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The city council passed a package of laws earlier this month aimed at creating new regulatory guidelines for the New York Police Department. The package included a legal ban on the use of chokeholds — a bill first introduced after Eric Garner of Staten Island was killed in 2014 where such a maneuver was reportedly used. more
If you’ve tried to get a good night’s sleep anywhere in New York for the past week, chances are you’ve heard one of the countless fireworks displays that have lit the skies — and thundered through neighborhoods — almost every night. more
Roosevelt Spivey hasn't been to work in more than three months. The barber was forced to close his doors March 22 after Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued statewide stay-at-home orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Numbers have been looking good as far as infection rates and hospitalizations go. But what the future holds for New York City’s hospital system could be a major concern, especially as it braces for both a long economic recovery and a potential second wave of the coronavirus. more
Weeks of non-stop protests seemed to accomplish what nearly two decades of advocacy couldn't: State lawmakers in Albany passed a slew of bils last week intended to reshape policing throughout New York. more
Fear and panic swept across the community early last week as rumors swirled through co-op boards and then social media about a violent protest planned for Seton Park. It started on Tuesday, June 2, when several of Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil’s co-operative housing communities sent out letters warning residents of a planned demonstration at the Independence Avenue park. more
Shavuot is a time when many practicing Jews pause to commemorate Moses receiving the five books of the Torah. It’s a two-day observance outside of Israel, which this year fell right at the end of May. And for Ezra Seligsohn, probably at the very worst time for someone who likes to pay attention to the news. 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
When Walter Watson came down with a cough in early May, neither he nor his family believed it was serious. Yes, there was a deadly virus ravaging New York City — and Watson was a front-line worker as a city bus driver — but this was just a little coughing. Plus, they were more concerned with Walter’s sister, Millicent, who was sick with COVID-19 at the time.  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
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