“It might be a while until I get to experience the real New York,” Patel allowed. “But that means I get to gradually see everything come back to life [and] experience what really makes New York so special. I have a lot of compassion for New York even though I’ve never been and I know it’s the people, their energy, and the special community that makes it unique. Now, I get to participate in rebuilding it. That’s pretty special to me. Like being part of history of a city I’ve always admired, you know?” … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
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“These words are outdated, and loaded words used to dehumanize the people they describe. It’s time to retire them,” Moya said. “Words matter. The language we choose to use has power and consequences. It’s time we as a city use our language to acknowledge people as people, rather than to dehumanize them and divide us.” … [Read more...] about New York City Outlaws Use of ‘Alien,’ ‘Illegal Immigrant’; All Now Referred to as ‘Noncitizens’
The city has been on lockdown since March as the virus spread rapidly and the hospital and health care workers were tested. Over 20,000 people have died and 200,000 been infected. The city still does not have quite enough hospital beds available (it needs 30%) or contact tracers in place under state guidelines but Governor Cuomo said it most likely would in a week’s time. It would allow for non-essential stores like clothing, furniture and electronics, to open for curbside pickup and a resumption of non-essential construction and manufacturing. … [Read more...] about New York City To Start Phased Reopening June 8, Governor Andrew Cuomo Says
“Really glad beaches can be open next weekend BUT if NYC beaches are closed, it will create a chaotic and untenable situation on Long Island. For the good and health of all New Yorkers, the City MUST open their beaches for Memorial Day weekend,” Kaminsky wrote on Twitter. … [Read more...] about ‘How this goes is up to all of us’: Parts of New York and other states reopen, but Cuomo urges caution
Meanwhile, the governor said the five upstate regions that entered phase one on May 15 will now transition to phase two. More types of businesses, including real estate, vehicle sales and hair salons, are allowed to open with limited occupancy and specific guidelines. … [Read more...] about NYC expected to start phased reopening on June 8, says New York governor
Anti-cop rage over the police-custody death of George Floyd boiled over in Brooklyn on Friday night — with an NYPD van being set on fire in Fort Greene Park and hundreds of protesters trying to surround the 88th precinct in Clinton Hill before being rebuffed by a massive police mobilization. … [Read more...] about NYPD van set on fire in Brooklyn as anti-cop rage boils over in New York