Protester Sanan Panossian, 27, told Newsweek that her aunt in Beirut happened to have her windows and doors open when the blast occurred last week, saving them from breaking. However, her uncle's music shop was "blasted out." She said she felt "blessed" that all her family had survived, but also felt "heartbroken" for those who had lost loved ones. … [Read more...] about Protesters Chant ‘Nazi’ Outside Lebanese Consulate in New York, Calling On Consul Abir Taha Audi to Resign
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The city, meanwhile, has been forced to change. The 24/7 subway is gone for now, closing nightly for deep-cleans and the chasing away of homeless. Bars and restaurants and nightclubs, the lifeblood of the city and daily memory-makers, will not be able to reach their old capacity for some time. The tourism industry has been decimated. Cultural landmarks like Broadway and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are shuttered, and may struggle to draw their old crowds once reopened. If professional baseball is played in 2020, it will be in empty stadiums. … [Read more...] about New York faces an unprecedented crisis. Will the city I love survive Covid-19?
In a lot of this country, even Democrats would call these policies pipe dreams. Let’s prove them wrong. In New York, they can become reality, because we’re not going to settle for the status quo. The need for these changes has never been more urgent, and no one is in a better position to implement them than the progressive wing of the New York Democratic party. New York has the chance to serve as a blueprint for how the nation moves forward, even without progressive leadership in Washington. We’re not willing to wait, so we’ll have to lead the way. … [Read more...] about Could New York become a progressive beacon in the United States?
New York is home to more than 2.7 million students, the fourth-highest public school student population in the country. New York City's school district makes up the largest percent of the state's total student population, with 1.1 million children and 1,800 schools — the biggest district in the country. … [Read more...] about New York, State With Largest School District, Allows Schools to Reopen — Here’s Where Second-Ranked California Stands
A flurry of shootings in New York City's five boroughs over the past weekend involved at least two teenagers and put NYC's total of shooting victims on the year to at least 942. NYPD data shows there were 776 shootings throughout all 12 months of 2019 and a total of 922 victims—at least 20 fewer than in the eight months of this year. … [Read more...] about New York City Shootings Surpass 2019 Year-End Totals, City Leaders Demand Community Help
"A one year old child is dead. The baby was with his family enjoying a Sunday night in the Summer when someone started shooting," tweeted NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey. "This. Must. STOP! We as a community, we as a police department denounce this disgusting violence." … [Read more...] about More Than 80 Shootings Rock New York, Chicago as Gun Violence Surges in U.S. Cities