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Tablet to Tablet: Chasidic Volunteers Connect Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients with their Families

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NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - A group of Chasidic men have spent hours setting up and delivering tablets to hospitalized coronavirus patients in the New York City area, allowing...

AP Photos: Ghostly Virus-era Nyc, Captured From A Motorbike

NEW YORK (AP) - In its best days, in its highest moments, New York City is dizzying. Times Square glows. Penn Station pulses. Wall Street teems with the ambitious. The highways ...

Rockland County: 8 Arrested For Violating Gathering Restrictions

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ROCKLAND COUNTY (VINnews) — Ramapo police arrested eight men in Monsey on Passover. The arrests come just days after Albany authorized Rockland County officials to crack down on la...

Are Schools Open? Governor, NYC Mayor Give Different Answers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Governor and mayor locked horns again Saturday, this time over whether school buildings in the nation's largest district would close for the rest of the year, with ...

Some Doctors Moving Away From Ventilators For Virus Patients

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NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when...

NYC Mayor Says Deaths At Home Should Be Added To Virus Toll

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged Wednesday that the city's official coronavirus statistics have missed hundreds of people who died at home without ev...

NYC Virus Deaths Exceed 4,000, Topping Toll For 9/11 Attacks

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Ministe...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls On New York’s Orthodox Jews To Abstain From Large Religious Gatherings

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NEW YORK (JTA) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Orthodox Jewish community to refrain from holding large religious gatherings, saying on Tuesday that the New York Police D...

One Fortunate 90-year-old Survived Covid-19, And Offers Hope

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NEW YORK (AP) - Anna Fortunato, a 90-year-old survivor of COVID-19, has a message for the rest of us: Do not be afraid. Do not despair. “Keep on fighting, have that positive ...

NYC Coronavirus Deaths Outnumber 9/11 Toll At Ground Zero

NEW YORK (AP) — More people have now died from the coronavirus in New York City than perished in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. At least 3,202 people have been k...

Hugs And Kisses, Deferred: Pandemic Cuts Physical Contact

NEW YORK (AP) - To the lengthy, sorrowful list of losses from the pandemic, add these: hugs unexchanged, visits unmade, hands unheld. Just when many feel they need it the most, ...

Doctors Are Making Life-and-death Choices Over Coronavirus Patients – It Could Have Long-term Consequences For Them

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION/AP) As the coronavirus spreads and demand for medical gear far outstrips the supplies, doctors in the U.S. may have to choose who among their patients li...

New York State Legislature Passes Hate Crime Legislation That Honors Monsey Stabbing Victim

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NEW YORK (JTA) - The New York state legislature passed a hate crimes act that considers murders committed due to the victims’ race or religion as “acts of domestic terrorism.” T...

Tiger At NYC’s Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhe...

NY’s Death Count Nears 4,200, But There’s A Glimmer Of Hope

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NEW YORK (AP) — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as over...

New Yorkers Hunker Down As City Braces For Critical Phase

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NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers hunkered down Sunday as the city entered a critical phase in the coronavirus crisis — a period authorities warned would bring soaring death tolls and ev...

NY Gets 1,100 Ventilators With Help From China, Oregon

NEW YORK (AP) — New York secured a planeload of ventilators from China on Saturday, and Oregon was sending a shipment of its own to battle the coronavirus pandemic at its U.S. core...

Seven Mayors And Supervisors Ask The Governor To Reconsider Containment Zone For Kiryas Joel

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Dear Governor Cuomo: As local leaders in Orange County, ours is not an easy row to hoe. Not only are we dealing with people fighting an unseen enemy, some of these same people a...

Cuomo Orders Shift In Ventilators To Overwhelmed Hospitals

NEW YORK (AP) - Cuomo said Friday he will order the redistribution of hundreds of ventilators to hospitals overwhelmed with critical coronavirus patients amid alarming increases in...

Brooklyn’s Orthodox Neighborhoods Have Especially High Rates Of The Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Four heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn have especially high rates of the novel coronavirus, according to data released by this city’s Department of Health...