New COVID Variant Fuels Viral Spread – NBC New York

New COVID Variant Fuels Viral Spread – NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by New York state health officials to be substantially more contagious than the first descendant of the potent omicron strain now accounts for up to 73.3% of all virus circulating in the region that encompasses the Empire State, according to new CDC data released Tuesday. Prevalence of BA.2.12.1, which health officials … Read more

4 out of 5 New York City employers anticipate post-COVID hybrid work model, survey finds

4 out of 5 New York City employers anticipate post-COVID hybrid work model, survey finds

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Nearly 80% of New York City employers anticipate a hybrid work model moving forward, according to a survey conducted by the Partnership for New York City. Roughly 38% of Manhattan office workers are already back on an average weekday, though only 8% are in the office five days a week, … Read more

Asian New Yorkers cite food insecurity as top concern

Asian New Yorkers cite food insecurity as top concern

With its sidewalk grocery displays, dim sum restaurants and giant-sized bubble tea offerings lining the streets, Chinatown is a popular destination for people looking to satisfy their food cravings. But when the pandemic hit, many of the neighborhood’s long-time Chinese residents were worried about accessing food. Wai Ying Chin, who said she moved to the … Read more

Eric Adams expresses confidence that Albany will extend mayoral control of schools

Eric Adams expresses confidence that Albany will extend mayoral control of schools

As the clock is ticking on the 2022 legislative session, New York City Mayor Eric Adams reiterated his push for state lawmakers to grant him renewed control over the city’s school system. In a press conference on Monday alongside union leaders and schools Chancellor David Banks, Adams insisted that mayoral control will ensure “stability” and … Read more

Oh rats! As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents

Oh rats!  As New Yorkers emerge from pandemic, so do rodents

NEW YORK (AP) — They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city’s rats. Now city … Read more

All The Free Concerts Coming To NYC This Summer

All The Free Concerts Coming To NYC This Summer

Summer isn’t even here yet, and the lineup of free outdoor concerts in NYC is already epic. Thanks to all of our fantastic Parks, New Yorkers have plenty of choices for where to spend time outdoors during the warm weather months. And besides enjoying picnics, games or just lounging, you can also hear some incredible … Read more

NYC Council members say GOP lawmaker Vickie Paladino is misrepresenting claims of ridicule – New York Daily News

NYC Council members say GOP lawmaker Vickie Paladino is misrepresenting claims of ridicule – New York Daily News

A Republican City Councilwoman who claimed last week that progressive rivals hurled objects at her video image during a partially remote hearing is now coming under fire for misrepresenting the episode. Queens Councilwoman Vickie Paladino wrote in a tweet posted Friday that while she was speaking remotely during an April 14 hearing, colleagues who were … Read more