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Thousands of businesses in New York are closed, deemed “non-essential” by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the state continues following social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Even “non-essential” office workers are working from home, often juggling child care, school, and their day-to-day home lives, while trying to fit in work where they can. more
As critics, government officials and the public as a whole keep a close watch on coronavirus data coming out of facilities like the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, a so-called “reclassification” of more than two dozen deaths in the past 90 days has now put the Hebrew Home a hair above all other facilities in the Bronx when it comes to coronavirus deaths. more
Upstate New York is enjoying what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls the first phase of an extended statewide stay-at-home order — one that continues full force downstate until at least June 13. But New York City — and the Bronx, in particular — might not have to wait that long if it can meet the criteria of seven different metrics established by the state health department. more
School doors remain tightly shut as the coronavirus makes its way through thousands of people in New York. But they won’t remain closed forever. When it’s time once again to reopen classrooms and school buildings, how will that happen? And what can administrators — and even parents — do to keep children safe? more
Her signature soprano carried through the great spaces of Carnegie Hall, the Miami Music Festival, and the Manhattan Opera Studio over the past decade with classic pieces like Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” and “Pamina” — pieces we know better as “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Magic Flute.” more
The nationwide struggle to find out exactly how to survive the coronavirus pandemic is now approaching its third month. In the foreseeable future of the crisis, one question has dominated the minds of many: Exactly how did it get this bad? more
It was a project intended to boost average bus speeds by as much as 25 percent through improvements and new construction of bus-only lanes, including a planned lane on Broadway through Marble Hill. But it seems the coronavirus has claimed yet another victim as Mayor Bill de Blasio has put the brakes on his Better Buses Action Plan as the city scrambles to make up for budget shortfalls caused by the current economic turmoil. more
Landlords are required to pump heat into apartments during the winter. But when it comes to summertime, tenants are generally on their own. As temperatures rise outside, window and ceiling fans inside can’t keep up, literally turning some units into ovens that could put their occupants in the hospital — or worse.  more
Seven surveyors from the state's health department spent three days reviewing every floor, every department and every policy and procedure. And now that it's over, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale says those surveyors have moved on to the next nursing home after giving the Palisade Avenue facility a thumbs up on its response to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Just a few weeks ago, few if anyone even knew this was something doctors — and parents — should be looking out for. But a new syndrome among children, called MIS-C, is starting to be identified in a number of states and countries. And because of it, schools will remain closed through the summer. more
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