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There’s a lot of talk about how the coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses — but when it comes to schools, outside the fact that campuses are closed, some might be surprised to find out what’s happening inside. more
Every night since May 4, a swarm of police officers, city social workers and volunteers descend on subway stations that close just as the clock strikes 1 a.m., hoping to find people who need their help. It’s a small army of people who have forsaken sleep in order to deliver as many homeless individuals into shelters as possible. more
Assuming protests and some of the violence that trailed in its wake doesn’t mess anything up, New York City is expected to finally jumpstart its stalled economy on Monday, June 8. But as the city catches up to the state’s nine other regions on the road to recovery, there are still many unanswered questions that abound — especially surrounding some of the unique needs of small businesses.  more
For Chris Fink, there isn’t a lot that matters to him more than climate change. And running to represent New York’s 16th Congressional District isn’t changing that. Even when Fink talks about any other issue, it doesn’t take long at all before he finds a connection to the climate. more
Jamaal Bowman, one of three candidates running to unseat Eliot Engel in the U.S. House of Representatives, picked up two new notable endorsements Friday morning — that of city comptroller Scott Stringer, and Stringer’s political ally state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. more
If there’s one thing anyone can say about a New Yorker, she’s well represented. At least as far as government is concerned. We’re talking the governor, senators, Assembly members, right down to the city council. But then there’s representation on an even more micro level — community boards. more
Hearing the phrase “essential worker” conjures to the mind some immediate occupations: Doctors, nurses, bus drivers, maybe even grocery store workers. Commonly overlooked in that list are the city’s nearly 50,000 delivery workers, armed not with N95 masks and face shields, but with tonight’s dinner — and likely an electronic bike. more
It's storming through much of New York City, which likely will keep many protesters — and looters — home. Yet, the curfew continues, set to begin at 8 p.m. But one councilman says enough is enough. more
Eliot Engel is not ashamed about the fact he’s been in Congress a long time — or the fact that voters have “renewed his contract” every two years since 1989. more
If the New York Police Department wants to help ease tension with protesters upset over last week’s cop-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, then all they need to do is take a knee. more
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