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NYPD won't enforce wearing of masks: mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the New York Police Department will step back from ticketing people for gathering in small clusters or for failing to wear a mask.

NYPD investigates viral subway station social distancing arrest

Social distancing enforcement has reached a boiling point and everyone involved, from the police to the community, has had enough.

Essential worker Kathy Fauntleroy, COVID tester and devoted and hopeful

For 34 years Kathy Fauntleroy has been a Clinical Microbiology Supervisor Laboratory Technologist. Currently, Fauntleroy works at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery

Brooklynite selected to serve aboard oldest commissioned warship afloat

Brooklyn native and Yeoman Seaman Recruit Sade Dennis checked aboard USS Constitution, May 5.

MAN UP Inc., community PPE giveaway

Last Saturday A.T. Mitchell’s MAN UP Inc., held a community PPE giveaway handing out free masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and other essentials at their Van Siclen Avenue, East New York office.

Non-essential NYC businesses not likely to open before June, de Blasio says

As New Yorkers wait for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's official update on reopening the state, Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday said don't expect New York City non-essential businesses to open before June.

Study: Coronavirus death toll in NYC worse than official tally

A new report suggests New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic may be thousands of fatalities worse than official tally kept by the city and state.

Sen. Brian Benjamin distributes hand sanitizer and masks to NYCHA residents

Harlem State Sen. Benjamin partnered with community and faith-based organizations to distribute New York State hand sanitizer and masks to NYCHA tenants across northern Manhattan.

Bronx BP Rubén Díaz receives 50,000 masks donated by Bronx auto dealers

On Thursday, April 30, franchise new car auto dealers in the Bronx, working through the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA), delivered a donation of 50,000 face masks.

Newark launches COVID-19 testing for public housing residents and the homeless

The City of Newark has launched programs to offer mass COVID-19 testing to public housing residents and the city’s homeless population.

In the decision to close schools, Cuomo & de Blasio’s egos reign supreme

A simple decision led to yet another tug-of-war between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New York City COVID coping

As folk reluctantly settle into this enforced new normal, New Yorkers take in their stride the sight, and the wearing of masks, gloves, bandanas, and scarves.

Michael Benbow advocating ‘Music Over Violence’

For four years, Michael Benbow has been a research assistant for the New York State Assembly speaker Carl Heastie.

City leaders clash over enforcement of social distancing

Should the police officers be the one's responsible for enforcing the guidelines?

Two homeless men found dead on NYC subways over weekend: police

The bodies of two homeless men were found on two different New York City subway lines over the weekend, less than 12 hours apart, the NYPD confirmed.