New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City entered the “high” COVID-19 alert level Tuesday, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. Health officials say there is a high community spread, and pressure on the health care system is increasing. “New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert … Read more

It’s Not Just Kids Who Love Recess: New York’s Seagram Building Gets A ‘Playground’

It’s Not Just Kids Who Love Recess: New York’s Seagram Building Gets A ‘Playground’

A rendering of The Playground To ease employees’ transition back to the office, landlords and employers are looking for ways to improve the 9-to-5 experience. Many are offering new, unique amenities for office workers whose expectations have evolved during the past two years of working from home. “[The] future office will transform into an environment … Read more

NYC pols, faith leaders call for ‘unity in face of hate’ at vigil for 10 victims of race-fueled mass shooting in Buffalo – New York Daily News

NYC pols, faith leaders call for ‘unity in face of hate’ at vigil for 10 victims of race-fueled mass shooting in Buffalo – New York Daily News

Faith and community leaders on Monday night packed a Harlem vigil for the 10 victims of a racially-fueled mass shooting in Buffalo, calling for “unity in the face of hate.” About 100 people attended the ceremony hosted by Mayor Adams at Bethel Gospel Assembly Destiny Worship Pavilion on Fifth Ave. A choir of seven people … Read more

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba – NBC New York

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba – NBC New York

The Biden administration announced Monday that it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on US travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island. The State Department said in a statement that it will remove the current $1,000-per-quarter limit on family … Read more

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

The court-appointed special master tasked with drawing New York’s new congressional and state Senate maps released a preliminary draft of the new congressional boundaries Monday the state will have for the next decade. Carnegie Mellon University Fellow Jonathan Cervas as special master drew lines for the state’s 26 House seats, with 15 leaning Democratic, three … Read more

NYC schools won’t oust incumbent district bosses after all

NYC schools won’t oust incumbent district bosses after all

New York City’s Department of Education has pumped the brakes on plans to ax popular incumbent superintendents before consulting with families. The reverse-course comes after The Post reported on backlash from parents fuming that they weren’t consulted on the presumed ousting of beloved school bosses, and mounting public pressure from state and local representatives. “The … Read more

Nick Cave Goes Underground – The New York Times

Nick Cave Goes Underground – The New York Times

For an artist best known for “Soundsuits” that produces a variety of percussive effects when worn, Nick Cave’s public project, “Each One, Every One, Equal All,” has found a fittingly noisy home in the New York subway. Earlier this month, during a preview of the completed project, a saxophone reverberated through the tunnels of the … Read more

Parents should engage kids on extremism: experts

Parents should engage kids on extremism: experts

The mass shooting at a Buffalo, NY, supermarket on Saturday is highlighting long standing concerns among experts and authorities about the violent power of racist extremism in the US to destroy the sense of peace and safety in nonwhite communities, and inflict fear across a fragile American society. The shooting, carried out in a predominantly … Read more