORY: Mayor Bill De Blasio Unveils Plan To Vaccinate 1 Million New Yorkers By End Of January There were 136 more COVID deaths across the state Wednesday, including nine in the Bronx, four in Manhattan and seven in Queens. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK New York, New Jersey Raising Minimum Wage In New Year Disturbing Video: 92-Year-Old Woman Plowed Down Crossing Bronx Street, Driver Keeps Going Pack Of Bicyclists Now Sought In Pair Of Attacks In Manhattan
    Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named, on thursday, a day of remembrance for the city’s victims of COVID-19. Mayor de Blasio marked March 14, the day New York City’s first COVID-19 death was recorded, as a day to commemorate the lives lost, NBC 4 reported. There have been at least 25,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the city, according to the NBC affiliate. “We need to recognize 25,000 of our fellow New Yorkers gone — that’s something we have to always mark going forward,” de Blasio said, according to the NBC affiliate. “We got to remember them by 1) being there for their families, by 2) honoring those who did so much to try to save them, and 3) by working to make this city better all the time in their memory.” There have been more than 426,000 reported virus cases in New York City as of Dec....
    New York City has named a day of remembrance for COVID-19 victims, NBC 4 reports. This upcoming March 14 will be used to honor the 25,000 lives that were lost to the coronavirus this year. The date marks the first death from the virus recorded in the city. "We need to recognize 25,000 of our fellow New Yorkers gone -- that's something we have to always mark going forward," New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioYang files to open campaign account for NYC mayor New York mayor says deputies will check on UK arrivals to make sure they're quarantining Poll finds Andrew Yang favored for New York City mayor MORE said Thursday. "We got to remember them by 1) being there for their families, by 2) honoring those who did so much to try to save them, and 3) by working to make this city better all the...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said his city has a goal for coronavirus vaccinations in January: vaccinate 1 million New Yorkers. The mayor told CNN’s “New Day” it will take “a call to arms” and help from the federal government, but he knows New York City can do it. “[T]he bottom line is to get out there and vaccinate,” de Blasio emphasized. “So, Alisyn, I want to let you know we’ve set a goal for the month of January, we’re going to vaccinate a million New Yorkers in the month of January. Now, we’re going to need the help of the federal government, the state government, the manufacturers of the vaccine, we need everyone to pull together, but we know New York City can vaccinate a million people in the month of January and really put this thing into high gear. And every single time we...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed one resolution he has for the New Year Thursday.He said NYC's goal is to vaccinate 1 million people by the end of January."The most important New Year's resolution I could possibly offer you in the month of January 2021, we will vaccinate one million New Yorkers," de Blasio said. "This city can do it. The amazing health care professionals of this city are ready."The mayor said the city will launch new COVID vaccine hubs across the city, scale up the capacity of local organizations and test and trace sites will start to do vaccinations as well."We are going to set up new sites all over the city, on top of the many, many sites that are already operational," he said. "We are going to expand our hospitals, clinics, neighborhoods across the city. Our goal is upwards of...
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City aims to vaccinate 1 million residents against the novel coronavirus by the end of January 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: infectious diseases, vaccines, United States, coronavirus, New York City, New York
    New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioYang files to open campaign account for NYC mayor New York mayor says deputies will check on UK arrivals to make sure they're quarantining Poll finds Andrew Yang favored for New York City mayor MORE (D) said that he hopes to have a million people in the city vaccinated by the end of next month in an ambitious plan to reduce the coronavirus’s risk in the nation’s biggest city. “We’ve set a goal for the month of January, we’re going to vaccinate a million New Yorkers in the month of January. We’re going to need the help of the federal government, the state government, the manufacturers of the vaccine, we need everyone to pull together. But we know New York City can vaccinate a million people in the month of January and really put this thing into high gear,” de Blasio said Thursday on CNN. ...
    A worker of the New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (FDNY EMS) receives a COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 23, 2020.Carlo Allegri | Reuters New York City officials want to inoculate 1 million residents against Covid-19 in January, saying the federal government and drugmakers need to speed up the production and distribution of the vaccine. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city will use schools, pop-up clinics and "whatever it takes" to reach 1 million people within the month. "We know New York City can vaccinate 1 million people in the month of January and really put this thing into high gear," de Blasio told CNN. "Every single time we vaccinate someone, we are one step closer to making the coronavirus a thing of the past in terms of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Usually a million people pack Times Square on New Year's Eve, but this is not a usual year.There's not going to be any people allowed there Thursday night due to the coronavirus pandemic.RELATED | New Year's Eve to feel very strange in Times SquareStreet closures have already gone into effect, but by 3 p.m. they'll have all of Times Square closed from 41st to 49th and 6th to 8th Avenue.The NYPD says since there's not going to be any spectators allowed, they've reduced the number of cops normally here by 80%.EMBED More News Videos Kemberly Richardson reports on the security on New Year's Eve. However, that still means hundreds of police officers in Times Square moving people along, making sure nobody stops to try and sneak a peek.RELATED | Annual 'Good Riddance Day' says goodbye to 2020 in Times SquareThey are urging you to stay home...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mulchfest kicked off in New York City on Wednesday. Christmas trees can be taken to local parks to be chipped and recycled. There will be 33 chipping sites across the five boroughs, including parks and GreenThumb gardens. “Rather than put your tree on the curb, you can bring it to a local park so it can be recycled, chipped up, and then go back into parks, streets trees or your backyard,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver. The mulch will be used to nourish trees and plants in every corner of the city. Mulchfest will run through Jan. 9. Click here to find a Mulchfest tree drop-off location near you. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Squirrel-Mania! Queens Residents Describe In Graphic Detail Being Attacked By Crazed Rodents Shock Video: Men On Bicycles Terrorize Man And His Mother Riding In SUV In Manhattan Countdown To 2021:...
    Footage out of New York City shows a crowd attacking a car with bicycles during broad daylight. “This was an animalistic attack in broad daylight,“ said one Manhattan officer to the New York Post. “It shows how far the city has deteriorated, and the politicians better get their heads out of the sand and start to deal with these problems before there is nothing left.” NYC is magical this time of year. pic.twitter.com/vRchtTnmmj— GrantB911 (@GrantB911) December 30, 2020 "It was reported to police that on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at approximately 1605 hours, a 36-year-old male victim was driving his 2019 BMW and stopped at the intersection of 5th Avenue and East 21st Street to allow a large group of bicyclists" to pass through, the New York Police Department told the Washington Examiner. "The damage to the vehicle is over $250. There were no reported injuries as a result...
    An SUV driver and his female passenger say they thought they were going to be killed after a gang of teenagers surrounded their car and began smashing it up in New York City.  The shocking incident occurred in broad daylight in the heart of Manhattan on Tuesday - evidence that Big Apple officials are failing to protect residents amid surging rates of violent crime.  The pair were travelling in the BMW when they encountered the large group of youngsters biking up Fifth Avenue near 21st Street.  According to eyewitnesses, the teens were blocking traffic before one member of the group fell off their bicycle and started attacking the luxury car.  Shocking video shows several teens punching the vehicle's windows and stomping  on its hood.  A woman says she thought she was going to be killed after a gang of teenagers surrounded her SUV and began smashing it up in...
    NEW YORKa -- Heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years, New York City is closing out its bloodiest year in nearly a decade, grappling with a surge in homicides and a pandemic authorities say has helped fuel violence.The city had recorded 447 killings as of Tuesday, a 41% increase over last year and the largest number since 2011. The number of people shot has more than doubled last year's total, nearing a 14-year high.Among the victims: a 1-year-old boy sitting in his stroller at a summer cookout; a 53-year-old teacher walking his dog; and a 43-year-old mother looking out the window of her child's third-floor bedroom. All three were killed by stray bullets.The carnage, however startling, pales in comparison to the bullet-riddled years of the early 1990s. Still, 2020 marked the third consecutive year of rising homicides after New York City recorded a modern-era low of...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has been mocked online after he opened a new $1.6 billion train hall in New York City with a theatrical press briefing while urging people not to travel and spread COVID-19.  Cuomo held a briefing Wednesday at the new Moynihan Train Hall in New York City's Penn Station, where he cut the ribbon with giant scissors, regaled how it was a moment for 'our children's children' and declared that the skylight in the new hall 'literally and figuratively brings the light' to the Big Apple after a dark year. 'We build this not for ourselves but for our children and our children's children and we build this as a statement of who we are and who we believe we are and who we aspire to be,' Cuomo said in his rousing speech.  He told New Yorkers it was a 'great' day: 'How great is today, huh? How...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Church bells tolled for the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic.All churches throughout the Archdiocese of New York, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, rung their bells Wednesday at noon to honor the 322,000 people who have died from coronavirus in the U.S.The Archdiocese of Boston and Diocese of Brooklyn joined the Archdiocese of New York in ringing their church bells to honor the dearly departed, as well as in Staten Island to Ulster County.RELATED: Cuomo says Javits Center may turn into field hospital again after UK COVID variant detected in USEMBED More News Videos Derick Waller reports on how New York state is preparing. The archdiocese says the ringing of the bells is meant to comfort grieving families and friends and help everyone move forward together into 2021."The ringing of the bells is as much a statement of faith as it is...
    DETROIT -- When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close.Avery, 57, grew up in the Motor City and is aware that homicides and shootings are surging, even though before the pandemic they were dropping in Detroit and elsewhere. His gun is legal, and he carries it with him for protection."I remain extremely alert," said Avery, who now lives in nearby Belleville. "I'm not in crowds. If something looks a little suspicious, I'm out of there."In Detroit, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and even smaller Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Milwaukee, 2020 has been deadly not only because of the pandemic, but because gun violence is spiking.Authorities and some experts say there is no one clear-cut reason for the spike. They instead point to social and economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 virus, public sentiment toward police following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody and a...
    Public relations veteran Howard J. Rubenstein died Tuesday aged 88 Public relations veteran Howard J. Rubenstein, who for decades polished and protected the images of New York celebrities and power brokers from George Steinbrenner to Donald Trump, has died. He was 88. Rubenstein died Tuesday at home 'in peace and in no pain,' his son Steven Rubenstein wrote on the website of the firm that bears the family's name. No cause of death was given. Howard Rubenstein founded the Rubenstein Public Relations agency in 1954.  Polite and soft-spoken, he was the antithesis of the stereotypical curt and fast-talking New York City press agent. But his hundreds of clients - from high-brow cultural institutions to politicians - attested to his clout. Clients included the Metropolitan Opera, the Archdiocese of New York, media magnate Rupert Murdoch and the late Yankees owner Steinbrenner.  Howard Rubenstein (left) is seen with Rupert Murdoch...
    NEW YORK -- Public relations veteran Howard Rubenstein, who for decades polished and protected the images of New York celebrities and power brokers from George Steinbrenner to Donald Trump, has died. He was 88.Rubenstein died Tuesday at home "in peace and in no pain," his son Steven Rubenstein wrote on the website of the firm that bears the family's name. No cause of death was given.Howard Rubenstein founded the agency in 1954. Polite and soft-spoken, he was the antithesis of the stereotypical curt and fast-talking New York City press agent. But his hundreds of clients - from high-brow cultural institutions to politicians - attested to his clout.Clients included the Metropolitan Opera, the Archdiocese of New York, media magnate Rupert Murdoch and the late Yankees owner Steinbrenner. Rubenstein worked with Trump during the future president's highly publicized divorce from Ivana Trump in 1990."Howard's contributions to the Yankees took many forms over...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Church bells across New York will toll to honor the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in the coronavirus pandemic.All churches throughout the Archdiocese of New York, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, will ring their bells at noon to honor the 322,000 people who have died from coronavirus in the U.S.The Archdiocese of Boston and Diocese of Brooklyn will join the Archdiocese of New York in ringing their church bells to honor the dearly departed.RELATED: Cuomo says Javits Center may turn into field hospital again after UK COVID variant detected in USEMBED More News Videos Derick Waller reports on how New York state is preparing. The archdiocese says the ringing of the bells is meant to comfort grieving families and friends and help everyone move forward together into 2021."The ringing of the bells is as much a statement of faith as it is a show of...
    2020 is poised to be New York City's most violent year in nearly a decade, with shootings more than doubling last year's figures. After two decades of gradually reducing all seven major felony offenses in the city, killings in the city jumped 41% from 319 in 2019 to nearly 450 as of Tuesday, according to WNBC 4 — the largest single-year increase in 20 years and the most killing since 2011, when the city reported 515. December alone has seen more than 100 shootings across the city in 2020, according to data from the New York Police Department — in 2019, there were 49. 2020's figures pale in comparison to figures from decades past. In 1990, there were more than 2,600 murders in the Big Apple. In September, when the city surpassed 1,000 shootings for the first time since 2015, a Brooklyn police officer said it was time...
    New York City police are pointing to calls to defund the police and complications brought on by the coronavirus to explain why the city has experienced its highest number of killings since 2011, the Associated Press reported. Nearly 450 people have been murdered this year in America’s largest city, more than a 40% increase from last year, according to the Associated Press. The number of shooting victims has also skyrocketed to more than double the total in 2019, which nears a 14-year high, the Associated Press reported. “While most crime, including home burglaries and robberies, has gone down, murder rates have risen sharply, both in large cities like New York, Chicago and Seattle, and in smaller ones like Lubbock, TX, and Greensboro, NC” @johnyangtv https://t.co/XuuumBX4Oy — Sara Just (@sarajust) December 22, 2020 New York City’s rise in homicide marks the third consecutive year of increasing murders in the city,...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City firefighters began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday, but some confusion remains over when doses will be made available to NYPD officers.The availability comes a few days after the department starting vaccinating EMTs and paramedics using the Moderna vaccine.Earlier this month, a survey showed more than half of firefighters were reluctant to even take it, so the department issued a memo in an effort to instill confidence in the shot.But while firefighters will get access, police officers will have to wait. It's unclear exactly why, but Detectives Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo told the Daily News it's because the department has not yet received enough doses from the state."We want to continue to build out the vaccination effort rapidly," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "This is something we do based on the state guidelines, we are in constant communication with the state about it....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cellphone video taken Saturday captured a woman at a SoHo hotel falsely accusing a Black teenager of stealing her iPhone. Mayor Bill de Blasio called what happened at the Arlo Hotel a racist incident. The NYPD disagrees. On Tuesday, the 14-year-old at the center of the viral controversy spoke out for the first time, CBS2’s Mary Calvi reported. “I’m still kind of shellshocked,” the teen said. MORE: Video Shows Woman Falsely Accusing Black Teen Of Stealing Cellphone At NYC Hotel; ‘Racism. Plain And Simple,’ Mayor De Blasio Says The unidentified woman wearing a mask accused Keyon Harrold Jr. His father, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, recorded the confrontation on his phone. “This is my phone,” Harrold Jr. is heard saying. “You don’t have to explain nothing to her,” Harrold Sr. says. “Take the case off, that’s mine, literally. Get it back please,” the unidentified woman says. The teen...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has constructed a record 28.6 lane miles of new protected bike lanes across all five boroughs in 2020. Combined with another 35.2 miles of conventional bike lanes, 83 miles of car-free Open Streets, more than 10,800 Open Restaurants on city streets and sidewalk, and 16.3 miles of new bus lanes – another one-year record – New York City’s streetscape was transformed more dramatically during 2020 than in any year in modern history. “Our city has reimagined our streets as we’ve fought back the COVID-19 crisis. That means more space for restaurants and businesses, faster options for bus riders, and more ways than ever to accommodate the cycling boom with new protected bike lanes,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Record numbers of bike lanes and bus lanes will change our urban landscape forever – and, as we continue our fight to build a fairer and better city,...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- NYPD officers are not getting the vaccine as early as first thought, but on Tuesday the FDNY vaccinated its firefighters.It comes a few days after the department starting vaccinating EMT's and paramedics using the Moderna vaccine.But earlier this month, a survey showed more than half of firefighters were reluctant to even take it, so the department issued a memo trying to restore confidence in the drug.While firefighters will get access, police officers will have to wait.It's unclear exactly why, but Detectives Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo told the Daily News it's because the department has not yet received enough doses from the state."We want to continue to build out the vaccination effort rapidly," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "This is something we do based on the state guidelines, we are in constant communication with the state about it. I think the more we can build...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the extension of the Open Storefronts program that aims to help New York City small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The extension will go through September 30, 2021.The Open Storefronts program assists existing ground-floor storefront businesses who want to use outdoor areas on a temporary basis.It allows eligible businesses to conduct activity on sidewalks, on roadways in the Open Streets: Restaurants program, or a combination of both.In addition to businesses engaged in retail trade, repair stores, personal care services, and dry-cleaning and laundry services are able to use outdoor space for seating, queuing, or display of dry goods.Under the program:- Will allow retail stores and restaurants to use sidewalk to sell pre-packed food- Expand number of restaurants that can use sidewalk for take-out- Part of NYC's economic recovery planMORE NEWS: Woman falsely accuses Black teen of stealing phone in New York...
    NEW YORK CITY -- A confrontation in which a man said a woman tackled his 14-year-old Black son in a New York City hotel lobby as she falsely accused the teen of stealing her phone is under investigation, city prosecutors said Monday.Keyon Harrold, a prominent jazz trumpeter, posted a widely viewed video of the confrontation Saturday at the Arlo Hotel. He said the unidentified woman scratched him and tackled and grabbed his son, Keyon Harrold Jr., at the lower Manhattan hotel where the pair were staying."This incident went on for five more minutes, me protecting my son from this lunatic," Keyon Harrold posted on Instagram. "She scratched me; she Tackled and grabbed him. He is a child!!!"Watch the video that was posted on social media below:EMBED More News Videos Keyon Harrold, a jazz musician, says a woman falsely accused his son, who is Black, of stealing her iPhone in a...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- NYPD officers are not getting the vaccine as early as first thought, but on Tuesday the FDNY will start vaccinating its firefighters.It comes a few days after the department starting vaccinating EMT's and paramedics using the Moderna vaccine.But earlier this month, a survey showed more than half of firefighters were reluctant to even take it, so the department issued a memo trying to restore confidence in the drug.While firefighters will get access, police officers will have to wait.It's unclear exactly why, but Detectives Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo told the Daily News it's because the department has not yet received enough doses from the state.However, Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York is leading the nation in vaccine access."140,000 New Yorkers have already received one vaccine," Cuomo said. "That would put New York at the top of the national chart on number of vaccines that have...
    Police shot and wounded an unarmed man in Brooklyn Monday night after he rushed at cops and pulled his hand from his waistband — refusing commands to show his hands, NYPD officials said. The man, identified by sources as 35-year-old Curtis McGarrell, was hit in the leg and taken to Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Chief of Department Terence Monahan said during a briefing at the shooting scene in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. "We have excellent body-worn camera footage of the incident," Monahan said. "Officers gave commands for the individual to back up and to show his hand," the chief said. "We then see the man rush towards our officers while reaching into his waistband and quickly removing his hand." "At this point, one officer discharged his firearm two times," he said. The shooting came after cops responded to reports of a man with a gun at Lenox Street and...
    TIMES SQUARE, New York City (WABC) -- If ever there was a year for which to say "good riddance," it's 2020.And Monday is the day to do it, with the 14th annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square.Every year on December 28, Good Riddance Day offers the opportunity to destroy any unpleasant, embarrassing, and unwanted memories from the past year."Good Riddance Day is a time to let go of bad memories or hardships from 2020 and leave them in the past before we head into the New Year," said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance. "After the year we've had, we encourage people to join us in this therapeutic event by participating online or on social media, as we finally say goodbye to 2020 and begin the New Year with hope."This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, people around the world are participating virtually.ALSO READ | Crews add...
    LIONEL MESSI has admitted he 'has a dream' to play in the MLS. And the Barcelona star's latest comments come as a huge boost to a potential transfer to Manchester City in the summer. 5Lionel Messi has admitted he has 'a dream' to play football in the USCredit: Getty Images - Getty City's sister club are New York City and it has previously been reported that part of the deal will include a US swansong for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner. The biggest transfer saga of the summer saw Messi hand in a transfer request at Barca, but then withdraw it and agree to stay until his contract runs out at the end of the season. As well as City and a reunion with his old boss Pep Guardiola, PSG, Inter Milan and an MLS move have all been mentioned. Now, speaking to Spanish TV station La Sexta, as translated...
    In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, students arrive for in person classes outside Public School 188 in New York. AP Photo/John Minchillo, File Approximately 12,000 students in New York City have been removed from in-person learning over missing parental consent forms that would them to be randomly tested for COVID-19. The students whose parents haven't signed consent forms will return to remote learning for the time being. School officials said the students can return to in-person education after their forms are signed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New York City schools have removed about 12,000 students from in-person learning over missing parental consent forms that would allow them to be randomly tested for COVID-19, school officials said. Nathaniel Styer, a spokesman for the city Department of Education, told Bloomberg that the students will be moved to remote learning for the time being. Those removed from...
            by Catherine Smith  A net 70,000 New York City residents left the metropolitan region since COVID-19, resulting in roughly $34 billion in lost income, according to estimates released Tuesday from Unacast, a location analytics company. Around 3.57 million people fled New York City between Jan. 1 and Dec. 7 this year — and they were replaced by some 3.5 million people earning lower average incomes, the findings from Unacast said. To reach its findings Unacast looked at cell phone location data to examine the impact COVID has had on three neighborhoods: Williamsburg, Astoria and Tribeca. Unacast found that those people took with them about $298 billion dollars of income, while the 3.5 million who immigrated to New York in that same time period brought about $264 billion to the city, leaving about $34 billion in lost income in the 8 months of the pandemic. “The...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus continues to take a toll around the Tri-State Area. In New York state, there are close to 11,000 new positive cases and 122 new reported deaths. In the city, more than 3,200 new cases have been reported along with 35 more deaths. Todays #COVID19 indicators: • 180 new hospitalizations• 3,203 new cases• 6.78% positivity rate (7-day avg.) Don’t let up this weekend. Avoid holiday travel and social gatherings. Practice social distancing. Wear a mask. — Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 26, 2020 The city’s seven-day average positivity rate is 6.78%. The mayor says nearly 52,000 people in the city have been vaccinated. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Resources: Help With...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As New Yorkers start counting down to 2021, many are ready to say goodbye to their Christmas trees. NYC Parks’ annual tree recycling program “Mulchfest” got started on Saturday. There are 67 sites spread across the five boroughs where people can drop off their trees to be chipped and recycled into mulch. According to NYC Parks, the mulch is used to nourish trees and plants around the city. LINK: Click here to find a Mulchfest tree drop-off location near you. There are also 33 chipping sites where people can take home a bag of the mulch made from their tree. The chipping sites are open on Jan. 2 and Jan. 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire program ends on Saturday, Jan. 9. The city sanitation department also announced its curbside Christmas tree collection starts on Monday, Jan. 4 and ends on Jan....
    More On: Coronavirus in NY Signs of NYC’s 2021 comeback are everywhere you look NYC gets ready for the new year: The Post’s week in photos NY COVID tracking app provides little help in pandemic fight Fight over coronavirus package puts $1B in NY rent aid at risk More than 100 New Yorkers died of COVID-19 on Christmas, new stats show. The total coronavirus deaths Friday stood at 122 — the same number as the previous day‚ and 6,884 patients were hospitalized with the bug, Gov. Cuomo said. Of those hospitalized, 2,384 were in New York City. The Big Apple had 29 percent of its hospital beds available. The state’s positivity rate was 5.36% with 10,806 tests results coming back positive, Cuomo said. The positivity rate in New York City Friday was 4.48%, measured on a seven-day average, according to the governor. “The holiday season is a time...
    FILE: Dermot Shea, the New York City Police Commissioner, seen here in November 2019. AP Photo/Richard Drew A New York City man who is accused of shooting a New York Police Department officer twice in the back said he was "sorry" for shooting him, The New York Post reported. The shooting oc cured at about 9 p.m. on December 24 — Christmas Eve, according to the report. Prosecutors said that the accused, William Moss, said he only believed his girlfriend to be present when he fired his weapon, which has been recovered by the NYPD. The officer, 27-year-old Connor Boalick, was OK, as his bullet-proof vest prevented the bullets from entering his body. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. William Moss, the New York City man accused of shooting a New York Police Department officer two time in the back on Christmas Eve offered on Friday an...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With 2020 almost over, the New York political calendar turns to the mayor’s race and thoughts of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s successor. While there’s no shortage of candidates, the next occupant of Gracie Mansion will have one tough job and a list of problems to solve, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. Empty storefronts Nearly deserted streets A school system failing its students Tenants who cant afford to pay the rent Landlords who cant pay their mortgages Restaurants going under A transit system deeply in debt A city deeply in debt With all those problems, and a whole lot more brought on by the COVID pandemic, it makes you wonder why anyone would want to succeed de Blasio as the next mayor of New York City, and yet more than a dozen people do. What will the next occupant of city hall have to do? “The...
    Police on Friday arrested a New York City man suspected of striking a woman who works in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office with a cinder block. Christopher Guzman, 28, is facing an assault charge over an incident in which 51-year-old Lisa Cavanaugh was hit in the back of the head with a concrete block on Thursday afternoon in Manhattan, according to ABC 7 of New York. Cavanaugh was passing a construction site when a stranger came up behind her and hit her in the back of the head before fleeing, according to police. She was temporarily knocked unconscious by the attack and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, about 20 blocks away from the scene. She had several gashes to the back of her head and later acquired stitches, according to the New York Post. Cavanaugh, who works as a recruitment and appointments officer in Cuomo's office, was believed to be heading...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer responding to a domestic violence call in Brooklyn was shot in his bulletproof vest on Christmas Eve, officials said. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced the shooting early Friday at a news conference at Kings County Hospital, where the officer was receiving treatment. The 27-year-old, 2 and a half year police veteran was “in extremely good spirits” and was expected to leave the hospital shortly, Shea said. The shooting took place Thursday night in the Crown Heights neighborhood and the officer was shot in the back, but the bullet did not penetrate the skin, Shea said. The police commissioner said about seven shots were fired at the perpetrator, but he was not shot or injured and ultimately surrendered after briefly running from officers. The names of the suspect and the officer were not released. Crown Heights...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer responding to a domestic violence call was shot in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, the department said. A police spokesperson at the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information confirmed the shooting took place Thursday night in the borough's Crown Heights neighborhood. The officer was shot in the back, police officials told The Associated Press, adding that the alleged shooter was arrested and the gun was recovered. The officer's precise condition wasn't immediately clear, but police officials said the officer was awake and responsive. Further details weren't immediately available. Crown Heights is east of Prospect Park, in central Brooklyn. ___ Associated Press journalist Michael R. Sisak contributed to this report. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, crime, New York
    Miami's Republican mayor said Thursday he hopes to draw some of the big financial firms from Wall Street down to Biscayne Boulevard, as a relief from the high tax burdens and other restrictions of New York. Mayor Francis X. Suarez told "Your World" he is already having success in talks with firms like Blackstone, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. New York State continues to be near or at the top of the list when it comes to taxation and other categories that businesses take heed of, while Florida does not impose a state income tax among other benefits. Suarez said that one of the more recent developments that have made northeastern firms question their tenure in New York and the surrounding region is that of the change in federal SALT deduction. The Trump tax bill capped the amount of local tax that residents of high-tax states can deduct from their federal...
    Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur who rose to national prominence as a 2020 Democratic candidate for president, has filed paperwork to run for mayor of New York City. The move sets him up to join a crowded Democratic race just six months before a primary will likely determine the next mayor. A financial form for Yang's potential campaign was filed with the city's Campaign Finance Board on Wednesday. Yang also now appears as a mayoral contender on the finance board's list of 2021 citywide candidates. The paperwork does not guarantee that Yang is running, and he so far has no campaign contributions. A source close to Yang told CBS News that these steps are "just procedural" and no decision has been made, but added Yang is "seriously considering it and this was the necessary next step." A poll released this week by Education Reform Now Advocacy, a charter school advocacy...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Attending church services on Christmas Eve -- and particularly Midnight Mass -- is a family tradition for millions across the nation, but it is yet another holiday custom decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.In a normal year, people lined up an hour in advance to take part in the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan.But in 2020, Midnight Christmas Mass will still be celebrated by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, but there will be no public lottery for seats.ALSO READ: Christmas unites New York City community after fire guts historic churchAttendance is limited to 500 people, and those tickets have already been distributed. Others are asked to view on the archdiocese's livestream.Martin and Waleska Enriquez traveled from Rhode Island to experience Christmas in the city. They were undeterred even in a pandemic."It's scary, we're taking a chance we shouldn't be here but we are we're...
    MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- Police are searching for the suspect who hit a woman in the head with a cinder block in Manhattan on Thursday.Officials say a woman was walking down the street on East 47th Street and Third Avenue just after 2 p.m. when she was hit in the head by a man with a cinder block.The NYPD says this was an unprovoked attack.The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition.There are no arrests and the unidentified suspect fled the scene.This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    A New York City Republican club is now firing back at critics – including the Big Apple’s "idiot mayor" and "King Cuomo" – after its members were filmed dancing in a maskless conga line during a recent holiday party.  At least 50 people attended the indoor celebration at the Il Bacco Ristorante in the city’s Queens borough on Dec. 9, according to the Queens Daily Eagle. A video posted on Twitter of Whitestone Republican Club members singing and dancing along to the music of the Bee Gees has since gone viral with 3.5 million views.  "Yes, we held a holiday party. A good time was had by all. We abided by all precautions. But we are not the mask police, nor are we the social distancing police," the Club wrote in a statement this week. "Adults have the absolute right to make their own decisions, and clearly many chose to interact like normal humans and not paranoid zombies in hazmat suits."  The Whitestone Republican Club party was on...
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    The Big Apple’s staggering surge in shootings amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led nearly 9,000 terrified New Yorkers to apply for gun permits — but the NYPD has signed off on fewer than 1,100, The Post has learned. The 8,088 applications for first-time pistol and rifle permits submitted since March 22 — when coronavirus-related restrictions went into effect — represent a threefold-plus increase over the 2,562 submitted between March 22 and Dec. 31, 2019, NYPD statistics obtained by The Post this week show. But only 1,087 applications were approved, far less than the 1,778 granted during the same period last year, according to the official data. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS' PUSH FOR ASSAULT WEAPON BAN LOSES MOMENTUM Meanwhile, the approval rate since March 22 is less than 14%, compared to nearly 70% last year. The dramatic drop comes despite an alarming spike in shootings, which are up almost 98% this year, and murders, which have...
    EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan -- At Christmases past, parishioners at Middle Collegiate in New York City rejoiced over gospel hymns, carols and soul tunes played on a Steinway piano that is now only metal and ashes after the historic church was destroyed this month by fire."Our brass doors are warped, our glass is shattered, our beams have fallen down," said the Rev. Jacqui Lewis, the church's senior minister. "The sanctuary is gutted. We are gutted."It seemed a tragic coda to an already-difficult year in which the congregation has met only virtually for nine months due to the pandemic. But amid the grief, Lewis asked parishioners to "worship God with joy" when they observed the fourth Sunday of Advent last weekend.VIDEO: Firefighters work to put out raging fire that gutted historic East Village churchEMBED More News Videos First responders work to put out a massive fire in the East Village Saturday morning....
    More On: restaurants New York’s restaurant-killing rules make no sense — and it keeps getting worse Owe, here we go! Running the deficit for COVID relief will haunt the nation Support NYC restaurants and shops with these local food gifts Shut down by coronavirus, Berlin restaurant opens for homeless Big Apple restaurant owners are braving the cold — and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s iron fist — thanks to an array of ingenious street and sidewalk setups. Cuomo’s indoor-dining ban in New York City pushed struggling eateries to the brink, despite that indoor eating accounts for a negligible 1.4% of COVID-19 spread. But restaurant owners and food lovers pushed back. Summer’s makeshift sheds and tents gave way to an array of adorable private dining igloos, greenhouses, domes, and rectangular enclosures resembling luxury passenger train cars. They light up the streets and sidewalks during long, dark nights that need all the cheer...
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has officially entered the race to be New York City's next mayor, after filing paperwork with the Campaign Finance Board. CFB officials confirmed the receipt of Yang's paperwork on Wednesday, making him the biggest name to enter the race so far. Yang was a contender in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, gaining steam with his debate performances and promises of a universal basic income of $1,000 a month for every American adult. He promised to accomplish that goal by taxing companies that benefited from the use of automation. The Campaign Finance Board revealed Yang filed necessary paperwork to enter Wednesday The entrepreneur didn't receive much support at the polls, however, leading him to drop out of the race after the New Hampshire primary in February. After that, he became a political contributor for CNN, though he remained politically active. He promised in November to...
    Washington (CNN)Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork to participate in New York's 2021 mayoral race, according to city records. Yang's name appears on a list from the New York City Campaign Finance Board of candidates for the city's 2021 elections. CNN reported last week that Yang, a former tech executive, was planning to mount a bid for the mayor's office in the coming weeks. Yang's presidential bid ended earlier this year, and he spent time as a CNN contributor after leaving the campaign trail. At the time he ended his campaign, Yang had said he had no plans to run for mayor in New York, where he has lived for nearly 25 years. Already, Yang is joining a field of dozens of mayoral candidates, according to the city records. The contenders are all vying to take charge of a pandemic-stricken city, where unemployment is skyrocketing, poverty and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It appears a high-profile former presidential candidate is ready to run for mayor of New York City. Andrew Yang filed paperwork with the city’s campaign finance board Wednesday. Yang ran as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential primary. RELATED STORY: Shaun Donovan, Former HUD Secretary, Joins Race For New York City Mayor A growing number of candidates have already announced a run for the 2021 race to replace two-term mayor Bill de Blasio. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Caught On Video: Man Shot After Dispute Over Car Trying To Escape Snow Ends In Gunfire In The Bronx 5 Killed When 2 Cars Crash In Yonkers; Authorities Say Speeding Driver Slammed Into Car Carrying 4 People Man Accused Of Deploying Delta Flight’s Emergency Slide At LaGuardia: ‘I Panicked … I Didn’t Hurt Anybody’
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A World War II veteran from Brooklyn celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday with a small family gathering that his relatives say pales in comparison to what his long life and considerable accomplishments and adventures deserve.Sergeant Lawton Corbett has been on this earth for 36,525 days, not one of them spent standing still."I love this, but I don't want to sit in one spot," he said. "Let's move."Because of the pandemic, his party was limited to a small gathering in Bushwick for a giant of a man who was born December 23, 1920.ALSO READ | Late father buys son beer on 21st birthdayHis daughter, Zelphia Calhoun, reflects on her childhood."Sitting in the living room listening to Nat King Cole, Barbara Streisand, the Mills brothers and just talking," she said.He has so many stories from all over the world, having served in a segregated Army from 1942...
    With a new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 raising concerns, Mayor Bill de Blasio is stepping up quarantine enforcement in the city. According to CBS New York, all travelers coming into New York City will be greeted by the city Department of Health with a warning: either quarantine or face a fine. "Filling out a form to let them know that I guess they track your whereabouts. That was easy, too. Only took two minutes on the internet," one traveler said. "They said we had to fill out a form. Basically, they'll try to reach us if someone tested positive on the line," another added.  For those arriving from the United Kingdom, where a new coronavirus strain was found to be more contagious, city officials are taking enforcement a step further. "We're going to have sheriff's deputies go to the home or the hotel of every single traveler coming...
    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and former 2020 U.S. presidential contender, has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City as a Democrat in next year's elections, according to the city's Campaign Finance Board. Yang, who had no background in electoral politics, built an ardent grassroots following in the race to become the Democratic Party's nominee for the presidency with his pledge to create a universal basic income that would pay every American $1,000 a month. He ended his campaign in February after poor showings in the first two state primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. He has not formally declared his candidacy in New York, but should he proceed he would enter the race to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio with the advantage of high name recognition among voters. Yang could not immediately be reached for comment on Wednesday. More...
    Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang reportedly filed paperwork Wednesday that will allow him to begin raising money for a mayoral campaign in New York City. Yang filed paperwork with the Campaign Finance Board that allows him to opt into the city’s public financing system, according to a report published by the New York Post. The financing system will pay up to $8 for every dollar that Yang raises privately, the outlet reported. Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork with New York City’s campaign finance board to explore a run for mayor https://t.co/NwkCofmRtJ — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 23, 2020 To be eligible for the city financing, Yang must cap his campaign spending at $7.3 million dollars for the 2021 Democratic primary, the New York Post reported. (RELATED: Poll Shows Andrew Yang Slightly Favored For NYC Mayor Among Democratic Voters) A poll released Monday by Public...
    Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork to run for mayor of New York. NBC 4 New York first reported the news, citing confirmation from the city’s Campaign Finance Board. Yang will be running to replace current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is term-limited. A longtime New York resident, Yang first drew attention as a candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, focusing his campaign on the promise of a universal basic income. Yang was also outspoken about the threats posed by automation, and how its economic consequences were driving forward the opioid epidemic and a broader social dislocation. While Yang’s campaign was successful in cultivating a dedicated following, he failed to attract broader support and withdrew from the race in February after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. Earlier this month, Politico reported that Yang was reaching out to city political brokers, but the...
    Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang decided what his next political venture will be: entering the 2021 New York City mayoral race. New York's mayoral election is scheduled for 2021, and the winner will replace Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose own 2020 White House bid failed to gain traction in a crowded Democratic field. De Blasio will not be able to seek reelection after serving two terms. The tech entrepreneur championed a universal basic income during his White House bid, pitching $1,000 a month for every American adult, and stressed the importance of a changing economy brought on by technological automation. The contest to be the Big Apple's next mayor already has two other candidates. Shaun Donovan, who served in the Obama Administration as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2009-2014 and then later as the director of Office of Management and Budget, filed the papers to run,...
    Entrepreneur and former Democratic Party presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, has filed paperwork to run for mayor of New York City, Campaign Finance Board confirmed Wednesday. Per New York Daily News, in the Democratic primaries, Yang will compete against former Citigroup executive Ray McGuire, former Housing and Urban Development Department secretary Shaun Donovan, City Councilman Ron Menchaca, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and several others. Yang rose to national prominence during the presidential primaries. His 2020 campaign was centered around universal basic income and his proposal to provide every American adult with a monthly stipend of $1,000. According to Fordham University political scientist Christina Greer, Yang’s presence is guaranteed to change the dynamics of the race, given that the businessman is a well-known figure, unlike most of his competitors. “It makes it more difficult for Ray McGuire because now you have two finance guys. He has...
    It's not just because all the men wear hats or the taxis are big metal sedans—no, flipping through photographer Ernst Haas' images of New York City in the 1950s is weird because, well, there are so many people! While the city today can seem empty, the mere mention of it can still conjure up the best of what we love about cities before COVID—crowds, characters, energy, serendipity, food, and so on. That's why the latest selected for Just Booked, our series on beautiful travel-related coffee table books, is Ernst Haas: New York in Color, 1952-1962. Published by Prestel, the book is an intoxicating dive into a bygone era. Haas, an immigrant from Vienna, manages to capture the city's mystique even with the most mundane of subjects. A window lathered up for cleaning reflects the new style of apartment buildings rising around it. In the back of a car, a row...
    Then-Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is interviewed outside of Hopkinton Town Hall following a campaign event on February 9, 2020 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.Scott Eisen | Getty Images Businessman and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed paperwork to run for mayor of New York City, the city's Campaign Finance Board confirmed on Wednesday. The filing comes just days after a new poll giving him a slight lead among his fellow Democrats running for mayor. Yang sparked a huge following in the Democratic primaries for president with his call for universal basic income, though his broad online popularity did not translate to votes as he'd hoped. More from NBC New York: NYC Rolls Out Harshest Quarantine Efforts Yet Amid Twin Threats; NJ ICU Stats Hit 7-Month High Cuomo Floats Potential Reopening Game-Changer — and the Bills Want to Play NYC Reports 1st 'Significant' Allergic Reaction Out of 30,000-Plus Vaccine Shots...
    By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City started requiring international visitors to quarantine on Wednesday to guard against a new variant of COVID-19 from the United Kingdom as the city's next group of essential workers, paramedics and other first responders, lined up to get the vaccine. Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters that all international travelers to New York City would begin receiving a city order to quarantine, delivered via certified mail to homes and hotels, and that deputies from the city Sheriff's office would visit travelers from the U.K. All international travelers must provide their contact information upon arriving in the city, and those found to be violating quarantine orders could be fined $1,000 per day, de Blasio said. "There's going to be a follow-up, direct home visit or hotel visit from the sheriff's deputy to confirm that they are following the quarantine," de Blasio said....
    Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city will be sending sheriff’s deputies to homes and hotels where travelers from the United Kingdom are staying to check that they’re complying with quarantine orders. The new measure was announced during a Wednesday news conference and is in response to a new, more contagious strain of coronavirus that is spreading in the U.K.  #BREAKING: Mayor Bill de Blasio announces new “tough rules” for UK travelers: “We’re going to have sheriff’s deputies go to the home or the hotel of every single traveler coming in from the UK.” pic.twitter.com/DDo7RfpkFZ — The Hill (@thehill) December 23, 2020 De Blasio emphasized that the measure applies to every traveler coming from the U.K. and initially involves filling out a form at the airport notifying city officials that they’re entering the city. Each traveler will receive a commissioner’s order from the Department...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Emma and Liam were still the most popular baby names in New York City in 2019.Liam has led the pack for the boy's list since 2016. While Emma has been the number one name for girls since 2017.The Health Department's birth certificate records show 497 Emmas and 764 Liams were born in New York City in 2019.Here's list of the top 10 for girls:1. Emma2. Olivia3. Sophia4. Mia5. Isabella6. Leah7. Ava8. Chloe9. Amelia10. CharlotteAnd here's the top 10 list for boys:1. Liam2. Noah3. Ethan4. Jacob5. Lucas6. Aiden7. Daniel8. Michael9. David10. MatthewIn all there were 53,927 girls and 56,516 boys born in New York City 2019. The number of overall births decreased 2.3 percent, from 117,013 births to 114,296."Whatever their names, they're perfect to us," said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi. "We are proud to welcome our newest New Yorkers to the world."Year - Girls - Boys2010...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that deputies in his city would begin visiting “every single traveler” from the United Kingdom. “If you travel, yes, there is a way to test while you’re away and test when you come back and come out of the quarantine, but otherwise, you are quarantined,” de Blasio said at a Wednesday press conference. “That is the state law. And we will make sure that quarantine is upheld.” Noting it was the “busiest travel time of the year,” de Blasio said the city would begin notifying those who enter of their obligation to quarantine. “For folks coming in from the United Kingdom, we will have a new approach given this new strain we’re seeing there,” he added. “We’re going to have sheriff’s deputies go to the home or the hotel of every single traveler coming in from the U.K.” The U.K. has been at...
    New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioPoll finds Andrew Yang favored for New York City mayor De Blasio doubles down on 'redistribute wealth' remark: 'Fox News got it exactly right' Warp Speed official: 'No hard evidence' new coronavirus strain is more transmissible MORE (D) announced that deputies will check on arrivals from the U.K. to make sure that they’re quarantining amid concerns over a new COVID-19 strain found in England. The mayor said in a news conference on Wednesday that all international travelers coming into the city will receive a “personal and direct” quarantine order from the Department of Health Commissioner’s office. However, de Blasio said that New York City Sheriff’s deputies will personally visit the home or hotel of every traveler from the U.K. to confirm that they are following quarantine order. “We cannot take chances with anyone that’s traveling, particularly folks traveling in from...
    Big brand stores have closed their doors in New York City after months of coronavirus lockdowns. At least 1,132 chain stores closed their doors in the city during 2020. The stores closed include 70 Duane Reades, 54 Starbucks, and 22 Papyruses, with Manhattan most affected, the New York Post reported. “If the national chains are scaling back like this, I have to imagine it’s twice as bad for mom-and-pop stores, who don’t have the same ability to weather a storm or get access to financing,” said Jonathan Bowles, the executive director for the Center for an Urban Future. Manhattan saw 546 stores closing because of lockdowns that shut out tourists and people who worked in the borough and because many people left the city. Victoria’s Secret closed 10 stores, Old Navy closed six, Shake Shack closed five, GNC closed 51, Subway closed 48, and MAC Cosmetics closed 25....
    (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday said members of the city Sheriff's office would start paying home visits to enforce a quarantine order for travelers from the United Kingdom in an effort to stop the spread of a new COVID-19 variant found in that country. De Blasio said that all international travelers to New York City would start receiving a Department of Health Commissioner's order to quarantine, delivered via certified mail, and travelers could face a $1000 fine per day for violating the rules. The city Sheriff's office will check on travelers from the U.K. at their homes or hotels to ensure compliance, de Blasio said, taking extra precaution out of concern that those travelers could bring a new, highly transmissible variant of the virus to New York. "We're going to provide them with that commissioner's order, but then there's going to be a follow...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- FDNY EMTs and paramedics are the first of New York City first responders to get the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, with firefighters and members of the FDNY set to being receiving the shot next week.The department says 450 of those who have been showing up at homes and caring for patients since the start of the pandemic are receiving the Moderna vaccine.Next in line, starting December 29, are firefighters and NYPD officers.Sadly, on the same day as the vaccine rollout, the FDNY announced the death of a 27-year veteran EMT from the coronavirus.Evelyn Ford died Tuesday night at the age of 58. She served as citywide dispatcher, coordinating emergency medical response to large scale emergencies, including major fires and mass casualty incidents."One of the good people at EMS, one of the people who serves us, passed away," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "Her name was Evelyn Ford....
    "Dash and Lily" is set in New York City and features some iconic landmarks. Netflix Netflix's holiday rom-com "Dash and Lily" is set in New York City and it features some unrealistic moments. As a lifelong New Yorker, I find it unlikely that no one would've stolen or destroyed the red notebook that was sometimes left in public places. I'm also in disbelief that Lily, who grew up in Manhattan, uses a physical map to get around her local neighborhood.  It's also bizarre to me that so many NYC landmarks on the show, like The Strand and Grand Central Station, were almost entirely empty. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday, Netflix released its holiday rom-com series "Dash and Lily." Based on Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's 2010 novel "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares," the show follows two teenagers as they exchange a notebook of...
    New York City saw a record one in seven chain store branches, including Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, close this year with Manhattan suffering the biggest blow as nearly 600 businesses shut their doors.    According to the Center for an Urban Future’s 2020 State of the Chains that was released Wednesday, the number of chain stores in the Big Apple declined by 13.3 per cent, which means some 1,132 businesses closed.  Two per cent have closed temporarily and 11.3 per cent haven't indicated whether the closures are permanent or temporary.  Dunkin Donuts, which is New York City's largest retail chain with 608 locations, lost 18 stores. The coffee chain's competitor, Starbucks, lost 49 of its 391 branches.  New York City saw a record one in seven chain store branches, including Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, close this year with Manhattan suffering the biggest blow as nearly 600 businesses shut their doors According...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- EMTs and paramedics are the first of the first responders to get the vaccine in New York City.These are the first responders who were showing up to homes trying to revive those who were not breathing back in the heat of the first wave.450 members will get their shots at three FDNY facilities.Next in line, starting December 29th, are firefighters and NYPD officers.A recent survey of 2,000 members of the United Firefighters Association showed that only about 45% would get vaccinated, which is not nearly enough to achieve herd immunity.A third of FDNY members, 5,000 of them, contracted COVID already so there is a belief they have immunity.FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro says that even if you've had COVID, science shows you still need the vaccine.The city is launching a campaign to increase confidence in the vaccine, and working to convince not just first responders but all...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- An iconic New York City paper will get a second life thanks to the parent company of LA Weekly.Street Media announced Tuesday, the purchase of 'The Village Voice,' an iconic newspaper that served the New York community for 63 years."The Village Voice represents one of the most iconic papers in our nation and the very best of local media," Street Media CEO and Publisher Brian Calle said. "For more than six decades, it was the heart of New York City and the voice of the community it served. We are proud to be able to revive both the digital and print editions of this paper."FEEL GOOD | Dog at Long Island animal shelter to receive life-changing surgeryEMBED More News Videos Kristin Thorne reports on the a 3-year-old English bulldog-pit bull mix. The sale comes after a multi-year effort by the former publisher, Peter Barbey, to create...