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Coronavirus Updates: Weekly Jobless Claims In New York Rise To 227,000

Overall, 2.3 million New Yorkers have filed for unemployment benefits since the crisis began. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: New York City Will Survive

Because New York City will bounce back, check out todays midday links: Trump wont listen to experts, Paterson contact tracing, subway sex, Lori Loughlin plea deal, new Wilco, dog dream comes true, and more. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: In Response To Rise In Commuting, NYC Will Increase Service On Staten Island Ferry

De Blasio said during his press briefing that there are now 600 ferry riders a day, a change that he seemed to welcome as good news. [ more ‘ ]

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Booming Late Night Fireworks Are Waking Up New Yorkers

Its a recent phenomenon and boy would I love to find out who it is. [ more ‘ ]

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‘The Fight For NYC‘ Benefit Is A Love Letter To The City

The band Overcoats are hosting a benefit on Thursday -We wanted the whole lineup to be performing as a love letter to New York.‘ [ more ‘ ]

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Two People Dead After NYPD Kills Suspect In Harlem Murder

The attacker is reportedly an MTA transit worker and an auxiliary NYPD police officer licensed to carry a gun. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: Study Says Earlier Stay-At-Home Order Could Have Saved 36,000 Lives

The researchers also estimated that fewer than 4,300 would have died in the New York metro area by early May had the same controls used by the federal and local officials been adopted a week earlier. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Statistics: Tracking The Epidemic In New York

These charts show the growth of COVID-19 in New York City and State, as well as in NYC boroughs. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: De Blasio Launches Coronavirus Response Plan For NYC‘s Nursing Homes

The city will begin to test all residents and staff at 169 nursing homes in New York City, the mayor announced. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: A Four-Day Work Week Sounds Pretty Nice Right About Now

Because Jeremy Renner looks like a certain fungus, check out todays end-of-day links: four-day work week, Snyder Cut, coronavirus survivors feeling shunned, ClickHole returns, Neil Young livestream, dog great at catch, and more. [ more ‘ ]

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What To Expect At NYC Beaches This Summer? "Human Waste" And Lots Of Cops

Beach season, like so many other aspects of life in the city right now, promises to be weird and possibly non-existent this summer. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: Connecticut Begins Reopening Offices, Stores And Restaurants

The state, which has far fewer cases than New York and New Jersey, has been plotting a faster and more aggressive reopening. [ more ‘ ]

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New York State Will Allow Religious Gatherings Of 10 Or Fewer To Resume

The new policy comes as New York City struggles to get members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to comply with social distancing rules. [ more ‘ ]

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What To Bingewatch, Week 10: "Homecoming," "A Trip To Greece" & More

As long as the city is on PAUSE, were going to publish a guide every week offering recommendations-this week, a beloved travel series coming to an end, an unexpectedly exciting docu-series, and the return of a psychological thriller. [ more ‘ ]

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The Met Announces Plans To Reopen In August With Major Changes

If the Met is able to reopen in August or September, the days and hours the museum is open will be reduced, and tours, talks, concerts, and events will be canceled for the rest of 2020. [ more ‘ ]

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What To Expect At NYC Beaches This Year? "Human Waste" And Lots Of Cops

Beach season, like so many other aspects of life in the city right now, promises to be weird and possibly non-existent this summer. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: More Than Half A Million Freelancers And Gig Workers Have Received Unemployment Payments In New York

The state has paid out five times as much unemployment benefits during the coronavirus crisis as it did during the entirety of 2019. [ more ‘ ]

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Map: COVID-19 Death Rate In NYCHA Developments Far Outpaces That Of NYC

The data, which includes COVID-19 cases and deaths in each NYCHA complex, was released Monday by the mayors office nearly three months after the virus struck Manhattan. [ more ‘ ]

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As More Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Reopen, NYPD Issues Polite Warnings, But Few Summonses

NYPD officers broke up an illegal yeshiva in Williamsburg on Wednesday. Once they left, students returned to the building and classes resumed, a source tells Gothamist. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: NYU, Columbia Plan To Resume In-Person Classes As Early As Fall

The announcements by the citys two largest private universities indicate a desire to have students return to campus, albeit in reduced numbers. [ more ‘ ]

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Coronavirus Updates: New York State Will Allow Religious Gatherings Of 10 Or Fewer To Resume

It was not clear whether Cuomo alerted New York City officials about the change. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Residents Shouldn‘t Be Barred From Long Island‘s Public Beaches Under Federal Rules

Federal mandates generally require public access to beach sites that have used federal funding -- as most of the Superstorm Sandy-devastated coastline of Long Island has done with Army Corp of Engineers projects. [ more ‘ ]

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Amid Pandemic, Childhood Vaccination Rates Plummet In NYC

City health officials attributed the dramatic decline to many doctors offices being closed due to the pandemic and families sheltering at home. [ more ‘ ]

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The MTA Is Testing Out UV Lights To Zap Coronavirus

While the MTA said the lights are safe for humans, and are already widely used in hospitals and emergency rooms, the agency says it still requires a significant amount of safety precautions. [ more ‘ ]

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