How Cuomo & Co.’s crazy edicts only made the pandemic worse for eateries

With 70 percent of adults vaccinated this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted most pandemic restrictions, fêting the occasion with fireworks. “We can now return to life as we know it. We’re no longer just surviving,” crowed Cuomo. Tell that to Gotham’s bars and restaurants. “New York was the victim of COVID,” he said. More specifically, … Read more

Most Riot, Looting Cases From Last Year Dropped by NYC DAs – NBC New York

One year ago, parts of New York City felt out of control as crowds of looters were seen smashing storefront after storefront. The mayhem continued night after night from late May into June. At one point, there was even a so-called “looting dance party” on the streets of SoHo. The mobs seemingly pillaged at will. Many … Read more

Bronx shooting: Kids dive for cover as gunman opens fire in brazen shooting

BRONX, NEW YORK CITY — A 24-year-old was shot by a suspect who opened fire inches away from children diving for safety in the Bronx, police said. The incident was reported around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday in front of 1551 Sheridan Ave. The children, a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, miraculously avoided being shot … Read more

Brooklyn fire: Heavy flames erupt at auto body shop in East Flatbush

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) — A second alarm fire at a Brooklyn auto body shop shot heavy flames into the night sky. The fire burned through storage containers on the Church Avenue lot at around 2:45 a.m. Friday. Video from the Citizen app showed a fireball as the blaze erupted. Firefighters battled the heavy flames, … Read more

Juneteenth Still Not a Holiday for NYC Workers, Despite Pledge From De Blasio – NBC New York

New York City municipal workers are not getting a paid Juneteenth holiday this year, despite a pledge last year from Mayor Bill de Blasio to make it one and as it becomes one for federal workers. Juneteenth, on June 19th, marks the day in 1865, two months after the end of the Civil War and … Read more

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ COVID vaccine restriction sparks controversy

NEW YORK CITY — A major announcement coming from organizers of Bruce Springsteen’s returning Broadway show is sparking controversy. “Springsteen on Broadway” is set to open at Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre on June 26 at full capacity. But the show is now requiring adults show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved vaccine. The FDA … Read more

Here Are the Highlights – NBC New York

Eight Democrats seeking the nomination for mayor of New York City took to the stage Wednesday night in the final official Democratic primary debate co-hosted by WNBC-TV is co-hosting with Telemundo 47/WNJU-TV, POLITICO, Citizens Budget Commission, and New York Urban League. The participants are Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Andrew Yang, Scott Stringer, Ray … Read more

Democratic mayoral candidates gear up for final debate before New York City primary

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City’s primary election is less than a week away, and the Democratic candidates vying to be the next mayor are preparing their final pushes ahead of the last debate before voters head to the polls. After the fifth day of early voting, more than 84,000 New Yorkers have … Read more

New York City Woman Sentenced for Role in Planning Terrorist Attack in United States – NBC New York

What to Know A 33-year-old Queens woman was sentenced to more than a decade behind bars for her role in planning a terrorist attack in the United States, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Noelle Velentzas was sentenced to 16 ½ years in prison after she and her co-defendant, Asia Siddiqui, pleaded guilty in August 2019 to … Read more

Take a Look Inside Google’s First Retail Store Ahead of Its Opening – NBC New York

Google provided a peek inside its first retail store a day before it opens in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.  Customers can come try and buy all of Google’s products and services. The store will also offer support for devices and software. Photos courtesy of Google and Paul Warchol Google Store Chelsea Google provided a peek … Read more