Mayor Eric Adams Unveils $98.5 Billion Preliminary Spending Plan
After just seven weeks in office, Mayor Eric Adams is giving New Yorkers a peek into how he plans to spend taxpayer dollars, saying he has to prioritize public safety for the city's economy to recover from COVID; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.news.yahoo.com
Andy Cohen Goes on Epic Drunken New Year’s Eve Rant Against Bill de Blasio: ‘Sayonara Sucka!’
CNNFour minutes into 2022, and about ten minutes before Miley Cyrus suffered a wardrobe malfunction over on NBC, Andy Cohen unleashed an incredible very drunken 45-second rant against outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.The Bravo exec and his buddy Anderson Cooper were in the midst of co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special live from Manhattan’s Times Square when, after taking a shot of tequila, Cohen went in on the deeply disliked ex-mayor.good god this man is full of rage pic.twitter.cnews.yahoo.com
Live updates: Unvaccinated worker ban takes effect in NYC
New York City’s sweeping mandate requiring nearly all private-sector businesses to ban unvaccinated employees from the workplace has taken effect amid a spike in coronavirus infections. Workers at roughly 184,000 businesses were required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday. Businesses that don't comply could face fines starting at $1,000, but Mayor Bill de Blasio has said imposing penalties will be a last resort.news.yahoo.com
NYC announces new measures as cases spike: 'We've never seen this before'
Top New York City officials on Thursday announced new measures for fighting back against COVID-19 as positivity rates spike and fears grow surrounding the omicron variant.Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) during a news conference shared a six-pronged approach to combatting the rise. The new measures include the distribution of 1 million medical-grade KN95 masks and 500,000 rapid at-home tests to communities throughout the city, among others.De Blasio...news.yahoo.com
NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers
New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced Monday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The vaccine mandate for private businesses will take effect Dec. 27 and is aimed at preventing a spike in COVID-19 infections during the holiday season and the colder months, the Democratic mayor said on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” “We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike to really do something bold to stop the further growth of COVID and the dangers it’s causing to all of us,” de Blasio said.news.yahoo.com
President Biden to announce new measures to combat new Omicron variant
The U.S. is taking additional steps to protect Americans against COVID-19 and the new Omicron coronavirus variant in the months ahead. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN with a preview of the action plan expected to be announced by the White House later today.news.yahoo.com
9,000 NYC workers on leave as vaccine mandate takes effect
About 9,000 New York City municipal workers were put on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that took effect Monday and thousands of city firefighters have called out sick in an apparent protest over the requirement.
Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in NYC
On Friday, in the same neighborhood as Monday's attack, a 65-year-old Asian American woman was accosted by a man waving an unknown object and shouting anti-Asian insults. He is not suspected in Monday's attack. Andrew Cuomo called Monday's attack “horrifying and repugnant" and he ordered a state police hate crimes task force to offer its assistance to the NYPD. The neighborhood where Monday's attack occurred, Hell's Kitchen, is predominantly white, with an Asian population of less than 20%, according to city demographic data. Shea called Monday's attack “disgusting," telling TV station NY1: “I don’t know who attacks a 65-year-old woman and leaves her on the street like that."
The Latest: Texas state judge upholds Austin's mask mandate
Doug Ducey said the site switch will maintain the state’s vaccination program’s presence in southeastern Maricopa County while protecting staff, volunteers and people getting vaccinated. Greece is currently grappling with a surge in coronavirus infections which has seen many hospitals run by the state health system reach capacity. 23, a total of 42,028 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed on the island nation of around 900,000 people, of which 248 died due to COVID-19. Kate Brown said those groups will now be eligible to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 5. ___PHOENIX — Arizona on Friday reported 571 new coronavirus cases and 24 deaths as the number of virus-related hospitalizations remained fairly stable.
New York City launches push to vaccinate theater workers
After the virus descended on New York, the only sounds in the streets were wailing ambulance sirens. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK – New York City is taking steps toward the reopening of the city's theaters, creating vaccination and testing sites for stage workers in a bid to restore a key part of New York's draw. It’ll be staffed by workers from the theater industry. The city also plans for a mobile unit that will serve off-Broadway theaters and pop-up testing sites at or near theaters. “Vaccination and testing sites for theatre workers are a great step towards recovery and bringing Broadway back," said a statement from The Broadway League.
St. Patrick's Day to be largely virtual in NYC for 2nd year
Bagpiper Joe Brady leads a smaller version of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – A largely virtual St. Patrick's Day was planned for New York City on Wednesday, one year after the annual parade celebrating Irish heritage was canceled because of the pandemic. A live broadcast of the St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral took place. AdMultitudes of people usually line Fifth Avenue for New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, which traces its roots to the 1760s. Patrick’s Day: A Celebration For All” at 7 p.m.
Could solitary confinement on Rikers Island be laid to rest?
FILE - In this May 23, 1935 file photo, solitary confinement cells are shown at Rikers Island prison in New York. New York City officials have unveiled reforms they claim add up to a groundbreaking ban on solitary confinement on Rikers Island. As a teenager, Browder spent two years in solitary confinement at Rikers Island — and three years in in jail overall — when he couldn't make bail on a charge that he stole a backpack. The mayor called Browder’s death the “original sin” fueling a reform movement that had previously resulted in a ban on solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates who broke jailhouse rules. That move followed a scathing Department of Justice report that found teenage inmates were too often placed in solitary confinement and beaten by jail guards.
The Latest: New Zealand opens 1st big vaccination clinic
New Zealand has opened its first large vaccination clinic as it scales up efforts to protect people from the coronavirus. (New Zealand Ministry of Health via AP)WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has opened its first large vaccination clinic as it scales up efforts to protect people from the coronavirus. Gordon cites Wyoming’s declining number of COVID-19 cases and its success in distributing vaccines as reasons to lift the restrictions. AdThe nation of 1.3 million has seen a rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases n the past few weeks. Italy’s total virus cases surpassed 3 million last week, with a new surge powered by the highly contagious variant that was first identified in Britain.
Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations
Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. Under the bill, Cuomo would still have the power to keep alive his existing COVID-19 rules or tweak them. State Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs, a close Cuomo ally, said it’s “premature” to opine before the investigation concludes. Asa Hutchinson, the association's vice chair, called the allegations against Cuomo “very serious” but said it’s up to Democratic governors to decide who will chair the NGA. The story was updated March 3 to report Cuomo did a phone briefing on Feb. 22 where he took questions.
CNN's Chris Cuomo says he 'obviously' can't cover brother
CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers on Monday, March 1, 2021, that he obviously could not cover the charges against his older brother, New York Gov. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK – CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers Monday that he “obviously” couldn't cover the stories surrounding his older brother, New York Gov. “Obviously, I'm aware of what's going on with my brother,” Chris Cuomo said on Monday. Chris Cuomo had caught COVID-19 and was doing shows from his basement, quarantined from his family. “An apology would have been a good start.”As Chris Cuomo said, CNN has covered the story elsewhere on the network.
NYC schools chancellor exits, citing virus' personal toll
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is shown this still image, from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's media availability, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in New York. Carranza announced Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, he would step down, citing the coronavirus pandemic's personal toll on his family. (New York City Office of the Mayor via AP)NEW YORK – New York City's Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Friday he will step down, citing the coronavirus pandemic's personal toll on his family. Porter is set to take over March 15, ready to “hit the ground running and lead New York City schools to a full recovery,” she said. Parents of a majority of students in the school system opted to have their kids attend only remote classes this year.