Tag: Cuomo, Andrew M

Almost 150,000 Still Without Power One Week After Hurricane Isaias

After Darren Demeterio was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer last year, a scan in June detected a new cancerous spot on his liver. His doctor told him to to eat healthily and stay positive. But right now it’s hard for him to do either: Since Tropical Storm Isaias battered the New York region, he […]

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Will Trump’s Executive Directives Provide Relief?

President Trump, in announcing his executive measures on Saturday, said he was bypassing Congress to deliver emergency pandemic aid to needy Americans. But his directives are rife with so much complexity and legal murkiness that they’re unlikely, in most cases, to bring fast relief — if any. Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some […]

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Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

On a humid Saturday night, under a segment of the Kosciuszko Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, hundreds of people at an illicit gathering danced and swayed to the thumps of hip-hop and electronic music. Some wore masks. Many did not. Many were attending their first party in months, since the pandemic had forced many […]

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N.Y.C. Schools Can Reopen, Cuomo Says, Making It One of Few Big Cities With In-Person Classes

Schools across New York can reopen for in-person instruction this fall, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday, solidifying New York’s status as one of the few states in America that has a virus transmission rate low enough to bring children back into classrooms — not only in its rural communities but also in the country’s […]

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Here’s What Happened This Week

Weather: Showers and possibly heavy thunderstorms, with a high in the upper 70s. Scattered storms Saturday afternoon, but Sunday should be mostly sunny. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 15 (Feast of the Assumption). Read about the amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Carlo Allegri/Reuters As fall looms, New York is continuing to stem its coronavirus outbreak. This […]

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Outages Pile on Misery for 1.6 Million Coping With Pandemic

Dozens of people forced to work from home because of the coronavirus lined up outside a library in a Connecticut suburb on Thursday, desperate for internet and a place to charge their laptops. A food pantry just west of Atlantic City in New Jersey, which had already been feeding people who had lost their jobs […]

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After Isaias, When Will Power Be Back?

Weather: Partly sunny and cooler, with a chance of showers late in the afternoon. High in the low 80s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 15 (Feast of the Assumption). Read about the amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times This morning, many people in the New York area are without power, crucial for […]

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Cuomo and de Blasio, Stop Bickering and Face the Coronavirus

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have before them some of the most difficult challenges any holder of their respective offices has ever faced. Both men are often forced to choose between the least worst of many bad options. So, you’d think this great crisis would be an opportunity for the mayor and […]

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Why the Botched N.Y.C. Primary Has Become the November Nightmare

Election officials in New York City widely distributed mail-in ballots for the primary on June 23, which featured dozens of hard-fought races. The officials had hoped to make voting much easier, but they did not seem prepared for the response: more than 10 times the number of absentee ballots received in recent elections in the […]

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Chainsmokers Concert in Hamptons Is Under Investigation by Cuomo

A charity concert on Saturday night in the Hamptons featuring performances from the chief executive of Goldman Sachs and the D.J. duo The Chainsmokers drew widespread outrage and a state investigation after video footage showed attendees appearing to ignore public health precautions. The concert, called Safe & Sound, was billed by organizers as a “drive-in […]

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Why It’s Taking So Long for New Yorkers to Get Test Results

Weather: Keep an umbrella handy in case of a thunderstorm. High in the mid-80s. Things clear up over the weekend: Mostly sunny, with highs around 90. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday (Eid al-Adha). Read about the new amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Justin Lane/EPA, via Shutterstock Like thousands of New Yorkers, Zach Honig is still waiting […]

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Primary Wave May Make N.Y. Legislature One of Nation’s Most Liberal

A slew of progressive challengers upset entrenched incumbents in the New York Legislature in the recent Democratic primary, cementing their movement’s influence in Albany and making it likely that the state government will become one of the most liberal in the nation. The results, held up for weeks because of delays caused by the coronavirus […]

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Homeland Security Lets New Yorkers Back Into Global Entry Program

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will again be able to enroll in Global Entry and similar programs that let travelers speed through borders and airport lines, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. The announcement came nearly six months after the department barred New York residents from participating in what are officially known […]

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9-Day Waits for Test Results Threaten N.Y.C.’s Ability to Contain Virus

Nearly four months after the pandemic’s peak, New York City is facing such serious delays in returning coronavirus testing results that public health experts are warning that the problems could hinder efforts to reopen the local economy and schools. Despite repeated pledges from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio that testing would […]

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Blame Spreads for Nursing Home Deaths Even as N.Y. Contains Virus

ALBANY — As New York moves from coronavirus crisis to sustained recovery, there remains a heartbreaking fact that some are trying to explore and others seem to be trying to exploit: Nearly 6,500 people have died of the virus in nursing homes and other long-term facilities in the state. Republicans in Washington and elsewhere have […]

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New Yorkers, Voting Could Get Much Easier for You

New York’s Legislature is meeting virtually, for the most part, this week, tackling unfinished business amid the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the state’s health and its finances. Given what New York and other hard-hit states are up against, the Legislature has its work cut out for it. At least one form of […]

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New York City’s Phase 4, Explained

Weather: Heat warning: High in the mid-90s, but the humidity could make it feel like it’s well above 100 degrees. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Alternate-side parking: Back in effect, starting Monday. Read about the new amended regulations here. ImageCredit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Finally, New York City has made it to Phase 4 of […]

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N.Y.C. Enters Phase 4, but Restaurants and Bars Are Left Behind

For the 25,000 restaurants and bars in New York City, Monday was supposed to be a day of celebration — the turning point when the city would enter Phase 4, the final phase of reopening after the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, the start of Phase 4 marks a roadblock on New Yorkers’ path to normalcy and […]

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Cuomo Cracks Down on Outdoor Drinking at New York Bars

New York City restaurants and bars, already struggling to stay afloat with skeleton staffs and reduced to takeout, delivery and outdoor dining, suffered another blow on Thursday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo placed new limits on their ability to serve alcohol. The most significant restriction announced by Mr. Cuomo prohibits restaurants from serving alcohol to […]

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Unpacking Cuomo’s Covid-19 Poster

ImageCredit…The Executive Chamber An octopus is guiding a cruise ship. President Trump is sitting on a crescent moon. But don’t get distracted by that: Beware the Winds of Fear, the incoming plane of Europeans and the Boyfriend Cliff! We’re not describing a fever dream but Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s new “New York Tough” poster, which […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Cuomo to Back Billionaires’ Tax

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will spearhead a new campaign to push Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to tax billionaires who live in New York State and use the money to assist people hurt by the pandemic-fueled economic crisis. Similar measures targeting the wealthy have stalled in Albany, opposed by Republicans who long controlled the State Senate or […]

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Andrew Cuomo Ascends to the Mountaintop With His Covid-19 Poster

Mao Zedong wrote poetry. Bill Clinton played saxophone. Winston Churchill and George W. Bush both turned to painting. For some politicians, only art can calm the passions after a long day — and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, now steering New York to a cautious reopening after the deaths of 32,000 citizens, has lately taken solace in […]

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What to Know About N.Y.’s Traveler Restrictions

ImageCredit…Brendan McDermid/Reuters New York, once an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, is further tightening its restrictions on visitors from the current hot spots across the country. Starting today, travelers from 19 states must fill out a health form or face a stiff penalty. The form is Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s latest effort to better trace […]

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New York Confronts Second-Wave Risk: Visitors From Florida and Texas

New York, once the center of the coronavirus pandemic, has so successfully stemmed the outbreak that its death and hospitalization rates have plummeted and it has among the lowest infection rates in the country. But the state and its neighbors are facing a disquieting new threat: Can they keep the virus suppressed when it is […]

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