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NYC Mayor Says He Wants Roadmap By June 1 On How To Rebuild

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he hopes to have a roadmap by June 1 on how to rebuild the city after the coronavirus threat subsides. The mayor, ...

Bloomberg Moves Past Presidential Defeat With Virus Crusade

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months after an embarrassing end to his presidential campaign, Mike Bloomberg is again deploying his massive personal fortune – this time to combat the c...

Pandemic Gives Megaphone To The Oft-maligned New York Accent

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NEW YORK (AP) - Hey, they're talkin' here! With New York City at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and its native-born among those offering crucial informati...

Stoop Show: Brooklyn Accordionist Entertains Neighbors

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NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Stein felt useless -- stuck in his Brooklyn brownstone apartment, watching his neighbors suffer deprivations as COVID-19 swept the city. Then, on television...

Lives Lost: A Jewish Man Who Studied Darkness, But Beamed Light

NEW YORK (AP) - He’d retreat to his basement, surrounded by thousands of books on the Holocaust. He’d return from Europe with photos of cemeteries. The lessons of relatives who wer...

Hospital Ship Offloads Few Remaining Patients Before NY Exit

NEW YORK (AP) - The Navy hospital ship sent to relieve stress on New York City hospitals at the height the pandemic is discharging or transferring its last 12 patients this weekend...

From Guns To Gopros, Asian Americans Seek To Deter Attacks

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NEW YORK (AP) - When Eddie Song leaves his Manhattan home, it can feel like heading into battle. The Korean American startup founder and avid rider dons his armored motorcycle jack...

New York’s Virus Death Toll Falls To Lowest Level In Weeks

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York reported its lowest number of daily COVID-19 deaths in weeks on Friday. The state reported 422 deaths as of Thursday. That's the fewest since March 31, ...

Whistleblowers In The Haredi Orthodox Community Have Always Faced Obstacles. Coronavirus Is Just The Latest Example.

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Jacob Kornbluh was walking past his synagogue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park on Passover when he noticed a light on inside the building. Knowing that...

Legislator Aaron Wieder: Rockland County Needs To Release Better COVID-19 Data

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ROCKLAND COUNTY (VINnews) — Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder wants additional COVID-19 data to be immediately released to facilitate a deeper understanding of the local impac...

Health Official: 1 Million In NYC Possibly Exposed To Virus

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NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 1 million people in New York City may have been exposed to the coronavirus, the city's health commissioner said Thursday. More than 142,000 people in ...

Chasidic Jew Leads Orthodox Community’s Drive To Donate Plasma And Save Lives

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MONSEY, NEW YORK (VINnews) — Chaim Lebovits, a Chasidic shoe wholesaler from Monsey, New York, is leading an effort to get the New York City area’s Orthodox Jews who have recovered...

Hotels Become Barracks For Health Workers ‘Going To War’

NEW YORK (AP) — The tourists and conventioneers who once filled the rooms of The New Yorker hotel are long gone, driven away by the coronavirus, but its lobby is still bustling. ...

Cuomo Outlines Plan For ‘Tracing Army’ To Tame Outbreak

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will help create a “tracing army” that will help find people infected with the coronavirus and get them into isolation...

UPDATE: New York Pulls Back Do Not Resuscitate Order Amid Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York State has abruply nixed a controversial new directive that asked first responders to not work on patients who didn't have a pulse upon arrival to the ...

AP Exclusive: ER Staff Saves Lives, Suffers In Hot Spot

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse furiously pushes down on a man's chest as five other staff in full protective gear surround the patient's bed. Suddenly, one throws up his arms and ...

OpEd: Thank You, Responsible Media

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NEW YORK (Agudath Israel Of America) - Orthodox Jews are accustomed to being portrayed unfairly in the media. In challenging times, we prove to be particularly enticing targets. ...

New York To Offer Kosher Food At Select Sites As Virus Lingers Throughout City

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NEW YORK (JNS) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized on Monday the serving of kosher food at 10 food-distribution sites in Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., several hours after ...

Trump Says He Will Help NY’s Cuomo Secure More Virus Testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday to work to double coronavirus testing in the hard-hit state...

Cuomo: Navy Ship Sent To NYC For Outbreak No Longer Needed

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship deployed to New York City to help fight the coronavirus outbreak is no longer needed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, expressing confidence tha...