Tag: New York State

Social Media Posts Lead to Arrest of N.Y. Man for Role in Capitol Riot

A 25-year-old New York man from the Hudson Valley was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at his home on Saturday after he posted photos and videos on social media placing him outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during the rampage by violent extremists. In the caption of one video, the man, Edward […]

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How to Get the Coronavirus Vaccine in N.Y.C.

The number for the state is 833-697-4829. Why is this so complicated? The systems that each agency or provider use don’t communicate with one another. Many of these scheduling portals existed on their own, long before a need arose to try to patch them into a citywide search tool. Officials are trying to make it […]

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New York Fears Being ‘Starved’ for Vaccine Just as Rollout Speeds Up

After a sluggish first month, the pace of coronavirus vaccinations is accelerating to the point that New York City and other places in the state expect to exhaust their supply of doses as early as next week, officials said on Friday, causing several health facilities to alter their immediate inoculation plans. On Thursday, Mount Sinai […]

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The Red Tape Facing Older People Who Want the Covid-19 Vaccine

At Hillcrest High School in Queens on Wednesday, a vaccination hub run by the city, a handful of people who had signed up via the state’s website were told by health department staff that they were in the wrong place and would have to go to a community health center located in a former firehouse […]

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Hours on Hold, Website Crashes: Vaccine Sign-up Exasperates New Yorkers

At Hillcrest High School in Queens on Wednesday, a vaccination hub run by the city, a handful of people who had signed up via the state’s website were told by health department staff that they were in the wrong place and would have to go to a community health center located in a former firehouse […]

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Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries

Declaring that New York urgently needs to revive its arts and entertainment industry if it is to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that the state would begin taking a series of interim steps to help to bring back some cultural events in the short term and put more unemployed […]

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With State in Crisis, Cuomo Outlines Plan to ‘Win the Covid War’

There were also smaller-bore projects, some of which the governor has already debuted: On Monday, Mr. Cuomo said he wanted the High Line — a pedestrian walkway in Manhattan on a former elevated train track — extended to connect to the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, a project that he hoped would spur development in […]

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After Unused Vaccines Are Thrown in Trash, Cuomo Loosens Rules

Across New York State, medical providers in recent weeks had the same story: They had been forced to throw out precious vaccine doses because of difficulties finding patients who matched precisely with the state’s strict vaccination guidelines — and the steep penalties they would face had they made a mistake. On Saturday, state health officials […]

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Trainer Barred in New York and Other States for Giving Horse a Racist Name

The New York Racing Association on Saturday barred a prominent trainer from competitions on its circuit for changing the name of one of his horses to a racial slur and taunting a Black analyst for the horse racing network TVG. The trainer, Eric Guillot, can no longer enter horses or have stalls on the nation’s […]

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What Schumer’s Rise to Senate Majority Leader Means for New York

There has never been a Senate majority leader from New York, let alone one from Brooklyn. But after Democrats claimed razor-thin wins in a pair of Georgia runoffs, Senator Chuck Schumer will soon be taking charge of the legislative agenda in Washington’s upper chamber, and — by extension — place New York in line to […]

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Why Legalized Marijuana (Finally) Has a Chance in New York

Weather: High in the mid-40s, but the wind will take any warmth out of a sunny day. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). After years of fits and starts, the legalization of marijuana in New York is most likely in the cards for 2021, given the financial woes spurred […]

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Legalized Marijuana in New York: This Could Be the Year

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo renewed his vow on Wednesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New York, proposing a new office to regulate the market and licensing opportunities for communities most affected by the disparate enforcement of drug laws. “I think this should have been passed years ago,” Mr. Cuomo said during a […]

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New Year, New Drama in New York Schools

New tensions in New York Will New York City keep schools open for young children and those with the most complex disabilities, even as its virus numbers climb? The answer remains unclear as the political battle lines were redrawn yet again this week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that the state would drop its […]

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One Hospital System Sued 2,500 Patients After Pandemic Hit

The other health systems that filed the most lawsuits last year echoed that sentiment, emphasizing that they have not sued any coronavirus patients. St. Peter’s Health Partners, which runs a chain of hospitals in the Albany area and filed about 1,000 lawsuits last year, and Oneida Health, a health care system near Syracuse that filed […]

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New Variant Detected in New York Amid Growing Crisis Over Vaccine Rollout

The mayor showed no such restraint when it came to the federal government, suggesting in a slide show that the “feds” needed to “PICK UP THE PACE” on distributing the vaccine. On this point, too, Mr. Cuomo agreed, saying on Monday that “there have been issues with the delivery of the vaccine,” laying that blame […]

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‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic

Clients struggled with the loss of their in-person support groups. “What is more supportive than walking into a room and seeing a human you can touch?” asked one client, Maureen. “What’s been missing is body language, our ability to hug each other. All that stuff is important when people are going through the difficult experience […]

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9 Sisters at Upstate Convent Die as Outbreak Infects 47

A coronavirus outbreak at a convent near Albany has infected nearly half of its roughly 100 residents, leaving nine sisters dead in December, the convent and local officials said on Sunday. The outbreak took place in the St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Latham, N.Y., the headquarters of the Albany Province of the Sisters of St. […]

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New York Halted Evictions. But What Happens When the Ban Ends?

“I’m at a job where I don’t make that much, but I just try to maintain as much as I can,” she said. “Rent is not the only thing that has to be paid every month.” Since the pandemic hit, food pantries across the country have experienced record demand. From January through November, the Food […]

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Virus Numbers Are Surging. Why Is New York’s Vaccine Rollout Sluggish?

The city’s public hospital system has moved around about 100 patients, mainly out of harder-hit hospitals in the Bronx and South Brooklyn and more recently Harlem, Dr. Mitchell Katz, head of the city’s hospital system, said. “As long as the numbers keep drifting upwards, but not jumping, I’ll be fine,” Dr. Katz said. Intensive-care units […]

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New York Will Ban Most Evictions as Tenants Struggle to Pay Rent

The New York Legislature is expected on Monday to pass one of the most comprehensive anti-eviction laws in the nation, as the state contends with high levels of unemployment and a pandemic that has taken 37,000 lives statewide. For months, tenants and advocacy groups have been dreading the end-of-year expiration of eviction bans that have […]

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The Evictions Are Coming in NY and Housing Activists Are Ready

Housing activists in New York have spent much of the year preparing for the end of it. Tenant evictions have been halted or delayed by coronavirus relief measures, for the most part, until January 2021. If those measures are allowed to expire — or aren’t extended — it could mean the displacement of thousands of […]

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The U.K.’s New Coronavirus Strain and How to Stop It

A new and potentially more contagious variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Britain and elsewhere. With the Trump administration continuing to do little to address the pandemic, state and local leaders have, again, been left to deal with this problem on their own. To that end, on Monday Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New […]

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N.Y.C. Judges File Age Discrimination Lawsuits

“It feels very strange,” said Justice Ellen Gesmer, 70, who handles appeals in Manhattan and the Bronx. “I have never personally sued anyone before.” The decision to oust the judges has drawn criticism from legal organizations, lawmakers and the state chapters of Common Cause and the League of Women Voters. “It almost feels like a […]

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Who Gets the Vaccine First? Furious Lobbying by Interest Groups

The union for building maintenance workers, 32BJ SEIU, which has 175,000 members nationally, has also been in contact with the state, a spokeswoman said. Con Edison has already received reassurance from state officials that its approximately 4,000 to 5,000 customer-facing, critical workers will be prioritized. “There have been conversations and we understand that we’re on […]

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5 Takeaways From the First Week of Vaccines in New York

Since its arrival on Monday, the coronavirus vaccine has brought hope to New Yorkers. But so far, only a few have actually been administered the vaccine. In the first 72 hours after the vaccine’s arrival, some 5,200 health care workers in New York City received the first of two doses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said […]

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Nurses Are Anxious and Angry in 2nd Wave: ‘We’re Not Prepared’

Research shows medical facilities with lower nurse-to-patient ratios experience fewer deaths and other adverse outcomes. In recent weeks, nurses in New Rochelle have often taken on at least four patients at a time in the hospital’s intensive care unit, seven at a time in the emergency room and nine at a time on the surgical […]

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New York Spent $1 Billion on Virus Supplies. Now It Wants Money Back.

As the coronavirus ravaged New York this spring, state officials faced a terrifying prospect: Casualties were mounting, and the reserve of ventilators and masks was dwindling. As doctors considered rationing lifesaving treatment, the state rushed into $1.1 billion in deals for supplies and equipment. Now, New York wants much of that money back. State officials […]

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Inside the Race to Give the First Vaccinations in the United States

The first shipment of the vaccine arrived at a loading dock in Queens shortly after sunrise on Monday. The head pharmacist for one of Northwell Health’s hospitals, who had been tracking the package, opened the 63-pound box, packed in dry ice. He took out a single vial. From that vial would come five doses. After […]

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Sandra Lindsay, the First to Be Vaccinated, Hopes to Persuade Skeptics

“This is a historic moment, potentially the beginning of the end,” Michael Dowling, president and chief executive of Northwell Health, said of the vaccination that could begin to bring under control a pandemic that has killed more than 35,000 New Yorkers in the state. During the first wave of the pandemic, Ms. Lindsay led a […]

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‘Spy, Novelist, Moralist’: The Genius of John le Carré

To the Editor: Re “John le Carré, 1931-2020: Author of Cold War Thrillers Whose Spies Were Imperfect” (front page, Dec. 14): John Le Carré is dead. True name: David Cornwell. We lost a great one. Spy, novelist, moralist. A lot of valuable lessons in his books. He opposed torture and urged honor and restraint. We […]

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Storm May Bring Over 6 Inches of Snow From Virginia to New England

A storm is expected to bring more than six inches of snow from Virginia to New England on Wednesday, with the potential to cause widespread power loss and hamper travel across a large section of the country, according to the National Weather Service. Some parts of northwestern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania could get more […]

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