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Coronavirus Updates: CDC Recommends Shorter Quarantine Under Certain Conditions

A person walks past sign informing customers about COVID-19 vaccine availability at a drug store in New York. CDC officials on Wednesday said people that had been exposed to the virus could end quarantine at 10 days if they are not experiencing symptoms. [ more ‘ ]

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NYPD Body Cameras Don‘t Stop Officers From Making Unlawful Stops, Study Shows

A police officers wearing the Vievue mode LE-4 body camera office outside the 34th precinct The study was led by the federal monitor overseeing the NYPD‘s court-appointed stop and frisk reforms. [ more ‘ ]

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Official Results Map: See How Your NYC Neighbors Voted In The 2020 Election

The results now include over 662,000 absentee ballots. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: John Mulaney Investigated By Secret Service After SNL Monologue Joke

Because you want to know who gets the vaccine first, check out todays midday links: Trump talks pardons, Long Island mansion party, CDC quarantine guidelines, cozy cat and dog, and more. [ more ‘ ]

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Staten Island Bar Declaring Itself "Autonomous Zone" Raided For COVID Violations, Owner Arrested

NYC sheriffs lined up outside a Staten Island bar on Tuesday night In response, a crowd of about 50 people gathered to protest the shut down, chanting hands off Macs Public House. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: U.K. Becomes First Western Country To Approve Vaccine

A person walks past sign informing customers about COVID-19 vaccine availability at a drug store in New York. Britains approval of the Pfizer vaccine puts further pressure on U.S. regulators. [ more ‘ ]

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More Than 3 Million NYC Voters Cast Ballots In 2020 Election, With A Record-Breaking 22% Relying On Absentee Ballots

Polling workers inspect and count absentee ballots on November 10, 2020, in Manhattan Still, the percent of turnout was flat at 55%. [ more ‘ ]

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Former Wall Street Exec Ray McGuire Drops Spike Lee-Narrated Video To Launch Mayoral Bid

Ray McGuire Every New Yorker deserves a chance to get back in the game, and all of New York deserves a leader who can bring the city together and solve this crisis, he says. [ more ‘ ]

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‘Tis the Season to Experience the Iconic Empire State Building!

Get in the holiday spirit with iconic views and dazzling LEGO Star Wars window displays [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: New Orleans Swingers Convention Turns Into Coronavirus Superspreader Event

Prospect Park Because even Attorney General Barr agrees there was no major election fraud, check out todays end-of-day links: QAnon in Japan, Slack sold, New Orleans swinger superspreader event, Elliott Page, seal snowflakes, and more. [ more ‘ ]

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Defiant NY Young Republican Club Plans Indoor Gala "Featuring" Sarah Palin

The invitation to this weeks controversial gala No one is required to attend this event and everyone who chooses on his or her own volition to attend understands the associated risks, the clubs president says. [ more ‘ ]

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NYPD Stockpiling More Tasers Despite Concerns About Abuse

There are 7,000 Tasers in circulation within the department, according to the NYPD. [ more ‘ ]

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31 Days Of NYC Gems: The First Earth Day Poster Unearthed At NYPL

The first Earth Day poster As part of our monthlong Dear NYC series, were looking at New York City gems hidden away at the New York Public Library. [ more ‘ ]

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Schools Update: De Blasio Defends City‘s Refusal To Offer Free COVID Testing At Catholic Schools

Students arrive for the first day of school at PS 188 The Island School in Manhattan. Our obligation right now is to continue the process of having New York City public schools be open and healthy and safe. [ more ‘ ]

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Harrowing Video Shows Why The Verrazzano Bridge Was Shut Down During Monday‘s Storm

The video was taken just moments before the bridge disappeared into an alternate dimension. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Health Department Study Identifies Household Contact And Gatherings Of 10 Or More As Major Factors In Virus Transmission

People wait in line to be tested for COVID-19 at an urgent care facility near there New York Stock Exchange. Department of Health officials also said that the study, which is yet to be released, found that wearing masks reduced the risk of infection by 40%. [ more ‘ ]

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Federal Court Affirms New York‘s Green Light Law Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Seek Driver‘s Licenses

A protester holds a sign as members of the state Assembly speak in favor of legislation of the Green Light Bill, granting undocumented immigrant drivers licenses during a rally at the state Capitol in Albany in 2019. An Erie County clerk had sued the state over the law, saying it would make him personally liable for violating U.S. immigration policy. Judges pointed his role in issuing drivers licenses was purely ministerial. [ mor

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Man Who Fell Through Sidewalk Sinkhole Into Pit Of Rats Files Lawsuit

These rats were crawling all over him and he was fearful of screaming out because he didn‘t want them to go in his mouth or further agitate them. [ more ‘ ]

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Schools Update: Youngest Public School Students To Be Exempt From Weekly COVID-19 Tests

Students arrive for the first day of school at PS 188 The Island School in Manhattan. This isnt to say that there arent situations where they may need to get tested. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Rudy Giuliani Reportedly Sniffing Around For Preemptive Pardon

Because Rudy Giuliani just wants to cover all his bases, check out todays midday links: Utah monolith, RIP Quibi, COVID vaccine, bodegas tweet debate, Stereogums favorite albums of 2020, Mr. Blue Dog, and more. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Health Commissioner Urges Older People & Anyone With Underlying Conditions To Stay At Home

Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi That means stopping non-essential activities, staying in as much as possible, and avoiding social activities outside of your household. [ more ‘ ]

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MTA Bus Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian On Staten Island

On Hylan Boulevard near Ebbits The 63-year-old man died at Staten Island University North Hospital. [ more ‘ ]

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Dear NYC, Help Us Write A Love Letter To The City At The End Of This Difficult Year

All month long, in partnership with the New York Public Library, well be delivering a love letter to New York and New Yorkers through photos, essays, historic NYC gems, and contributions from you. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: Citing Rising Hospitalizations, Doctors Urge Connecticut To Close Indoor Dining & Gyms

Diners enjoying lunch in June at Meli-Melo Creperie, Juice Bar Cafe, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Across the country, states are grappling with alarming hospitalization levels. [ more ‘ ]

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