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A regular day for one of the dozens of children who attend The Learning Experience would begin when they’re dropped off at the door to their classroom. It ends when they’re picked up in that same doorway by a familiar face. Since the beginning of March, though, things inside the early childhood education center have looked a lot different. more
And just like that, it was gone. It was only a few weeks ago that news broke of plans by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build a 200-bed field hospital in Van Cortlandt Park. more
The coronavirus spread at the first New York City school to shut down in the outbreak's wake appears to have worsen after Salanter Akiba Riverdale officials confirm 29 people associated with its academy and high school have tested positive. more
Spring has sprung, but the parks are empty. The gardens seem abandoned. Trees — whose branches have begun to bloom deep in Spuyten Duyvil Shorefront Park — remain unseen and unappreciated. more
New York’s “patient zero,” at least as far as state health officials are concerned, was a Manhattan health care worker who had recently returned from Iran. She was followed by a New Rochelle lawyer who works in Manhattan. Then it was the rest of his family, including a daughter — who attends SAR High School in North Riverdale — and her older brother, a Yeshiva University student in Washington Heights. more
Although the 50th Precinct saw a spike in crime at the beginning of the year — like many other precincts covered by the New York Police Department — those numbers are starting to come down. The credit, according to precinct commander Emilio Melendez, belongs to the coronavirus. more
Lawmakers in Washington might be putting together massive relief packages for people and businesses nationwide suffering through the coronavirus pandemic, but New York's city council introduced a comprehensive relief package of its own Wednesday tackling a wide range of issues, from how long renters have to pay their landlords, when essential workers can be fired, and even paid sick leave for so-called "gig" workers. more
With New York's most vulnerable people living in close quarters in the middle of the pandemic, state officials say they've kept a close eye on nursing homes and assisted living facilities during the coronavirus crisis. more
The U.S. House of Representatives was expected to approve yet another coronavirus relief bill ahead of receiving President Trump's signature on Thursday, providing billions more for small business payroll protection support, and some other corporate bailouts. But it's what the bill is missing that has Gov. Andrew Cuomo riled. more
Two dozen state senators don't want to see people out on the street because of the coronavirus, signing a letter addressed to New York State Court of Appeals chief judge Janet DiFiore, asking her to place a moratorium on evictions until the COVID-19 crisis passes. more
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